Coconut Flake ‘Rice’ Crispy Treats \\ Sweet Laurel

Coconut Flakes cereal. Its claim to fame is that it is the ONLY Paleo cereal on the market. My husband Nick is super into this cereal, and one day I was like, ‘Why not turn it into ‘rice’ crispy treats??  I used our favorite marshmallow recipe, and created this delightful alternative to the rice crispy treat. Paleo people get ready, your dessert game is about to change in a real good way! Enjoy!






Coconut Flake “Rice” Crispy Treats

Yields 12 squares


1 cup water (divided)

3 tablespoons grass fed beef gelatin powder (for vegan, use soy based gelatin)

1 cup honey (because it’s being cooked, it doesn’t have to be raw)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt

4 cups coconut flakes


Pour 1/2 cup of water into a Kitchen Aid mixer bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over the top of the water. Allow to sit.

In a saucepan, combine remaining 1/2 cup water, raw honey, and vanilla. Turn on stove to medium heat, and bring the mixture to a simmer until it reaches the soft ball stage at 240 degrees. Turn mixer on, blending the gelatin and water mixture. Slowly begin mixing in syrup mixture and continue to beat for about 10 minutes. Beat until marshmallow peaks form. Stir in coconut flakes.

Pour mixture into prepared pan and allow to set for about 4 hours.

7 thoughts on “Coconut Flake ‘Rice’ Crispy Treats \\ Sweet Laurel

  1. Wendy B

    Do you really put pumpkin pie spice in this? I see it in your recipe instructions, but not in your ingredient list.

    Also, would this be moldable sort of like you can mold real rice krispie treats into shapes for cake making?

    1. sweetlaurel

      Wendy, the pumpkin pie spice wass a typo. Thanks for catching that! I just edited the recipe.

      Yes, these are pretty moldable. Once the marshmallow forms, you will see it gets stiff pretty quickly so you will have to work fast at that point to shape your crispy treats! Enjoy!! xo

      1. Wendy B

        Can’t wait to try these! Have been searching for a paleo replacement for rice krispie treats! Thanks for posting this!

  2. Kalain McDowell

    These look so amazing! I think I must have done something wrong! Ours went soggy! 🙁 do you know what we may have done and how we cab fix it? I love this recipe!!!


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