Toasted Coconut Almond Rice Crispy Treats (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Toasted Coconut Almond Rice Crispy Treats (V+GF): an easy, 5 ingredient recipe for sweetly satisfying, protein-packed toasted coconut rice crispy treats. Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free.

It’s almost the weekend!! Woohoooo! Just thought I’d remind you, in case you were having a bumpy week or an especially humpy Wednesday. Huh, that sounded kinda gross, didn’t it? Oh well!

As you can see, I’ve got loads of energy from a super fun activity Erik and I did this morning. Okay, rewind: remember how in the last post, I told you all about how I was gonna change my pretty-much obsessive work-minded/not-healthy habits?

TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read): Less work, more life! Well, it’s not quite the case that Erik and I went dolphin-watching or jetpack cross-country flying (oh, woah) or anything… but, drumroll please:

Toasted Coconut Almond Rice Crispy Treats (V+GF): an easy, 5 ingredient recipe for sweetly satisfying, protein-packed toasted coconut rice crispy treats. #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree |

We went for a walk!

Ahem. Was that anti-climatic? I hope not. Because the whole not-living by crazy-high self-imposed standards concerning work and such extends to real world fun too. 😉  We wanted to start out small (a walk) and increase to something bigger (jetpack cross-country flying, duh) over time.

And while we wait and wish for that jetpack thingy to become, well… a thing, we’re gonna go walking. Awww, yeah! I’m super excited because, as some of you might know, Erik and I moved to Maine just a little over a year ago. Between traveling, working and general hermet-esque behaviors, we haven’t gotten out much.

Toasted Coconut Almond Rice Crispy Treats (V+GF): an easy, 5 ingredient recipe for sweetly satisfying, protein-packed toasted coconut rice crispy treats. #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree |

One thing we both really missed was walking. Like, a lot. Coming from San Francisco and Boston, we were used to walking everywhere. Dude, let’s just say if we had pedometers (oldschool FitBits for you youngins), we would’ve totally held the top ranking position in those weekly fitness contest thingys that people do.

Don’t lie, you do them. Don’t you??? 😉  Nothing wrong with a little healthy competition. See what I did there?? Okay, I did mention that I’m super energetic from the walk, right? Riiiiight?

Anyway, here in Maine, at least in the city we live in, walking is not exactly a thing. Er… sidewalks aren’t all the rage, shall we say. ?  But this morning, with our Optimism Hats on, we walked like we were gonna start creating sidewalks under us or something.

Toasted Coconut Almond Rice Crispy Treats (V+GF): an easy, 5 ingredient recipe for sweetly satisfying, protein-packed toasted coconut rice crispy treats. #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree |

And guess what? We did. Okay, we didn’t… but we found a walking path area that actually spanned for at least one mile. Cool, right?

The whole time we walked, we discussed ideas for what to write in the Toasted Coconut Almond Rice Crispy Treats post. In part because we could justify it as “still working,” in much larger part due to the fact that we LOVE rice crispy treats.

Like, who doesn’t LOVE rice crispy treats?? Btw, here’s my latest and greatest version: 3 Ingredient Healthy Vegan Rice Crispy Treats! 🙂

Alright, fine, some people don’t like rice crispy treats. But could it be because of the guilt factor? Or the, I’m trying to eat healthier, so I better not have yummy treats factor? Or… the, they’re not vegan or gluten-free dang it… factor?

Toasted Coconut Almond Rice Crispy Treats (V+GF): an easy, 5 ingredient recipe for sweetly satisfying, protein-packed toasted coconut rice crispy treats. #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree |

Well, regardless of what factors mighta been holding you back, I’d like to introduce you to my Toasted Coconut Almond Rice Crispy Treats. Erik and I’ve been happily enjoying our delicious supply of homemade Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip Nice Cream. So, I thought… why not put some of those delightful, nutty and totally tasty toasted coconut flakes into rice crispy treats?


