Confetti Marshmallow Treats

This fun and easy recipe is my twist on the original “Rice Krispies Treats” recipe we all know and love.

If you’re going to a kid’s birthday party, these will be a sure hit.  My good friend recently celebrated a combined birthday party for her two kids, ages 2 and 5, and I wanted to bring something sweet along with their birthday gifts.  I figured that Rice Krispies Treats would be a good option.  Who doesn’t love them?

A few days before the party, although I had the 3 simple ingredients at home already, (the cereal, the butter, and the marshmallows,) I walked by a display of Fruity Pebbles on sale, and that’s when this idea hit me.

If you’re bringing these treats somewhere, doubling the recipe (or making it twice like I foolishly did) isn’t a bad idea.  Also, you might want to consider cutting your squares into different sizes if there will be a range of ages at the party.  Please believe me when I say these Confetti Marshmallow Treats will be loved by toddlers, children, teenagers, AND adults.

Ingredients:

3 Cups Rice Krispies Cereal
3 Cups Fruity Pebbles Cereal
1 Package (10 oz.) Marshmallows
3 TBSP Unsalted Butter

Directions:

  1. Line a pan with wax paper (enough wax paper to measure double the length of the pan) so you can cover and press them into place when the time comes.
  2. Pour Rice Krispies and Fruity Pebbles into a large bowl and mix to combine.  (Use your hands to combine.  Way easier.)
  3. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat, stirring frequently with a rubber spatula.
  4. Add marshmallows until completely melted, stirring often.
  5. Add the cereal mixture into the pan and remove from heat.
  6. Stir with rubber spatula until cereal is well incorporated into the melted marshmallow mixture.
  7. Evenly press mixture into a lined pan, using the extra wax paper to help you cover the top and press it all into place.
  8. Allow to thoroughly cool about 15-20 minutes before removing from pan.  It will slice much easier when it’s not still warm and sticky.
  9. Place on a large cutting board and slice into various sizes using a large serrated knife or pizza cutter.  I love using my pizza cutter for this step.

Like confetti at a birthday party, these treats are so festive, speckled with bits of rainbow color, you can’t help but smile when you bite into one.  Plus, they’ve got a nice kick of fruity sweetness to go along with them.  An unexpected twist that livens up the original recipe we all know and love.  I hope you love them as much as I do!

Happy Cooking!

-CCCara

 

 

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