Gluten-Free Lunchbox Coconut Surprise Recipe

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Kellogg’s has recently introduced a gluten-free cereal: Rice Krispies Brown Rice cereal. They left out the malted barley so now people living with gluten sensitivities or Celiac disease can enjoy this classic cereal! I don’t follow a gluten-free diet, but I still enjoyed the taste. Plus, they tasted pretty darn good in this dessert I made from a recipe at the Rice Krispies website.

The Gluten-Free Lunchbox Coconut Surprise were amazing! I think the coconut really made the flavour pop.  I told my family they were like a Rice Krispies square only baked. They were gobbled up faster than you can say coconut!

I did change one small thing in the recipe from the site. It mentioned using wax paper. I tried making them that way and found the wax paper stuck to the edges of the squares. I preferred just greasing with butter and omitting the wax paper altogether.

Gluten-Free Lunchbox Coconut Surprise

Gluten-Free Lunchbox Coconut Surprise Recipe
  • 4 cups Rice Krispies Brown Rice Gluten Free cereal, crushed
  • 11/2 cup Shredded coconut
  • ½ cup Chopped pecans (optional)
  • 1 can Sweetened condensed milk
  1. Grease an 8 inch baking pan.
  2. In large mixing bowl, combine crushed cereal, coconut and pecans. Add condensed milk and mix well. Spread evenly in prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 180°C (350°F) for metals pans or 160°C (325°F) for glass pans, 25-30 minutes or until top is just golden (do not over-bake). Cool 10 minutes. Turn out and remove foil or paper. Cool completely on rack.
  4. Cut into bars or use cookie cutters for interesting shapes. Store covered at room temperature.

Gluten-Free Lunchbox Coconut Surprise


  1. Erika B says

    Wow this looks so easy and so yummy!!! Thanks for posting, I love how many options people have for gluten free recipes

  2. Rosie says

    This is a cool recipe! I try some gluten free recipes even though I love gluten. I like trying different kinds of flour and grains! I love coconut, too!

  3. Michelle Chow says

    Hello, Stacie.
    These RC treats look tasty and the ingredients sound delicious. Thank you for the added tip about the waxed paper vs greasing the pan. Great post, thank you, Stacie.

  4. Sherry Compton says

    Sound delicious. Baked rice Krispy squares with coconut…great combination and texture. My daughter is ready to try hem. Guess that is what I’ll be doing he’s filter noon. Enjoy!

  5. Nena Sinclair says

    These sounds so yummy! I also love anything with coconut! This one is definitely going on my “Must Make” list! Thanks for the recipe! :)

  6. Karen Glatt says

    What a delicious recipe to make with Coconut. I like Rice Crispies and to make this recipe would be a good cookie to take with me on picnics. Thanks for sharing this!

  7. Lisa White says

    These look so yummy! I have family who are Celiacs and it’s hard to find a quick, simple and inexpensive snack or dessert to serve them so this recipe will come in handy.

  8. Suzanne Smith says

    Very cool as my family has been gluten free for three months now and this is just something new to add to our recipe and cupboard arsenals! I’ll Pin – thanks.

  9. Lyn says

    These are making me hungry now! Not following a gluten free diet, but I think I’m going to make these just because they look so delicious!

  10. sheila ressel says

    These sound amazing. I can’t believe there are only 4 ingredients in this! This is my kind of recipe. Can’t wait to try it.

  11. joanne gentry says

    I am always looking for new recipes for my husband’s lunches and I’m so happy I happened upon yours! I did not know Kelloggs came out with a brown rice cereal, that is awesome! I will be making these for my husband for sure! Nice review, thank you!

  12. Amy Green says

    I love coconut everything. I just tried macaroons, which are a new favorite of mine. I will probably make a variation of this recipe and leave out the pecans.

  13. judy gardner says

    i have not yet seen this type of rice crispies at the store (but i havent really looked latley for anything new to be honest). these would be great to fix for our upcoming halloween party.

  14. katklaw777 says

    My Hubby luvs rice krispie treats…me not so much, but I luv coconut. I think we will both enjoy this quick and easy recipe…thanks!

  15. M.Clark says

    Yum!! They look delicious, I can’t wait to try this. I must admit I’m not a big fan of Rice Krispies Treats, but this looks like something I would like.


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