Rainbow Rice Crispy Treats

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Simple little treat idea that could be used any time but would be especially fun for St. Patrick’s Day.

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Let’s get started-

What you need:
Standard Rice Crispy Treat ingredients + food coloring
and a bunch of extra bowls :)
6 c. rice crispy cereal
1 bag of marshmallows
4 Tbsp. or 1/2 c. butter
cooking spray

Make treats as you normally would-
in a large pot melt butter, then add the marshmallows. 
Stir until marshmallows melt.  Remove from heat.
At this point, using 4 bowls, divvy up the melted marshmallows.
Add a few drops of food coloring to each bowl.
Mix the color in well.

Love looking at the colors- reminds me of Easter and coloring eggs.

Add a little over 1 cup of rice crispy cereal
into each bowl of colored marshmallows.
You have to work fast because you don’t want the marshmallows to harden.Next put one color at a time into a sprayed (with cooking spray) 9×13 pan.
One little trick- spray cooking spray on the back of a spatula so that the
sticky mix is easier to work with. Pat each color down with the back
of the sprayed spatula. 
Let harden for a bit.

Easy, fun treat and my kids went nuts for them!
(yes, I do have 3 kids- my youngest is home the most with me, so he’s
the lucky tester-outer usually! )

I linked up to:
Tidy Mom’s I’m Lovin’ It and
Tatertots and Jello’s Weekend Wrap Up Party


  1. Jasmine Coleman says

    We haven’t made rice crispy treats in a while and I bet my kids would love this. It’s the little things. I cannot even make the comment express how tickled I am with this. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. says

    Those rice crispy treats are low fat in calories when you have that sweet tooth craving. Very colorful and great tasting. Enjoy. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. says

    Mique!!!!!!!!!!!! this is such a good idea! I love love love it! I cannot even make the comment express how tickled I am with this. And your son is adorable!!!

  4. says

    These are so cute! I usually just spray the cooking spray on my fingers and then use my hands to smoosh down the mixture:)

  5. Crystal says

    You know these would be really cute layered too, use a smaller pan, and lay one thin layer of one color, and then another thin layer of another one.. etc… then sliced they would have all the colors!! Such a cute idea,… and so easy!! Thanks.

    • Mique says

      Crystal- that does sound so cute!! You’ll have to do it and show me the end result. Deal? :)

    • Mique says

      Yay Jamie- my kids (and husband even) were SO excited. It’s the little things. ;) Enjoy!