Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats

June 12, 2016

Fun and easy to make Watermelon Rice Krispies Treats! I love that they call for ingredients I always have on hand, and I love that they are treat my kids and I both love. No matter how old you get rice krispies treats will always be a classic. And this is such a fun summer take on the treats we all ate growing up.

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Watermelon Rice Krispies Treats

We are huge rice krispie treats fans around here (and we’re always adding in extra marshmallows!).

And can we talk about the fact that it’s actually Rice KrispieS treats with an “s”? We’ve never said it that way. It just doesn’t sound right.

It won’t really matter what you call these tempting chewy treats though. They are so delicious!

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How to Make Watermelon Rice Krispies Treats

I love how easy these are to make. You do need to make the marshmallow filling twice since you’ll be making different colors but other than that it’s a breeze!

  • Spray a 9-inch round cake pan with non-stick cooking spray, set aside. For the rind portion, melt 1 1/2 Tbsp butter in a medium non-stick saucepan over medium-low heat.
  • Add in 2 1/2 cups marshmallows and green food coloring and cook and stir just until marshmallows have melted.
    Remove from heat and in 2 cups rice krispies, stir until evenly coat.

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  • Pour into prepared baking dish and let cool just slightly (so it’s not too hot to the touch), spray hands with non-stick cooking spray and spread and press mixture around outer edge to create a rind that is no more than 1-inch thick (don’t over-press so they stay nice and chewy).
  • Clean and dry saucepan then for the center portion melt 2 Tbsp butter in saucepan over medium-low heat.

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  • Add 3 1/2 cups marshmallows and pink or red food coloring and cook and stir just until fully melted.
  • Remove from heat and stir in 3 cups rice krispies.
  • Pour into center of cake pan and once cool enough to handle spray hands with non-stick cooking spray and spread into an even layer.
  • Let cool then sprinkle and press chocolate chips randomly over pink portion. Cut into wedges.

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Follow My Pinterest Board for More Inspiration!

If you follow me on Pinterest you may noticed my “Kids Fun Foods” board in which of course I’m pinning fun and creative food ideas kids would love.

I try to to make something fun for my kids (often inspired by stuff I’ve pinned to that board) once or twice a month. Every time I do they get so excited!

This time around I thought I’d share with you which one I was making because chances are your kids are on summer break too. So, it would be fun for you to get in the kitchen together and make these!

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I opted not to flavor these with watermelon flavor (I’ve seen it done with and without). I bought a real watermelon flavor online and it tasted and smelled like nothing like a real watermelon (more like artificially flavored and scented lip balm) so I’d rather just stick with the plain flavor.

You just can’t go wrong with the classic. These fun treats are a great way to celebrate the beginning of summer so make them soon, whether or not you’ve got kids at home. No matter your age you know you want one :).

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More Rice Krispies Recipes You’ll Love

Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats

4.67 from 3 votes

A cute, fun to make summertime treat! Classic rice krispies treats are tinted green and pink then shaped in a cake pan, dotted with mini chocolate chips then cut into wedges. People of all ages will love them!

Servings: 6
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cooling Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

Rind

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp salted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • Green food coloring (I used gel coloring)
  • 2 cups rice krispies cereal

Center

  • 2 Tbsp salted butter
  • 3 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • Pink or red food coloring
  • 3 cups rice krispies cereal
  • 2 tsp mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Spray a 9-inch round cake pan with non-stick cooking spray, set aside. For the rind portion, melt 1 1/2 Tbsp butter in a medium non-stick saucepan over medium-low heat. 
  2. Add in 2 1/2 cups marshmallows and green food coloring and cook and stir just until marshmallows have melted.
  3. Remove from heat and in 2 cups rice krispies, stir until evenly coat. 

  4. Pour into prepared baking dish and let cool just slightly (so it's not too hot to the touch), spray hands with non-stick cooking spray and spread and press mixture around outer edge to create a rind that is no more than 1-inch thick (don't over-press so they stay nice and chewy).
  5. Clean and dry saucepan then for the center portion melt 2 Tbsp butter in saucepan over medium-low heat. 

  6. Add 3 1/2 cups marshmallows and pink or red food coloring and cook and stir just until fully melted. Remove from heat and stir in 3 cups rice krispies. 
  7. Pour into center of cake pan and once cool enough to handle spray hands with non-stick cooking spray and spread into an even layer. 
  8. Let cool then sprinkle and press chocolate chips randomly over pink portion. Cut into 6 - 8 wedges. Store in an airtight container.
  9. Recipe source: inspired by Glorious Treats
Nutrition Facts
Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 315 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 223mg10%
Potassium 29mg1%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1760IU35%
Vitamin C 14.8mg18%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 7.2mg40%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Rice Krispies Treats
Author: Jaclyn