Popsicle Rice Krispies Treats

Rice Krispies Treats that scream summer! These fun popsicle shaped rice krispies treats are the perfect summer snack for the kids or for your next summer party or barbecue.

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Popsicle Rice Krispies Treats

It is safe to say that our family loves Rice Krispies Treats. I think I’ve made a fun-shaped rice krispies treat for every season and holiday.

What I love about this recipe

  • It’s such a fun summer treat for kids, teens, and adults
  • This rice krispies treat would be perfect for summer potlucks, picnics, and parties
  • It’s easy to make
  • You can make this summer treat ahead of time

Ingredients

ingredients for popsicle rice krispies treats
  • Rice Krispies Cereal or crispy rice, which is a generic crispy rice cereal – Either one works for this recipe. If you can save money on cereal, then, by all means, do that
  • Marshmallows – I like to use an entire bag of 10 oz. mini marshmallows, or 5&1/2 cups
  • Butter – unsalted butter is best for this recipe
  • Red food coloring
  • Blue food coloring

Equipment

  • A silicone popsicle mold – I found this Silicone Mold on Amazon (affiliate link). I like it because it has rounded and oval-shaped popsicles. It also comes with popsicle sticks which is a nice bonus
  • Popsicle sticks – I used the ones that came with the popsicle mold which I believe are about 4 inches long
food safe gloves
  • Food prep gloves – I don’t always use food prep gloves, especially when I’m making food for my family. This is not a recommendation for sanitary reasons. These gloves make stuffing the silicone molds a breeze. Trust, me they make life a lot easier
  • Saucepan – You’ll want a medium or large saucepan
  • Silicone Mixing Utensils
  • Spray butter
  • Mixing bowls – You’ll want 3 different medium to large mixing bowls for this rice krispies treats recipe

How to Make Popsicle Rice Krispies Treats

Step One

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  • Melt the butter over low to medium heat in a large saucepan
  • Add the marshmallows and lower the temperature to low
  • Stir frequently while the marshmallows melt
  • Remove from heat

Step Two

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  • Pour the melted marshmallow into three separate bowls
  • Use the blue and red food coloring to color one bowl red and one blue leaving one white

Step Three

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  • Divide rice crisp cereal into bowls

Step Four

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  • Mix the cereal into the melted marshmallow

Step Five

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  • Start packing your popsicle molds with red, then white, then blue rice krispies mixture

Step Six

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  • Place popsicle sticks into the center of the rice krispies treats
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  • Let them cool off so they mold together
  • Push the rice krispies out from the bottom while gently tugging so the layers do not come apart
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  • You may need to reshape the bottom a smidgen so it is rounded or curved again

Expert Tips

  • If your marshmallow has cooled off too much and it has thickened up, then microwave it for about 5 seconds so it thins out again. Do not overcook it. Add the rice cereal and stir
  • Food-safe gloves are a great idea for packing the rice crisp cereal
  • Using spray butter on silicone utensils and on your gloves will prevent that sticky marshmallow from sticking to them
  • If you have the same popsicle mold as I bought, you might have a leftover rice mixture. Try using a paper cup and popsicle stick as another shaped popsicle

Recipe Variations

  • Use different colors for more fun popsicle ideas
  • Add sprinkles for more fun

Why are my rice krispies treats so hard?

There are a couple of reasons rice krispies treats become hardened. Using stale marshmallows tend to make rice krispies treats hard and overcooking the marshmallow. Resist turning up the heat on the marshmallows. Keep them on low temperature and stir often

Can I make Rice Krispies Treats ahead of time?

Yes! You can make rice krispies treats ahead of time. Cover them tightly and keep them at room temperature for up to three days

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Storing

Store Rice Krispies Treats in a tightly closed container at room temperature

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Serving Size

This recipe should make 9-10 popsicles

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If you have leftover Rice Krispies Treat mixture, then place it into a small paper cup and place a popsicle stick into the middle. Like I did with these Popcorn Ball Treats

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Popsicle Rice Krispies Treats

A fun summer Rice Krispies Treat for kids, teens, and adults
5 from 2 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Making: 10 minutes
Servings: 9
Calories: 116cal
Author: Melissa Haines

Equipment

  • food prep gloves
  • saucepan
  • silicone mixing utensils
  • silicone popsicle mold
  • popsicle sticks
  • spray butter
  • mixing bowls

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp butter unsalted
  • 1 10 oz. miniature marshmallows
  • 5 cups rice crisp cereal
  • 3-6 drops red food coloring
  • 1-2 drops blue food coloring

Instructions

  • Melt the butter over low to medium heat in a large saucepan
  • Add the marshmallows and lower the temperature to low
  • Stir frequently while the marshmallows melt
  • Remove from heat
  • Pour the melted marshmallow into three separate bowls
  • Use the blue and red food coloring to color one bowl red and one blue leaving one white
  • Divide rice crisp cereal into the three bowls
  • Mix the cereal into the melted marshmallow – see notes below if marshmallow has cooled off too much
  • Tip – before mixing the marshmallow mixture- spray silicone utensils with butter spray so the marshmallow does not stick to them
  • Place your gloves on and spray them with butter spray
  • Start packing your popsicle molds with red, then white, then blue rice krispies mixture
  • Place popsicle sticks into the center of the rice krispies treats
  • Let them cool off so they mold together
  • Push the rice krispies out from the bottom while gently tugging so the layers do not come apart
  • You may need to reshape the bottom a smidgen so it is rounded or curved again

Notes

Tips

    • If your marshmallow has cooled off too much and it has thickened up, then microwave it for about 5 seconds so it thins out again. Do not overcook it. Add the rice cereal and stir
    • Food-safe gloves are a great idea for packing the rice crisp cereal
    • Using spray butter on silicone utensils and on your gloves will prevent that sticky marshmallow from sticking to them
    • If you have the same popsicle mold as I bought, you might have a leftover rice mixture. Try using a paper cup and popsicle stick as another shaped popsicle

Variations 

  • Use different colors for more fun popsicle ideas
  • Add sprinkles for more fun

Nutrition

Calories: 116cal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1397IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 6mg
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