I saw this ADORABLE Rice Krispie Treat Watermelon last week, and with summer here, I knew I would have to make it!
Welp, it was 4th of July, and as per usual, I decided last minutes (like I did with the shirts) that I wanted to bring something to the picnic my friends were having in the park.
Lucky for me, I had marshmallows, Rice Krispies and butter in the house (I know, what are the chances?!). What I did not have were the drink mixes she calls for, but I DO have food coloring, so I thought we could give it a go!
This was actually my first time attempting any kind of Rice Krispie Treat, and boy did I fail the first time. We were trying to conserve the marshmallow at first, and then mixed it in with the cereal, and THEN realized it wasn't enough, so melted MORE marshmallow, but in the meantime, the mixture was getting solid, so when we added more marshmallow, ugh, it was all down hill. We COULD have brought this with us to the picnic, but we would have had to use it as a frisbee. FAIL.
My darling friend Amy ran out and got more marshmallow while I was dealing with making the shirts (we are such a great team!).
ok- so here are the ratios I used. If you have made Rice Krispie Treats before and have it down to a science, use your ratios and just dye it and construct it like I did, I think I'm still working out some kinks.
FOR THE GREEN LAYER /
2 cups Rice Krispie Cereal / ¼ of the bag of marshmallow / ½ a stick of unsalted butter / Green Food Coloring
FOR THE PINK LAYER /
3 cups Rice Krispie Cereal / ¾ bag of marshmallow / ¾ a stick of unsalted butter / Red Food Coloring
ADDITIONAL NEEDS /
Chocolate Chips OR Small round black candies OR black sprinkles to be the "seeds".
Do the GREEN part first so you can press into the edges of the pan.
Before you start cooking, prepare a 8 or 9 inch cake pan by spraying with baking spray or rubbing with butter.
In a medium sauce pan, over medium heat, melt the butter completely.
Add the marshmallows to the melted butter and stir constantly.
Add the food coloring, a TINY bit at a time until your desired color is reached!
In a large bowl, measure out the cereal.
Pour the marshmallow mixture over the cereal and stir, quickly while it is still warm, until all the ingredients are equally distributed.
Push the green cereal around the edge of your prepared cake pan and set aside while you make the pink!
Follow the instructions above again for the pink section (make sure you use the right ratios because the pink area is larger).
Place the candies ( or chocolate chips) into the pink section so it looks like it has seeds and WA-LA, you're done!
Nothing says 'MERICA like a cold beer, an American Flag purse (owned by Liz Ho.) and Rice Krispie treats! They were a hit! Slice 'em up and serve them to your pals.
I never realized how versatile these treats could be! I feel like you could make ANYTHING out of Rice Krispies now. Any ideas?!