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Olive Oil Rice Krispie Treats

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Olive Oil Rice Krispy Treats

We’ve reached the end of our lime green saga. I hope you’ve enjoyed it, and haven’t been too blinded in the process. Unless, of course, you’ve been blinded by desire to abandon the keyboard and go bake, immediately. Then that’s ok.

And this final recipe would be (practically) instant satisfaction. In under 20 minutes you’d be enjoying a bit of sweet and salty, crispy and crunchy goodness. I have to say, there are very few people who’d turn down a good rice krispie treat (and to those people, well, I don’t have anything to say to you).

For this batch, I simply swapped out the butter for extra virgin olive oil, and added a sprinkling of sea salt at the end. Perfection in simplicity.

Olive Oil Rice Krispie Treats

Love & Olive Oil Notepads I’d also like to officially announce the launch of the L&OO shop! Granted, there’s only one thing in there now (the precious notepads I gave away as part of the birthday celebration), but if those do well, I could see the shop growing to include other food-related goodies. I’m kind of excited about the possibilities. :) And be sure to let me know what sorts of bits and bobbles YOU would like to see in the shop!

But for now, notepads! If you didn’t win a set (and those who did should start seeing them in your mailboxes very soon), you can now purchase sets of either 2 or 4 notepads, perfect for grocery lists, recipe notes, or love sonnets dedicated to cookie dough. You know. Normal foodie stuff. I only have a limited number of sets available; and once they’re gone, they’re gone. Visit the L&OO shop today!

Olive Oil Rice Krispie Treats

(by the way, I will not be posting the recipe for the Matcha White Chocolate Shortbread cookies because, frankly, I didn’t like them very much. But I am not a fan of green tea flavor, which came through—quite strongly—in these cookies. If you feel differently about the stuff, the recipe can be found here).

Olive Oil Rice Krispie Treats


12 ounces marshmallows (about 44 regular or 7 cups mini marshmallows)
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
7 cups crisp rice cereal
sea salt


Lightly grease a 13-by-9-inch baking pan with olive oil or cooking spray.

Melt marshmallows and olive oil together in a large saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until completely melted. Remove from heat and fold in cereal, gently turning the mixture until completely coated. Press into prepared pan (you may find it easier to use your hands for this, and if so, generously oil them beforehand so the cereal mixture doesn’t stick). Sprinkle with sea salt. Cut into 2-inch squares.

Treats can be stored, lightly covered in the refrigerator, for up to three days, but are best enjoyed within a day of making them.

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46 Comments Leave a Comment »

  1. Great idea to swap the butter for olive oil. Sounds like perfection!

  2. I’m fascinated by the idea of using olive oil in these – does it make them taste really fruity? Marshmallow krispie treats are hard to beat for a party, yum :-)

  3. Did the oil mix right with the marshmallows? i tried this once with coconut oil and it was a disaster, the oil didn’t mix in and just made a greasy mess as the melted marshmallow was pushed around in oil in the pan.

  4. I never would have guessed to swap the butter for the oil. Interesting!

  5. Ive never really baked sweet foods, or none that come to mind, with olive oil. I need to try it. I Love RKTreats, too. I bet the olive oil is almost better than butter in them.

  6. What an idea. I had nerve even considered switching the butter to oil. (Not sure why?)
    I can’t wait to try!
    Good luck with your shop! It’s a great idea!

  7. I LOVED those rice krispies!!

  8. Wow, what an interesting version of rice krispie treats! I certainly never had one with olive oil but it sounds intriguing.

  9. doesn’t get better than a rice krispie! thank youu

  10. Interesting to swap the olive oil for the butter–healthier and since they’re a favorite around here, a must try!

  11. “perfect for grocery lists, recipe notes, or love sonnets dedicated to cookie dough. You know. Normal foodie stuff.”
    this is why i love this blog.
    btw, I spotted Olive&Sinclair chocolate up here in my neighborhood (DC), and scooped it up, based on the seed of an idea planted here. Scrumptiddlyumptious. Thanks again!

  12. Very excited for the shop!!! These rice krispies should be very good!

  13. I got my notepad in the mail today. What a nice surprise!

  14. These remind me of some olive oil gelato I had in the south of France a few summers ago… I was shocked by the concept but when I tried it I couldn’t believe how delicious it was!

