Summer Yum! Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats

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Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats!  photo by Stephanie Toews
Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats!
photo by Stephanie Toews

Nothing quite says summer like juicy red watermelon slices! That’s where the inspiration for these Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats came from. They are the perfect sweet treat to serve at a backyard BBQ or summer birthday party.  The best part is they’re super simple to make! Here’s the recipe:

Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats

Ingredients~

Green rind (outer ring)

  • 4 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • Green food coloring

Red (watermelon) center

  • 5 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 5 cups mini marshmallows
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • Red food coloring
  • Mini chocolate chips for the seeds

Directions~

Green outer ring. photo by Stephanie Toews
Green outer ring. photo by Stephanie Toews

Green-

  1. Prepare 2- 8″ cake pans by greasing with non-stick spray.
  2. Place 4 cups rice krispies in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Melt 4 cups mini marshmallows and butter in a microwavable bowl. About 2 minutes
  4. Remove from microwave and add green food coloring
  5. Pour this mixture over rice krispies and stir together with a greased spatula
  6. Divide between two cake pans and press into the edge of the pan forming an outer ring.

 

photo by Stephanie Toews
photo by Stephanie Toews

Red-

  1. Repeat steps above using 5 cups rice krispies and 5 cups mini marshmallows.
  2. Divide the red mixture between the two pans and press in the center of each.
  3. Smooth the center with a well-greased spatula.
  4. Add mini chocolate chips for the seeds.

Slice your watermelon treats, add a fun straw and wrap in a cute plastic bag with gingham ribbon. I guarantee you will be the talk of the next summer gathering with these darling, simple treats. Enjoy!