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!
There’s a lot of coconut flavor (as well as actual coconut in there). Don’t like nuts? Have it your way.
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.
I had me a cute, lil’ helper with these. Use a potato masher to press the treats evenly in the pan.
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!
Could he BE any cuter? (Yes, Mother, I know he needs a haircut, but sometimes that’s what makes him all the more cute!)