Sugar Free Rice Crispy Treats
Ever since going keto, I’ve been dying for a sugar-free alternative to every kids’ favorite dessert – rice crispy treats! Now, it’s here and it’s easier to make than you may think. These keto rice crispy treats are made using a zero carb protein “rice” cereal, a combination of melted sugar-free white chocolate and vanilla syrup to give that characteristic marshmallow flavor, and butter. Everything is mixed together and spread out in a 9×9 baking dish to set. You will be amazed at how spot on these keto rice crispy treats tastes to the real thing.
This is a fun recipe to make with kids. They will enjoy the pouring, mixing, and frosting the keto rice crispy treat bar with bright colors and sprinkles.
Keto Rice Crispy Cereal
The rice crispy cereal used in this recipe is by Highkey. Their Frosted Protein Cereal looks like Rice Crispy cereal and tastes like marshmallows already. HOWEVER….Since creating this recipe, Highkey discontinued it’s cereal line. The closet keto cereal that would work in Magic Spoon – the frosted flavored one. This O-shaped cereal is larger compared to the rice crispies so I lowered the amount of cereal to 3 cups.
If you don’t want to use the keto cereal, you can try using crushed up plain pork rinds instead. As strange as it may sound, they also tastes similar to real rice crispy treats once the white chocolate and butter are added. The only problem is it might get soggy on the bottom layer depending on how well you mix up the rice crispy mixture.
Sugar-free White Chocolate
To achieve that realistic marshmallow flavor, this keto dessert recipe uses sugar-free white chocolate. The combination of the frosted protein cereal and the melted white chocolate give a taste very similar to marshmallow flavor.
The keto white chocolate used in this recipe is by ChocZero
. Their chocolates are sugar-free and sugar alcohol free.
Keto Rice Crispy Treats Without Marshmallows
To make keto rice crispy treats, it’s not necessary to make sugar-free marshmallows. Not only is making keto marshmallows messy but it’s also time consuming. This recipe for low carb rice crispy treats doesn’t require marshmallows and uses the combination of white chocolate and sugar-free vanilla syrup to achieve a marshmallow-like flavor.
If you want additional marshmallow flavor, you can add 10-15 drops marshmallow flavoring
How to Melt Chocolate
The easiest way to melt chocolate is to melt it in the microwave. Add a small amount of chocolate chips to a microwave safe glass bowl. Melt at 20-30 second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is melted.
If you don’t own a microwave, you can melt chocolate using the double boiler method. Place a glass or metal bowl over a saucepan filled with a small amount of boiling water. Stir the chocolate while the steam from the water underneath melts the chocolate.
Keto Rice Crispy Treat Variations
Now that you know the basic easy keto rice crispy treat recipe, there are so many variations you can make. Many keto cereal companies make other flavors like chocolate or peanut butter, so you can easily make chocolate keto rice crispy treats or cinnamon flavored ones.
You can also experiment by adding sugar-free chocolate chips
inside the rice crispy mixture or even sugar-free sprinkles
to make a funfetti keto rice crispy treat!
Low Carb Rice Crispy Treat Storage
After these keto rice crispy treats have hardened and set in the refrigerator, you can store them at room temperature uncovered. This means they can be made up ahead of time.