So now that you’re impressed by my boundless creativity (um, sure…) and my super cool outdoor activities (move it along, nothing to see here folks), why not try some of my simply tasty Toasted Coconut Almond Rice Crispy Treats (this is the clear winner)?

Toasted Coconut Almond Rice Crispy Treats (V+GF): an easy, 5 ingredient recipe for sweetly satisfying, protein-packed toasted coconut rice crispy treats. #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree |

These Toasted Coconut Almond Rice Crispy Treats are:

  • made with just 5 simple ingredients
  • perfectly sweet and lightly nutty
  • vegan, gluten free and dairy free
  • deliciously coconutty and crispy
  • plant-based and allergy-friendly
  • so simple to make, you’ll be done before you know it
  • packed with protein
  • the perfect topic to discuss while out for a morning walk

So tell me, what kind of outdoor activities do you love? What’s your favorite treat to keep you fueled?

Sending you all my love, and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️

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Toasted Coconut Almond Rice Crispy Treats (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

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Toasted Coconut Almond Rice Crispy Treats (V+GF): an easy, 5 ingredient recipe for sweetly satisfying, protein-packed toasted coconut rice crispy treats. Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free.



Dry Mixture

  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut shreds or flakes
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 cups vegan gluten free brown rice crisp cereal

Wet Mixture

  • 1/3 cup natural almond butter
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup


  1. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with wax paper, parchment or greased foil. Set aside for later.
  2. Bring a small skillet to medium heat. Add coconut. Stir until lightly browned and fragrant, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and pour into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add in almonds and brown rice cereal. Stir until all three ingredients are well-mixed.
  4. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, add almond butter and maple syrup. Whisk until well incorporated. Stir occasionally, heating until this mixture begins to bubble.
  5. Remove from heat and carefully pour over the dry mixture. Stir and fold until well-incorporated.
  6. Pour into the prepared baking pan. Using a rubber spatula, smooth the rice crispy treats into an even, tightly packed layer.
  7. Chill in the freezer for 30-40 minutes. Remove and slice into 16 square treats. Enjoy! Storing notes below.


– Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer for up to 1 week.
– More whole ingredient snacks (all Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free): Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip Nice Cream, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars, Mango Chia Seed Smoothie.
– Almond butter lover recipes (all Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free): Cookies, No Bake Bites, No Bake Granola Bars.

  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Snacks, No Bake, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

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If you love toasted coconut, then you might just (but, for realises, really) love my Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip Nice Cream (Vegan, Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free). Who says you can’t have it all? 😉

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If you could pick one ingredient to use for all of your meals, what would you pick?

I can’t wait to hear your responses.

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  1. Hi Demeter, I made this and my family loved them! I made extra almond/Maple sauce and drizzled it on top. I also pressed it into muffin tins for easy portioning. I also used hemo seeds instead of sliced almonds so my 1 1/2 year old could eat them too. Thanks for this awesome recipe.

    1. Hi Crystal, I’m so happy to hear that! I just love the sound of that almond maple drizzle on top. 🙂 Such a good idea to press them into muffins tins for individual portions. Thanks for letting me know how they turned out. Enjoy!

  2. I’m a regular reader/subscriber to your blog, but you still shock me every single time when you create such delicious things with only 5 ingredients. Crazy! On my list, once again 😉
    Pinned of course, and still in love with that yellow textile! <3

    1. Aw, THANKS E! You know that means a lot to me. 🙂 That list is getting tastier by the minute! Get ready to see more of this textile. 😉 <3

  3. Oh man! I missed this post last week somehow. Glad I didn’t miss it forever because I’m in love with these healthy rice crispy treats. I adore rice crispy treats but never make them because the marshmallow is too sweet for me. Can make these now that I have your recipe. Yay me!!! Yay to you and Erik too for finally getting out to to explore wonderful Maine after being there for a year. Hahahaha! 😉

