Easy And Delicious Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Easy And Delicious Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

I can’t think of a better treat to celebrate summer than to have a fun Watermelon Rice Krispie Treat. Kids will love these fun and bright treats. They are perfect for summer cookouts and potlucks.

watermelon rice krispie treat

Watermelon Rice Krispies Treats

These adorable and easy-to-make Rice Krispies Treats that look like watermelon slices will certainly be a hit this summer. My kids were all waiting at the counter for me to finish these cute treats so they could devour them. You never get too old to enjoy a good old-fashioned Rice Krispies Treat.

What I love about this recipe:

  • easy to make
  • very few ingredients
  • a great recipe to take to summer cookouts
  • fun to eat for any age

watermelon rice Krispies treats

FAQ’s

Make Ahead and Storage:

How far in advance can I make rice Krispie treats?

Rice Krispie Treats can be made a few days in advance. However, if treats are exposed to air they may harden up. Make sure treats are stored in an air-tight container

Storing: Store in an airtight container at room temperature

How do I Cut Rice Krispies Treats?

The best way to cut rice Krispie treats is to use a pizza cutter or a large serrated knife that has been sprayed with cooking spray

Why is my Rice Krispie Treat hardening up so fast?

Sometimes rice Krispie treats can harden so fast that they don’t stay pliable for molding or cutting. I have found that using only fresh marshmallows is the best way to make Rice Krispie treats. Every time that I have used a previously opened bag of marshmallows, my treats have been frustrating to work with

Another tip is to keep the heat low and slow. I know, I’m impatient too, but trust me. Using high heat will only harden your marshmallow mixture turning your treats into rock candy

watermelon rice Krispies

 Tips and Tricks:

  • use mini marshmallows – mini marshmallows will melt faster with less effort on your part
  • only use fresh – never opened – bags of marshmallows. This is a key ingredient to an easy experience with rice Krispies treats
  • keep the heat low to medium – this will help keep your treats nice and soft
  • you can use a pie pan or a cake pan for this treat. The only difference will be that a pie pan will have a slanted edge where the crust would normally be
  • if your rice Krispies get too hard to work with, then pop them in the microwave for 15 seconds and try again

watermelon rice Krispies treats

Are you ready to make this fun Rice Krispies Treats for summer? Let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need:

Ingredients:

  • unsalted butter – you could use salted
  • mini marshmallows – I like to use only freshly opened marshmallows, so I always get a new bag for my Rice Krispies recipes
  • rice crisp cereal – you can use Kellogs name brand or any generic form of rice cereal
  • red food coloring
  • green food coloring
  • chocolate chips – I used milk chocolate chips and semi-sweet miniature chocolate chips

extra equipment needed:

  • wax paper
  • pie plate or 9-inch round cake pan
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • silicone spatula or buttered spatula
  • pizza cutter or serrated knife
  • optional: popsicle sticks or craft sticks

How do you make Watermelon Rice Krispies Treats?

Instructions:

  • in a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter
  • remove the saucepan from heat
  • add marshmallows and stir until melted
  • divide the marshmallow up into 2 bowls
  • pour 1/3 of the marshmallow into a medium-sized bowl
  • add green food coloring and stir until it is the color that you would like
  • pour in 2 cups of the cereal and mix
  • in a large bowl, pour the rest of the marshmallow mixture
  • add red food coloring and stir until the pink is dark enough for you
  • add the remaining 4 cups of rice cereal and mix to coat
  • place a sheet of wax paper in a pie pan (or cake pan) and press down
  • scoop out the green rice Krispies into the pan and form a circle around the edge of the pan with the center not filled in
  • pour the pink rice Krispies into the center circle and press mixture down into the center of the cake pan (or pie plate)until it has filled the center and is even with the green edging
  • let cool for about 5-10 minutes
  • lift the wax paper (with the treats on it) up and out of the pan and place it on a work surface
  • press chocolate chips upside down into the pink portion of your treat
  • slice into 8 slices
  • optional: push craft sticks into the green centers

 

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Easy And Delicious Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Easy to make watermelon-shaped Rice Krispies treats that are perfect for summer fun!

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: none
  • Total Time: 0 minute
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 Tbsp. of unsalted butter
  • 1 (10 oz.) bag of mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups of rice crisp cereal
  • red food coloring
  • green food coloring
  • chocolate chips

extra equipment needed:

  • wax paper
  • pie plate or 9-inch cake pan
  • silicone spatula recommended
  • spray cooking oil (butter flavored)
  • pizza cutter or serrated knife
  • optional: popsicle sticks or craft sticks

Instructions

  • in a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter
  • remove the saucepan from heat
  • add marshmallows and stir until melted

watermelon rice Krispies divided into two bowls

  • divide the marshmallow up into 2 bowls
  • pour 1/3 of the marshmallow into a medium-sized bowl
  • add green food coloring and stir until it is the color that you would like
  • pour in 2 cups of the cereal and mix
  • in a large bowl, pour the rest of the marshmallow mixture
  • add red food coloring and stir until the pink is dark enough for you
  • add the remaining 4 cups of rice cereal and mix to coat
  • place a sheet of wax paper in a pie pan (or cake pan) and press down

watermelon rice Krispies green rind

  • scoop out the green rice Krispies into the pan and form a circle around the edge of the pan with the center not filled in

making watermelon rice Krispies

  • pour the pink rice Krispies into the center circle and press down with a silicon spatula that has been sprayed with cooking oil or buttered, until it has filled the center and is even with the green edging
  • let cool for about 5-10 minutes
  • lift the wax paper (with the treats on it) up and out of the pan and place it on a work surface

making watermelon rice Krispies

  • push chocolate chips upside down into the pink portion of your treat
  • spray your knife or pizza cutter with non-stick cooking oil spray slice into 8 slices
  • optional: push craft sticks into the green centers

Notes

How far in advance can I make rice Krispie treats?

Rice Krispie Treats can be made a few days in advance. However, if treats are exposed to air they may harden up. Make sure treats are stored in an air-tight container

Storing: Store in an airtight container at room temperature

How do I Cut Rice Krispies Treats?

The best way to cut rice Krispie treats is to use a pizza cutter or a large serrated knife that has been sprayed with cooking spray

Why is my Rice Krispie Treat hardening up so fast?

Sometimes rice Krispie treats can harden so fast that they don’t stay pliable for molding or cutting. I have found that using only fresh marshmallows is the best way to make Rice Krispie treats. Every time that I have used a previously opened bag of marshmallows, my treats have been frustrating to work with

Another tip is to keep the heat low and slow. I know, I’m impatient too, but trust me. Using high heat will only harden your marshmallow mixture turning your treats into rock candy

 Tips and Tricks:

  • use mini marshmallows – mini marshmallows will melt faster with less effort on your part
  • only use fresh – never opened – bags of marshmallows. This is a key ingredient to an easy experience with rice Krispies treats
  • keep the heat low to medium – this will help keep your treats nice and soft
  • you can use a pie pan or a cake pan for this treat. The only difference will be that a pie pan will have a slanted edge where the crust would normally be

 

 

 

 

 

 

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