These s’mores rice crispy treats are insanely delicious and super easy to make! They’re loaded with gluten-free cookies, crisp rice cereal, gooey melted marshmallow, and plenty of chocolate chips.
What You Need To Make S’mores Rice Crispy Treats
Rice Cereal – Classic Rice Krispies cereal is my favorite in this recipe! They’re light and remain super crunchy in these treats. I have to say, I’ve tried a handful of off-brand rice cereals for this recipe and none taste nearly as good as Rice Krispies do. I’m not sure what it is, but most other kinds end up too soft and almost soggy when mixed into these s’mores rice crispy treats.
Marshmallows – I used regular-sized marshmallows to make my s’mores rice crispy treat. However, you can use a 10-ounce bag of mini marshmallows instead. I also recommend topping your treats with a small handful of mini marshmallows for a super cute look!
Make it Nut-Free: Use nut-free graham crackers/cookies!
Tips For Making S’mores Rice Crispy Treats
Move quickly when adding the melted marshmallow mixture into the cereal mixture. The melted marshmallows will immediately start to cool once removed from the heat. And you’ll notice that as soon as they cool, they also begin to seize up and can be quite difficult to work with.
Spray a little cooking oil on your hands before handling the treats! I like to sprits a little cooking oil on one hand and then rub them together right before transferring the treats to the baking dish.
Similar to your hands, spray a little cooking oil on your knife before slicing! A greased knife will glide through these s’mores rice crispy treats. However, an un-greased knife will almost certainly get stuck and struggle to make it through your treats!
These s’mores bars are something else! A buttery graham cracker base followed by a lush layer of chocolate is topped off with toasty marshmallows. These s’mores bars will blow you away with how delicious and addictive they are – all while gluten-free!
What You Need To Make S’mores Bars
Oat Flour – You can either purchase oat flour from the store or easily make it yourself at home. To make oat flour, start by adding 1 and 1/2 cups of rolled oats to a blender or food processor. Then, blend the oats for a few seconds or until ground into a powder. Once ground, you now have oat flour to use in this gluten-free recipe!
Chocolate Chips – Any chocolate chips or even a chopped chocolate bar will work in these s’mores bars. I used the Enjoy Life Mini Chips since they are vegan and nut-free, though you can use any vegan chocolate you’d like. And if you’re not vegan, feel free to use whatever chocolate you have on-hand! (P.S. you should always have chocolate on-hand.)
Marshmallows – I prefer mini marshmallows for simply how cute and satisfying they look all lined up on top of these s’mores bars. However, the standard size marshmallows will work just fine. The key to perfectly toasty and golden brown marshmallows is sticking them under the broiler for about 1 minute. It’s super important you keep an eye on the bars during this final trip in the oven, as the broiler has a tendency to burn things in literal seconds. Therefore, watch your vegan marshmallow-y treats and pull them out once they’ve achieved your desired level of toasty-ness!
Adjust This Recipe To Your Diet
Don’t Have Oat Flour? If you don’t have oats and/or oat flour, you can replace it with an equal amount of either brown rice flour or all purpose flour in this recipe.
Add Dairy: Use regular melted butter in place of the vegan butter in this recipe.
Tips For Making S’mores Bars
Be sure to leave the bars to cool on the baking sheet for at least 15 minutes after you take them out of the oven! These s’mores bars are surprisingly delicate, so leaving them to cool will ensure they stick together when handled.
Use a greased knife to quickly and easily slice the bars. To do this, take a sharp knife and either spray it with spray cooking oil or drizzle it with some coconut oil. Once greased, cut into the bars and wipe down the knife between each slice!
I highly recommend storing this vegan and gluten-free dessert in the fridge or freezer during the summer months. Due to the butter and chocolate, they are at risk of melting if left to sit out in too high of a temperate. Therefore, to avoid that risk, it’s best to just keep these babies in the fridge to enjoy them at your leisure!