    1. Karrie, you’re too sweet! 🙂 Well, not overly sweet, like marshmallows or anything… Lol. Just perfectly sweet. Wait, what was I saying? 😉 I hope you get a chance to try these. Also, go Maine! 🙂

  4. I’m so happy to hear you feel better and that you started walking 🙂 Walking is the best! I feel positive energy coming from your every word. That’s so great Demeter. Just keep going. Make it your routine. I run, and that helps me a lot 🙂 I love crispy treats and your crispy treats looks so delicious! I usually make it with chocolate. I have to try this recipe because I’m a huge fan of coconut 😉 Have a great weekend friend 😉

    1. Let’s keep the good vibes rolling. 🙂 Thank you so much for your suggestion on running. I did a little back of that back in the day, and it was so challenging and therapeutic. I hope you get to run as much as your heart pleases, my friend. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend! xo

  5. Yes to optimism hats, creating sidewalks by walking, and the best looking rice crispy treats I’ve ever seen!! I need all of this in my life STAT! You’ve made my day with this one, my friend! Happy Weekend and Happy Walking!! xo

    1. Thank you so much, Annie! I shall hand an Optimism Hat right on over to ya. 😉 I’m always SO happy to make you day, my dear friend. So many happys, right back at ya! xo

    1. There’s just something about a walk that makes you feel so much better. 🙂 Oh yeah! Thank you Kate!

  6. Hmmmm. One ingredient only? Honestly, I think it would be the herb rosemary. I love that stuff! Totally addicted. But these “rice crispy” treats look amazing. I can’t believe how few ingredients are needed to make them and they are one of my all time favorite snacks ever. I will have to try these very soon!

    1. Rosemary, how wonderful! The scent of rosemary is just everything, right? 🙂 I’m so happy that you picked something from your garden. 🙂 I do hope you get a chance to try these, Laura. I know you’ll just love ’em! 🙂

  7. Walking is..the best! My mom and I always go for out walks together (we just did today!) never underestimate the power of a walk! It always leaves me feeling super good!
    O and…you better believe some krispie treats happened with that fluff I made 😉

    1. Yeah!! I love that you go walking with your mom. <3 If I lived near my momma, I would too! 🙂 A walk just kicks the entire day off on a good note, ya know? Oh wow!! That sounds amazing. 🙂

  8. Love Rice crispy treats! And I love walking! With Loreto, after dinner, we usually choose a neighborhood to walk around, hand in hand, while admiring people’s houses, gardens, greeting people and dogs on a leash, and mostly talking about food 🙂 . We’re going to take your treats with us, on our next walk 😉 . Pinned!

    1. Aw… I love hearing about the two of you. Seriously, you guys are so romantic and sweet. I can’t wait to hear about your Italian adventures! Talking about food and spending good time with your loved one: is there anything better? xo Thank you my friend!

  9. Is there a list somewhere I can sign up to be notified when jetpack cross-country flying becomes a thing? Because you are not doing that without me! Oh and while we’re at it where can I get an optimism hat too? I mean I’m usually pretty optimistic, but sometimes the hat would be a good reminder, ya know? Well anyways, i am OPTIMISTIC (see what I did there ?) that the walking thing will bring you lots of balance and more joy in your day. Nature, movement, good convo, relaxation–what could be better! Rice crispy treats actually might be better. Or tied how about! First muffins, now THESE!! These are my other favorite treat/dessert/snack/thing of all time!! They may even beat muffins. And then you add coconut? ? Yep, it’s true snack love <33 I am also a big fan of no marshmallows or (hard to find) brown rice syrup needed. Muffins, walks, and cereal treats–what a week!! Happy almost weekend? xo

    1. I’ve already set up said list and signed your name to it. Thrice. For good measure. 😉 Let’s wear and create lots of extra hats. Also for good measure. 😉 I see what you did… and I LIKE IT!!! These might beat muffins? Say whaaaaa? No!!! 😉 Happy almost weekend my dear lady bird. Muah! xoxo

