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Rice Bubble Slice: Easy Australian Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

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Rice Bubble Slice is a delicious and simple snack recipe from Australia that resembles an American Rice Krispies treats recipe but is easier to make and utterly scrumptious with ingredients that make it a delightful snack to have on hand.

Side closeup view of stacked Rice Bubble Slice on a white marble cutting board

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This Rice Bubble Slice is an authentic recipe from a sweet reader in Australia that I’ve tweaked only slightly. She and her husband are dedicated healthcare workers, traveling to remote areas of the country to help bring care to those who may not have access.

I admire them for their dedication and their selfless work!

She is also a parent and loves to bake and share afternoon tea with her family.

What to Love About Rice Bubble Slice

There is so much to love about this authentic recipe! Anytime I see dates in a recipe, my ears perk up. In my youth, there wasn’t a car trip to Palm Dessert when my dad didn’t stop for his date shakes near Hadley’s Date Gardens. It’s part of my childhood.

Here’s what I love about these Rice Bubble Slice snacks:

  • They’re easier to make than rice-crispy treats as they don’t have the sticky situation with marshmallows.
  • Chopped dates bring a delicious, natural flavor I’m in love with.
  • It takes mere minutes to make and only a few to cool and set.
  • Utterly delicious!

Elizabeth’s Rice Bubble Slice Recipe

I originally received this recipe in a recent email exchange with Elizabeth, with permission to share it with you. My updated recipe and step-by-step instructions are in the post’s recipe card at the bottom.

This Rice Bubble Slice recipe is one she has made for her kids’ lunchboxes and a treat she says the elders love too!

Rice Bubble Slice Ingredients

  • 4 ounces chopped dates
  • 4 ounces butter
  • 4 ounces sugar
  • 4 cups rice bubbles

How to Make Rice Bubble Slice (Date Rice Krispies Treats)

Step-by-step instructions are in the recipe card below. Here’s a quick overview of how to make these delicious treats:

For easy removal, begin by lining a square pan (8×8 inch or 9×9 inch) with parchment paper. Add the cereal to a large bowl and then in a saucepan, bring dates, butter, sugar, and maple syrup (or honey) to a boil, and simmer until thickened.

Side view of date mixture cooking until thickened in a saucepan over medium heat

Stir in the vanilla and pinch of salt before pouring the mixture over the rice krispies and combine.

Top view of Rice Bubble slice cooling in a square parchment lined pan

Press mixture into a parchment lined pan and let cool until set before cutting into servings.

Helpful Kitchen Tools

You will need a square pan for this recipe. I’ve tested it using both a 8-inch square pan and a 9-inch square pan (affiliate link). Both work great; the only difference is the height of the finished treat.

I like to line the pan with parchment for easy removal. You can also use a layer of parchment to help smooth the top when transferring the warm treats into the prepared baking pan. This helps to create an even and smooth top. But a spatula works great too.

You will need a medium size saucepan and a heat-proof spatula or spoon for cooking the date mixture.

Top view of Rice Bubble Slice cut into squares on a white marble cutting board

Rice Bubble Slice: Easy Australian Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

Rice Bubble Slice is a delicious and simple snack recipe from Australia that resembles an American Rice Krispies treats recipe but is easier to make and utterly scrumptious with ingredients that make it a delightful snack to have on hand.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups rice krispies (in Australia, they're called Rice Bubbles)
  • 4 ounces dates chopped
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  • Add cereal to a large bowl and set aside.
  • Combine the chopped dates, sugar, butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Continue to cook until the dates are soft and the mixture is slighty thickened; about 2 to 2 1/2 minutes.
    Side view of date mixture cooking until thickened in a saucepan over medium heat
  • Remove from the heat and add the vanilla and a pinch of salt.
  • Pour the mixture over the rice bubbles (rice krispies) and stir until they are evenly coated. Press the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth to an even layer with a spatula or a layer of parchment paper.
    Top view of pressing Rice Bubble mixture into an 8 x 8 inch parchment lined baking pan
  • Let sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes or until cool and set. You can also refrigerate the treats for quicker cooling. Slice into squares with a sharp knife.
    Top view of Rice Bubble Slices cooling in a metal parchment lined baking pan

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Nutrition

Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 644IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Course: Snack
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: recipe rice krispies treat, rice bubble slice

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