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Dairy Free Rice Krispie Treats

Dairy Free Rice Krispie Treats are a fun and easy dessert to make. This have been an American classic since the 1930s.

Dairy Free Rice Krispie Treats stacked on a white plate on a white marble counter

Rice Krispies Treats were invented in 1939 by two women at Kellogg as a fund raiser for Camp Fire Girls.

However, the first time I ever had Dairy Free Rice Krispie Treats was when a neighbor brought a stay over after one of my little brothers were born.

I have five younger brothers, and if it was the brother I think it was, I was 12 at the time.

Mostly, what I remember was coming back to the tray over and over because I liked this new thing so much.

Seeing that we liked it, my Mom started making them too.

Now I make them, however, I’m sure both my Mom’s recipe and the neighbors recipe use margarine and I use oil.

Why use Marshmallow Fluff

While many recipes call for marshmallows, my Mom always used marshmallow fluff growing up.

When asked her why she choose marshmallow fluff over marshmallows my Mom’s response was “because I’m lazy.”

This would sound funny to anyone who knows her because she is the hardest working person I’ve ever met.

However, when it comes to cooking, she really is lazy because she never enjoyed doing it and was too busy to fuss around.

Marshmallow fluff melts easier and more quickly and is easier to stir and spread into a pan.

What Kind of Oil to Use for Dairy Free Rice Krispie Treats

I use a neutral oil like canola oil or safflower oil. However, you can use coconut oil if you want.

Yield: 9 bars

Dairy Free Rice Krispie Treats

Dairy Free Rice Krispie Treats stacked on a white plate on a white marble counter

These dairy free rice krispie treat are made without butter and are a great dairy free dessert.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 7 ounces marshmallow fluff
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups rice krispies cereal


  1. Heat the oil on medium in a large saucepan.
  2. Spoon the marshmallow fluff into the pan. Stir until the fluff and oil are combined.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
  4. Pour the marshmallow mixture over the cereal and toss to coat
  5. Pour mixture into 9-inch square baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  6. Press GENTLY with your fingertips just until completely spread out (the harder you pack them in, the harder they are to eat).
  7. Allow to set, about 1 hour and cut into 9 bars.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 115mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

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