Coconut Rice Krispie® Treats

A coconut twist in the classic school lunch treat! Perfect for kids and if you snag some for yourself too, we won't tell. One thing I love about these is how customizable they are. Lemon coconut? Chocolate coconut? Sure! You can do practically anything with add-ins. These are also good because unlike other recipes, they use condensed milk, which gives it a rich sweetness. It's safe to say these beat the store-bought ones!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
24 treats


  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • ½ cup coconut milk

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1 pinch salt

  • cup marshmallows

  • 4 cups crispy rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies®)

  • ½ cup coconut flakes, or more to taste


  1. Combine condensed milk, coconut milk, and butter in a medium pan over low heat. Stir until butter has melted and everything is fully incorporated. Stir in salt.

  2. Increase heat to medium-low and add marshmallows. Stir until marshmallows are fully melted into liquid and you have a thick, almost jelly-like consistency; it should stick together and come clean off the sides of the pan.

  3. Increase heat to medium and melt the mixture a little bit more so it's a thinner liquid. Remove from the heat and stir in rice cereal and 1/2 cup coconut flakes, making sure all are evenly coated. Let sit and cool for 30 minutes.

  4. Wearing plastic gloves, use your hands to roll mixture into 1-inch diameter balls. Top with additional coconut flakes if desired.

Cook's Note:

If you would like, fold in additional toppings like nuts or chocolate chips. Add them with the cereal and coconut flakes and make sure every part of the mixture has the same consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

94 Calories
3g Fat
15g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 94
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 69mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 82mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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