Coconut Oil Rice Krispie Treats

February 19, 2013 by Ali

Coconut Oil Rice Krispie Treats |

Hi. My name is Ali. And I watch “The Bachelor”.

I know, I know. Most of my friends give me the serious raised eyebrow when they find out that every Monday night (or usually, every Tuesday morning on Hulu) I tune in along with millions across the nation who just have to see if Bachelor Sean will once again say that “this process is working for him”. Or to watch the incredible dates that he has “planned” for these eager girls. Or, to hear my favorite line (that is used 3928 times in every single episode) — that they are all just so optimistic that they will “find love”.

Yes, I am one of the many that roll my eyes the entire way through and am well-aware that the producers have coached and scripted practically each line of this dating phenomenon. But after (yes) countless seasons, I will confess that I’m still a fan. And love my weekly dose of American TV Dating Sociology 101. (Especially with Sean – he’s surpassing my expectations!)

Without a doubt, though, the best thing about the “Bach” is watching it with friends! I have more friends than would probably admit who watch the show, and I love our weekly texts, calls, and the occasional in-person viewing party to oh-so-passionately weigh in with our opinions about “THE MOST DRAMATIC SEASON EVER”.

A few weeks ago, I had the rare opportunity to watch an episode live with a group of friends. (Yay for a Tuesday night episode!) And my friend, Bree, surprised us with these Coconut Oil Rice Krispie Treats. I’m pretty sure they might have stolen the show that evening. She just subbed in coconut oil for half of the butter, and they were crazy good!! Even those who were iffy about coconut gobbled these up. Ridiculously good.

Ok, does anyone else admit to watching The Bachelor? Who are you rooting for this season?

Coconut Oil Rice Krispie Treats |

Coconut Oil Rice Krispie Treats

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: About 9-12 bars


  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbps. coconut oil
  • 1 bag (10.5 oz.) mini marshmallows
  • 5 cups crispy rice cereal


To Make On The Stove:

In a large saucepan, melt the butter and coconut oil together over medium-low heat. Add the marshmallows, and stir until melted. Remove from heat, and stir in the crispy rice cereal until it is evenly mixed.

Transfer the mixture to a greased 8x8-inch pan, and press down so that the top is flat. Let sit until it returns to room temperature, about an hour. Then cut and serve. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

To Make In The Microwave:

In a large microwaveable bowl, heat the butter and coconut oil together until melted Add the marshmallows, and stir to combine. Heat for an additional minute or so until the marshmallows are melted. Remove from the microwave, and stir in the crispy rice cereal until it is evenly mixed.

Transfer the mixture to a greased 8x8-inch pan, and press down so that the top is flat. Let sit until it returns to room temperature, about an hour. Then cut and serve. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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36 thoughts on “Coconut Oil Rice Krispie Treats

  1. This is my second time making them. This time I used brown rice crisps and vegan marshmellows (which are GF) for my daughter who is vegan.they were still amazingly good!there is a subtle coconut flavor but the texture is so good better than regular rice crispy treats

    - Bunny

  2. Coconut oil makes everything better!!!

    - Megan

  3. Thanks for the recipe. I just made for my dairy allergic child with only coconut oil. I had forgotten how much fun and how easy to make!

    - Shaleen

  4. I was just talking to a friend about possibly subbing coconut oil for butter in rice Krispy treats because my poor little guy is super lactose intolerant and misses out on yummy stuff. I’m gonna try them with only the coconut oil and see what happens. Thanks for the inspiration!!

    - Kerry Fitzgerald

  5. We make these treats with CO all the time. When cooking GF and CF, you get creative. Friends have decided they prefer the ones made with all coconut oil to those made with butter (or that horrid substitute margarine).

    - Beth B

  6. I’ve never been a fan of “The Bachelor,” but these krispie treats are making me fall in love!

    - Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies

  7. Love the use of coconut oil here! And I could totally snack on these ALL day.

    And no judgement here of you watching Bachelor. I don’t watch Bachelor myself but I do watch some pretty trashy shows myself :)

    - Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

  8. I watch, too. And probably always will! :) If you want to read amazing recaps that are almost BETTER than the actual show, check out Drew’s blog:

    These rice krispie treats looks awesome. I’m excited to start baking with coconut oil!

