If I were forced to choose the tastiest food combination ever–one more flavorful than apples + cinnamon, one more tempting than chocolate + caramel, and one more lip-smacking than peanut butter + jelly…  it would have to be coconut + chocolate!

Healthy Marshmallowy Coconut Butter Krispy Treats

FATE:  the reason why these Coconut Krispy Treats came to be

Healthy Marshmallowy Coconut Butter Krispy Treats
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and Dark Chocolate
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You can’t go wrong with that combination, now can you?

No, you can’t.

Healthy Marshmallowy Coconut Butter Krispy Treats

These bars (and I don’t know why or how) tasted very similar to the real Rice Krispy Treats… like, mysteriously similar.  I don’t know how to explain it, but it definitely has something to do with the coconut butter.  And it’s amazing.  It tasted like real marshmallows were hiding somewhere!

My father said that this was the best thing he’s ever eaten, and he is a serious foodie!  My whole family loved it.  I should make it for my dorm roomies when school starts  :)

These reminded me of my childhood where — along with chocolate — I was totally obsessed with Rice Krispy Treats.

Healthy Marshmallowy Coconut Butter Krispy Treats

In the first bite, you get a soft, yet crunchy, bar.  Sweet and delicious.  Your tastebuds sense hints of marshmallow, but in a few seconds they will realize that it is coconut.  As you continue to chew, you taste the rich, chocolate flavor from the glaze.  Soon, the treat is no more and you grab another one.

Healthy Marshmallowy Coconut Krispy Treats [gluten free]

Yield: 9 large krispy treats



  1. Line a brownie pan with parchment paper
  2. In a large bowl, measure all the dry ingredients and stir carefully
  3. In a large Pyrex measuring cup (or just a large microwave-safe bowl), measure the wet ingredients
  4. Microwave the wet ingredients at 30 seconds intervals until all is melted and runny
  5. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients trying to cover every krispy possible, and stir until everything is incorporated with a rubber spatula
  6. Scoop the mixture into the brownie pan and press down with the spatula (a Silpat works too) until it is firm and flat. Refrigerate for 10 minutes while you make the chocolate drizzle
  7. Roughly chop the chocolate and put into a microwave safe bowl with the coconut oil. Microwave at 30 second intervals until all is melted. Stir.
  8. Take the krispies out of the fridge and drizzle with the chocolate.
  9. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, or freeze for 10 minutes until chocolate is hard. Slice and serve!


This recipe is: no bake, high protein, gluten free!


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Oops!  I took a picture of an empty plate.
Oh yeah.  They went fast.

Labels: Brown-Rice-Syrup, Chocolate, Coconut-Butter, Coconut-Flakes, Coconut-Oil, Coffee, Gluten-Free, High-Protein, Krispy-Treats, No-Bake, Oats, Protein-Powder, Rice-Krispies

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Comments (14)

  1. myfudo: August 14, 2011

    Sounds like a dessicated sweets but a high end and elegant one.

  2. secretlifeofemily: August 17, 2011

    I love your blog! Keep posting healthy recipes! :)

  3. Susannah Plumer: February 20, 2013

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  4. Charae: July 18, 2013

    When you list Vanilla Protein Powder, does it matter if it’s whey, soy, brown rice, etc…?

  5. dessertswithbenefits: July 19, 2013

    Charae- In this particular recipe I used whey protein. If you want to use soy or brown rice protein powder you should only use one scoop because vegan protein powders tend to absorb more liquid than whey protein powder :)

  6. Charae: July 22, 2013

    I am interested in making this, but is there any substitute for the Instant Coffee? If not, what brand did you use? BTW, your graham cracker fudge is addicting!

  7. dessertswithbenefits: July 22, 2013

    Charae- You can omit the instant coffee no problem, I used Starbucks VIA Columbia. It doesn’t provide that much flavor, it just increases the chocolate flavor :)
    And I’m glad you like the fudge!

  8. Charae: July 26, 2013

    I did it! These were SOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOD. I’m trying to convince myself not to make another batch because I ate the entire first batch! LoL. Thank you, Jessica! I bought all my ingredients from O’Brien’s Market. Who knew they would have every single thing? 😉

  9. dessertswithbenefits: July 30, 2013

    Yay I’m so glad the market had all the ingredients! And I’m even happier that you liked the Krispy treats 😀

  10. Maggie: August 15, 2013

    Loved this recipe and so did my family. My only comment is that they seemed a bit too sweet…I may have added too much Brown Rice syrup…would that be the culprit? I loved the coffee flavor added in…nice touch.

  11. dessertswithbenefits: August 16, 2013

    The brown rice syrup is most likely the reason why the krispy treats were too sweet. Maybe next time make sure to measure it out exactly and/or reduce the stevia to 1/2 tsp.
    I’m glad you and your family liked the recipe! :)

  12. Martha: September 19, 2014

    Jessica…….when I made the original, I always added peanut butter to the marshmallow mixture. Is it possible to sub that tablespoon of coconut oil for the peanut butter without affecting the outcome?

  13. Martha: September 19, 2014

    Also, do you have a fat/calorie count on this? I’m seriously watching my intake.

  14. dessertswithbenefits: September 21, 2014

    If you like the taste of peanut butter and coconut together, feel free to substitute the 1 tbs coconut oil with 2 tbs natural peanut butter!
    I didn’t calculate the calories/fat in this recipe, but you can calculate it by referring to the nutrition labels on your products :)
    I hope you like the recipe!

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