Coconut White Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

by Katie on June 18, 2012

The hardest things about a gluten free diet is the dessert dilemma.

Dessert is just not the same. I’m not being a Debbie Downer – it’s just reality as I see it. Week after week cakes are boxed up and picked up by customers. I bake them, I decorate them, I am surrounded by them, yet I can’t ever enjoy them. It’s a sad and tempting situation to be in, but I’ve made it 4 months without a purposeful gluten encounter and I’m not going to change it now.

I knew in order for me to successfully stay away from the dreaded gluten, I had to come up with some different desserts that I could still enjoy and that were still delicious!

Rice Krispie treats, made with gluten free Rice Krispies, have fulfilled that need!

Before the gluten free days I never experimented with rice krispies – I was more of a cupcake, chocolate, or brownie gal. Rice Krispie treats seemed to “light” for a dessert – they were a better suited breakfast in my mind. :)

But rice krispie treats have become my new “cookie” and I like experimenting with different mix-ins. This white chocolate and coconut combination is my new favorite!

They are anything but plain…they are full of flavor and so amazingly delicious!

Coconut White Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats


  • 3 Tablespoon coconut oil or butter
  • 1 package (10 oz.) marshmallows
  • 5 1/2-6 cups rice krispie cereal (I use gluten free)
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 cup toasted coconut


  1. Melt coconut oil or butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallow and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  2. Add rice krispies, 1/2 cup white chocolate chips, 1/2 cup mini marshmallows, and 1/2 cup coconut and mix well.
  3. Using a buttered spatula press mixture into a 13x9 pan coated with cooking spray. Top with toasted coconut. Cut into squares when cool.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy June 19, 2012 at 1:59 pm

wow what a treat!! i loveeee the combo of white chocolate and coconut! thanks for sharing!


Katie June 19, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Hi Carolyn! I sure love that flavor combination, too…it’s the best :)


Tiffanee June 22, 2012 at 12:35 am

Oh I love a new twist to Rice Krispie Treats! This one sounds so delicious!


Katie June 23, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Thanks, Tiffanee :)


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