Low Sodium Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

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This low sodium Rice Krispie treats recipe has 4 simple ingredients, takes 15 minutes, and couldn’t be easier to make. A quick and tasty treat, made with low sodium ingredients.

These little rice squares have been to my go-to dessert for holiday parties, pot lucks, and gatherings!  These Rice Krispie treats use low-sodium swaps for traditional ingredients.

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These simple and delicious low sodium rice Krispie treats are a great treat or dessert, or just fun to make with the family on a rainy day!

I make sure to use unsalted butter for these treats, as well as a lower sodium puffed rice cereal. Regular cereals don’t taste salty, but they can have high sodium from added salt or preservatives. That’s why I make these treats with a 0mg sodium puffed rice cereal.

This Low Sodium Rice Krispie Treats Dessert Is

  • Soft & chewy
  • Deliciously sweet
  • Easy to pull-apart
  • A crowd pleaser!
  • Made with low sodium ingredients

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Are Marshmallows Low in Sodium?

For most brands, that’s a YES!  Marshmallows are made of sugar, water, and gelatin which give them their light and airy texture. For this recipe, I used these marshmallows which have 25mg of sodium per serving. Make sure to double check all labels with the ingredients you are using to ensure they are low in sodium.

If there is one thing I have learned, its that there is no substitute for homemade Rice Krispie treats.  Pre-made tore bought ones just don’t cut it for this dessert – and luckily these couldn’t be easer to make without salt.

What’s In These Non Dairy Rice Krispie Treats?

  • Puffed Rice Cereal: I use an organic puffed rice cereal, which has NO SODIUM, 0mg!  For context, regular Rice Krispies have 200mg sodium for the same serving size.
  • Unsalted Butter  – we only use unsalted butter in all our recipes, it’s a great way to cut down on your salt & sodium intake with a simple swap.
  • Mini Marshmallows: I like these mini marshmallows which have just 25mg sodium per serving. Use smaller mini marshmallows for this recipe, as the large ones take a while to melt.
  • Vanilla Extract: it’s super important to use real pure vanilla extract, and not artificial baking vanilla flavor. This real all natural vanilla is a fantastic ingredient to give this recipe an #extra boost.
  • Parchment Paper – I highly recommend lining your baking dish or pan with parchment paper before adding the treats. It makes mess-free clean up of the pan!

Low Sodium Pantry Treats

This salt free rice Krispie treats recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple snack!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards – many of which you may already have on hand. Keeping a low so pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate.  

I made a list of my Favorite Low Sodium Pantry Staples that I always keep stocked. By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious salt-free & low so recipes without a trip to the store!

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Low Sodium Snacks to Enjoy Any Time!

These easy no-salt-added Rice Krispie treats are great for a quick snack or treat. And they aren’t just for kids either, this recipe (which uses good unsalted butter and REAL vanilla!) is totally adult-friendly too.

It’s a great recipe to bring to a potluck or picnic, party or BBQ. And no one will even know they are low sodium!  Browse all our low sodium snack recipes here!

How Do I Make Rice Krispie Treats without Salt?

  1. Line a large 9×9 glass baking dish with parchment paper, set aside. Also set aside about 1/2 cup of mini marshmallows, these will be used later in the recipe.
  2. In a large pot, add the unsalted butter and the rest of the marshmallows on low heat.  Stir for about 5 minutes until butter and marshmallows have completely melted.
  3. Add the vanilla extract to the butter and marshmallows and stir well to combine, remove pot from heat. Add the rice cereal and the extra 1/2 cup of marshmallows to the pot and stir well.
  4. Pour the rice cereal into the baking dish – and gently press the rice cereal down.  Make sure to not pack down too hard, as the looser they are placed in the baking dish the softer they will be.
  5. Wait for 30 minutes to cool, then cut and serve.

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Low Sodium Rice Krispie Treats Dessert

This low sodium Rice Krispie treats recipe has 4 simple ingredients, takes 15 minutes, and couldn’t be easier to make. A quick and tasty treat, made with low sodium ingredients.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 9 squares
Calories 204 kcal

Equipment

  • 9x9 baking dish
  • parchment paper

Ingredients
  

  • 4 ounces unsalted butter 1 stick
  • 8 ounces mini marshmallows dairy free
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 cups puffed rice cereal

Instructions
 

  • Line a large 9x9 glass baking dish with parchment paper, set aside. Also set aside about 1/2 cup of mini marshmallows, these will be used later in the recipe.
  • In a large pot, add the unsalted butter and the rest of the marshmallows on low heat.  Stir for about 5 minutes until butter and marshmallows have completely melted.
  • Add the vanilla extract to the butter and marshmallows and stir well to combine, remove pot from heat. Add the rice cereal and the extra 1/2 cup of marshmallows to the pot and stir well.
  • Pour the rice cereal into the baking dish - and gently press the rice cereal down.  Make sure to not pack down too hard, as the looser they are placed in the baking dish the softer they will be.
  • Wait for 30 minutes to cool, then cut and serve.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 204kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 1gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 22mgPotassium: 15mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 315IUCalcium: 5mgIron: 0.3mg

*Please note, all nutrition content is estimated based on the ingredients we used, it may vary based on your ingredients. Always check your nutrition labels to verify sodium amounts.

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