    - Sues

  9. No one will ever take away your sparkle!

    - Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

  10. Seriously Ali, the Bachelor..ay! ;) Baywatch is 100 times better than the Bach!!

    - Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

  11. I don’t watch the Bachelor, but no judgment from me. I’m more of a Real House Wives fan. Both show are a good excuse to drink wine and eat rice crispy treats!

    - a farmer in the dell

  12. Monday is my favorite night ;) The girls come over for snacks, wine, and trash talking. My Chris Harrison impressions have earned me rave reviews. These krispie treats will definitely be making an appearance next Monday!

    - Meg Jones | The Spatularettes

  13. DELISH! Just made them and they’re magical! Thanks for yet another great recipe!! Also, I think it’s cute that you said they’ll keep for a week. As if they’d last that long! :)

    - Leanne

  14. I’m no longer a Bachelor viewer but I watch more than my share of trashy TV. Using coconut oil in Rice Krispies treats is such a great idea!

    - Laura Dembowski

  15. Coconut oil is my new obsession. Adding it into rice krispie treats is a genius idea! Another one of my obessions? The Bachelor. I’m hooked! Definitely combining these two next week :)

    - Ashley

  16. Ah ah…I won’t judge :-) I watch some reality shows myself and my husband gets mad at me sometimes for doing so!! I just need to disconnect once in a while and watch something that requires no concentration :-)
    I have never thought of making these with coconut oil. A very smart move!!

    - Eat Good 4 Life

  17. Yum! I bought coconut oil for the first time a few weeks ago to make this smoothie that was supposed to give me fantastic skin (jury’s out on that one). Now I can use the rest of it!

    And have you heard of “Fantasy Bachelor”? One of my friends told me about it recently — it’s like fantasy football, where you draft Bachelor contestants and get points whenever they go on dates, get roses, cry, get drunk, say they’re there “for the right reasons,” etc. I haven’t watched the Bachelor since college, but this made me want to start back up!

    - Jaci

  18. Ok I’m glad it’s not just me watching the Bachelor/ette! I swear, every season I say “ok this is it, I’m done with this show” and then I get sucked back in when it starts up again :)

    I just recently bought some coconut oil and have been looking for new ways to use it – love this one!

    - Tracey

  19. What a great idea! I love rice krispie treats – they totally take me back to my childhood!

    - Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

  20. I used to be a faithful Bachelor watcher, but then many moons ago my husband took over the TV and got his way!

    - Kristen

  21. These look delish!!! I admit to watching this season and I’m loving this season!! I’m rooting for Lindsey!

    - kim@hungryhealthygirl

  22. These look so good, I love the coconut oil!

    - Laura (Tutti Dolci)

  23. LOVE the addition of coconut oil! Ill definitely have to try these!!

    - Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats

  24. We have a Bachelor watching party every Monday night! It’s absolutely one of the highlights of my week… the show’s pretty ridiculous, but laughing and watching it with friends is the best! And it’s also an awesome chance for some treats! I love using coconut oil in desserts (just recently discovered the genius). Definitely pinning this to try!

    - little kitchie

  25. I watch it with my friends too! these would be fun to make for the season finale! Thanks! :)

    - Sundee

  26. My friend and I watch it every Monday together with wine and dessert (along with our significant others, but sshhhh, that’s a secret). I’m pretty sure we make fun of it the entire time, but it’s so freaking entertaining.

    I love the idea of coconut oil rice krispies treats. I wonder if you could sub out all the butter for coconut oil? Either way, sounds delicious!

    - Natasha

  27. If I don’t watch The Bachelor can I still have some of these treats? I’m nuts for anything coconut-y

    - Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking

  28. Using coconut oil in a rice krispie treat?! Another inspired idea!

    - Kathryn

  29. Love rice krispies treats ! These look awesome, and the cocounut oil must give an interesting twist

    - Le Grumeau

  30. Sounds lovely, I love anything with coconut :)

    - Natalie

  31. Just when I think that a regular rice krispie treat can’t get any better, you show up with these Ali. :) I love how simple this is! Blonde moment – why haven’t I ever done this before! Love!

    - sally @ sallys baking addiction

  32. I love how simple this recipe is. I have oodles of coconut oil and this would be the perfect little treat! Can you taste the coconut in them or is it so subtle the buttery marshmallow goodness outshines it?

    - Caroline @ chocolate & carrots