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Easy And Delicious Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

watermelon rice krispies treats

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

Ingredients

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  • 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