No-Bake Caramel Crispy Balls

These no-bake caramel and date crispy balls are a perfect option for little ones as they are the ultimate sweet treat and they taste fantastic!

More importantly they are refined sugar free and a healthier alternative to off the shelf kids snacks and the more conventional chocolate rice crispy cakes. They also make the perfect kiddies pudding, after school snack or as a nice surprise in their lunch box.

These caramel and date crispy balls are great for grown ups too as a mid-afternoon sweet treat and they taste great after dinner chilled straight from the fridge.

What’s more, this recipe is easy to make and there is no baking involved making them a quick and healthy snack option at any time of the day and for every member of the family.

Refined sugar free. Gluten free. Dairy free. Soya free.


  • 12 dates (you could also use medjool dates)
  • 70ml maple syrup
  • 50g coconut oil, melted
  • 40g dairy free margarine, melted
  • 50g gluten free rice puffs
  • 50g gluten free cornflakes, crushed


  • Firstly, melt the coconut oil and margarine together in a microwave dish or in a pan on the hob.
  • Once melted, pour the liquid in to a blender and add the dates and maple syrup.
  • Blend together until you have a smooth, caramel like consistency.
  • Pour the rice puffs and cornflakes into a bowl and add the caramel mixture.
  • Mix the ingredients together well using your hands.
  • Roll into balls and place in the fridge to set for a few hours.
  • Alternatively, enjoy them as they are for all their delightful gooey-ness!

Caramel rice crispy balls

Caramel Crispy Balls

Rice crispy balls in blue case

The recipe for no-sugar rice crispy squares is also worth a try. Perfect for grown ups as a little sweet treat and for kiddies parties and family celebrations.



Georgina Hodge
Georgina Hodge
About me

My aim is to provide fun, easy and inspirational tips, ideas and recipes for a happy and healthy gluten, dairy and soya free way of life that everyone will love, especially our precious little ones X


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