Homestyle Rice Krispie Treats with Sugar Free MarshmallowsThese rice krispie treats are made with ooey gooey marshmallows. And guess what? The marshmallows are sugar free!
We love this sugar free rice krispie treat recipe because it’s nostalgic. We all remember coming home from school to a fresh plate of rice crispy treats. At the time, we loved the sugar rush that came with these cereal bars, but these days we’re looking for a keto marshmallow crispy bar that we can enjoy within our macros. That’s where this simple recipe comes in and elevated the nutritional content of your favorite homestyle rice krispie treats.
There’s also some easy tricks you can use for handling these sticky sugar free cereal treats. You can line your dish with parchment paper and spray down your knife so cutting is very simple. Also you can decorate your protein crispy treats with fun colors and toppings for any season or holiday. You can melt white chocolate and add food coloring to create a frosting to make amazing themed desserts that are still low carb. And, if you’re feeling stressed about melting chocolate, check out our blog post here that can walk you through melting sugar free chocolate. This recipe and baking sugar free is honestly a breeze once you get the hang of it!
Jump to recipe sections:
- What marshmallows can I use in healthy rice krispie treats?
- Why are my rice krispie treats sticky?
- Are cereal bars keto friendly?
- Are prepackaged rice krispie treats gluten free?
- How many calories are in a rice krispie treat?
- How to individually wrap rice krispie treats?
- Are rice krispie treats dairy free?
- How to make dipped rice krispie treats?
- How to cut rice krispie treats?
- Can you freeze rice krispie treats?
- How do you decorate rice krispie treats with sprinkles and other toppings?
What marshmallows can I use in healthy rice krispie treats?
You can use our sugar free marshmallows in healthy rice krispie treats! These extra fluffy treats are a huge component of a healthy rice krispie treat as they are fat free, packed full of prebiotic fiber, and sweetened with monk fruit. They can be used for roasting, baking, melting, or just eating out of the bag, which means they will be completely usable for this recipe. They roast and melt just like the real thing!
Why are my rice krispie treats sticky?
Your rice krispie treats are sticky because they have marshmallows in them! When marshmallows are heated, they become very sticky and completely change their consistency and form. As an experiment, you can try microwaving a marshmallow on a microwave safe paper plate. Watch it grow in size, and become melty! If you touch them, they will stick to your fingers. This is what happens when you put them into your rice krispie treats!
Are cereal bars keto friendly?
Cereal bars are not keto friendly. That’s why we have this recipe for sugar free rice krispie treats. By swapping the cereal for a gluten free protein cereal and the sugar loaded marshmallows for our delicious keto marshmallows, you can make a rice krispie treat dupe that’s healthy and low in net carbs. You’ll never miss the old carb filled ones again or struggle to find gluten free rice krispies!
Are prepackaged rice krispie treats gluten free?
Prepackaged rice krispie treats are not gluten free, and should be avoided if you are on a gluten free diet. The reason for this is that most prepackaged rice krispie treats use malt syrup, which is not gluten free. However, our recipe for these marshmallow treats does not contain malt syrup and our marshmallows are gluten free, so they are safe for those on a gluten free diet in addition to also being low sugar.
How many calories are in a rice krispie treat?
There are typically 120 calories in a prepackaged rice krispie treat. However, using sugar free marshmallows and other low sugar alternatives are a great way to reduce the calories in any baked good since fiber has lower calories than sugars. All in all, making homemade desserts with low calorie ingredients is a great way to reduce calories as well, as you can create your own portions.
How to individually wrap rice krispie treats?
If you want to individually wrap rice krispie treats, a great way to do so is to use plastic wrap! Make sure to cut pieces of wrap that are large enough to completely cover your treat, and then put parchment paper in between each treat. These can then be placed into an airtight container to help them maintain their softness, as just the plastic wrap itself will not be enough to keep them from going stale. If you keep them at room temperature, try to consume them within 3 days!
Are rice krispie treats dairy free?
Rice krispie treats from the store are not dairy free. Also, most homemade rice krispie treats are not dairy free either, as most common recipes call for butter in the recipe. If you want to avoid dairy, you can use a dairy free butter substitute!
How to make dipped rice krispie treats?
If you would like to make dipped rice krispie treats, the perfect chocolate to use for dipping is a premium chocolate that will elevate the taste of your rice krispy treat. We suggest using our keto-friendly chocolate chips. Take these sugar free baking chips and place them in a microwave safe container at 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted. Then, cut your treats into individual pieces. Grab them at the side, and on the opposite end, dip into the melted chocolate. Place onto parchment paper or a plate, and wait til they harden and cool!
How to cut rice krispie treats?
Cut your rice krispie treats using a knife or cookie cutters. Traditionally, these treats are cut into squares or rectangles. However, you can take both your regular and dipped rice krispie treats to the next level by cutting them into fun shapes! Either with a cookie cutter or a knife, create shapes such as hearts, stars, circles, and even holiday shapes such as snowmen to celebrate a holiday for a party.
Can you freeze rice krispie treats?
Yes, you can freeze rice krispie treats! If stored properly, they can be stored for up to six months and still be fresh enough to eat. You can put them into airtight containers or plastic bags! Make sure to thaw them before eating if you want to freeze them, as this will help them taste most similarly to when they were first made.
How do you decorate rice krispie treats with sprinkles and other toppings?
You can decorate rice krispie treats with sprinkles and other toppings very easily! For dipped treats, put toppings into the chocolate right after dipping them. Our go-tos are sprinkles and chopped nuts. You can also use different chocolates like dark or white and drizzle over them–sometimes for Halloween, people will dye white chocolate orange or purple and put it on a rice krispy treat to make monsters!
Homestyle Rice Krispie Treats with Sugar Free Marshmallows
Sugar Free Keto Marshmallow Rice Krispie Treats
These rice krispie treats are made with our sugar free marshmallows. They have 0g of sugar added making them perfect for keto!
10 oz bag of sugar free marshmallows
4 cups keto cereal or rice krispies
4 tbsp cup butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
Line a 8 inch pan with parchment paper.
In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat then add in all the marshmallows except 1/2 cup. Reduce the heat to low and stir to prevent them from clumping or burning.
Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. At this step, you can also add another extract if you want a flavored one: using chocolate cereal? Consider using peppermint for a wintery treat!
Be careful to move quickly here, or your marshmallows will harden. Add the cereal and the remaining 1/2 cup of marshmallows then stir.
Pour into the prepared baking dish and gently press. Do not press firmly or you will have stiff marshmallow bars. Allow to set.
Tips & Tricks
You can jazz up your rice krispie treats like a pro with these tricks!
You can create a whole new dessert by making both cookie butter rice krispie treats and hazelnut spread rice krispie treats! Simply use our cookie butter and hazelnut spread and dip your cut treats into them. Also, you can melt the spreads in the microwave until liquid and drizzle them on top of your treats. As a side note, make sure to put any individually wrapped treats into an airtight container before storing. This will keep them fresh for longer, whether it be at room temperature, in the fridge, or in the freezer
Calories 115, Fat 7 grams, Carbs 18 grams, Net Carbs 3 grams, Protein 5 grams, Fiber 15 grams, Sugar 0 grams