Coconut Rice Krispies Truffles: These easy and delicious truffles have a light rice krispy base and are coated with chocolate and fun toppings. Easy to make and so fun! | macheesmo.com
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Coconut Rice Krispies Truffles

I’m a grown ass man who loves Rice Krispies Treats. There. I said it. I seriously do though. Maybe it’s that they remind me of my childhood or maybe it’s because they rule. I will eat all of them though, that is for sure.

In my efforts to bring these old school kid treats into the grown up world, I made these Coconut Rice Krispies Truffles! Don’t they just look classy?!

You could bring these to a cocktail party right? Okay… maybe not a black tie cocktail party, but definitely a craft beer and mid-range gin cocktail party. You know the one.

So, let’s throw off all pretense here and just make these already.

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Coconut Rice Krispies Truffles

These easy and delicious truffles have a light rice krispy base and are coated with chocolate and fun toppings. Easy to make and so fun!

Ingredients

1/4 cup coconut oil
10 ounces marshmallow
5 cups rice krispies cereal
10 ounces chocolate, melted
Shredded coconut (topping)
Sesame Seeds (topping)
Coarse sugar (topping)
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Directions

  1. Melt coconut oil and marshmallows in a large pot over medium-low heat. Stir regularly until marshmallows are completely melted and a single consistency. Stir in rice krispies cereal. Stir well to combine.
  2. Transfer treats to a medium baking dish. Allow to cool in the fridge for at least 20-30 minutes.
  3. When treats are cold, remove and use a spoon to make medium balls out of the treats. Use your hands to really compact the rice krispies so they are fairly dense. Place formed truffles on a baking sheet lined with wax or parchment paper. Repeat until all your treats are used. You should get about 30.
  4. Melt chocolate over a double boiler until it’s just melted. If you want to get fancy you can temper the chocolate so it holds it’s shape at room temperature. I recommend following The Kitchn walkthrough on tempering chocolate as I’m far from an expert.
  5. Dip the truffles in the chocolate, coating half of each truffle. Right after it comes out, sprinkle each truffle liberally with either coarse sugar, sesame seeds, or coconut. Store in the fridge if you want them chilled, but they are also good at room temperature!

Rice Krispies Truffles

This starts like any good rice krispies treat, except instead of butter I used coconut oil as a base to give them a little flavor boost. Plus marshmallows and BOOM.

Coconut Rice Krispies Truffles

Marshmallllow

Then add in the cereal, like ya do. Obviously you could use many different cereals but I like the classic the best.

Coconut Rice Krispies Truffles

BOom

Then spread this all out in a medium baking dish and let it set up. A few minutes in the fridge will do the trick.

Coconut Rice Krispies Truffles

Chill out.

Now time to shape! Use your hands to roll out balls of the treats. Compact them pretty well so they are on the dense side. You should get about 30 of these out of the batch.

Coconut Rice Krispies Truffles

Ball it up.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and line them up!

Coconut Rice Krispies Truffles

20ish.

I tried my hand at tempering some chocolate for these. It did okay. It wasn’t perfect. In fact, I’m not even going to try to walk through it because it’s not my strong suit. I recommend checking out this tutorial on The Kitchn which does a good job of explaining various ways to temper chocolate.

Ultimately, though… melt some chocolate!

Coconut Rice Krispies Truffles

Melty.

Then dip in the truffles. I tried a few that were completely coated in chocolate, but I thought they ended up being a bit too heavy so I think the half-dip is the best option.

Coconut Rice Krispies Truffles

Half and half.

As soon as they come out of the chocolate, decorate them before it sets completely! I chose three different toppings: sesame seeds, coconut, and coarse sugar. I also think flaked sea salt would be really nice. There are SO many toppings you could use.

Coconut Rice Krispies Truffles: These easy and delicious truffles have a light rice krispy base and are coated with chocolate and fun toppings. Easy to make and so fun! | macheesmo.com

I think they turned out pretty great and are a nice upgrade from the standard rice krispies treat.

Raise your hand if you’re making this rice krispies truffles ASAP?!

Coconut Rice Krispies Truffles: These easy and delicious truffles have a light rice krispy base and are coated with chocolate and fun toppings. Easy to make and so fun! | macheesmo.com

 

3 comments on “Coconut Rice Krispies Truffles

  1. I have a friend who is lactose intolerant, Celiac’s, plus deathly allergic to nuts. This would be a perfect treat for her and people with allergies. Thanks!

  2. Hand raised! I love me some rice krispie treats. My wonderful sister-in-laws and cousin even made me a rice krispie treat cake for my wedding shower and it. was. awesome. Love this bite-size take on the old classic!

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