  15. Great idea! This really has my gears turning :)

  16. The photo alone makes me want them, then the name, then the olive oil. I love the idea of using that in this sweet treat that can be too sweet at times. A adult, kid friendly version, I just need to go to the store ASAP!

  17. I just got my notepad in the mail today! Hooray! It’s so cute, thanks tons.

  18. After you said the notepads were all claimed in about an hour, I was positive I had missed out. Imagine my surprise when I found a notepad in my mail today! Thanks so much!

  19. Oh my, rice krispie treats with olive oil? Brilliant! I’ll definitely be making these soon, especially since I got a major craving for rice krispie treats the other day. I wonder what other kinds of oil you could use, with this variation the possibilities seem endless. Perhaps hazelnut oil? Exciting!

  20. Thanks for sharing! Excellent delicious recipe. I followed the steps you describe and the the treats turned out to be a hit. It’s amazing how good they still taste despite the lack of butter.

  21. What a simply brilliant idea. I loled about the cookies. I was about to go back through and see where I missed the recipe. You made me lol. On a good note, they’re pretty!

  22. id never thought of putting olive oil in rice cripsys! i love them cause theyre super simple and gluten free! yum

  23. That platter of goodies looks incredibly inviting! Gorgeous photo too!

  24. Isn’t everything better with olive oil? Of course it is…including your little rice crispy treat! They are pretty yummy looking I must say.

  25. Such a great twist on a party classic. x

  26. what an interesting idea using olive oil in rice krispie treats! sounds delicious! seriously, no matter how old i get, i still love love love rice krispie treats, they are the best!

  27. Thanks for the notepad! I am intrigued by the idea of the green tea cookies. I will have to see about making them for my husband.

  28. I absolutely love my new notepad! The color is just gorgeous! Thanks so much!

  29. These were amazing! I can take or leave rice krispies usually, so I didn’t even try one at the party. I was too busy stuffing my face with macarons. I stuck one in the goodie bag for M. I snuck a bite on the couch and almost wrestled him for the rest. Thanks for keeping violence out of our house… for now :)

  30. I would suggest t-shirts and baseball caps or how about grocery bags

  31. I love that you added olive oil to these!

  32. Olive oil instead of butter seems like reason enough for me to whip up a batch….at least that’s what I’m going to tell myself ;).

  33. When i was going to make these treats i wanted to use coconut oil, and i opened my coconut oil and it smelled so bad. It was supposed to refrigerate it but i didn’t know, woops! But anyways, i used olive oil, and i used the Fruity Pebbles cereal to make these treats and they tasted so good! the olive oil made them so much sweeter. Thx for this recipe

  34. These are great for those with dairy allergies like my daughter! She loves them and was so happy she could have them.

  35. Thanks so much for this recipe. I needed to make a birthday “cake” for my niece that is dairy & gluten free  and was searching for an alternative to butter/margarine.  I used coconut oil instead & made it in a loaf pan, then topped it with chocolate chips melted with a little coconut oil & of course sprinkles. She loved it & most important it didn’t give her a tummy ache.

  36. Have you tried this with peanut butter? 

  37. THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH FOR THIS LITTLE CHEAT!!!!! I have a little one with food allergies and this was a BIG hit with him. I am finally able to share my favorite snack with my favorite person. My husband on the other hand thinks that you guys are helping me find new ways to make him fat ;)

  38. Would it be possible to use Avocado Oil for this recipe instead of coconut oil or olive oil.?
    I most,y cook with Advocado Oil.

  39. The mixture seemed a little stickier than normal when I tried this recipe, but luckily I had oiled down the mixing bowl and spoon prior to mixing. The rice bars taste very good but there is a little bit of a taste difference compared to the normal ones with butter. That said no one noticed they were made with olive oil rather than butter. Will definitely make again!

  40. I made these for a friend’s child who has a dairy and gluten allergy. I added a bit of vanilla instead of sea salt. I am a butter lover, but thought these tasted very good! I was glad I could make him something yummy! Thank you!

  41. Made this today and turned out perfect!

  42. These rice krispies were amazing and super easy to make! I put the left overs in a Ziploc bag and it lasted for over a week and they were still delicious!

  43. I loved this recipe. As a chronic rheumatoid arthritis sufferer I medicate with olive oil infused with cannabis. This gives me a delightful treat while being able to medicate. Thanks for posting.

  44. I ran out of butter and found this recipe and it’s actually awesome

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