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Coconut Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

Give Rice Krispies Treats a Coconut and Chocolate Upgrade

The following post was originally featured on HeatherChristo.com and written by Heather Christo, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Food.

Is it ridiculous to post a "recipe" for Rice Krispies treats? Perhaps. But I am doing it anyways. And for multiple reasons.

The fun reason is because these are insanely delicious (I had to have them removed from my reach and site after I ate too many). I love the added texture and chew of the shredded coconut, and then nothing pairs as well with coconut as chocolate. And I am no chocoholic — trust me. Then you have that crispy rice cereal and the gooey marshmallows — well, forget it. So good.

The less fun reason that I am so in love with these is that they are gluten-, dairy-, and egg-free. Yesssssss . . . Major score for our household . . . And maybe for yours for the upcoming treat-based holiday?

And even if you are not free from anything in your house, these are just plain yum. Try them.

Coconut Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats

From HeatherCristo.com

Coconut Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

Ingredients

  1. 1/4 cup coconut oil, plus more for greasing the pan
  2. 10 ounces minimarshmallows
  3. 6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
  4. 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  5. 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I use the vegan, soy-free and gluten-free Life’s Balance variety)

Directions

  1. Prepare a 9-by-13-inch dish with coconut oil.
  2. In a large pot, melt the coconut oil. Add the marshmallows and stir with a wooden spoon over medium heat until they are melted, about 5-7 minutes. Add the coconut and the Rice Krispies, and stir really well to combine. Let the combination cool slightly.
  3. Transfer half of the Rice Krispies mixture to the prepared pan and sprinkle with 2/3 of the chocolate chips. Add the rest of the Rice Krispies mixture and the rest of the chocolate chips, and then pat down tight with a spoon or spatula.
  4. Let the Rice Krispies treats cool completely and set up and then slice!
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