Toasted Coconut Rice Krispies Treats

A tropical twist on the classic rice krispie treat, these toasted coconut rice krispie treats are perfect for any occasion. Rice Krispie treats have been smiles on the faces of children and adults alike since Mildred Day invented them in the 1920′s. These classic American treats were the very first thing that I remember making in the kitchen with my mom. Homemade rice krispies treats are the best, aren’t they? They taste nothing like the prepackaged rice krispies treats they have nowadays. My mom and I would make a large batch of these treats and between my dad, brother and me they would be gone in the blink of an eye. There have been many occasions after gorging myself on these delicious treats that I have sworn I would never eat another one. But who can resist these ooey, gooey, crunchy treats? Especially when they are speckled with shredded coconut, topped with toasted coconut and drizzled with dark chocolate. These no bake dessert bars come together in no time at all, so what are you waiting for? ;)

Toasted Coconut Rice Krispies Treats

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Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for pan
  • 10oz (1 bag) marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 5 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 cup shredded coconut, toasted
  • 3 ounces (about 1/2 cup) bittersweet chocolate chips
Directions:

  1. To toast the coconut, spread the coconut onto a rimmed sheet pan. Toast in a 350°F oven, stirring frequently, until the coconut is an even brown color, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Butter an 9×13-inch baking pan. Line the baking pan with parchment paper letting the paper extend up the two short sides of the pan and overhang slightly on both ends. Butter paper; set pan aside.
  3. In a large saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Add marshmallows and stir frequently until melted, about 6 minutes.  Stir in shredded coconut and coconut extract. Remove from heat and stir in rice cereal. Using a piece of wax paper, press rice mixture evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with toasted coconut and press lightly to adhere to the top of the treats.
  4. In a small, microwave safe bowl, heat the chocolate in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir, and return to microwave, heating in 15 second intervals and stirring well between each heating, until chocolate is melted. Drizzle melted chocolate over the treats in the pan.
  5. Cool at room temperature until chocolate hardens. Cut into squares.

Source: Craving Chronicles

21 Responses to “Toasted Coconut Rice Krispies Treats”

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — April 6, 2011 @ 6:39 am

    I love that there are so many ways to fancy up rice crispy treats:-)

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    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — April 6, 2011 @ 10:35 am

    Rice krispy treats are so wonderful. I love the idea of toasted coconut on top.

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    Michelle — April 6, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

    You had to know I’d love the addition of coconut! These look fabulous.

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    Junia @ Mis Pensamientos — April 6, 2011 @ 12:57 pm

    love the idea of toasting coconut!!! these krispies look great!!

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    katshealthcorner — April 6, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

    Oh no you didn’t! Coconut?! Now I HAVE to make these! :D

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    Jenny — April 6, 2011 @ 5:28 pm

    Coconut rice krispies?! Ah how amazing! :D

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    Susi's Kochen und Backen — April 6, 2011 @ 5:31 pm

    What a great way to turn rice krispy treats into something unexpected! Love the addition of toasted coconut and chocolate. :o)

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    Morgan — April 6, 2011 @ 7:29 pm

    I’ve been baking with lots of coconut lately and these look so yummy!

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    happywhennothungry — April 6, 2011 @ 8:57 pm

    These look great! I am loving Rice Krispy treats lately and the toasted coconut addition sounds amazing!

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    Sara — April 6, 2011 @ 11:36 pm

    I love the chocolate/coconut combination. These, as always, look fantastic!

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    briarrose — April 7, 2011 @ 7:56 am

    OOoo…..wonderful twist on the classic.

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    Livin' in the Kitchen — April 7, 2011 @ 1:39 pm

    These look delicious! I know the feeling of saying you’re not going to eat something ever again.. I always end up eating it anyway!

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    daksha — April 8, 2011 @ 4:37 am

    Lovely post congrats for top 9! we use rice krispied many ways but ur kind of new for me thanks for sharing ur ideas.:)

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    Margaret Murphy Tripp — April 8, 2011 @ 6:20 am

    I love Rice Crispies treats and crave them often. I was planning to make some today, actually and have all the ingredients to try these! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

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    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table — April 8, 2011 @ 8:11 am

    Whoa – it’s like a rice krispy samosa! Looks amazing!

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    Your Cup of Cake — April 8, 2011 @ 10:15 am

    These look incredible! I really will need to try these soon.

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    alyce — April 8, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

    yum!

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    Maria @ Scandifoodie — April 9, 2011 @ 1:59 am

    They look so perfect!

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    michelle Pleadwell — April 9, 2011 @ 6:42 am

    Oh yum! Now that’s a rice krispie square

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    Emily @ eat.drink.run. — April 12, 2011 @ 10:33 am

    I love rice krispies treats and have added other things in the past to spruce them up (like peanut butter, yum) but never thought of coconut. Genius!!

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