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Coconut Almond Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

Posted August 18, 2014 by Stephanie
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Rice Krispie treats bring me straight back to childhood. There were one of the first things I made in the kitchen. I remember bringing a rice krispie treat home to share with my mom (my daycare teacher did a lesson on measuring) and I was so proud. I thought it was the greatest thing I ever did. My mom didn’t quite agree. It may have been the neon-greenness of it (food coloring) or maybe the copious rainbow sprinkles, but something about that square did not say delicious to her. I was okay with that though, because it meant more for me!

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This recipe isn’t for a super-neon green rice krispie decorated with rainbow sprinkles – although that would have been awesome. Instead it’s a bit (just a wee bit) grown up with some toasted coconut, sliced almonds and salted caramel. These squares kind of taste like a macaroon and a macaron had an illicit love affair and somehow ended up with a rice krispie baby. I know, that makes no sense at all, but the toasted coconut gives it a macaroon feeling and the sliced almonds give it that macaron craving. What I’m not-so-eloquently trying to say is, they’re delicious and perfect for chasing away any Monday blues!

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Coconut Almond Rice Krispie Treat Recipe
makes 1 8×8 pan, cut into 16 pieces

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 3 cups rice krispies
  • 1 cup toasted coconut, divided 1/4 cup for topping
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, plus 2 tablespoons for topping
  • 1/4 cup salted caramel

Melt the butter and marshmallows together in a saucepan over medium low heat, stirring to combine. In a large bowl, mix together the rice krispies, toasted coconut (reserve 1/4 cup for topping), and sliced almonds. When the marshmallow mixture is smooth and melted, pour over the rice krispie mix and stir until combined. Lightly press rice krispies into an 8×8 square pan. Top with the reserved toasted coconut, sliced almonds and a salted caramel drizzle. Let cool to room temperature, slice and enjoy!

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35 Comments

  1. cynthia says:

    Oooooh yes. I’d like to place a delivery for twenty of these to my stomach for ASAP, please.

  2. Allyn says:

    As if plain Rice Krispie Treats weren’t dangerous enough on their own…
    Gimme.

  3. Greatest rice krispie treats ever, love these!!

  4. Maryna says:

    I totally get you on this “first ever childish thing”! It brings so many memories! And the recipe is perfect – easy, quick and with ordinary ingredients) thanks for sharing!

  5. secretlykim@gmail.com says:

    Yummy!
    Preordered your book, can’t wait!

  6. i frigging love rice krispie squares. put a pile of them in front of me and i will chew my way to a 4 pound weight gain. LOVE!!

  7. Dip these in chocolate and you’ve got a rice krispie version of my favorite Girl Scout cookie!! I wish I had a mound of these right now!!

  8. ahu says:

    I love that you made classy rice crispie treats! they look so good!!!

  9. Nicole B. says:

    I’ve never heard of rice krispie treats with coconut and almond, but it’s genius! Thanks for sharing. Added to my Pinterest so I can make this in the future.

  10. Tieghan says:

    These!! Now these are rice krispie treats I would love. YES!

  11. Yum! I love this “grown-up” rice krispie treat. Can’t wait to try it out!

  12. Erika says:

    Like Whoa!.. These are EPIC!!!

  13. Gabrielle says:

    Every child dreams of their favorite desserts growing up with them. I have know found mine! Oh gosh, I want these like now.

  14. Rivki Locker says:

    Too funny, my daughter just made Rice Krispie treats tonight and she asked me if she could do something interesting with them. Since the only ideas she had were neon food coloring and peanut butter (which my husband can’t tolerate), we just made the original recipe. Bookmarking this to try next time. Thanks!

  15. Amelia says:

    Should the toasted coconut be sweetened or unsweetened coconut??

    1. steph says:

      I prefer unsweetened!

      1. Amelia says:

        Thanks! :D

  16. these beauties need to come camping with me. toasted coconut on EVERYTHING please.

  17. Laura Almond says:

    These look so tasty and not too unhealthy.. Rice crispies are mainly air, right? I absolutely love the photography too. One to try. Thanks!

  18. Kathryn says:

    Currently stuffing my face with one of these. Awe-some! I was nervous to make salted caramel sauce for the first time, but it was easy and I had to stop myself from drinking it. This is one of those go-to desserts that are perfect for those times when you want something homemade, but quick and textually satisfying (I’m kind of a texture dessert freak). It’s also a dessert that is sure to impress at a party. Thanks, you rock!!!

  19. Allea says:

    This is amazing. This whole blog site and extremely vibrant pictures are brilliant!

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