Thursday, July 4, 2013

Almond Joy Krispies Treats

Happy 4th!  Need a quick treat for today's BBQ or fireworks later tonight?  Now, you know I'm not a huge coconut fan, but the flavor is growing on me.  I incorporated some lovely Almond Joy Pieces candy bits which added coconut and almond infused chocolate to the cereal laced with more shredded coconut and sliced almonds.  These treats are light and airy with a slight tropical feel and just enough sweetness to be a great summer dessert.  I took this batch to work to share with the researchers and they got rave reviews.  A pretty nice way to interrupt the work day, don't you think?

I didn't pin this recipe!  As a matter a fact, I pulled it together as an original recipe after I saw the Almond Joy Pieces on sale last week.  Not too shabby.  I thought about toasting the coconut, but I like the way these came out without, especially since a traditional Almond Joy candy bar is untoasted coconut, the flavors are accurately mirrored.  I suppose a drizzle of semi-sweet chocolate on top would be not only a nice addition of chocolate, but also a pretty presentation. And they're still krispies treats, so again, super simple and quick to make.  Grab these candies and get to enjoying a lovely summer treat!

Almond Joy Krispies Treats


4 cups crisp rice cereal
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup sliced almonds
4 Tablespoons butter
10.5 ounces mini marshmallows
10 ounces Almond Joy Pieces

Measure cereal, coconut and almonds into a large bowl, mix to combine.  Set aside.

In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add marshmallows and melt, stirring to combine.

Remove from heat and pour over cereal mixture.  Working quickly, stir to coat completely.  Add candy pieces and stir to distribute throughout.

Transfer mixture to a lightly greased 9 x 13 inch pan.  Press gently to an even layer, then let cool completely before cutting into bars.

Makes 24 bars.

Happy Baking,
The Cookie Princess

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