Dairy-Free Caramel Crispy Rice Bike (Best Presentation!)


This fun recipe for dairy-free caramel crispy rice bikes was an Honorable Mention (10 VIP Free Product Coupons!) winner for Best Presentation in the The Spring Fling Dairy-Free Recipe Contest, hosted here on Go Dairy Free, and sponsored by So Delicious Dairy Free.

Dairy-Free Caramel Crispy Rice Bike with Homemade Sweetened Condensed

This caramel crispy rice bike recipe was crafted and photographed by Anita Archibald. Congratulations Anita!

Special Diet Notes & Options: Dairy-Free Caramel Crispy Rice Bike

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Just be sure to use caution in selecting the crispy rice cereal (not all brands are gluten-free and a few contain honey (non-vegan) – we like Erewhon Gluten-Free Crispy Brown Rice Cereal).

For nut-free and dairy-free caramel crispy rice bikes, you can substitute Coconut Milk Beverage for the almond milk.

Caramel Crispy Rice Bike
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Serves: Many!
Homemade Dairy-Free Sweetened Condensed Milk
Caramel Crispy Rice Bike
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup white corn syrup (organic or non-GMO, if possible)
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 9 cups crispy rice cereal
  • gummy worms (can use gelatin-free option for vegan), small round candies, jelly bean cut in half
Homemade Dairy-Free Sweetened Condensed Milk
  1. Combine almond milk and sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve. Simmer for 45 to 60 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture has darkened a bit, thickened, and a good ⅓ the original volume. There should be about 1 cup.
  2. Remove from the heat, cool for 15 minutes, then strain into a jar. Let cool to room temperature.
Caramel Crispy Rice Bike
  1. Line a large rimmed cookie sheet (9X13-inches) with parchment paper, greasing below and on top of the parchment to help it stick to the pan.
  2. In a large pot over medium heat, combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, and oil. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the 1 cup prepared sweetened condensed milk.
  4. Return to medium heat and bring to a boil for an additional 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Stir in the crispy rice cereal. Mix to combine.
  6. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan, pressing lightly.
  7. Cool completely before cutting into squares or any desired shapes. For bike, cut into circles, add gummy worms and candies for bike parts using stiff icing for glue.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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