Are Rice Krispies Gluten-Free? Plus a Gluten-Free Rice Krispies Treat Recipe

Aren’t Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Just Made From Rice?

You may think that classic Kellogg’s Brand Rice Krispies are gluten-free because rice is a naturally gluten-free grain, but they are made with malt flavoring. The malt is derived from barley which is a gluten-containing grain. Therefore, they are definitely NOT gluten-free.

When my daughter was first diagnosed with Celiac Disease back in 2011, Kelloggs did have a GF version or rice crispies, but it was discontinued not too long after….then for years I used Erewhorn brand, but they have been discontinued also. It can be very frustrating to find gluten-free products you love, and then no longer be able to find them.

Thankfully, there are plenty of brands creating delicious gluten-free rice crispy substitutions to help you recreate this classic treat!

Here are a few of our favorite Gluten-Free Rice Krispies Substitutions:

aldi crispy rice gluten free

Making Rice Krispie Treats has been a long time family tradition for summer BBQ’s and holiday desserts. They’re loved by both kids and adults, and are an easy, no-bake treat. I continue to follow the “Original” Rice Krispie Treat Recipe only subbing in the gluten-free rice crispies.

Dietary Substitutions

Dairy Free: The only ingredient in rice krispie treats that contains dairy is the butter. Go ahead and use a plant-based butter such as Earth Balance. You can also try coconut oil, although it might give you some coconut flavor.

Vegan: Use My Dandy Vegan marshmallows which do not contain gelatin.

gluten free rice krispies

Gluten-Free Rice Krispies Treats

Prep Time10 mins
10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: gluten-free
Keyword: gluten free rice krispies, rice krispie treats
Servings: 16 squares


  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1 package Marshmallows 10oz
  • 6 cups Gluten-Free Rice Krispies


  • In a large saucepan over low heat, add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  • Add the glutenm-free rice krispies cereal, stirring until well coated with marshmallows.
  • Press mixture into a greased 9x13 pan. If your spatula gets sticky, grease it with some butter.
  • Cut into squares and serve. Store no more than 2 days in an airtight container. They can also be frozen-defrost for at least 15 minutes before serving.
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