  10. Hahaha – so Demeter, this dove you’ve sending – does it come with a parcel of these toasted coconut almond rice crispy treats? Because, I’d train that dove to fly back to ya and bring me back more treats – how about them apples?!
    Speaking of apples, you are gonna wanna throw some at me as I am that one person that isn’t too fond of rice krispy treats – but it’s cos IMO they are kinda bland – but – your creation is anything but bland! I mean, toasted coconut and almond butter and maple instead of marshmallow fluff – wow lady, I am supa impressed by your “boundless creativity”!
    By the way, nothing like a walk in the monring and it must be gorgeous where you are no? On a serious note – will y’all be wearing sparkly pink bowler hats on y’alls jetpack cross-country flying expedition?
    Happy Hump Day to ya! xo

    1. Lololol. This has GOT to be a hearty dove!! No love note for it to carry… let’s make it a BIG batch of rice crispy treats, just for you Shashi. 🙂 Love those apples! Haha. Not a rice crispy treat fan? That’s okay, we can still be friends. Ahem. 😉 Honestly, these taste super different from the traditional ones. You’d def be a fan! “sparkly pink bowler hats on y’alls jetpack cross-country flying expedition” <-- okay, WOW. I have to make this happen. Like, NOW. Big hugs to ya, Shashi! xoxo

  11. I love rice crispy treats! I didn’t know it was possible to make them without marshmallows! Thanks for my new go to recipe! I can’t wait to try them! They look delicious! 🙂

    1. Awesome!!! Rice crispy treats can just turn the entire day around, ya know? 😉 I hope you love these as much as I do, Sophia. 🙂

  12. Since were besties, I was already aware of your walk (oh hi there invisible friendship for life bracelet). You know I think it’s great you guys are doing the walkin’ thang! I totally think Boy and I need to adopt that habit and take the fur baby along… but I’m thinking we will have to wait for fall because it’s hotter than the devils armpit outside and since fur baby is a husky, she shouldn’t be doing long walks in this weather. ANYWAYS, back to you. lol. Sorry, pesky rambling always gets in my way. I happen to loooove me some rice crispy treats, but I haven’t had them in ages! Why? No clue. Guess I was waiting for some super fabulous, crazy coconuty, amazingly almondy recipe to come along! And would ya look at that?! HERE IT IS! Woot woot! Fist bump! These look absolutely delish, Demeter! I would love to polish off an entire pan of these and call it lunch! TOTALLY doing this over the weekend! Pinned! Cheers, babes!
    P.s You should get on that jetpack thingy and come here immediately! And bring some of these treats with ya! 😉 xoxo

    1. Hiya bestie! Suddenly the day’s better because you’re here. 🙂 Wait a minute, where’s mah bracelet?? Oh. Wait, it’s invisible. Lol. Fur baby would absolutely love that! Also… Devil’s Armpit??? Lololol. You have such a way with words. 😉 It’s almost like I made these just for you. Ahem. Okay, I’m adding you to the jetpack list. Muah! xoxoxo

    1. That’s awesome!! If we ever meet up, we have to make up a batch! 🙂 Thanks so much Marsha. 🙂

  13. Sometimes it’s the little things that are the best. Congrats on your walk! My husband and I are the same way and always say we’re going to get out more and walk every evening, but that doesn’t happen as much as it should. I hope you celebrated with lots of these rice krispie treats! I love that you used almond butter in here, Demeter! Such a classic treat from my childhood, but jazzed up in a “grown-up” way…LOVE IT! Pinned, of course! Hope you have a great weekend!

    1. So true. Thank you Gayle! Now I feel like it wasn’t too small of an accomplishment. Lol. Schedules just get in the way all the time, right? I hope you and the hubs get a chance to go for a nice walk soon. 🙂 Jazzed up grown-up style: what a lovely way to put it! Thank you my friend. Have a great weekend! xo