Gluten Free S'mores Rice Krispie Treats are a fun twist on traditional rice krispie treats. Made with Chex Cereal, gluten-free graham cracker pieces, and big chunks of milk chocolate, this no-bake dessert will quickly become your new favorite summertime treat.
If you love s'mores and marshmallows, make sure to check out my recipe for Gluten Free S'mores Cookie Bars and Gluten Free Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies. And if you are looking for another No Bake Treat, take a peek at my Gluten Free Oreo Rice Krispies.
Recipe Ingredient Notes
Gluten Free Cereal: Gluten-Free Rice Krispies or gluten-free puffed rice cereal, in general, can be tricky to find (and expensive). This is why I am using Chex Cereal in my Gluten-Free S'mores Rice Krispie treats. Not only are Chex gluten-free but they are also kosher and do not contain any high fructose syrup. Its "criss-crossed" shape, like little pillows, makes rice krispie treats less dense and somewhat airy. You can use any flavor of Chex you like in this recipe but if you have celiac please be aware Wheat Chex is NOT gluten-free.
Gluten-Free Marshmallows: You can either use regular or vegan mini marshmallows such as Dandies All Natural Marshmallows here. Vegan marshmallows tend to hold their shape and may take longer to melt. Marshmallows are naturally gluten-free but please make sure to check the packaging for gluten-free certification.
Gluten-Free Graham Crackers: Gluten-Free Graham Crackers are widely available these days. There are several brands on the market now like Schar, Pamelas, and Kinnikinnick. I buy mine via Thrive Market since it is the best price. If you can’t find Graham Crackers do not worry. You can use Gluten-Free Shortbread cookies such as Schär Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies or Walkers Shortbread Gluten-Free Shortbread Rounds.
Chocolate: Since Hershey Milk Chocolate Bars are the classic ingredient for S'mores, I use their mini bars in my S'mores Rice Krispie Treats. Hershey Milk Chocolate Bars are gluten-free according to Hershey's website. But are not certified gluten-free. Allergens are Soy and Milk. Feel free to use whichever chocolate is compliant with your dietary needs.
Unsalted Butter: To make vegan rice krispie treats, you can use vegan butter in this recipe
How to make Gluten Free S'mores Rice Krispie Treats
You can make this delicious no-bake dessert in no time and is a fun, simple recipe to make with little ones. Make sure to measure out all your ingredients and prepare the 8x8 square pan before starting. You can line the pan with parchment paper (make sure to lightly spray it with nonstick spray) or generously spray it with non-stick spray.
Step 1: Line an 8x8 square pan with parchment paper and lightly spray the paper with some nonstick spray. Set aside.
Step 2: Combine the gluten-free cereal and broken-up graham crackers in a bowl. In a separate bowl measure out 50 grams of mini marshmallows and the chopped-up chocolate and reserve for later.
Step 3: Over medium heat, in a very large pot, melt butter. I like to use a heavy bottom pot for this.
Step 4: Once the butter is melted, add the mini marshmallows, vanilla extract, and kosher salt. Stir with a flexible spatula or wooden spoon until the marshmallows are completely melted. Make sure to scrape the bottom of the pot to make sure the marshmallows don't burn.
Step 5: Once fully melted, remove the marshmallow mixture from the heat and add the gluten-free cereal and graham crackers. Using a flexible spatula, make sure to coat everything evenly.
Step 6: Allow the mixture to sit and cool in the pot for at least 3 minutes before adding the reserved 50 grams of mini marshmallows and chopped chocolate.
Step 7: When the mixture has slightly cooled, fold in the reserved marshmallows and chocolate. Make sure not to overmix!
Step 8: Transfer the cereal mixture to the prepared 8x8 pan and with lightly greased hands or a rubber spatula press it into an even layer without packing them down. Top with additional chocolate and graham crackers, and if you like a generous sprinkle of flaky sea salt.
Step 9: Allow the gluten-free s'mores rice krispie treats to cool for at least one hour before cutting. If your kitchen is very warm, you can also place them in the fridge to speed to the cooling.
