Chocolate Cherry Crispy Rice Treats wrapped in parchment paper on a wooden block

Chocolate Cherry Crispy Rice Treats

A healthier take on Rice Krispie Treats, these Chocolate Cherry Crispy Rice Treats are a delicious little snack for the whole family. Kids will love these and you can feel good about giving them these instead of a pre-packaged treat.

These treats don’t use marshmallow like a traditional Rice Krispie Treat – instead, I’ve turned tradition on its head with SunButter, maple syrup, dried cherries, and chocolate chips. The result is crispy, chewy, and full of flavor. And, they’re nut free, soy free, and optionally dairy free.

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Chocolate Cherry Crispy Rice Treats wrapped in parchment on a wooden board

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Chocolate Cherry Crispy Rice Treats wrapped in parchment paper on a wooden block
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Gluten-Free Chocolate Cherry Crispy Rice Treats Recipe

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Chill time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 bars
Calories: 194kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • Gluten free non-stick cooking spray
  • 3 cups gluten-free puffed rice cereal
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • cup creamy SunButter
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ½ cup dried cherries , chopped
  • ½ cup bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips


  • Spray an 8- or 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray. Line the dish with one piece of parchment paper that hangs over two opposite sides. Spray the paper lightly with more cooking spray.
  • Place the cereal in a large mixing bowl. Heat the maple syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat until it begins to simmer. Add the SunButter and salt and whisk until smooth. Pour the mixture over the cereal, stir until fully incorporated and let cool until it feels cool to the touch. Stir in the cherries and chocolate chips until everything is fully incorporated.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared dish and press down evenly and firmly. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until fully set.
  • Using the parchment paper, pull the mixture out of the pan, place on a cutting board, and discard the parchment paper. Cut into bars and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Chocolate Cherry Crispy Rice Treats Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 59mg2%
Potassium 93mg3%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 188IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Bars Cereal Cherries Chocolate SunButter
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