Sometimes Nancy and I go into a party know exactly the way every food item, party favor and game is going to look like. Other times we struggle from the very beginning to the very end (thankfully that doesn’t happen often). And sometimes, like our Sesame Street Party, one idea leads to another, and another, and another, and we end up with a cohesive party. Once we had done our Sesame Street Cupcakes, ABC Sesame Street Cakes Cakes, and Sesame Street Cookies, it wasn’t too far of a leap to these Sesame Street Rice Krispie Treats.
How to Make Sesame Street Rice Krispie Treats
- Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Cereal
- Kraft Mini Marshmallows
- Americolor Super Red Food Coloring
- Americolor Leaf Green Food Coloring
- Americolor Royal Blue Food Coloring
- Wilton Bright White Candy Melts
- Orange Peanut M&M’s
- Mini Chips Ahoy Cookies
- Oreo Cookies
- Black Icing
- Brown Icing
- Red Icing
Elmo Rice Krispie Treats
We made an 8×8″ pan of Rice Krispie Treats for each character. This one pan made six Elmo Rice Krispie Treats. To make the Rice Krispie Treats, first melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a medium saucepan. Once the butter is completely melted, add 3 cups of mini marshmallows. Stir on medium low heat until the marshmallows are completely melted. Once the marshmallows are melted, add the red food coloring. We used about 2 large drops of the Americolor Super Red Food Coloring for this batch. Now add 3 cups of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal and stir until the Rice Krispies are completely covered in the red marshmallow mixture. Let the mixture cool for 2-3 minutes and then pour into a buttered 8×8″ pan. Press the Rice Krispie mixture evenly into the pan and let cool for 5-10 minutes. Now cut the Rice Krispie Treats into six pieces.
To make the Elmo Face for this version of the Sesame Street Rice Krispie Treats, start with two Wilton Bright White Candy Melts. We used a little bit of black icing on the back as “glue”. Press the candy melts, top side down into the top part of the Rice Krispie Treat. Add an orange Peanut M&M for Elmo’s nose. For Elmo’s mouth, cut one chocolate wafer from an Oreo in half and place it directly under Elmo’s M&M nose. Finally, use your Black icing to create two eyes on the candy melts.
That’s all there is to it! Our Elmo Rice Krispie Treats are so cute (and delicious too!)
Cookie Monster Rice Krispie Treats
The directions for making the blue Rice Krispie Treats for the Cookie Monster Rice Krispie Treats are the same as the Elmo Rice Krispie Treats. For the blue color we used a couple of generous drops of Americolor Royal Blue Food Coloring. As you can see above, we cut the 8×8″ pan of blue Rice Krispie Treats into six pieces.
To make the Cookie Monster face, we placed some black icing on the candy melts and then placed them top down onto the top of the Rice Krispie Treat. Cut a Mini Chips Ahoy cookie in half, place a small dot of black icing on the cut edge of the cookie and then place the cookie onto the Rice Krispie Treat. Finally, for Cookie Monster’s eyes, use the black icing to make some offset, “googly” eyeballs.
Again, this couldn’t be easier. A quick note on timing for making these Sesame Street Rice Krispie Treats for a party. The Rice Krispie Treats can be made ahead and frozen until the day of the party. But the cookie pieces and the candy melts will get stale in the freezer so adding the faces should be a project for the day of the party.
Oscar the Grouch Rice Krispie Treats
For the green Rice Krispie Treats – use a couple of drops of Americolor Leaf Green food coloring and the recipe as detailed above in the Elmo section.
For Oscar’s face, use the white candy melts for the eyes – top side down. Oscar’s mouth is a half of an Oreo chocolate wafer. Use the black icing for Oscar’s eyeballs. Oscar’s unibrow is made with chocolate frosting. And you’ll need the tiniest bit of red icing for Oscar’s tongue.
Oscar the Grouch may be grumpy but he is also super adorable!
We made 18 Sesame Street Rice Krispie Treats for our Sesame Street Party and used approximately 1 large box of Rice Krispie cereal and two bags of mini marshmallows.
These Sesame Street Rice Krispie Treats were very easy to make and I’ve never met anyone who didn’t love a Rice Krispie Treat. They are a great treat for a Sesame Street Birthday Party!
You might also enjoy our post on our other party ideas for a Sesame Street Birthday Party.
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