I don’t care what time of year it is, Oreos are always in season! This week, I’m sharing a twist on the classic rice crispy treat. This easy dessert can be made and served in about 30 minutes. I know you’re gonna love these Easy Vegan Oreo Rice Crispy Treats!
Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Easy Vegan Oreo Rice Crispy Treats
To make these tasty treats, you only need 5 ingredients:
- Vegan Butter
- Jumbo Vegan Marshmallows
- Vanilla Extract
- Crushed Oreo Cookies
- Crispy Rice Cereal
How to Make Easy Vegan Oreo Rice Crispy Treats
Making these Vegan Oreo Rice Crispy Treats is super easy. To start, add 4 tablespoons of vegan butter to a large pot. Once the vegan butter has started to melt, add in the bag of marshmallows along with the vanilla extract and salt to the mixture. Be sure to stir frequently. I would also recommend using a non-stick pot so that you don’t have to deal with a big sticky mess.
Once the marshmallows have cooked down and are visibly melted, remove the pot from the heat and stir in the crushed Oreo cookies and crispy rice cereal. Stir this mixture until well combined. During this step, I would recommend using a silicone spatula so that the mixture doesn’t stick as you stir.
Now that everything has been stirred together, line your 8×8 baking dish with the remaining tablespoon of vegan butter. Simply melt it in a microwave safe dish for a few seconds and use a brush to coat the inside of the baking dish you intend to use. Alternatively, you could line the baking dish with parchment paper for easy retrieval.
Allow your Vegan Oreo Rice Crispy Treats to set for about 20 minutes or so or until the mixture has cooled. Once the mixture has cooled, you can cut the Vegan Oreo Rice Crispy Treats however you’d like. I opted to cut them into 9 pieces to make large and thick treats.
How to Dip Rice Crispy Treats
I opted to dip these Vegan Oreo Rice Crispy Treats in white chocolate for two reasons– one being I’m a little extra at times and the second reason being that I had some hangin’ out in my pantry waiting to be used and this seemed like an appropriate time to do so!
To melt down the vegan white chocolate chips, simply heat them in a non-stick pot over low heat on the stove. They will likely melt pretty quick so be sure to stir them frequently. Once melted, reduce the heat to it’s lowest setting in order to keep warm while dipping each of your Vegan Oreo Rice Crispy Treats. Otherwise, the melted vegan white chocolate will revert and harden again.
Dip each of the pieces in the vegan white chocolate and place them on a sheet pan or other clean surface to allow them to harden. Now would also be a good time to top with additional crushed Oreo cookies if you choose to do so. To get the vegan white chocolate to harden quickly, you can place them in the freezer for about 15 minutes. Be sure not to forget them!
Where Can I Find Vegan White Chocolate Chips?
I found the vegan white chocolate chips I used for this recipe at Walmart, where they’ve added it to their Great Value Brand. I’ve also found a few more options online:
Where Can I Find Vegan Marshmallows?
Believe it or not, traditional marshmallows are not vegan as they contain animal gelatin. Weird right? Who thinks of this stuff?! The good news is, you can find vegan marshmallows for your Vegan S’mores Cookies at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and Amazon. Dandie’s is likely the most popular company for vegan marshmallows. They even make different flavors! You can certainly jazz up this recipe by substituting the traditional mini marshmallows for a flavored version, but the classics are perfect for this recipe.
How Long Will These Vegan Oreo Rice Crispy Treats Last?
These treat will keep in an air tight container on for 3-4 days.
Do I Have to Use Oreos Specifically?
Sure don’t! Though I’ve used Oreo’s for recipes in the past, I chose to use the Trader Joe’s brand of cookies this time around. I’m sure there are other dupes available at other stores. You can also use a completely different cookie all together if you wanted to!
Tips for Making the Best Vegan Oreo Rice Crispy Treats
- Use a non-stick pot to avoid a sticky mess.
- Use a silicone spatula to stir to avoid the mixture sticking as you stir.
- Do not over cook the marshmallows.
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I know you’ll love these Easy Vegan Oreo Rice Crispy Treats! They’re easy to make and can be ready in about 30 minutes! Not to mention, you can customize them however you’d like. Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think in the comments below!
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Easy Vegan Oreo Rice Crispy Treats
- 5 tbsp vegan butter separated
- 1 bag 10 oz. large vegan marshmallows
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 cup Oreo Cookies crushed (plus more for optional garnish)
- 5 cups Crispy Rice Cereal
- In a large pot over medium heat, melt 4 tbsp vegan butter.
- Add the bag of marshmallows, vanilla extract and salt to the mixture. Stir frequently until marshmallows have melted.
- Remove from heat and stir in crispy rice cereal and crushed Oreo cookies until well combined.
- Line an 8×8 baking dish with 1 tbsp melted vegan butter and transfer the crispy rice mixture to the pan. Smooth it over with a spatula.
- Let it rest for 20 minutes or until cool.
- Retrieve from dish and cut into desired pieces. Enjoy!