Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Coconut Rice Krispies Treats and a Run Down of All the Treats I’ve Made in the Past

I’ve done it again with the Rice Krispies Treats.  I’ve had fun making all kinds of these easy, yummy treats over the last few years and I’m bettin’ I’ll be making more, like these newest creations, Coconut Rice Krispies Treats!  Let’s take a little stroll down memory lane (well, only if you want to, I wanted to.)

There’s these Halloween Oreo Rice Krispies Treats as well as these popular Halloween Oreo Caramel Rice Krispies Treats.  Oh, let’s just keep going here—I’ve made Heavenly Chocolate Caramel Rice Krispies Treats to start the whole caramel thing.  These are SO good!

But there’s more--Peanut Butter and Chocolate Multi Grain Jumbo Krispies Treats (love the Jumbo Multi Grain Krispies!)  What about Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Rice Krispies Treats, somebody stop me!  I actually didn’t realize I’ve made SO many variations of these over the last few years!  Shall I keep going?  Okay, playing around with some other cereal, I came up with these, Cookie Crisp Rice Krispies Treats.

Sigh.  I need to open a Rice Krispies Treats store!  I’ve been festive at times with Red, White and Blue Rice Krispies Treats.  What about my Almost Sugarless Rice Krispies Treats that I made using agave nectar to make homemade marshmallow, huh, what about that! ;)  I had fun with these making the marshmallow pink and shaping the treats as hearts for Taylor’s preschool treats last year for Valentine’s Day and using the Jumbo Multi Grain Krispies.

We’re nearing the end of the list, but certainly can’t forget the Triple Decker Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats I came up with all the way back in May of 2008—so good!  And these beauties--Laffy Taffy Strawberry Banana Rice Krispies Treats.

Today’s treats, if you love the Almond Joy/Mounds candy bars, are just for you and you can choose, because you know, sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t!

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There’s a lot of coconut flavor (as well as actual coconut in there).  Don’t like nuts?  Have it your way.

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Coconut Rice Krispies Treats, by Katrina Smith

13 ounces mini marshmallows

3 heaping tablespoons coconut oil

1 cup unsweetened, reduced fat, organic coconut flakes (you could use sweetened)*

1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes

1 teaspoon pure coconut flavor (optional)

6 cups (162 grams) Jumbo Multi Grain Krispies Cereal (Rice Krispies Cereal is fine, too)

3 ounces dark chocolate, chopped and melted

1/2 cup toasted and chopped almonds

Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with foil, spray lightly with cooking spray.   In a large microwave safe bowl (or a saucepan on the stove), melt the marshmallows and coconut oil in 30 second intervals, stirring between each time (only takes about 1 1/2 minutes in the microwave).  Once melted, stir in the coconut flakes and flavoring, then add the cereal and mix well.  Spread the mixture evenly in the pan, pressing down to make it compact.  Sprinkle the chopped almonds over the top (or half, which is what we did), press down on them so they stick.  Then drizzle the melted chocolate over all the treats.  Let sit for about an hour, remove from the pan using the edges of the foil.  Cut into desired sizes.

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I had me a cute, lil’ helper with these.  Use a potato masher to press the treats evenly in the pan.

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These have a GREAT coconut flavor and chew from all the coconut  (I added some of the sweetened coconut just for that texture.)  You can use all sweetened or any kind you’d like.  Add more or less, if you’d like as well.  If you really want that covered candy bar, you can also use a little more chocolate and spread it all over the top.  De-lish!

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Could he BE any cuter?  (Yes, Mother, I know he needs a haircut, but sometimes that’s what makes him all the more cute!)

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26 comments:

♥peachkins♥ said...

Isn't he a darling???

Mimi said...

He is too cute for words.
I can see that I am way behind on the Rice Krispie Treats curve. For some odd reason my son loves coconut, no one else here is a big fan. These would be the perfect treat for him.
Mimi

Natalie said...

i love coconut anything--will have to try these!

can't wait to see what rice krispies variation you think of next!

Leslie said...

OMG..I just want to pinch those cheeks!!!
Love the treats

Maria said...

Too cute!!! You are the baking queen:)

Kerstin said...

Aww, what cute pics! You are the Rice Krispy Queen - love your coconut version!

noble pig said...

I love coconut and cute, sweet little boys.

Megan said...

Just let me squeeze him - just a little bit! He's too cute -

I haven't seen your post on chocolate chip rice krispy cookies.... and you know where this is going!

(I'm off to the kitchen - ok, maybe tomorrow)

Liz said...

In answer to your question, NO, he could not be any cuter! Can you find a way to freeze him at this age forever? :)

You are the Rice Crispy Queen, for sure. I recently came across this company doing gourmet rice crispy treats:

http://milkandkrunchies.com/index.php/flavors

But yours sound way, way better. I love coconut, but have never thought of putting it in treats before!

mike said...

Ok, I HAVE to get some coconut oil this weekend. I'm making these for sure! I just bought rice krispies too - what luck! These will be a hit at work, I can just tell - thanks so much for making and "creating" these!

Emily said...

Oooh these look amazing. Hey! What if you put some of those cocnut M&M's on top? That would be goood.

He is so cute!

Nick said...

No wonder you have such happy kids!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Darling helper! He looks so happy to be lending a hand. And why not? Those RKT's look amazing!

Spiceaholic said...

Aww, what a cutie!

I'm very impressed with your Rice Krispie Treats prowess!

Romaine said...

Girl, I didn't realize you were the Rice Krispie Queen. Wow!

And your little boy is too cute for words!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Haha the little poser! He's so adorable. And he's really grown. A year ago, the kind of 'helping' he did was soo different!!

P.S - You are the Queen of all things Treaty! And I haven't ever made one.. Time I try!

Chey can cook! (and more) said...

wow about the rice krispie treats! and i love the pics:)

eatme_delicious said...

Wow that is a serious list of rice krispie treats! This new creation of yours sounds delicious - I love anything coconut. And your little boy is so cute!!

Dina said...

such cuties!

Daily Freebies said...

Too cute!!

Max and Deborah said...

These sound wonderful!!!

I love the Almond joy candy bar, i guess i feel like a nut most of the time.
So is Parker going to have an orthodontist consult soon. his smile reminds me of your teeth model. Still as cute as ever!

Unplanned Cooking said...

What cutie! I love Almond Joy bars - always with the nut ;)

Eliana said...

Believe it or not, I've never made a rice krispie treat. You've inspired me to give them a try because this one looks AMAZING!!!!

Cooking Foodie said...

Its my first time here and love your blog. Lovely recipes. This one especially. Have bookmarked it make it soon...
And your boy is very very cute.

Florida Car said...

I bet the young ones are devouring those baked goods. The earlier post with almond joys and brownies is a must try.

Anonymous said...

First, your little boy is darling! Reminds me of my son when he was that age with all those curls! Don't cut them:) I still regret it:)
I just stumbled upon your blog via Pinterest and I'm so anxious to check out all of your Rice Krispies Treats recipes! I'm not a coconut fan so this particular one doesn't interest me, but I do believe I saw cookie dough mentioned. THAT.GOT.MY.ATTENTION!
Thanks for the inspiration!