Marshmallow-Free Rice Krispy Treats


This creative marshmallow-free rice krispy treats recipe comes from the blog of “Needleroozer“.

Special Diet Note: Marshmallow-Free Rice Krispy Treats

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and vegetarian.


Marshmallow-Free Rice Krispy Treats
Serves: 3 dozen
  • ½ cup coconut butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ pound chopped dates
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 tablespoon dairy-free milk beverage (rice, almond, or coconut milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup chopped nuts (or dried blueberries, coconut, etc.)
  • 2 cups rice crispies type cereal
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • choice of coating (nuts, bits, coconut, etc.)
  1. Cook coconut butter, sugar and dates until boiling over low heat.
  2. Add beaten egg, milk, vanilla, and ½ tsp salt.
  3. Cook 2 minutes, cool.
  4. Add chopped nuts and cereal.
  5. Form into balls the size of a walnut.
  6. Makes 3 doz.
  7. Roll in nuts, coconut, melted chocolate or powdered sugar.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food 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, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Is this not dairy free as well?

    Also, I was just going to replace regular butter with coconut oil in my regular rice Krispy recipe. Are the Rice Krispies or the marahmallows not okay on a dairy free and soy free diet?

    • Hi Nikki, you’re on Go Dairy Free – everything on the site is dairy-free! I can’t confirm on soy-free, but to the best of my knowledge, rice krispies and marshmallows are dairy-free. Check the packaging!

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