Oh, brother. This is one of those pins that I almost wish I had never found. And here’s a random story to go with it!
So, my baby girl has a little cradle cap. And last week, I was hanging out with my sister, Kathy, who suggested that I use a little coconut oil on her head to heal those scaly things. Kathy happened to have some with her, so I took a bit and rubbed it all over her head. It not only worked, but now I had a little Hawaiian Tropics baby because she was smelling so good! I ran out to Trader Joe’s the next week to pick up a jar of the coconut oil for my own.
The jar was a little bigger than I had anticipated, so being my thrifty self, I was determined to find another use for coconut oil.
Behold, Rice Krispies Treats with Coconut Oil! According to WhiteLotusCooks.com, coconut oil is a healthy substitution for butter. It turns your ordinary treats into a rich, gooey dessert that you can’t stop eating. (This was my first bite. The whole pan was gone not long after that.)
I have to agree with WhiteLotusCooks.com that the coconut oil gives the treats a nice hint of coconut that makes you want to go back for seconds…or thirds in my case. We had a few friends over the night that I made these, and they agreed that the flavor was subtle but delicious.
And, since the recipe is so short, I thought I would add it right to the blog:
Rice Krispies Treats with Coconut Oil (courtesy of www.whitelotuscooks.com)
makes one 9 x 9 pan (about 16 generous squares) or a 9 x 13 pan (makes about 30 thinner squares)
Butter or coconut oil for greasing the pan
3 Tablespoons coconut oil
6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
1 10 oz. bag of large marshmallows (about 40)
With butter or coconut oil, grease the baking pan and set aside.
In a large pot over medium heat, melt the coconut oil. Once all liquified, add all the marshmallows, stir for one or two minutes until everything becomes an ooey gooey mess. Once melted, remove from heat and mix in the rice krispies cereal. Place the marshmallowy cereal in the buttered pan. If the cereal is sticking to your wooden spoon or whatever you used to stir the pot, I will sometimes switch to a rubber spatula when placing it in the pan. Let cool and set for 5 minutes or so before serving.