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Colorful Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats

Princess Cupcake Recipe Approved – Rainbow Rice Krispies Treats

rainbow rice krispy treatsWhat you need:
6 cups of rice krispies cereal
3 tablespoons of butter
1 bag of large marshmallows
Food coloring – I used gel colors – Betty Crocker and Duff
Spray butter stuff to grease the pan
8 x 8 baking pan

Okay, super simple to do – just budget for 6 times as long to make as traditional rice krispies treats. Ugh.

  1. Melt ½ a tablespoon in a pan over medium to low heat.
  2. Drop in 7 marshmallows and melt them
  3. Take off the heat and squeeze in your food coloring and stir, stir, stir
  4. Mix in 1 cup of rice krispies cereal
  5. Press the marshmallow rice krispies goodness into the bottom of your greased baking pan
  6. Repeat until you have completed all your colors

rainbow rice krispy treats

I seriously thought this was a pain in the you know where by the time I was on orange (my second color). But my little helper bee was having a great time so we powered on rather than what I was tempted to do — have two colored rice krispies treats. 🙂 It is time consuming, but when we were done and I took at look at the finished pile of delectable crunchy rainbow rice krispies, all the impatience I felt earlier melted completely away. And given the Princess’ current love of rainbows, this was a homerun snack that she couldn’t wait to take to the teachers and in her lunchbox.

rainbow treats

Here’s what  I learned:

  • I actually counted out the marshmallows to make sure that I had enough for the six layers. But I really rather prefer a more marshmallowy treat. I’d use a bag and a half next time.
  • I think I’ve always made these (like the 3 other times I’ve ever made them) with a whole box of rice krispies cereal. Turns out the ratio is ½ a box of rice krispies to one bag of marshmallows. Helps to read the directions.
  • I started this with a 13×9 pan like the recipe on the box says – if you are dividing this into 6 colors, I don’t think you can spread it to cover the whole bottom of the pan.  I couldn’t. Definitely use a smaller pan. I thought 8×8 worked great.

rainbow rice krispy treats

I mean really, who could eat one of these and NOT feel good?
I smile just seeing them on my counter.

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