Random Ramblings: { RICE KRISPIE TREATS }

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Today I wanted to share this fun recipe with  you.  It is an old recipe with a fun new twist. 
I first did these at the start of the school  year for the kids lunches.  When we were at the store and the kids asked for the box of rice krispie treats I almost died at the price of those premade things.  So I said for half the price I can make our own and get double, or triple the amount. 
Then after we cut them up, and wrapped them up in seran wrap and it was so easy to just store them in the fridge in a tupperware.  Then when I made thier lunches I just grabbed them and threw them in.  I think I am definately going to do this again for them. 
A fun idea would be red white and blue ones for 4th of July.  Hey I think I just might make them some for the heck of it. 

  C O L O R E D    R  I C E    K R I S P I E   T R E A T S 
  • 3 tablespoonsbutter or margarine
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40)regular marshmallows
  • - OR -
  • 4 cupsminiature marshmallows
  • 6 cupsKellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
  • food coloring

1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

2. Add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.

      2.5.  When you add the cereal to the melted mixture add your food coloring of choice. 

3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.

   <<< Note to make the layers either cut the recipe in half, or thirds or just find a bigger pan to use to make sure it fits all the colors.  >>>

   <<< Layer in the first color.  Let it sit in the pan while you make the batch of the second color.  For this one I did the teal layer, a layer with no coloring and then a layer of green.  I cut the recipe in half and did that for each colored layer. >>>


-For best results, use fresh marshmallows.
-1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows.
-Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.
-Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container.
-To freeze, place in layers separated by wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

Do you make homemade snacks for your kids lunches? 

~ N I C O L E

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