Coconut Lime Rice Krispie Coolers & Cookbook Giveaway

This spring I signed on with The Motherhood to be work on a fun Rice Krispies summer dessert project. Rice Krispies sent a whole bunch of awesome bloggers and myself a clue that said "Fourth of July's Cooler When Kids Help Create Rice Krispies Treats Recipes" and asked up to come up with a tasty frozen summer treat for families. 

Since recipe development is something I love to do, I couldn't wait to get started. I've always been a huge fan of Rice Krispies treats (who isn't?!) and it was not easy deciding what to make. I always love treats dipped in chocolate and caramel, but since summer is in full swing I decided to incorporate some of my favorite tropical flavors, coconut and lime, into a Rice Krispies Treat everyone could enjoy.

As an added bonus, my daughter was able to help me make the Coconut Rice Krispies "Bowls." She helped me press the mixture into the muffin tins and depress the centers to make them into little bowls to hold our ice-cream once they had chilled. I hope you enjoy this treat as much as we did and that your summer is full of fun and some very cool treats.

Coconut Lime Rice Krispies Coolers
3 T. unsalted butter
1 10oz. bag marshmallows
1 c. shredded coconut, sweetened
6 c. Rice Krispies Cereal

1 pint good-quality vanilla ice-cream
1 lime
2 c. heavy whipping cream
1/2 c. confectioners sugar
Makes approximately 20 coolers

1. In a saucepan over low heat melt the butter and the marshmallows together. Once they have completely melted, stir in the coconut until evenly incorporated. Stir in the Rice Krispies until they are evenly coated with the marshmallow/coconut mixture.
2. Remove mixture from the heat and press them into regular size muffin tins. You should have enough to fill approximately 20 muffin cups. To pack the Rice Krispie mixture into dip your fingers in cold water, keeping them damp will prevent the mixture from sticking to them.
3. Depress the center of each Rice Krispies treat to form a bowl in the middle. Make sure it is big enough to hold a standard size golfball. Then, place muffin tins in the refrigerator to chill completely.
4. Meanwhile, whip together the cream, zest of whole lime and juice of half a lime, and sugar to make lime whipped cream. Set aside.
5. To assemble the cooler, remove chilled Rice Krispie bowls and set them on a tray. Place one small scoop of vanilla ice-cream into each bowl. Top with a dollop of lime whipped cream, garnish with a slice of lime and serve.

To Win Your Own Official Rice Krispies Treats Cookbook here are the rules:

1. Please leave a comment telling me which is your favorite way to enjoy Rice Krispie treats.

2. This giveaway begins Sunday July 20th at 11:00pm ET and will end on July 24th at 5PM EST. Winners will be announced via this blog on July 25th, 2010. ONE winner will be chosen via random.org from all eligible comments left on this post. Official Rules to this giveaway can be found at the bottom of this post. (PLEASE READ THEM BEFORE ENTERING).
Thank you for your Help with choosing the hopefully winning recipe.

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  1. My favoriteay to enjoy Rice Krispir Treats is with a tall glass of cold, cold milk

  2. I like them the classic way, simple crunch and marshmallowy goodness, they were one of the first things I helped my mom make in the kitchen, so I mostly leave them alone for the memories.

    BUT halfway dipped in dark chocolate then just barely dipped in sprinkles at the end is cute for favors.

  3. I love rice krispies with lots of gooey marshmallows. But really when it comes to rice krispies I'm not fussy :).

  4. I have to admit, I love rice krispie treats the good 'ol orginial way! But, then again in scotcharoo form as well:)

  5. Sounds fab but in step 1 you missed stirring in the Rice Krispies with the coconut.

  6. Oh, these are INSPIRED!!!!!! Yum!! And so pretty too!!!!!

  7. We love the original Rice Krispie treats drizzled with chocolate.

  8. I like mine drizzled wit chocolate- but those look really yummy too!


  9. I like mine drizzled with melted dark chocolate and butterscotch.

  10. I like them the classic way...and while they are still warm...yum

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  11. my favorite way: pulverized almond, slice strawberry and confectioner sugar on top!!

  12. I love Rice Krispies treats made with peanut butter and chocolate.