There are so many ways to do Rice Krispie Treats (like these Shamrock Rice Krispies Treats we made for St. Patrick’s Day).
Here’s how you can jazz up the super simple childhood favorite:
- Rice Krispies Treats
- circle (or other shape) cookie cutter
- baking pan
- semi-sweet chocolate chips (or try white chocolate or peanut butter chips)
- candy melts (optional)
Step 1 (optional)
Follow the Original Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats recipe. As the final step before pressing the Treats into your baking pan, add any color food coloring of your choosing to the Rice Krispies Treats (like we did for the Shamrock Rice Krispies Treats). Tip: Use Wilton’s gel food coloring in Aster Mauve from the Garden Tone set for a pinkish tint like the one you see here.
Instead of making the traditionally thick squares called for by the Kellogg’s recipe, press your Rice Krispies Treats into a baking pan to form a thin sheet.
After the Rice Krispies Treats have cooled and set, use your cookie cutter to cut out circles (or whatever other shape you desire). Tip: Twist the cutter ever-so-slightly back and forth to pull the shapes out in one piece without tearing or distorting them.
Melt your chocolate chips in the microwave or a double boiler and drizzle lightly over the Rice Krispies Treats. You can also coat the entire bottoms of the circles with the melted chocolate. For variety – and because I had them on hand – I coated some of the circle bottoms with candy melts.