Healthy No Bake Rice Crispy Treats

Just four healthy ingredients, 1 bowl and 10 minutes is needed to whip up these simple No Bake Rice Crispy Treats! Vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free and dairy free, it’s the perfect snack between meals! 

Healthy 4 Ingredient Rice Crispy Treats- NO butter, oil, sugar or marshmallows but 100% delicious- A HUGE hit amongst kids and adults! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}-

I used to think chocolate and peanut butter were the ideal combination…but I’ve been torn. Chocolate and coconut. 

A popular chocolate bar in Australia is the infamous bounty bar– A coconut filling with a milk or dark chocolate coating. This was my inspiration for yet another oatmeal pudding creation- similar to the Cake Batter variation– but with a tonne more coconut and chocolate and a twist on the texture…by a long shot.


Healthy 4 Ingredient Rice Crispy Treats- NO butter, oil, sugar or marshmallows but 100% delicious- A HUGE hit amongst kids and adults! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}-

As with any recipe experimentation, for me personally, equals many recipe fails. The same can be said for the Bounty style oatmeal pudding. The first two times, the liquid ratio was way off, the third and fourth, it was heavy on the coconut and chocolate. the fifth, it was heavy on the coconut and chocolate.

Okay, so pretty much attempt 3 was recipe success but I had to test it out at least two more times- you know, for quality control.

Okay, fine. It brought back memories of eating a Bounty Bar, that it had to be made over and over again. Friends- chocolate and coconut is the new chocolate and peanut butter– the new Kim and Kanye- the new Jay Z and Solange in a cat fight- the new Mary Kate and Ashley.

Healthy 4 Ingredient Rice Crispy Treats- NO butter, oil, sugar or marshmallows but 100% delicious- A HUGE hit amongst kids and adults! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}-


The bounty oatmeal pudding is so good, I’m not posting it today. Convenient, right? Well, in it’s place, I have my new favourite snack as a result of my newfound love- a Healthy No Bake Double Coconut Rice Crispy Square! Yep. Another No bake recipe. Sue me. These are made without marshmallows because I stuffed them all in these cookies. They do, however, use coconut twice and an optional chocolate layer, you can be forgiven for omitting the marshmallows.

10 minutes to prep and press into the pan- you have a winner on hand. Thank you Mary Kate and Ashley.

I mean chocolate and coconut. 

Healthy No Bake Rice Crispy Treats

Healthy 4 Ingredient Rice Crispy Treats- NO butter, oil, sugar or marshmallows but 100% delicious- A HUGE hit amongst kids and adults! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}-


Healthy No Bake Rice Crispy Treats

A healthy no bake treat which has double the coconut- ready in under 10 minutes from prep to plate!
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Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld



  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt the coconut oil and brown rice syrup until fully combined.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the liquid mixture with the rice crispy cereal and mix until incorporated. If mixture is still difficult to contain, add brown rice syrup one tablespoon at a time.
  • Prepare a 9 inch x 9 inch baking dish with baking paper and press the rice crispy mixture into it firmly. Set aside.
  • Optional- Evenly spread the melted paleo chocolate over the rice crispy mixture. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until very firm. Cut into snack size pieces


* Sometimes, forming these can be difficult. Add more brown rice syrup 1 tablespoon at a time. Alternatively, you could also use dairy free milk of choice to help firm up.
These can be kept at room temperature for up to a week (in a sealed container) or refrigerated for up to 3 weeks. I keep mine frozen and eat them semi thawed- they taste amazing this way!
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 Healthy 4 Ingredient Rice Crispy Treats- NO butter, oil, sugar or marshmallows but 100% delicious- A HUGE hit amongst kids and adults! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}-


Chocolate and peanut butter or Chocolate and coconut?

What is your favourite chocolate bar? I may have new oatmeal inspiration! 

Mary Kate or Ashley? 

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76 thoughts on “Healthy No Bake Rice Crispy Treats

  1. Did you try it with honey instead of brown rice syrup? I’m not wanting to change your recipe, they look awesome, I just wondered if you had tried it as I have honey in the cupboard! 🙂

  2. You sound like me. I love the combination of chocolate and coconut as well as chocolate and peanut butter. The other winning combination for me is chocolate and cherry.

