Coconut Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

Background and History

Coconut Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats are a delightful twist on the classic Rice Krispie Treats, infusing the chewy goodness with tropical coconut flavor and decadent chocolate. Originally created in the 1930s as a marketing campaign by Kellogg’s, Rice Krispie Treats quickly became a beloved American snack, and this variation adds a delicious layer of coconut and chocolate for an irresistible twist.


Rice Krispies Cereal

6 cups.


1 bag (10 ounces).

Unsweetened Shredded Coconut

1 cup.


1/4 cup.

Chocolate Chips

1 cup (semi-sweet or milk chocolate).

Vanilla Extract

1 teaspoon.


1/4 teaspoon.




Preparation Time

10 minutes

Cooling Time

30 minutes

Total Time

Approximately 40 minutes


Prepare Pan

Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan or line it with parchment paper.

Melt Marshmallows and Butter

In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat.

Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.

Add Vanilla and Salt

Stir in vanilla extract and a pinch of salt for flavor.

Combine with Rice Krispies

Remove the pot from heat and gently fold in Rice Krispies cereal until well coated.

Add Coconut

Mix in shredded coconut, ensuring it’s evenly distributed throughout the mixture.

Press into Pan

Transfer the mixture into the prepared pan.

Use a spatula or wax paper to press the mixture firmly and evenly.

Melt Chocolate

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval until smooth.

Drizzle Chocolate

Drizzle the melted chocolate over the Rice Krispie mixture.

Cool and Cut

Allow the treats to cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting into squares or bars.

Nutrition Facts

(Values may vary based on specific ingredients and variations)

Calories: ~200 per serving

Fat: ~8g

Carbohydrates: ~30g

Protein: ~2g


Customize with additional mix-ins like chopped nuts or dried fruit.

Experiment with different chocolate varieties for unique flavors.

Store in an airtight container for freshness.

Allergy Warning

Check ingredients for potential allergens, especially in chocolate chips and marshmallows.

Customize the recipe to accommodate specific dietary restrictions or allergies.

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