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No-Bake Butterscotch Rice Krispie Bars (Gluten-Free)

Ooey gooey butterscotch yum. That’s what these gluten-free No-Bake Butterscotch Rice Krispie bars are and I am in love. A simple small batch no-bake recipe mixes up in a snap full of rice krispie cereal, whole grain oats, peanut butter, and maple syrup. One might even go as far as saying a fun breakfast alternative.

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Brightly sprinkled rice krispy oat bars on a small white plate

Took A Few Tries

I attempted this recipe several times before it matched what I had envisioned in my head. First time around, they were delicious but way too hard and brittle. Second time around, the butterscotch separated and burnt. The third time, as they say, was the charm.

The best part about this recipe is the minimal ingredients, equipment, and time needed. I made it in the microwave, but it could quickly be done on the stovetop should you be a kitchen baking purist. So grab a large microwave-friendly mixing bowl and let’s get going.

A stack of brightly sprinkled butterscotch rice krispy bars in the foreground with a few bars in the background.

Easy to Make

Let’s begin with the maple syrup, peanut butter, and butterscotch chips in the bowl and heat them in the microwave in 30-second intervals. Give it a quick stir after each interval until it is fully melted and smooth.

Next, add in the rice krispie cereal, whole grain oats, and coarse sea salt. Mix, mix, and mix until all the dry ingredients are fully incorporated. Add in a splash of fun sprinkles, give a quick stir with a spatula, and into the prepared 9×4 inch baking pan. Let’s these ooey-gooey bars of butterscotch delight chill in the fridge for an hour or two, slice up, and enjoy!

A vertical shot of butterscotch rice krispy bars full of brightly coloured sprinkles sitting on a small white plate.

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days. But let’s be honest…these gluten-free No-Bake Butterscotch Rice Krispie bars aren’t going to last 7 days. ?

Are you a butterscotch fan? Check out my Sprinkle Confetti Squares!

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a stack of brightly sprinkled rice krispy and oat bars.

Butterscotch Rice Krispie Bars (Gluten-Free)

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  • Author: Katie Stymiest
  • Total Time: 2 Hrs. 5 Min.
  • Yield: 8 bars 1x


A quick and easy no-bake butterscotch rice krispie treat perfect for summer!



Butterscotch Rice Krispie Bars

  • 1 ½ cups gluten-free rice krispie cereal
  • ¾ cup gluten-free whole grain oats
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup butterscotch chips
  • ½ cup gluten-free sprinkles


Butterscotch Rice Krispie Bars

  1. Spray and parchment line a 9 x 4-inch baking pan.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the maple syrup, peanut butter, and butterscotch chips in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add in the rice krispie cereal, whole grain oats, and salt and mix until fully combined.
  4. Add in the sprinkles and gently mix until just combined.
  5. Dump the butterscotch rice krispie treat mixture into the prepared pan and firmly press down.
  6. Allow to cool and set for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  7. Cut into 8 bars and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: Chill Time - 2 Hrs.
  • Category: Squares
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 Square
  • Calories: 241
  • Sugar: 25 grams
  • Sodium: 323 Miligrams
  • Fat: 12 Grams
  • Saturated Fat: 2 Grams
  • Unsaturated Fat: 9 Grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 Grams
  • Carbohydrates: 42 Grams
  • Fiber: 2 Grams
  • Protein: 5 Grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 Miligrams

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