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Coconut Cashew Crunch Recipe

Coconut Cashew Crunch Recipe

The crunch is always a hit for Christmas snacking. It’s one of my husband’s favorites—and he says he doesn’t like coconut! It’s incredible on ice cream. —Dana Nemecek, Skiatook, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. YIELD:16 servings


  • 9 cups Rice Krispies
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 can (8 ounces) salted cashew pieces
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cereal, coconut and cashews.
  • 2. In a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and baking soda. Pour over cereal mixture; toss to coat.
  • 3. Transfer to two foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Bake at 250° for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Serve as is or use as a toppping for ice cream, fruit or yogurt. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 3 quarts.

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Reviewed Dec. 4, 2016

"This is deliciously addictive. I highly recommend."

Reviewed Jul. 14, 2016

"This is fantastic, especially served over plain yogurt!"

Reviewed Aug. 3, 2015

"I have made this fabulous Rice Krispie bar imitation many times for snacking and/or topping for ice cream. Everytime I get requests for the recipe. gail boczyk, field editor"

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"Great for gifting at Christmas! Very easy to make and delicious!"

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