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A simple twist on a classic treat, these Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats will impress any crowd this summer!
Summer is in full swing, which means lots of BBQ’s and pool parties. For my kids, summer is all about one thing- water. Me on the other hand, it’s all about the food!
Last week we had attended our boat’s summer pool party, in which I was responsible for bringing dessert. I wanted something kid friendly, that wouldn’t melt in 90 degree weather.
Which left me with zero ideas!
It wasn’t until the kids and I were sitting outside, eating the last of our Orange Creamsicle Popsicles, when B suggested making Rice Krispie treats. He only mentioned this because it’s the one thing he knows how to make besides PB&J, but it was pure genius. But instead of plain Rice Krispie treats, we would bring Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats.
The classic gooey, melt in your mouth treat just got upgraded.
For this recipe, I used a 10 inch spring foam pan. I absolutely love these things! One of the best investments ever! However, if you do not own one, using a pie dish would work well too. Just be sure to spray the dish with a non-stick spray before hand.
Start by melting the butter over medium-high heat, and once melted, add in the marshmallows. When you have a smooth consistency, add about 7-10 drops of green food coloring for the rind. Once combined, pour over the cereal and stir until the mixture is nice and sticky.
Pour the green mixture into your springfoam pan, making sure to keep it along the edge. Set aside. Melt the remaining butter, and again melt the marshmallows. To achieve that perfect watermelon color I used a combination of pink gel coloring and red gel coloring. Fold into the remaining cereal, then pour into your spring foam pan. With lightly greased hands, gently press the Rice Krispies so your circle is level. Lastly, take your mini chocolate chips and lightly press into watermelon flesh to represent the seeds.
Let cool, then slice and serve! Look how stinkin’ cute these are! Everyone at the pool party loved them. In fact, this is now my new go-to summer dessert recipe.
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- 2 c Rice Krispies®
- 1 1/2 tbsp. butter
- 2 1/2 c mini marshmallows
- 7-10 drops green food coloring
- 3 c Rice Krispies®
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 3 c mini marshmallows
- Pink and Red gel food coloring
- 1 tbsp. mini chocolate chips
- Spray your spring foam pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside
- Start by melting the butter over medium-high heat, and once melted, add in the marshmallows When you have a smooth consistency, add about 7-10 drops of green food coloring
- Once combined, pour over the cereal and stir until the mixture is nice and sticky
- Pour the green mixture into your spring foam pan, making sure to keep it along the edge. With lightly greased hands, form the watermelon rind. Set aside
- Again, melt the butter and marshmallows like you did in the previous step
- To achieve that perfect watermelon color I used a combination of pink gel coloring and red gel coloring
- Fold the melted marshmallows into the cereal, then pour into the center of your spring foam pan With lightly greased hands, gently press the Rice Krispies® so your circle is level
- Lastly, take your mini chocolate chips and lightly press into watermelon to represent the seeds