I saw this idea today on www.raspberricupcakes.com a terrific baking blog that is worth the time to check out for some great creative baking ideas. Also before making this recipe definitely read her baking thoughts and tips before starting this recipe.
I thought how much fun would this be to do today with my daughter? I think I am going to even take it up a notch and make blue and white rice krispie treats for Chanukah ! I might get even crazy and do it in the shape of a driedel –hmmm I might be pushing thing a little…
The recipe below uses marshmallow, not marshmallow fluff –which I think will be easier.
I would love to see pics, if you are doing this today! I will post mine soon!
Have a wonderful Sunday all!
Rainbow Rice Krispies Treats
(Adapted from the Original Treats recipe, makes 25 squares)
1 x 400g pack of marshmallows (I used white & pink ones), about 7 cups
100g butter (approx 7 tbsp)
7 cups rice krispies/rice bubble cereal (approx 280g)
Food colouring (I used mostly liquid, though I did have some Wilton paste as well, use whatever you prefer)
Grease and line a 20cm square cake tin with baking paper. Place about 1 tbsp (14 g) of butter and one cup of marshmallows (approx 60g) in a medium saucepan and place on low heat, stirring until completely melted. Add purple food colouring and 1 cup of rice krispies (approx 40g), take off the heat and stir until well coated. Using buttered spatula or a piece of wax paper, evenly press mixture into the bottom of the lined tin, trying to make it as even and well-packed as possible. Repeat with the same amount for each other colour; blue, green, yellow, orange and red, pressing each layer tightly over the top of the previous one in the pan. Optional: top with another layer of with no colour added, making it 7 layers in total.
Set aside to cool and set. Lift out of the cake tin and cut into 25 square pieces using a long sharp knife. Best eaten on the same day but can be stored in an airtight container lined with baking paper in the fridge. Can also be frozen for up to 6 weeks.
So if you feel like a colourful, super easy treat, or you need something cute for a party – make these! It’s worth the effort.