Step 10: Once fully cooled, cut the rice krispie treats with a serrated knife into pieces and enjoy!
Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Are Kellogg's Rice Krispies Gluten-Free?
Unfortunately, Kellogg's Rice Krispies contain barley malt and are not a safe option for celiacs. There are several brands that do offer gluten-free rice krispie cereal but often are only available at stores like Whole Foods. This is why I prefer using Chex Cereal to make Rice Krispie treats.
FAQ about Gluten Free S'mores Rice Krispie Treats
Yes. If you don't have access to Chex or prefer a different cereal, feel free to use whatever you have in your pantry.
Yes! To make this recipe dairy-free, substitute the butter with your favorite vegan butter. I don't recommend using shortening or coconut oil. Since milk chocolate does contain dairy, I recommend using semi-sweet chocolate or dark chocolate chips.
These gluten-free s'mores rice krispie treats do stay soft for up to 3 days if stored at room temperature in an airtight container. For longer storage, you may freeze them for up to 4 weeks. Make sure to place them in an airtight container and layer them with parchment paper so they won't stick to each other. Thaw at room temperature.
Baking in grams
I share my recipes in grams and by weight since baking by weight is the most accurate way to bake. Digital Scales are very affordable and very affordable. You can purchase them on Amazon for less than a set of measuring cups. Measuring cups are very inaccurate and can cause significant errors when it comes to baking. Especially since I bake with gluten-free flours which weigh differently than “regular” flours. I do provide some ingredients like spices and leavening agents in measuring spoons.
Note about Ovens and Oven Temperatures
All my recipes are tested and developed with a conventional oven. I always bake my baked goods on the rack placed in the MIDDLE of my oven. This way the heat coming from the bottom will not burn my baked goods.
If you are baking with convection (fan-forced), please adjust the recipes accordingly. Be also prepared that the convection oven can cause your baked goods to dry out quickly and still be raw inside. Be aware that it takes at least 15-20 minutes for a standard American Oven to be fully preheated. I highly recommend investing in an Oven Thermometer.
Substitutions and Modifications
Any dietary or ingredient modifications/substitutions to this recipe may alter the end result in appearance and taste. I test my recipes several times as published in this post and The Gluten Free Austrian Blog is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe you find on our website.
Gluten Free S'mores Rice Krispie Treats
- 55 grams unsalted butter
- 283 grams Mini Marshmallows, divided
- 145 grams Rice Chex (See Note)
- 75 grams gluten free graham crackers
- 70 grams milk chocolate
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- Additional graham crackers and chocolate
- flaky sea salt
How to make Gluten Free S'mores Rice Krispie Treats
- Line an 8×8 square pan with parchment paper and lightly spray the paper with some nonstick spray. Set aside.
- Combine the gluten-free cereal and broken-up graham crackers in a bowl. In a separate bowl measure out 50 grams of mini marshmallows and the chopped-up chocolate and reserve for later.
- In a large pot over medium heat melt the butter. Once melted, add the mini marshmallows, vanilla extract, and kosher salt. Stir with a flexible spatula or wooden spoon until completely melted.
- Remove the marshmallow mixture from the heat and add the gluten-free cereal and graham crackers. Make sure to coat everything evenly.
- Allow the mixture to sit and cool in the pot for at least 3 minutes.
- When the mixture has slightly cooled, fold in the reserved marshmallows and chocolate. Make sure not to overmix!
- Transfer the cereal mixture to the prepared 8×8 pan and with lightly greased hands or a rubber spatula press it into an even layer without packing them down.
- Top with additional chocolate and graham crackers, and if you like, a generous sprinkle of flaky sea salt.
- Allow the gluten-free s’mores rice krispie treats to cool for at least one hour before cutting. If your kitchen is very warm, you can also place them in the fridge to speed up the cooling.
- Once fully cooled, cut the rice krispie treats with a serrated knife into pieces and enjoy!
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Gluten Free Cereal: If you don’t have access to Chex or prefer a different cereal, feel free to use whatever you have in your pantry.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 244
Calories are a guestimate and randomly generated.