Hawaiian Rice Krispie Treats

Hawaiian Rice Krispie Treats Variation


This Hawaiian Rice Krispie Treats variation is a gooey, delicious combination of a few inspired recipes by others.

Unsurprisingly, the first is from my mom. She decided to add butterscotch chips to her rice krispie treats a few years ago, which was a very good decision! It’s a surprising one, but somehow it all blends together delectably!

She mixes the chips in with the rice krispies (as opposed to having them on top here). They melt throughout so you get maximum butterscotch in each and every bite.

Since this recipe calls for adding the chips on top, you’ll want to make sure you do it as quickly as possible after you put the marshmallow mixture in the pan. The rice krispies start to cool right away, so you want to get as much of the remaining heat to melt them into the bars!

You might also top it with foil to keep some of the heat in the pan and help melt the chips into the bars.

Tropical Rice Krispie Treats

Hawaiian Rice Krispie Treats Variation

Mango Glaze

The mango glaze was inspired by that amazing sweet potato recipe roundup we did two weeks ago for the virtual baby shower. It really is so easy to make and I just love the color. I’m sure I’ll be finding more things to top with it – maybe a cake or even a fruit tart!!

Hawaiian Rice Krispie Treats

Tropical Dessert Recipe

And finally, I learned from my sister to always add vanilla to rice krispie treats – a small but important addition. The macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips fell in because we were heading to a Luau Beach Party. All the flavors screamed magic as I started mixing them together. And so happened the dessert inspiration for these Hawaiian Rice Krispie Treats!

I love adding the familiar flavors of one dish or cuisine to different one. Macadamia nuts and tropical fruit (not just mango) scream Hawaiian flavors. And then I know white chocolate pairs beautifully with macadamia nuts anyway because of macadamia nut cookies.

So while this tropical dessert recipe makes perfect sense, it really is a lofty combination of about 4-6 recipes and flavor combinations!

I should mention… This Hawaiian rice krispie treats variation is on the messy side but totally worth it!

Other Rice Krispie Treats Variations

And if you love cookies as much as we do, you’ll love these peanut butter granola cookies, muesli cookies, key lime cookies, saffron shortbread, and matcha cookies!

Hawaiian Rice Krispie Treats
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HAWAIIAN RICE KRISPIE TREATS VARIATION

This recipe came about for a friend luau-themed birthday party. I’d just discovered mango glaze and wanted to make something new with it. These Hawaiin Rice Krispie Treats were the tasty result of my efforts. Everyone at the party was licking their fingers and asking for the recipe, so it’s a crowd-pleaser!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Hawaiian
Keyword: baking, dessert
Servings: 36
Calories: 80kcal
Author: Luci Petlack

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 10 oz. package marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • ½ cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips

glaze

  • ½ cup mango puree* about 1 mango
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2-2½ cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Spray 9×13 pan with nonstick spray.
  • In a large saucepan, melt butter until fragrant (3-4 minutes) over low heat. Add marshmallows. Stir constantly until marshmallows are melted. Stir in vanilla. Add rice krispies. Mix well.
  • Pour marshmallow mixture into greased pan. Use waxed paper to pat into even layer in pan. Immediately sprinkle macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips over rice krispies. Use waxed paper to pat nuts and chocolate into bars. Cover.
  • Meanwhile, whisk mango puree, melted butter, salt, and two cups powdered sugar. Add remaining powdered sugar as needed to thicken glaze. Carefully drizzle mango glaze over rice krispie bars to cover pan.
  • Let set at least one hour before eating.

Notes

*To make mango puree, place chunks of fresh mango in a food processor or blend and puree until smooth. Some small pieces of fruit are fine, just know they will be as such on top of the treats!
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Nutrition

Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 379IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 2mg

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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These look so yummy! Do you think pineapple (or another fruit) purée would work? (mango allergy👎🏼)

    1. Hi lisa! Oh yes, let’s find you an alternative. The mango glaze is really similar to a jam, so you could try any sort of jam or jelly on top, probably. Flavors could include: apricot, pineapple, peach, guava, etc. Were you to try pineapple (I haven’t tried it as I have a sensitivity to pineapple), I’d HIGHLY recommend you drain as much liquid as possible and then make it from there. Please let me know what you try and how it goes!

    1. Hi!! My apologies – I didn’t realize that was missing from the original recipe.

      To make mango puree, place chunks of fresh mango in a food processor or blend and puree until smooth. Some small pieces of fruit are fine, just know they will be as such on top of the treats!

      I just added this to the recipe notes as well. Thank you for the heads up!

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