Krispie treat safe for my fructose malabsorption

A better Krispie treat safe for my fructose malabsorber

Krispie treat safe for my fructose malabsorption

Krispie treat safe for my fructose malabsorption

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Healthy gluten free krispie treat safe for fructose malabsorption

Hi! Today I made a treat for the kids but as usual didn’t leave well enough alone. Rice Krispie treats can be safe for TQ’s fructose malabsorption. I tested this out a few months back and he tolerated it well. The rest of his diet is really limited as far as sugars are concerned. But, to start, we tried just a tiny piece – like a 1 inch by 1 inch cube. He had no trouble. In general, he can eat a piece for dessert about 2 inches squared. This is a fun treat. Even MK likes it! So, this is really the classic recipe although I doctored it a bit by adding coconut oil in place of butter and ground flax seed (which by now, you probably know I add that whenever possible). Super simple, super yummy with a little added nutrition that no one will notice. I didn’t include a recipe because seriously it’s on every box of rice cereal. Here are my little add-ins.



Coconut oil has been recently in the press about it’s health benefits. They include being an aid to healthy digestion, assisting in the absorption of key minerals, antioxidants and antimicrobial properties (meaning it can kill unwanted bacterial in your digestive system). For us, coconut oil contains no lactose – bonus. Because it obviously tastes like coconut, I did add some Earth Balance to tone down the coconut flavor. these bars just have a hit of flavor. My kids happen to like coconut – and I tested this out on our neighbors and they liked it too 🙂







I used 2TB of the coconut oil and 1TB of Earth Balance (organic, lactose free butter substitute) 6 cups rice cereal, gluten free with 1/4 cup ground flax seed. I have also used quinoa bran but the flax seed is more unnoticeable. It adds fiber, protein, Omega 3s, magnesium, aids digestion, lowers cholesterol….. it goes on. This is a healthy little seed.

Meanwhile, the oil is melted and it’s time to add the marshmallows!




The brand is importaIMG_1053nt. This brand uses dextrose, an approved sweetener for fructose malabsorption. And I added a splash of pure vanilla.









Marshmallows are now all melted and gooey. The pan of melted marshmallow is ready to be poured over the cereal. Give it a good stir to combine.



Into a buttered (or sprayed) 9X12 pan it goes!




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Here’s a tip, dampen your hands in cold water to press it into the pan, that way the gooey mess won’t stick to your hands – SO much easier.


I tossed just a handful of mini Enjoy Life allergy free chocolate chips on top 🙂

Krispie treat safe for my fructose malabsorption

Krispie treat safe for my fructose malabsorption


Enjoy! My kids do! And it’s a “normal treat” for TQ to consume, share with friends and take in his lunch box. Winner.


Healthy rice krispie treat
Serves 12
Healthy gluten free krispie treat safe for fructose malabsorption, gluten free and made with coconut oil and ground flax seeds for added nutrition.
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Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
129 calories
21 g
3 g
5 g
1 g
3 g
31 g
15 g
10 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 129
Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 3mg
Sodium 15mg
Total Carbohydrates 21g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 10g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2TB Coconut oil
  2. 1TB Earth balance buttery spread (or butter)
  3. 4 cups Mini marshmallows
  4. 6 cups Puffed rice cereal
  5. 1/4 cup Ground flax seed
  6. 1 tsp Pure vanilla extract
  1. Melt coconut oil and butter/spread in large sauce pan
  2. Spray a 13X9X2 baking dish with cooking spray
  3. Add marshmallows to melted oil and stir until those melt
  4. Add vanilla and stir
  5. Place cereal and ground flax seed in a large bowl, stir to distribute flax evenly
  6. Pour melted marshmallow over the cereal and stir to combine
  7. Transfer cereal mixture into prepared pan, press evenly. Damp hands make this much easier
  8. Cut into squares and enjoy!
  1. Gluten free
  2. Lactose free
Adapted from Kellogg's
Adapted from Kellogg's
2 replies
  1. Desiree
    Desiree says:

    The marshmallows have dextrose listed as the fourth ingredient, but corn syrup is the first. But he does okay? I understand that the dextrose can help with absorption but I thought it had to exceed the fructose. I saw your post and got excited and told my son he can have marshmallows! But now I’m afraid.

  2. says:

    Hi! thanks for your question! My son can have a limited quantity of the marshmallow. I only use “Jet-Puffed” brand. The corn syrup does not contain added fructose.(we avoid that at all costs) The key is moderation! TQ has even been able to eat a smore in the summertime with friends.(one marshmallow with a gluten free graham and dark chocolate – I’m happy to pass along the brands) I started very, very small to make sure he was ok. The first time I made these he only got a 1 inch by 1 inch square… then we waited. I introduce everything slowly. The scary thing here is that every person reacts differently to the quantities. Oh! and I should also mention, during the day TQ has not consumed any other added sugar, that way his chances of feeling ill are lessened.


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