healthy rice crispy treats recipe

Summer has a way of evoking the sweetest childhood memories. These paleo rice crispy treats from Laurel Gallucci of Sweet Laurel Bakery are perfectly light and nostalgic. Made without gluten, dairy or refined sugar, this cleaned up classic will have your inner child bouncing for joy and begging for more…

Coconut Flakes cereal. Its claim to fame is that it is the only Paleo cereal on the market. My husband Nick is super into this cereal, and one day I was like, why not turn it into ‘rice’ crispy treats??  I used our favorite marshmallow recipe, and created this delightful alternative to the rice crispy treat. Paleo people get ready, your dessert game is about to change in a real good way! Enjoy!

Paleo Rice Crispy Treats


1 cup water (divided)
3 Tbsp grass-fed beef gelatin powder (for vegan, use soy-based gelatin)
1 cup honey (because it’s being cooked, it doesn’t have to be raw)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp Himalayan pink salt
4 cups Coconut Flakes cereal


Pour 1/2 cup of water into a Kitchen Aid mixer bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over the top of the water. Allow to sit.

In a saucepan, combine remaining 1/2 cup water, honey and vanilla. Turn on stove to medium heat, and bring the mixture to a simmer until it reaches the soft ball stage at 240 degrees.

Turn mixer on, blending the gelatin and water mixture. Slowly begin mixing in syrup mixture and salt, and continue to beat for about 10 minutes. Beat until marshmallow peaks form. Stir in Coconut Flakes.

Pour mixture into prepared pan and allow to set for about 4 hours.

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