Who doesn't LOVE rice crispy treats! To celebrate St.Patrick's Day, I thought it would be fun to turn them into lucky shamrocks!
Following the recipe on the box I changed the butter called for to coconut oil. This is something I keep in the house and use frequently in baking, on my dry cuticles and even on a baby's dry scalp! Amazing stuff! Never tried it in crispy treats, until.........
I read on the blog, How Does She?, where coconut oil was substituted for the butter, and knew the next time I made crispy treats, that's what I would do too.
I used neon green food coloring I had on hand, and, unfortunately, not a very nice green at all. So, after I spread them into the pan, I had to try and do something quick to pretty them up! I took the little squeeze bottle of dye and dropped little drops over the the setting crispy treats, thinking the dye might spread some. (What was I thinking), no, it didn't! And I didn't like that so much either.
So, I realized these would just have to do, and I continued with my plan of using a shamrock cookie cutter to cut the crispy treats into shamrock shapes.
All the while I kept in mind that although they were not so esthetically pleasing to the eye, the taste buds sure liked them!
The coconut oil really added a great flavor to the recipe!
So here they are!!! The Lucky Shamrocks!!!