There are a lot of great things to be said about Rice Krispie Treats. They are super yummy. They are very easy to make. They are a good dessert to bring to a party or a pot-luck because nearly everybody I’ve ever met loves them. But what I like most is how easy it is to be creative with them. You can use cookie cutters to mold them into fun shapes. You can use food coloring to turn them into a special holiday-themed treat. And you can combine both of those ideas like we did with these adorable Flower Rice Krispie Treats that we made for Mother’s Day.
How to Make Flower Rice Krispie Treats
- Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Cereal
- Kraft Mini Marshmallows
- Food Coloring
- Two sizes of flower cookie cutters
For the first batch of Rice Krispie Treats you will need 6 tablespoons of butter, 6 cups of marshmallows and 6 cups of Rice Krispies. Melt the butter in a large pan on medium heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until melted. Turn off the heat and add the Rice Krispies and gently stir until they are completely covered with the melted marshmallow mixture.
Pour the Rice Krispie mixture onto a buttered cookie sheet.
Use a buttered spatula (or your fingers as I did) to mold the Rice Krispie mixture into the cookie sheet. Let it set until cooled.
Once cooled, use a flower shaped cookie cutter to cut-out the base for the Flower Rice Krispie Treats. (We got this cookie cutter set at Michaels.)
You’ll have left-over Rice Krispie Treats after you are done with the cookie cutter. You can do one of two things: let your loved ones eat these pieces …
or do what I did and use your fingers to smush together the sticky remnants and cut out more flowers.
For the center flower, you’ll need a second batch of Rice Krispie Treats. For this batch you’ll need 3 tablespoons of butter, 3 cups of marshmallows and 3 cups of Rice Krispies. And some food coloring. We used teal. Add the food coloring to the melted marshmallows BEFORE you add the Rice Krispies. You’ll get better coverage that way.
After this batch has cooled, use a smaller flower cookie cutter to make the center of the Flower Rice Krispie Treats.
Combine the two sizes of flower cut-outs. We thought we might need to attach them with a little bit of icing but we didn’t need to do that. The two flowers stuck together just fine on their own.
Finish with an M&M for the flower center.
And that is all there is to it. So easy. So fun. So pretty. They look lovely on a plate but are also cute on a cake pop stick as a lollipop treat!
- Big Flower
- 6 Tbsp Butter
- 6 Cups Mini Marshmallows
- 6 Cups Kellogg's Rice Krispies Cereal
- Small Flower
- 3 Tbsp Butter
- 3 Cups Mini Marshmallows
- 3 Cups Kellogg's Rice Krispies Cereal
- Food Coloring
- Melt butter in a sauce pan on Medium Heat
- Add Mini Marshmallows and stir until completely melted
- Add Rice Krispies and stir until thoroughly covered.