I’m not sure what I was thinking when I bought my kids a big box of Rice Krispies cereal last week… I should have known better, this small, crunchy little cereal is not the best choice for small children who like to eat their cereal dry. Especially 2 small messy children, who sit side by side at a tall breakfast bar while eating this dry cereal. For the last few days, every step I have taken all around my kitchen has “crunch, crunch” with a little crackling and popping as well… (and this is after sweeping!)
I tried to hide the cereal in the back of the pantry, but they kept dragging it out and asking for it. So to get rid of the cereal I figured I would just make something. After rummaging through my pantry, I came up with about 15 large marshmallows, coconut, chocolate chips and almond extract. The Chocolate, Almond and Coconut Rice Krispy Treats were born!
Yum, almost like an Almond Joy, but in Rice Krispies form!
Here is the recipe (adapted from the back of the rice krispy box):
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
6 cups rice krispies cereal
1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat and mix in the almond extract.
2. Add the rice krispies and shredded coconut. Stir until well coated.
3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Top with chocolate chips, pressing them into the rice krispies. Let cool. Cut into squares and enjoy!
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