Healthy Marshmallowy Coconut Krispy Treats

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.

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Oops!  I took a picture of an empty plate.

Oh yeah.  They went fast.



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14 comments on “Healthy Marshmallowy Coconut Krispy Treats

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

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

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

    • dessertswithbenefits

      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 :)

  5. 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!

    • dessertswithbenefits

      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!

  6. 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? 😉

    • dessertswithbenefits

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

  7. 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.

    • dessertswithbenefits

      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! :)

  8. 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?

    • Martha-
      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!

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

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