Rice Krispie Trees
Who doesn’t like rice krispies?? I love them. I still remember those commercials from the 80’s for rice krispie treats—the mom would throw flour all over her and the kitchen and then pop out with a tray of treats as if she had been slaving away for hours.
Anybody else remember that one? No? Ok…moving on.
A lot of what I have been making lately has been in the stupid easy category. This is another one of those. I have been making easy, cutesy things for hubs to take to work. They seem to be more of a bar and cookie crowd, so I keep it simple.
So…why not jazz up the original square treat with some color and a cookie cutter?!? I melted the marshmallows and butter like always and added in the green coloring. Mix and mix and mix until it is all incorporated and the shade you want. Make sure you don’t add it to the cereal because the color will not mix up correctly.
For the next part, you will just have to imagine what it would look like.
Once the marshmallows are the right color (you could also use colored marshmallows instead of dying the mix) dump in the cereal. Spray your spoon and hands with pam. I usually get in the bowl with my hands to make sure it is all mixed up. I double the recipe and spread it all out in a 12×18 cookie sheet. Next time, I will put little stars on top and maybe some sprinkles for lights.
When they are set, use a tree cookie cutter to get the treats out. There will be all kinds of scraps, but that just means more for you to snack on! Rice Krispies are the prefect, easy treat for anytime. Enjoy!!
Rice Krispie Treats (recipe adapted from www.ricekrispies.com)
1. In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth.
2. Add KELLOGG’S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.
3. Using buttered spatula, evenly press mixture into a pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into desired shape.