Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats

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Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats

Perfect fun, summer-themed dessert. This would be a dessert recipe you can easily do with your kids. If you're looking for dessert recipe ideas to do with your kids, this is one they'll find really fun and yummy.

Servings 2 pans

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp butter unsalted
  • 16 oz miniature marshmallows divided
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
  • red food coloring
  • green food coloring
  • chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Line 2 cake pans with parchment paper.  

  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter.

  3. Add the miniature marshmallows, all except 1 cup.  

  4. Stir until the marshmallows are melted.  Add 1 tsp vanilla and mix.  

    masiloves - Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats
  5. In a large bowl, pour the melted marshmallows over 6 cups of Rice Krispies.  

    masiloves - Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats
  6. Mix together.

    masiloves - Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats
  7. Stir in the last cup of marshmallows and mix together. 

  8. Divide the Krispies into 2 different bowls.  (I put in a little bit more into one than the other, but not by a whole lot.)  Tint one bowl green and the other red. I like to use the gel food coloring. The red comes out perfect without having to add a huge amount of coloring.

  9. Start with your green Krispies.  This will be your watermelon rind.  Layer it around the outside edge of your cake pan.

    masiloves - Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats
  10. Once you have the outer green done, fill in the center with the red Krispie mix. 

    masiloves - Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats
  11. Press lightly into the pan and together to make sure the red and green will form together. 

  12. Using chocolate chips, press gently into the red.  These are your watermelon seeds. 

    masiloves - Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats
  13. Let sit for about an hour to fully set. 

    masiloves - Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats

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