Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats

Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats #StPatrick'sDay #rainbow

I whipped up a batch of these treats for my kids this afternoon and they were a hit. This is a very simple recipe and a fun twist on the regular rice krispie treats. I think these would be perfect for a little girl’s slumber party or birthday snack for school.

Ingredients:

1 bag (16 oz.) mini marshmallows

1 stick of butter

3 cups Fruity Pebbles or store-brand fruity rice cereal

5 cups Rice Krispies

Directions:

  1. Butter a rimmed cookie sheet or 9 x 13″ casserole dish and set aside.
  2. In a large pot over medium heat melt the cube of butter.
  3. Add the marshmallows and stir until they are completely melted, no lumps. Remove from heat.
  4. Pour in the rice cereals and mix well.
  5. Spread coated cereal onto the cookie sheet. Pat down with the back of a spatula, or with buttered hands.
  6. When completely cooled, cut into bars and store in an air-tight container to keep fresh for a few days–if they last that long!

Tips:

  • This recipe makes chewy rice krispie treats. If you like them stiffer, add additional cereal, up to 2 cups more and allow to cook for a minute before removing from heat.
  • I recommend keeping the ratio of fruity cereal to plain at 50% or less. The fruit flavor is not overwhelming and the result is prettier than trying to use 100% fruity rice cereal.
  • For an extra pop of color and fun, press Skittles candies into the top of the coated cereal after it spread in the pan and cooling.
  • This would also be a great treat for St. Patrick’s Day!
Rainbow rice krispie squares

These went fast! The kids loved them. The fruity flavor was not overwhelming, so they were great for kids and adults.

Cocoa Crispy Treats With Nutella & Reese’s Pieces

These crispy rice squares are packed with chocolate and peanut butter flavor. I scored big boxes of Cocoa Krispies last week at Savemart for $1.88 each. When I needed a quick dessert to take to a family get-together I decided to get creative with some rice krispie treats. This recipe comes together quickly and is super rich and chocolatey.

Ingredients

8 cups Cocoa Krispies cereal

1 bag (16 oz) marshmallows

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter

1/2 cup Nutella

1 cup Reese’s Pieces, divided

 

Directions:

  1. Lightly grease a 9 x 13″ pan.
  2. In a large pot melt the butter and marshmallows over medium-low heat.
  3. When marshmallows are mostly melted add Nutella.
  4. Stir until well combined and completely melted.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in cereal.
  6. Wait a few minutes and add 3/4 cup of the candy.
  7. Spread into prepared pan. Use the back of a spoon or spatula coated with cooking spray to press into place.
  8. Add reserved candy to the top while still warm.