These Coconut Oil Rice Krispie Treats are silky smooth, have a slight coconutty flavor, and require just three simple ingredients and a few simple steps.
This recipe right here is bringing back some memories. If you didn’t enjoy Rice Krispie Treats as a kid, I feel bad for you. Actually, I don’t, because NOW you can enjoy them! And, they’re a bit healthier because #adults.
My mom is the queen of Rice Krispie Treats. I KNOW, I KNOW – pretty much every Rice Krispie Treat recipe is the same (except this one ;)), but my mom always found some way to make them amazing. Literally, as a child, my friends would ask me all the time when my mom was going to make more ‘Rice Krispies’.
These are among many foods that remind me of my childhood. Like a song, or a smell, a taste is definitely up there on the brings-back-a-flood-of-memories scale.
As you may have noticed, these Rice Krispie Treats were made with coconut oil. In what way, you ask? (Or, I ask myself because you’re just reading this and probably not talking to your computer screen) Well, I replaced the butter with coconut oil. WUTTTT, yes. This is happening, it’s a thing, it is real, and delicious.
Some of you may know (especially if you read this) that I can’t eat butter 99% of the time. Every time I order scrambled eggs for breakfast at a restaurant, and ask for them not to be cooked in butter, I have to explain how sick I will become if they cook them in butter because if they think I’m just “trying to be healthy”, I assume they will ignore my request. (News flash: they most of the time still ignore it. Let’s just say I’m now the only one that orders granola or a bagel when out to breakfast).
So yes, long story short, my life consists of me constantly thinking of different ways I can replace butter. Coconut oil coming into my life was a damn blessing. Funny thing is, I avoided it for so long because I am not a fan of coconut, truthfully. I can stomach it sometimes, depending on what it’s in (it’s more of a texture thing for me, I think), but for the most part, the taste reminds me of how sunscreen smells. Is that weird?
With all of this said, can I just tell you that these are Papa TBB approved? Not only did my dad approve of them, but I swear to you, he said “these are the best Rice Krispie Treats I have ever had”. YASSSS, DAD.
Adding coconut oil made these silkier and smoother. They still have all of the texture components you know and love about Rice Krispie Treats, but have that added silk to them.
- 7 tbs coconut oil, melted and at room temperature
- 1 bag marshmallows (small, not large!)
- 5 cups rice puff cereal (I used store brand 'Rice Krispies')
- In a sauce pot over medium heat, add coconut oil and marshmallows.
- Stir combination until marshmallows are completely melted.
- Add cereal to a large bowl.
- Pour marshmallow and coconut mixture over cereal and stir together until completely combined.
- Pour mixture into an 8x8 baking dish and press down (you might need to use your hands).
- Place in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
- Cut into squares and enjoy!
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