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Chocolate Vegan Rice Crispy Cakes


Chocolate Vegan Rice Crispy Cakes

A healthy version of chocolate rice crispy treats made with natural ingredients and without all the nasties. Only four ingredients needed.

These Chocolate Vegan Rice crispy treats are made with mood boosting cocoa powder, they are gluten and dairy free.  Containing only natural ingredients, they are delightfully crunchy and chewy and do not taste healthy at all.

Chocolate Vegan Rice Crispy Cakes

Sweetened only with maple syrup these  rice crispy treats feel very indulgent and will satisfy your sweet tooth without the sugar crash. A perfect snack for all to enjoy, a great vegan dessert.

They contain only four ingredients and  with no cooking required these rice Crispy Treats are so easy and quick to make!

Chocolate Vegan Rice Crispy Cakes

Nature’s path crispy rice puffs are the base of this recipe. This is made from organic brown rice and is absolutely delicious. They give these a nice crunch without feeling heavy or stodgy.

You will love vegan chocolate rice crispy treats because:

  • They are a healthier version of a nostalgic classic
  • Only four simple ingredients needed and no baking required
  • They are family friendly (kids love these!) it’s fun to get kids involved in this easy recipe too.

Healthy Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats Ingredients

  1.  Rice crispy cereal
  2. Cocoa 
  3. Maple syrup
  4. Nut butter

Chocolate Vegan Rice Crispy Cakes

Topping ideas

I topped mine with chocolate chips, but there are so many options! Just be sure to add the toppings before you place the rice crispy cakes in the freezer to set. Otherwise they will fall off. Here are some more rice crispy treats toppings ideas:

  • Sprinkles
  • Crushed cookies
  • Mini marshmallows 
  • Candy, m&ms would work really well
  • A drizzle of melted chocolate or a thick layer of melted chocolate on top

How should chocolate rice crispy cakes be stored?

Keep these rice crispy treats in an airtight container and store them in the fridge where they will last up to five days. You can keep at room temperature but they will be softer. Keeping them in the fridge ensures they stay firm and crunchy.

I wouldn’t recommend freezing due to the delicate nature of the cereal.

How to Make Easy Rice Crispy Cakes

  • First we mix the wet ingredients together by mixing the maple syrup, cocoa and nut butter 
  • Then we melt this mixture in a saucepan on a low heat or in a microwave 
  • Then we add the cereal and mix until everything is well coated.
  • Transfer to baking sheet prepared with parchment paper and pat down firmly with a spatula. Add any desired toppings
  • Freeze for 1-2 hours before slicing
  • Keep left overs in the fridge in an airtight container

Easy Rice Crispy Cakes Substitutions

You can sub the crispy rice cereal for cornflakes or any shredded cereal. The cashew butter can be subbed for any nut butter such as cashew or almond butter.

The maple syrup can be subbed for any liquid sweetener such as agave or honey if you don’t need this recipe to be vegan.

You can also make these without the cocoa, and add some mini marshmallows and vanilla extract to mix it up.

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Healthy Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats

A healthy version of  chocolate rice crispy treats made with natural ingredients without all the nasties.
5 from 1 vote


  • 3 cups Nature's path crispy rice puffs
  • 1/2 cup nut butter of choice (I used cashew)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • optional - chocolate chips for topping


  • Mix your cashew butter (or other nut butter of choice),  maple syrup, and cocoa.
  • Melt (either in the microwave or stove), then pour over the cereal and stir very well, making sure to coat all the crispies.
  • Line a pan with parchment paper and spread the mixture evenly into the pan.
  • Using the back of a spatula press down as firmly as you can. Top with chocolate chips if using
  • Freeze for at least one hour before slicing
  • Keep refrigerated

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Recipe Rating


Tuesday 6th of December 2022

So so good! My kids loved these

Friday 3rd of November 2017

Rice krispies aren't gluten free:(


Saturday 4th of November 2017

The Nature's path crispy rice puffs that I used is :)

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Sunday 5th of February 2017

I've missed where the recipe is... I see where to shop for the 4 ingredients but do not know how much of each to use.

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