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Gluten-Free Lunchbox Coconut Surprise

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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!

Lunchbox Coconut Surprise - These gluten-free treats are bursting with coconut flavour and are a yummy sweet treat. They are quick and simple, with minimal ingredients and are a hit with kids and kids at heart.

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.

Lunchbox Coconut Surprise - These gluten-free treats are bursting with coconut flavour and are a yummy sweet treat. They are quick and simple, with minimal ingredients and are a hit with kids and kids at heart.

You might also enjoy these Rice Krispie Cookies.

Lunchbox Coconut Surprise - These gluten-free treats are bursting with coconut flavour and are a yummy sweet treat. They are quick and simple, with minimal ingredients and are a hit with kids and kids at heart.

Gluten-Free Lunchbox Coconut Surprise

Gluten-Free Lunchbox Coconut Surprise

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These gluten-free treats are bursting with coconut flavour and are a yummy sweet treat. They are quick and simple, with minimal ingredients and are a hit with kids and kids at heart.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Rice Krispies Brown Rice Gluten Free cereal, crushed
  • 1 1/2 cup Shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup Chopped pecans (optional)
  • 1 can Sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

  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.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 95mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g

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Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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