Obviously, I am a little lax on my food posting right now. While I’m not blogging very regularly, I have been documenting little snap shots of my life on Instagram — which I am currently addicted too. Serious love. (profile here.)
Earlier this week, I shared a photo of the Rice Krispies Treats I made for our family night activity. I mentioned my favorite version includes the use of coconut oil instead of butter or (shudder) margarine. I recognize that lots of people are using coconut oil lately for it’s healthier take — but more importantly I love the taste. The hint of coconut goodness that comes through is perfect for this treat.
It takes an ordinary krispies bar, and bumps it up just a tad to give it a little bit of something different. The coconut oil and it’s subtle flavor make them just a little more special (and a little harder to stop eating). If I’m feeling fancy, I’ll also top them with colored jimmies for that extra flair.
Oh, and I make mine in a 9 x 9 pan, it doesn’t make as many but the bars are thicker in size, which is what I prefer.
Here’s the recipe I promised — thanks for requesting it! Seriously, to all who actually read this blog, thank you. Thanks for sticking around and all your motivation. If I could, I would bake you all a pan of these coconut-infused Rice Krispies Treats and deliver them right to your door. I love you that much.
Update: I thought I should add that I’ve made a batch of these cereal treats that didn’t have a lot of coconut flavor. It might be the brand of coconut oil I used at the time or maybe because I’ve had my coconut oil for awhile — I have no idea. But all the other times I have made them, the flavor comes through. Regardless the krispies treats are still really great, even if it might not be as coconut infused as you’d like.
Rice Krispies Treats with Coconut Oil
makes one 9 x 9 pan (about 16 generous squares)
Butter or coconut oil for greasing the pan
3 Tablespoons coconut oil
6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
1 10 oz. bag of large marshmallows (about 40)
rainbow sprinkles or jimmies (optional)
With butter or coconut oil, grease a 9 x 9 baking pan and set aside.
In a large stock pot over medium heat, melt the coconut oil. Once all liquified, add all the marshmallows, stir for one or two minutes until everything becomes an ooey gooey mess. Once melted, remove from heat and mix in the rice krispies cereal. Place the marshmallowy cereal in the buttered pan. If the cereal is sticking to your wooden spoon or whatever you used to stir the pot, I will sometimes switch to a rubber spatula when placing it in the pan. Top with sprinkles if desired. Let cool and set for 5 minutes or so before serving.