Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats

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!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Rice Krispies Treats
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 315 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

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