Recently I've had an OBSESSION with coconut and chocolate. They are two flavors that are meant to be together! Seriously....I have some more creations of coconut and chocolate in the works. I've been dreaming up these treats for a while. My sister, Anna, came to stay and she helped me create them! We think they are pretty much the best kind of rice crispy treat known to man. We ate the whole pan in less than 2 days (oops!).
This recipe has extra marshmallows than your average rice crispy treat, so they are soft and chewy and oh-so-irresistible.
So please, try them, and tell us what you think!
Coconut-Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats
By: Anna K. & Lu Lu
Printable Version - with picture
6 cups crisp rice cereal
1/4 cup butter
16 ounces marshmallows
1 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips, divided
1/8 cup chocolate chips, melted
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1/8 cup coconut flakes
In a saucepan over medium low heat, melt butter. Add marshmallows and stir constantly until melted. Remove from heat, add coconut extract, and stir. Pour marshmallow mixture over cereal in a large mixing bowl. Mix until combined. Sprinkle half of cereal mixture in greased 9x13 pan. Sprinkle with a 1/4 cup of chocolate chips, sprinkle the rest of cereal mixture over top, wait for 2 minutes. Press mixture down firmly with greased hands, or greased gloves. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips, and garnish with coconut flakes. Press chocolate chips on to cereal mixture. Melt 1/8 cup of chocolate chips, with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, and drizzle over top. Let cool until firm, in a cool place for 1-2 hours. ENJOY!