RECIPE: Healthy and Clean Rice Crispy Treats


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rice crispy treats

RECIPE: Healthy and Clean Rice Crispy Treats

  • Author: Nicole Litvack
  • Yield: Makes 8 to 10 servings 1x


While puffed rice and millet offer a cleaner alternative to ultra-processed crispy rice, marshmallows are a non-negotiable when it comes to adapting this nostalgic treat. Leaving the butter to brown slightly along with a pinch of salt adds a layer of complexity along with a few black sesame seeds for color and crunch.




  1. Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed pot or dutch oven. Watch the butter closely and stir with a silicone spatula. After the butter melts, watch for the milk solids to turn a lovely golden brown without burning. Quickly remove from the heat and stir in the marshmallows. Stir constantly over low heat until everything is melted. 
  2. Stir in the puffed rice and millet one cup at a time along with the sesame seeds. Stir until everything is thoroughly combined.
  3. Use a silicone spatula or rubber spoon to transfer everything to a 9-inch square baking dish. Flatten completely and sprinkle with flaky salt. Leave treats to cool completely (about 2 hours) before cutting into squares or rectangles.

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Nicole Litvack
Nicole Litvack
Nicole Litvack is a San Diego–based cook, writer and ceramicist. The daughter, granddaughter, and niece of veteran commercial fishermen, she works as the Fisheries and Content Consultant for Local Fish and Saraspe Seafoods.
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