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Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats (Vegan)

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8-9 treats 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Made with vegan ingredients, these Peanut Butter Rice Krispie treats are the perfect kid-friendly treat for every occassion! Nut-free option.


Units Scale
  • 3 1/4 cups rice krispies (or brown rice crispies)
  • 2/3 cup no-stir creamy peanut butter or nut/seed butter of choice
  • 2/3 cup agave syrup or maple syrup *(see notes if using maple syrup)
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • Coating and Mix-Ins:
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate or dark chocolate chips (See notes for vegan option)
  • top with festive sugar, holiday confetti sprinkles, or coconut.


  1. Bring the ingredients to a quick bubble/boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 3 minutes, stirring frequently often to prevent burn. The nut butter and syrup mixture will begin to resemble a thick texture and appearance similar to caramel sauce.
  2. Remove the saucepan from the heat, and mix in the vanilla. Then, quickly combine the mixture with the rice crispies in the mixing bowl. Stir quickly to combine!

To Decorate: 


Standard rice krispies typically contain gluten. So, be sure to double-check the ingredient list!

*The agave can be replaced by 2/3 to 1 cup maple syrup, but keep in mind that the treats will not be as chewy in texture and you will need to cook the peanut butter/syrup mixture for an additional minute or so.

For vegan chocolate options, I like Pascha Organic Vegan White Chocolate or Enjoy Life Foods Dark Chocolate!

Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Balls: Follow steps 1-3 above. Then, portion the mixture using a rounded tablespoon, and shape the rice krispies into balls. Place each ball on a baking sheet, and place them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

  • Once the peanut butter balls have set, melt the chocolate, and coat the balls, adding sprinkles and any other toppings of choice on top.
  • Place the balls back on a baking sheet, and let them cool at room temperature or in the fridge until the chocolate has set.
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 treat with chocolate topping
  • Calories: 259
  • Sugar: 18.8 g
  • Sodium: 317.5 mg
  • Fat: 13.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.7 g
  • Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 5.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: vegan, peanut butter, dessert, christmas dessert, rice krispie treat, dairy free,