White Chocolate Coconut Rice Krispie Treats

Published July 10, 2012. Updated March 29, 2024

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White Chocolate Coconut Rice Krispie Treats are your tried-and-true rice krispie treat but finished with white chocolate and toasted coconut for an upgrade everyone will love!

White Chocolate Coconut Rice Krispie Treats

White Chocolate Coconut Rice Krispie Treats

Cookies and Cream Rice Krispie Treats have met their match. I didn’t know if I could ever have a Rice Krispie Treat I liked as much as those… that is until these came along. I’ve been wanting to make a coconut Rice Krispie Treat for some time now, who knows why I waited this long to try it.

Basically, I love coconut anything. It’s like an instant upgrade to whatever it’s added to. It turns ordinary Rice Krispie Treats into gourmet, extraordinary Rice Krispie Treats.

Once you try these you will likely agree that marshmallows and coconut were made to go together. Try these soon because I’m nearly certain you’re going to fall in love with these irresistibly delicious and incredibly quick and easy White Chocolate Coconut Rice Krispie Treats!

These would be so amazing to make for a summer event, like a pool party, or any Hawaiian or tropical themed luau! I can see a stack of them on a platter with fun, colorful tropical umbrella picks in each one—so cute.

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Other Rice Krispie Treats to Try

Rice Krispie Treats are always a big crowd favorite. Kids and adults alike enjoy the simple and sweet Rice Krispie treat, and the basic, original recipe will always be a hit. But I love to try remixing my favorite recipes, just for fun. Sometimes you want your Rice Krispies to have some chocolate, candy flavors, or just more interesting flavors. Here are some cool ideas to try:

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White Chocolate Coconut Rice Krispie Treats

Rice krispies treats upgraded with creamy white chocolate and decadent toasted coconut!
Servings: 15
Prep15 minutes
Cook15 minutes
Ready in: 30 minutes


  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 (10 oz) bag marshmallows - about 40 large marshmallows or 4 cups miniature
  • 1/2 tsp coconut extract
  • 5 1/2 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts (optional)
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup shredded sweetened coconut , toasted (I crumbled mine up a little after toasting)


  • Grease an 11x7 baking dish, set aside. Melt butter in a large non-stick saucepan over medium heat. Add marshmallows and cook, stirring constantly until marshmallows have completely melted. Remove from heat and whisk in coconut extract. Add Rice Krisipies cereal and optional macadamia nuts and toss mixture until evenly coated. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and using a buttered spatula, spread and gently press mixture into an even layer.
  • Melt white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl on 50% power, in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth. Spread melted white chocolate evenly over Rice Krispie Treats. Sprinkle with toasted coconut and gently press coconut into melted white chocolate. Cover baking dish with plastic wrap and allow chocolate to set and harden at room temperature before cutting into squares (alternately you could speed up the process by placing them in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes to set) or cut and serve immediately for ooey gooey marshmallow, melty white chocolate Rice Krispie Treats (my favorite, but I love melted candy bars so maybe don't go with my judgement =).
  • Recipe Source: Cooking Classy


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  • Jaclyn

    Anonymous – probably not what you want to hear but imitation coconut extract. But other than that I can’t think of anything else, it really just gives it that coconut-y flavor without using coconut milk or tons of coconut. I would highly recommend purchasing some coconut extract because it makes the dreamiest coconut buttercream frosting ever as well, it’s definitely one of the best extracts in my opinion.

    • Erin

      Try coconut oil instead of butter. Great flavor and no need for the extract.

  • Jaclyn

    Cannella Vita – I love your blog, your photography is wonderful! Thanks so much for your response. I just ordered a macro lens finally I’m so excited to see how things work out! Oh and those cinnamon breakfast buns you posted look outstandingly delicious! Flaky buttery cinnamony goodness, I need to make them!

  • Cannella Vita

    Looks delicious! Rice krispies are always such a hit at my school bake sales, and these are the perfect variation (plus I LOVE coconut). Thanks for the idea, I will definitely make these, and also thanks for your comment on Cannella Vita!

  • Mike

    Looks good. Say, I’ve recently been getting two of each post in my reader. They each have the same time posted, so it must not be just from you editing it. (I do that ALL the time w/ my blog) I’ll un-subscribe, then subscribe again, see if that helps.

  • B. Grow

    wait wait. cookies and cream AND white chocolate coconut?? there was a way to make the original rice krispy treat even better?? so trying this.