This rice bubble slice is a classic Kiwi treat that is still a favourite with kids everywhere. This easy to make slice is a healthier version of the classic, it is naturally sweetened with honey and contains no extra sugar.
Rice bubbles, rice pops, Rice Krispies, or rice puffs, or whatever you want to call them, have a fun crunch and pop that makes this slice one that kids love!
In fact, if I'm honest I'm quite fond of it myself, it brings back childhood party memories.
My little boy loves this slice as a treat and loves to help make it. It's so easy, with only a few ingredients it's perfect for getting the kids involved.
Rice bubble slice makes a great allergy-friendly treat to have for kids parties. This rice bubble slice is a healthy version so you don't need to worry about kids loading up on too much sugar. It's still fun to eat and pretty tasty!
My rice bubble slice contains only four ingredients:
- Rice bubbles or equivalent cereal - Rice bubbles, rice pops, rice Krispies, or rice puffs. If you are strictly gluten-free and/or Celiac then you will need to look for rice puffs.
- Coconut oil - I use refined coconut oil for this slice with a pinch of salt.
- Honey - You could also use maple syrup or agave syrup.
- Desiccated coconut - Finely desiccated coconut works best.
Step by step instructions
Step 1 - Add the honey and coconut oil into the pan.
Step 2 - On low-medium heat, heat the honey and coconut oil, they should become liquid.
Step 3 - Add a pinch of salt. Heat the honey and coconut oil for 2-3 min, stir continuously until it is completely stirred through and has thickened.
Step 4 - Add the vanilla extract. Add the rice bubbles and desiccated coconut to the liquid and stir until combined.
Step 5 - Place the rice bubble mixture into a lined baking tray. Press down with the back of a spatula or spoon.
Step 6 - Place in the fridge to set for around 60 minutes. Remove the slice once firm and cut it into squares or slices.
Store the rice bubble slice in an airtight container in the fridge.
Recipe Swaps and Variations
- I have made this rice bubble slice with coconut oil to keep it dairy-free. You could of course use standard butter or Vegan butter as another dairy-free option.
- For this rice bubble slice to be Vegan you could use Maple syrup. You could also use agave syrup or your preferred sugar.
Rice bubbles are made from rice so are often presumed to be gluten-free. But they may contain other additives or ingredients that contain gluten such as malt syrup which is a type of sweetener derived from barley.
There are brands that do specifically gluten-free rice bubbles such as Hubbards Thank Goodness range or Freedom range in New Zealand.
If you are looking for other healthy kids snacks you might like to check out this post 50 Healthy Kids Snacks - these snacks are all gluten, dairy, and refined sugar-free.
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Have a lovely week!
- 4 cups (120gm) rice bubbles/puffs/Kripsies
- ½ cup (125gm) coconut oil
- ¼ cup (20gm) dessicated coconut
- 3 Tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of sea salt
- Add the coconut oil and honey to a medium-sized pan.
- On medium-low heat, heat the coconut oil and honey until they become liquid.
- Add a pinch of salt. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring continuously until the ingredients are combined and slightly thickened.
- Remove from the heat. Add the vanilla extract. Add the rice bubbles, stir until combined.
- Add the mixture to a lined slice tray. I used a 27 X 17 cm tray.
- Press down with a spatula or back of a spoon so that the mixture is firmly in the tray.
- Place in the fridge for 60 minutes to set until firm.
- Remove the slice from the fridge and cut it into squares or slices.
- Store the rice bubble slice in an airtight container in the fridge.
The rice bubble slice will make approx 18-20 squares or slices depending on how big you cut the slices.
If you are strictly gluten-free then please look for gluten-free rice bubbles/pops or puffs.
If you are in the US the rice cereal in this recipe is commonly called Rice Krispies. It is known as rice bubbles in New Zealand.
Nutrition InformationYield 20 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 85Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 32mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 0gSugar 4gProtein 0g
This nutritional information is an estimate only and is provided as a courtesy to readers. It was auto-generated based on serving size, number of servings, and typical information for the ingredients listed in the recipe card. Please feel free to use your preferred nutrition calculator. Please consult your doctor about any specific dietary requirements.