Nutella Rice Krispie Treats – Gluten Free + Dairy Free Option

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Classic Rice Krispie Treats stuffed with a layer of Nutella! These Gluten Free Nutella Rice Krispie Treats are SO easy to make and ALWAYS a crowd pleaser.

Nutella Rice Krispie Treats combine the classic, kid-friendly dessert we all know and love with a layer of creamy Nutella. If you love Nutella and you love rice krispie treats, you’re guaranteed to fall for this easy dessert!

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We’ve been making this recipe for years. It was one of the first recipes in our gluten free arsenal because it is just so easy to make. Nutella Rice Krispie Treats are our go-to for any kind of party or potluck because I can whip them up in 10 minutes flat and we never come home with leftovers – everyone loves them!

Let’s talk Rice Krispies for a minute. It’s important to note that the name brand Rice Krispies are NOT gluten free. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, and Rice Krispies (along with some other cereals) contain barley malt. It’s a small item on the ingredient list can be easy to miss.

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In order to make “Rice Krispie Treats” that are gluten free, you’ll need to use another brand of cereal. Our go-to is Crispy Rice cereal made by Malt-O-Meal. We buy it in a large bag at Walmart for around $5 and it is labelled gluten free. For those who are sensitive, I need to let you know that this bag is not certified gluten free, so you’ll want to do your own research to determine if it’s safe for you to eat it.

We have also used versions made by Back to Nature and Erewon, which you can find at some grocery stores or a local health food store.

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Want to make these Nutella Rice Krispie Treats dairy free?

Substitute a dairy free butter or spectrum shortening for the butter, and swap another chocolate flavored nut or seed spread for the Nutella. Our favorite is Justin’s Hazelnut Spread, but you can use any kind you like – just be sure that it’s gluten free 🙂

In a pinch, we’ve also melted chocolate chips with a little butter or shortening and spread that in the middle. Using Enjoy Life Foods top 8 free chocolate would be a great option if you’re keeping it dairy free.


Nutella Rice Krispie Treats

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Classic Rice Krispie Treats stuffed with a layer of Nutella! These Gluten Free Nutella Rice Krispie Treats are SO easy to make and ALWAYS a crowd pleaser.


  • 1/2 cup butter or dairy free alternative
  • 15 ounces plus 1 cup marshmallows (this will be almost 2 of the 10 oz bags)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 8 cups gluten free crispy rice cereal (see notes)
  • about 2/3 jar Nutella  (or dairy free alternative-see notes)


  1. Lightly grease a 13"x9" pan and set aside.
  2. Melt butter, 15 oz mini marshmallows, and vanilla in large pan over medium-low heat. Remove from heat as soon as marshmallows are almost melted.
  3. Stir in cereal until evenly distributed.
  4. Stir in 1 cup extra marshmallows.
  5. Pat 1/2 of the cereal mixture into prepared pan.
  6. Spread Nutella over cereal mixture.
  7. Pat down remaining cereal mixture and allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.


Rice Krispies are not gluten free. Here are the gluten free alternatives we've used. Always check labels to make sure it fits your needs. I included links to amazon below so you can see what the packaging looks like, you will probably be able to find them at a less expensive price in a local store.

Malt-O-Meal Crispy Rice Cereal 

Back to Nature Sprout and Sprouted Brown Rice Crisps

Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice Cereal

To make this recipe dairy free as well:

Substitute spectrum shortening or a dairy free alternative for the butter.

Swap the Nutella for a dairy free, chocolate nut or seed spread. You can also melt 1-2 cups dairy free chocolate chips (we love Enjoy Life Foods) with a tablespoon of shortening or butter alternative to use as a spread.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 98Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 97mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

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    Strength and Sunshine
    June 8, 2015 at 10:19 am

    This would be wonderful with homemade hazelnut butter!

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    June 8, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Oh I would like some of these now, they look so good.

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    June 8, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    These look amazing! Too bad i have to wait a week before i go shopping again…..I want to make some NOW! lol

    • Reply
      June 8, 2015 at 3:34 pm

      That is a shame…but something to look forward to for sure!

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    June 9, 2015 at 6:15 am

    Mmmm, these look amazing and amazingly easy! I love it!

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    June 11, 2015 at 10:00 am

    YUM!!!!! I firmly believe that EVERYTHING is better with Nutella (or Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut spread). Can’t wait to give this a shot!

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      June 11, 2015 at 12:03 pm

      I think we definitely could be friends Leah! You’ll love it 🙂

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    Sarah | (Cooking for) Kiwi & Bean
    June 12, 2015 at 8:44 am

    A STUFFED rice krispie square? Oh wow, what an amazing innovation!!

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    Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog
    June 15, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    This is the best idea ever… I can’t even wrap my mind around how delicious this would taste!

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    Steph @ Steph in Thyme
    June 15, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Whoa, how have I gone this long in life without chocolate hazelnut in my krispie treats??

    • Reply
      June 15, 2015 at 9:52 pm

      Those were my thoughts exactly as soon as I tasted them Steph 😉

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    Raia Todd
    November 1, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Ohhhhhmygoodness. I think I could die happy eating these! They look absolutely dreamy!

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      November 3, 2018 at 8:36 pm

      Thank you Raia! -Celeste

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    Jules Shepard
    November 3, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Honestly – does it get any better than this? LOVE!

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      November 3, 2018 at 8:36 pm

      That’s why we make them so often! Thanks Jules 🙂 -Celeste

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    Cassidy @ Cassidy's Craveable Creations
    November 3, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    These look so yummy, I know my kids will go crazy over these!!!

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      November 3, 2018 at 8:34 pm

      They are a kid favorite! Hope you all love them! -Celeste

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