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Coffee Coconut Krispies

I’m on a roll this week with my holiday baking!  Don’t ask where I got the time or energy with a newborn around.  My sweet tooth is stronger than my desire for sleep I suppose.  Also, I drink decaf coffee like it’s my lifeline (decaf because I’m breastfeeding).  When I “go to sleep” (I use this term lightly because there is no real sleeping period when you are waking up every three hours), I’m already thinking about my first cup of coffee in the morning.  The Food Snob says this is the first sign of a full-fledged addiction, but I figure there are worse things to be addicted to.  Plus, how much of a caffeine fix can I be getting off of decaf?

One of the major bummers about having to drink decaf is the coffee flavored desserts I pass up.  I’m a huge fan of the chocolate and espresso combination, but when you’re going sans caffeine, one bite of tiramisu can give you the caffeine shakes.  Thank goodness for good, rich decaf coffee.  Lately, I’ve been loving Gevalia Coffee, and it’s what I used to make these Coffee Coconut Krispies.

These krispies are a jazzed up version of the classic treat.  A bold coffee flavor paired with white chocolate and coconut make them the perfect afternoon treat with my naptime cup of joe.  They would also be a great addition to your holiday baking list (and they only take about 15 minutes to make!).

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Coffee Coconut Krispies (adapted from here)

1 stick + 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

10 cups mini marshmallows (about 1.5 10 oz. bags)

5 cups kripie rice cereal

2 teaspoons ground Gevalia Coffee

1 cup white chocolate chips

1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons dried, unsweetened coconut

Directions:

1. Grease a 9×9 baking dish with 1 tablespoon of butter.

2. Melt the stick of butter over medium-low heat.  Once melted add the marshmallows and continue cooking, stirring often until marshmallows are melted and smooth.

3. Remove pot from the heat, stir in the krispie rice cereal.  Once well incorporated, stir in coffee, white chocolate chips and 1/4 cup coconut.

4. Press mixture into baking dish and sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons of coconut over the top.  Allow to cool complete before serving.

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I don’t normally love white chocolate, but combining it with coffee and coconut made me a believer.

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I was really happy with the coffee flavor that the Gevalia Coffee contributed to these, and as you know, I am a couponer and wanted to share with you that right now you can get $2 off any 2 Gevalia Coffee bags at Target.  From shopping for gifts to planning family dinners, it’s hard to keep up with all your holiday to-do’s. This year, Kraft is helping out with great weeknight meals and entertaining ideas to make the season a little bit easier. Plus, Kraft is offering up to $20 in coupons, redeemable exclusively at Target, to make food shopping easier and to help you have a happy holiday season.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kraft. The opinions and text are all mine.

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