Hey everyone! I’m Erin from Hey, EEP! back with another fun recipe! Show of hands, who else LOVES rice krispies treats? Honestly, I can eat a whole tray in one sitting; it’s a skill I learned from my mom. I usually like mine plain but there’s something extra-special about these rainbow beauties chock-full of surprising fruity flavors!
Today I’d love to show you how to make rice krispies treat rainbows! They’re the perfect personal-size desserts to share with friends. My secret: I like to spike each layer with a little Jell-O. It adds color and super-fun fruity flavor! All together, these end up tasting like Fruity Pebbles treats (without having to sort through all of the colors; could you imagine!?)
The great thing about this recipe is that it’s totally flexible. If you want to color your treats with Jell-O exclusively, go for it! If you’d rather use food coloring, that works too! You can even use a little bit of both, which is what I did to create my rainbows. The colors I used are pretty classic but you can play with whichever colors you’d like!
Rainbow Rice Krispy Treats
- Nonstick cooking spray for supplies
- 1 stick butter
- Jello and/or food coloring for dying
- 2 bags mini marshmallows
- 1 box Rice Krispies cereal
- Line a small baking sheet with aluminum foil and fold to make a “mini” pan that’s about half or a quarter of the baking sheet. Spray with nonstick cooking spray.
- Spray the inside of a saucepan with nonstick cooking spray. Add 1 tablespoon butter and melt over medium heat. Stir in 1 cup marshmallows and 1 tablespoon Jello and/or some food coloring, if desired. Cook, stirring, until marshmallows are melted.
- Turn off the heat. Add 1½ cups rice krispies and fold together until combined. Transfer the first color of rice krispies to the prepared pan.
- Run your hands under cold water. Gently press the rice krispies down into the pan to create your first layer.
- Repeat steps 2 through 4 to create as many color layers are you’d like!
- Cut the layered rice krispies treat into 1-inch slices. Arrange a few slices at a time on a baking sheet covered with foil and nonstick cooking spray. Warm in a 300˚F oven until soft and moldable.
- Remove from the over and bend into a rainbow shape; set aside to cool.
- Melt 1 tablespoon butter and 1 cup marshmallows in a clean saucepan until melted. Spoon the melted marshmallows over the bottom of the rainbows and use it as “glue” to attach mini marshmallow clouds.
Photos by Erin Phraner | Hey EEP
A few other reasons why rice krispies treats are the best: They’re easy to make, impossible to mess up (if they harden too quickly, just pop them back in the oven for a few minutes and they’re totally moldable again) and they’re so darn cute! Bonus: Even your gluten-free friends can enjoy ‘em!