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Coconut Chai Rice Krispies

SpaBettie posted a recipe for orange cardamom rice krispie treats that I have been meaning to make for a while.

Go look at them — I’ll wait. Aren’t they pretty? Don’t they look fresh-tasting and summery?

I am a huge, huge fan of cardamom. Teenage-girl-with-Justin-Bieber huge. Autograph-my-chest-so-I-can-later-tattoo-it huge. Malamute huge. Audaciously huge.

It’s probably the best spice out there. Seriously, candle companies, please manufacture a cardamom candle so that my apartment can always smell festive and exotic.

However, the brisk air has me craving warmer flavors, and sunny oranges aren’t capturing the season for me.

So, playing with the cardamom theme, I tweaked it a bit. Added other chai spices:

And toasted coconut.

Image by Joyosity via Creative Commons

And there you have it, a cozy, easy dessert for autumn days.

Coconut Chai Rice Krispies

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbs vegan margarine (I’ll try coconut oil next time — makes more sense, right?)
  • 1 (10 oz) package Dandies marshmallows
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground clove
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1/2 cup toasted coconut*

Instructions:

  1. Melt butter in a large pot.
  2. When butter is completely melted, add marshmallows and spices. Stir until marshmallows are completely melted
  3. Remove from heat and stir in marshmallows and toasted coconut until completely mixed.
  4. Press mixture into a greased 13″ x 9″ x 2″ pan (for more, shorter squares) or 9″ x 9″ x 2″ pan (for fewer, taller squares). When cool, cut into squares.

* To toast coconut, heat a dry skillet over medium heat and add coconut, stirring until fragrant and brown.

Tags: cardamom, chai, coconut, rice krispies, veganmofo

5 Responses to “Coconut Chai Rice Krispies”

  1. October 22nd, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    celyn says:

    This looks insanely good!

  2. October 22nd, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Isobelle says:

    These sound so awesome! I haven’t tried any dandies yet, but I’m sure that if I were to buy some, I would have to make this first thing. They look really good.

  3. October 22nd, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Sarah says:

    Why haven’t I heard of flavored rice crispy treats before!? It’s an awesome idea

  4. October 22nd, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Laura says:

    Yum, you can’t go wrong with coconut and marshmallows together.

  5. October 22nd, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Helen says:

    That what I thought too when I saw SpaBettie’s recipe, Sarah! It’s a way to make Rice Krispie treats feel a little more grown-up.

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