  3. Shudder. When I was 17 I was the sickest I’ve ever been. I basically vomited for a whole week and couldn’t get out of bed. The last thing I ate was these little chocolate and coconut balls from Coles, and ever since then the thought of coconut and chocolate makes me want to hurl! Sorry 😉

  4. Chocolate and peanut butter. Sorry I’m not sorry, but it’s not like ya didn’t see that one coming. 😉 I do quite like Mounds/Almond Joy though! I guess those are similar to bounty bars.
    My favorite chocolate bars are Reese’s, Butterfingers, and Baby Ruth’s. I don’t even like chocolate, but those are the ones I ninja every Halloween.

  5. Well, seeing as I can’t do PB, chocolate and coconut win by default. But if you were to change that to chocolate and AB, then things might get a little more complicated. As for vaourite chocolate bar, that’s a no-brainer — KitKat will always and forever be the love of my life.

  6. Man, that is a hard question – PB and chocolate is an all time fav but combining dark chocolate with coconut is heavenly as well! I don’t think I could choose!

    And I think I’m going to make these soon – just need to pick up some rice crispies!

  7. While I don’t mind choco and coconut I am not a big coconut fan so choco/pb wins! My favorite candy bar is Skor (chocolate and toffee….yummy especially if you freeze it and then break it up)

  8. No question. Chocolate and peanut butter forever. Coconut is not a favorite of mine at all. Love coconut oil but actual coconut, I can do with or without…Favorite candy bar? Hmm. Tough one. I always chose peanut butter cups (shocker) but also loved Three Muskateers as well as Take 5 bars, a basic Hershey’s Bar, Nestles Crunch and really, m&m’s over an actual bar. I think I just listed an entire convenience store.

  9. Oh hey, you’re talking to a former Olsen Twins fan here so… At first I thought Mary-Kate was the more awesome twin but with the whole drug and anorexia dilemma.. .not so much anymore. Actually, though, they clearly belonged together – or did I miss one of them starting a successful solo career?? – so there’s no real choice.
    However good these look – and yes, they do – I’m voting for you posting the Bounty oatmeal pudding next. And by next I mean… Monday 😉 ?!

  10. Chocolate and peanut butter will always have my heart…but chocolate and coconut is up there too 😉 So naturally, Reese’s are my favourite chocolate bar! As for Mary Kate & Ashley…I was never a fan. I’m a horrible example of what children should have liked in the 90s.

  11. What about chocolate, peanut butter AND coconut? Because I just had that. In a cup of frozen yogurt. It was divine. Love the MK & A reference – they’re the coolest. Almost as cool as you coming to LA in November… YAY!!

  12. Chocolate and peanut butter. I keep trying to like coconut and it isn’t working. However, I know I’m in the minority so I applaud your ingenuity.
    I haven’t had a candy bar in years but my favorites were Butterfinger and Snickers.
    I don’t know the difference between the Olsen twins. I can tell them apart but that doesn’t mean I know which name belongs to which girl.
    You’re coming to LA in November? Really?

  13. Chocolate is great with everything. I’ve been liking salted chocolate as of late. One time I went through a chili-chocolate phase. It was some Mexican chocolate thing…I get cultural. I pick BOTH MK and A but only when they were doing their full house and mall party series. That was my jam

  14. I’m probably biased because I’m part islander, but chocolate+coconut will ALWAYS trump chocolate+pb or chocolate+anything else. Also, I can never make rice krispie treats properly because I end up eating half the batch before it even hits the pan. Sorry not sorry.

  15. Kim and Kanye are so overrated… Ditto on the Olsen twins. Of course my 10 year old self would have punched me in the face for that statement. Aahh chocolate and coconut though? Worthy of honourable mention. Seriously – you are on an awesome groove huh, *fistbump* this looks brilliantly epically fantabulous. Can you tell I was heavy in love with Bounty!? Oh, Snickers! Snickers is goood..

  16. These look amazing! my kids love rice crispy treats, but I always hate to feed them all that sugar. They’ll love you for this recipe.

    I’m always torn too, between chocolate and peanut butter, chocolate and coconut, and chocolate and MINT. Ahhhh combinations made in heaven I tell you!

  17. What rice crisp cereal are you using that is gluten free? Every one I’ve seen contains malt. Which comes from Braley which contains gluten.

    1. Hey there! I do apologise for not adding the edits in there- Depending on the brand of shredded coconut you use (fine milled, rough etc) it may need more brown rice syrup- I’ve amended the ingredient list to reflect this 🙂 Alternatively, I’ve sometimes added dairy free milk to help make it hold better 🙂

      1. Thanks for the tip! I will unmold it and add some more rice syrup. I used a very finely milled sugar free coconut so I’m sure that’s not helping things!

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