HONOLULU Family Easter Recipe: Colorful, Layered Springtime Treats
Get the keiki in the kitchen with this spring-inspired Rice Krispie Treat recipe that makes a colorful statement.
Take your tried-and-true Rice Krispie Treats up four levels with fun springtime colors! This classic snack is perfect for adding to keiki Easter baskets and/or getting kids in the kitchen! For a sweet local touch, you could even use sturdy, metal cookie cutters in the shape of ukuleles, pineapples, shakas, surfboards and more.
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Springtime Rice Krispie Treat Ingredients and Supplies
- 12+ cups Rice Krispie cereal, divided into 4 (3+ cups each)
- 8 cups miniature marshmallows, divided into 4 (2 cups each)
- 6 T. butter, divided into 4 (1 1/2 tablespoons each)
- Food coloring in magenta pink, teal blue, yellow and purple
- Large saucepan
- 9×13″ pan
- Parchment paper
- Lollipop sticks or cookie cutters (optional)
- Melt 1 1/2 T. butter in a large saucepan over low heat.
- Add 2 cups mini marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
- Add 2 to 4 drops of teal blue and mix thoroughly.
- Add 3 cups Rice Krispie cereal.
- Gently stir until all coated. (For crispier treats, add up to 1 more cup of cereal by 1/4 cup increments until you’ve reached your desired consistency.)
- Pour into parchment-lined 9×13″ pan and spread evenly using a spatula and pressing down with parchment paper.
- Repeat the process above three more times for each color layering onto teal blue in pan. (Purple is next, then magenta pink and yellow.)
- When cooled and ready to cut, remove from pan and move to large cutting board.
- Use a long serrated knife to trim off any uneven edges, then cut down to desired serving size or cut 1/2-inch thick blocks. If using cookie cutters, cut out shapes using a greased, metal cookie cutter.
- You can use lollipop sticks and display on a cake plate, or place in clear favor bags, tie with twine and add a tag or sticker to customize for Easter baskets or your kid’s classroom.
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