Wondering if you can make rice crispy treats with coconut oil instead of butter? You bet! You'll love this soft and chewy homemade rice krispie squares recipe.

As much as a I love a good cookie or a delicious cake, sometimes I just love the simplicity of homemade rice krispie treats for a dessert. I mean the ooey gooey chewy combo of marshmallows and crispy rice cereal is just so good.

How to make rice krispie treats homemade

Plus, making them is a fairly good workout, especially if you 1.5x or double the batch. Like you need some serious muscle to really mix the cereal in with the melted marshmallows. Making rice krispie squares isn't for the weak, yo!

Seriously it's a dessert that gives you a workout. And that means you don't have to feel guilty eating a couple squares. Because deep down you know you burned a couple hundred calories during the cooking process and you earned those extra squares!

Yeah, I'm just going to go ahead and help myself to another square right about now...

How to make homemade rice crispy treats

Rice Krispie Treats? Rice Krispie Squares? Whatever You Call Them, You'll Love these Delicious Marshmallow Treats!

When I need a quick dessert or a treat to send to school with the kids, I always make these coconut oil rice krispie squares. I also make them for every piano recital I host.

The reasons are simple.

It's easy to make a large batch. They're quick to make. And they're so freaking delicious that they get devoured in mere minutes.

Rice crispy treats with coconut oil recipe

Can you Make Rice Crispy Treats with Coconut Oil?

YES absolutely! And honestly, it tastes waaaaay better. You'll never go back to making them with butter. I promise.

So seriously, get ready to try making them with coconut oil instead of butter because they're magically delicious.

Wait a minute, that's the wrong cereal slogan...

Well, anyway they're grrrrrreat!

Oops, I did it again...(sing it to Britney Spears, obviously)

Okay, let me try that one more time. When you substitute the butter for some coconut oil, I promise you'll crave those crazy squares...


I just love slogans as much as I love puns, cliches, and random song lyrics. And I know you'll enjoy the extra bit of snap, crackle, pop that the coconut oil gives these treats.

Okay, I'm done 😂

Rice krispie treats with coconut oil

You'll Love Making Rice Krispie Treats with Coconut Oil Instead of Butter!

So here's why you'll want to hurry up and try making rice krispie squares with coconut oil:

  • They just taste better than the original recipe. And homemade always tastes a million times better than the store bought ones (those are so gross, don't you think? blech)

  • You won't be able to eat just one. Guaranteed.

  • The end up softer and chewier, but that could also be due to my better marshmallow to crispy rice cereal ratio than what's in the original Rice Krispie Treats recipe. Seriously, Kellogg's, why are you so stingy on the marshmallows? The equal ratio is the secret to how to make rice krispie treats softer and chewier.

  • People will be begging to know why your rice krispie squares taste better than everyone else's. I have people ask me all the time what my secret is. Psst...it's using coconut oil instead of butter.

  • Quick to make.

Rice krispie treats recipe that uses coconut oil instead of butter

How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

Ready to give this coconut oil rice krispie squares recipe a try? Good decision. Let's do this before the kids raid the pantry!

Homemade rice krispie treats

How to make rice krispie treats without butter and with coconut oil instead.



  1. Melt the coconut oil over medium heat in a large saucepan.

  2. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.

  3. Remove from heat.

  4. Add Rice Krispies cereal.

  5. Stir until well coated.

  6. Spray a 13 x 9 pan or cookie sheet with canola oil spray.

  7. Spread the mixture evenly onto the sheet or pan, pressing firmly using your hands or a greased spatula.

  8. Let it cool and then cut into squares.

How to make rice krispie treats with coconut oil instead of butter