here. I ended up choosing dried guava slices and dried pineapple tidbits. I was in a tropical mood.
Of course, we had to do some taste testing first. I had no doubt my daughter would like them, she eats anything. Her brother, Mister Picky, is finicky about what goes in his mouth. I was surprised that he even wanted to try the guava and pineapple. And I was even more surprised when he asked for more. I don't blame him, they are pretty good.
Since I was in a tropical mood, I thought some tropical Rice Krispie treats were in order. I chopped up the quava slice and the pineapple tidbits into smaller pieces and added them to the treats along with some macadamia nuts, white chocolate and a little coconut flavor to round it out.
I had never thought to buy coconut extract before, but boy does it smell delightful. Most of the dried fruit I cut up did end up in the recipe. I may have lost a piece or two when I turned my back on the minions. They sure are sneaky.
Lime Coconut Rice Krispie Treats with Tequila, I just used shredded coconut and marshmallow fluff, but this time I wanted to use to coconut cream and some toasted coconut.
Then just spread on the coconut frosting and sprinkle it with the toasted coconut. Pop the whole thing in the fridge for an hour or two and it is ready to be sliced and eaten.
It really does taste like a tropical dream. Lots of coconut, pineapple, and guava flavor. Thanks Oh! Nuts for the inspiration. Now I need to get back to packing. I guess all that free time that I thought I was going to have after becoming a stay at home mom at the beginning of this month is not going to be so free anymore. But it is all for the better. I can't wait to bake in my new kitchen!
Tropical Dream Rice Krispie Treats
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: no bake dessert snack coconut pineapple guava marshmallow fluff bars rice krispie treats American summer
Ingredients (24 bars)
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 5 cups mini marshmallows
- 1 teaspoon coconut extract
- 6 cups Rice Krispie (or generic) cereal
- 1/2 cup chopped, Oh! Nuts dried guava slices (about 4 slices)
- 1/2 cup chopped, Oh! Nuts dried pineapple tidbits
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup chopped, macadamia nuts
- 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
- 1 cup marshmallow fluff
- 1 1/4 cup cream of coconut
- 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
InstructionsFor the treats
In a large sauce pan, melt butter and marshmallows over low heat. Stir until completely melted.
Remove from heat and add coconut extract. Stir until completely mixed.
Then add the cereal, pineapple, guava, chocolate chips, and nuts. Mix until all is well incorporated.
Then pour the mixture into a greased 9 x 13 pan or a cookie sheet and spread it evenly with a piece of waxed paper.
Place in fridge to cool and set.For the frosting
In a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, whisk together the shortening, fluff and cream of coconut on medium speed, slowly increasing to fast speed until frosting is light and fluffy like a meringue.
Spread frosting evenly over the treats.For the topping
Place coconut flakes in a medium frying pan and cook over medium heat on the stove top until flakes are a golden brown. About five minutes. Stir occasionally so that the flakes don't burn.
Sprinkle the toasted flakes over the frosting and place the treats back in the fridge for an hour or two for the frosting to set.
Then cut into squares and take a bite!
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Disclaimer: Oh! Nuts did provide me with some of the products used to make this recipe, but I was under no obligation to develop a recipe for them nor provide a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.