How do you take a classic Rice Krispy Treat to the next level?
You add coconut and then
smother, I mean, cover it with chocolate.
Here’s what you need:
2 1/2 cups of crispy rice cereal
2 cups shaved coconut, toasted (and a wee bit more for topping (and eating))
2 1/2 Tablespoons butter (plus some for buttering your dish)
2 cups mini marshmallows
Chocolate of your choice for coating treats (I used semi sweet chocolate chips)
Butter the bottom and sides of an 8×8 dish.
Combine cereal and toasted coconut in a bowl. In small saucepan melt butter. Add marshmallows stirring until melted. Pour marshmallow mixture onto cereal mixture and stir until evenly coated.
Press into your buttered dish, let cool.
Cut cooled treats into bite sized nuggets. I got about 18 fun sized treats out of this recipe, but you might get more if you manage not to eat 6 or 7 in the process of cutting them… lay out a piece of parchment paper in preparation for chocolate covered treats.
Heat up your chocolate in a small double boiler. Take nuggets one at a time and dip/roll around to cover with chocolate. Move to parchment paper and decorate with toasted shaved coconut. Let cool before enjoying.