Eating outdoors, enjoying picnics and BBQ’s with family and friends is always one of the highlights of summer. When planning food (or dessert) for a picnic or BBQ, often need treats that travel well, can handle being left out in the heat, and are easy to eat. Rice Krispies Treats are an ever p
These cute treats are perfect for summer get togethers or a summer birthday party.
Watermelon Rice-Krispie Treats
Yield: 16-18 slices
For the green (rind) outer ring:
4 cups Rice Krispies cereal
4 cups mini mashmallows
3 Tablespoons butter green food coloring
For the red (watermelon) center:
5 cups Rice Krispies cereal
5 cups mini marshmallows
3 Tablespoons butter red food coloring
For the Seeds:
Chocolate covered sunflower seeds, or mini chocolate chips
Prepare 2- 8″ cake pans by greasing with butter or non-stick spray.
Make the green (rind)– Add 4 cups rice krispies to a large bowl, set aside. Melt 4 cups marshmallows and 3 tablespoons butter in a large bowl in the microwave about 2 minutes, or until very puffy. Carefully remove from microwave, stir, and add in green coloring. Pour green marshmallow mixture over the bowl of rice krispies. Stir mixture together, quickly, using a buttered spatula. Working quickly, divide the mixture between the two prepared cake pans, and press along the sides of the pans, creating a ring about 1.5 inches tall and 1-1.5 inches wide/thick. Rub a bit of butter on your hands as necessary, to prevent the mixture from sticking to your hands.
Make the red (watermelon) center- Repeat as above, using the ingredients listed (left). Press red mixture into the center of the two cake pans, press down and smoothign the top surface with a buttered spatula.
Add “seeds” Chocolate covered sunflower seeds, using a tiny bit of melted chocolate to keep each seed in place.