I googled that.
My friend Amber‘s birthday party was coming up and I was commissioned with bringing a dessert obeying the following rules:
- Avoid hot fruit dishes
- Avoid fruit flavors in general
- We were going to be outside, so nothing that easily melts [so there went my ice cream sculpture idea]
I don’t know about you, but to me, that screamed rice krispie treat. Since Amber is way stylish, I felt the need to take it to the next level and get a little fancy.
So I googled “classy rice krispie treats” and ran head-on into these watermelon shaped beauts.
And I knew.
I knew I needed to make them.
It’s super easy- there is no change in flavor, it’s just a matter of using a circular pan and food coloring to make the watermelon shape. Don’t judge the fact that it isn’t perfect. I did the best I could. And one reason I will never be a food blogger or a famous crafty person is that I felt 0% pressure to make this a perfect presentation.
So that’s after I turned them out of the pans. Sorry that there aren’t more “middle of the process” pictures, but if you’ve ever made these, you know why. If you stop to snap a shot in the middle of mixing melted marshmallows and cereal, you pay a hefty price in the currency of a sticky mess.
I went ahead and sliced them into triangles and added tiny chocolate chips as the seeds. Adorable, yes?
These words. I did not know they even went together. But oh do they. The flavor is unique and just noticeable enough that people celebrate. That’s them on the left- just in front of the salsa and to the left of the watermelon.
I was able to make both of these recipes – two circles of watermelon and a 9×13 of the salted brown butter – with two 10oz bags of mini-marshmellows and one of those huge boxes of rice krispies.
Again, here are the recipes:
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Have any fun rice krispie recipes to share? I’ve got a box of cereal left and 1 1/2 bags of mini-marshmellows. Planning on making plain ol’ treats for small group tonight unless you’ve got a better idea….