Gluten and Nut Free Rice Krispie Treats

by Tina @ Life Without Pink on January 30, 2013

gluten and nut free treat

*According to the Huffington Post, peanut allergies have tripled in the past decade. On top of that, the American Celiac Disease Alliance reported that one in 80 children are gluten intolerant. Food allergies are prominent, and it’s a concern most mothers and fathers can’t ignore, especially around this time of year.

Thankfully my boys do not have any allergies, but I’m still very conscious when making treats for other kids.

Kings Food Markets has really great gluten and nut free recipes that help me ensure the treats I’m making for the kids are allergy free just to be on the safe side.

Gluten and Nut Free Rice Krispie Treats

*Makes 12 two inch squares


  • 1 10 oz box of Gluten-Free Brown Rice Krispies Cereal (Use the entire box)
  • 8 tbls butter (1 stick)
  • 1 10 oz package of marshmallows
  • 1 tsp Gluten Free Vanilla Extract


  1. Grease a 13 x 9 inch pan
  2. Melt butter over low heat in a large pan.
  3. Add marshmallows to melted butter and stir over low heat until melted. Remove pan from heat. Stir in vanilla extract.
  4. Stir in rice cereal and gently coat cereal with marshmallow mixture.
  5. Pour rice mixture into prepared pan. With buttered fingers press the mixture flat.
  6. When cool and set, cut into 12 squares.

For more great recipes, please visit Kings Food Markets.

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*Information was provided to me from Kings Food Markets

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. Kings Food Markets provided me with the recipe and gave me permission to use their photo.


Meet Tina @ Life Without Pink

2013 Family Expert for P&G's Have You Tried This Yet? Trend Trio, Tina is a mom of two active boys and the founder of Life Without Pink, a personal lifestyle blog focused on parenting, and raising boys to give other parents inspiration. You’ll find everything from cool gadgets, daily adventures, to personal stories and tips for raising boys. She's also the co-founder of Girls' Lunch Out {GLO}, a social media network that hosts events for women in social media and the Influencer Strategist for Socialstars by Crowdtap.

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1 NGS January 30, 2013 at 10:46 am

Celiac’s is an intolerance to gluten, not an allergy. It does get lumped in there with allergies, but there is a distinct difference between allergies and intolerances. Allergies typically come on suddenly every time you eat a food and can be immediately life-threatening. Intolerances typically have symptoms that don’t come on immediately, but rather minutes to hours later, and will only be life-threatening over time.

Both suck, but they are not the same.
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2 Life Without Pink January 30, 2013 at 10:50 am

Thanks for the info! I received the above information from the brand, but I agree either way they are not fun :(


3 Jackie January 31, 2013 at 8:51 am

I did not know that vanilla had gluten in it! It really is interesting how many things actually have gluten in them.
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4 Devan McGuinness February 1, 2013 at 8:53 am

Vanilla doesn’t have gluten in it — the marshmallows do need to be checked for gluten though.
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5 Life Without Pink February 1, 2013 at 9:06 am

Good to know. Thankfully I don’t have to deal with this BUT I know so many kids do and you just don’t realize how many things have gluten in them.


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