Watermelon Krispie Treats

Eating outdoors, enjoying picnics and BBQ’s with family and friends is always one of the highlights of my summer.  When planning food (or dessert) for a picnic or BBQ, I need treats that travel well, can handle being left out in the heat, and are easy to eat.  Rice Krispies Treats are an ever popular option for casual summer events.  I love “fancy” rice krispies treats and am always on the lookout for creative and delicious variations.  Last summer, I bookmarked these adorable Watermelon Rice Krispies Treats by Dine and Dish and I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to give them a try.  This past weekend, we headed out of town for a family reunion and these cute rice krispies treats were the perfect dessert to bring along.  I placed them on the dessert table and all the kids made a bee-line right for them!  These are quite easy to make, and will draw lots of oohs and ahhs!

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Watermelon Krispie Treats

These cute treats are perfect for summer get togethers

Yield: 16-18 slices

Ingredients:

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

Chocolate covered sunflower seeds, or mini chocolate chips

Directions:

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"
I added chocolate covered sunflower seeds, using a tiny bit of melted chocolate to keep each seed in place.

Recipe Source- Adapted from Kellogs Rice Krispies
Idea Source- Dine and Dish

(shared with permission)

Notes- I used the microwave to melt the marshmallows, but of course feel free to melt the butter and marshmallows on the stove top if you wish.
For the coloring- I used 1 drop of Americolor gel in Mint Green for the "rind", and 2 drops of Americolor gel in Super Red for the "watermelon"


Assembly- Press the green “rind” around outside edge of a prepared cake pan, then make up the red “watermelon” mixture and press it into the center of the pans.

The original idea source, Dine and Dish, used flavored drink mix in the mixture to add watermelon flavor, to match the watermelon look.  I didn’t try that this time, but I think it’s a fun idea!

I added some “watermelon slices” onto pretty paper straws (first creating a hole using a wooden skewer).  I loved the look of them on the straws and think these would made adorable favors or take-home treats, wrapped in cellophane bags, and tied at the base of the watermelon.

Happy Summer!

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104 Responses to “Watermelon Krispie Treats”

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    Maria — June 25, 2012 at 3:31 am

    These are too cute!

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    Miriam @ Overtime Cook — June 25, 2012 at 3:31 am

    This is serious brilliance! I hate watermelon flavored treats, but can totally get behind watermelon shaped treats!

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    IdaBaker — June 25, 2012 at 7:32 am

    What kid could resist these? Oh, my gosh, they look almost real!!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — June 25, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Ha! So fun! Great idea!

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    Ryan Carr — June 25, 2012 at 11:34 am

    What a wonderful idea; very colourful and summery! The chocolate-coated sunflower seeds are a nice touch indeed.

    Thank you for sharing :O)

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    Brantcookies — June 25, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Those are so sweet, my kids & husband would devour them. I love your new look, beautiful!

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    ellenbcookery — June 25, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    These are absolutely adorable. Thanks for the well illustrated instruction!

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    sue @ cakeballs. cookies and more — June 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    those are adorable!

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    Cookbook Queen — June 25, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Very adorable and easy!!!

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    Julie — June 25, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Glory you continue to amaze! This is the most original cleverest thing I have seen ever!

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    Kris — June 25, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Love this cute idea…. My family loves RK treats and these would be so fun to take to a BBQ! Thanks for sharimg..

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    Carrie's Creations — June 25, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    These are adorable Glory!!

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    JulieD — June 25, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Love these!!! They are so cute and I love your step by step photos…umm, can you send a pan over to me STAT?

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    vannie — June 25, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    LOVELY! I will make an attempt at making these for the kids at home, I know that they’ll love it.

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    Karen @ Sugartown Sweets — June 25, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Super Easy! Super Cute! I really love these. :)

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    Jane — June 25, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    How cute is that?

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    Sumedha — June 25, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Wow.. Just wow.. Superb creation. Love it

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    Tesei — June 25, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Glory, these are simply beautiful, perfect for a summer party! Thank you for so many lovely creations!

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    thelittleloaf — June 25, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    These are awesome and totally inspired! Love love love :-)

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    vicky — June 25, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    que divertidos ¡¡¡ me encantan ¡¡¡

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    Desiree — June 25, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Oh my cuteness! I just shared them on my FB page :)

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    sandradee — June 26, 2012 at 1:31 am

    these are so cute. i am going to make these for my sons kindergarten class!

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    Kristen — June 26, 2012 at 3:06 am

    Awww – you did such a great job with these! I love them on a stick!

    • Glory replied: — June 26th, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

      Thanks so much for allowing me to share your adorable idea Kristen!

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    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — June 26, 2012 at 5:52 am

    absolutely adorable. I need to make these for the 4th of July for sure. Love!

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    Cupcakes with Siddiqa — June 26, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Wow! Absolutely amazing!

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    Sarah — June 26, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    These are the best things I have ever seen! I’m obsessed with watermelon, I’m definitely going to give these a go!! :) thanks.

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    Cecilia Midgette — June 26, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Super cute! I will make these for Kayla’s beach birthday party! Love it!

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    The BearFoot Baker — June 28, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Glory, these are beautiful!! Who knew Rice Krispie Treats could be on a stick and beautiful? YOU DID!!! I am so glad you shared these! I am going to make them this weekend for our camp staff!! Thanks:)

    • Glory replied: — June 28th, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

      Thanks Lisa! These are so fun and quite easy… a great combo, right? I’m sure your camp staff with love them!!

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    chichicho — July 2, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    This is so cute!!!!!!!!! I must find a time to do this!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — July 3, 2012 at 12:54 am

    These might be the most innovative rice krispie treats ever! Well done!

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    Darla | Bakingdom — July 3, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Officially the cutest krispies treats ever!

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    Charmin @ the Momiverse — July 3, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Can’t wait to make these! Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

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    LeeAnne — July 4, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    I made this for a 4th of July BBQ! Thanks so much for the tutorial! http://www.bluegiraffecreative.com/summer-sweets/

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    @KatyPerry — July 5, 2012 at 3:35 am

    Oh my gosh! These are SO cute! I saw them once
    When I was on tour and I just adored them! Keep up the good work and keep posting deserts!

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    Marla Quack — July 9, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    So Cute.

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    aslam — July 12, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Very adorable and easy! amazing recipe and truly inseparable. Love !Love! these Watermelon Krispie Treats.

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    JO DE OLIVEIRA — July 12, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Muito lindo , criatividade total !!

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    Diane {Created by Diane} — July 14, 2012 at 4:17 am

    adorable! they are so fun. What a great treat :)

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    Michelle — July 16, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    What a fun and cute (and delicious!) looking treat! I would love for you to come and post this over at The Purple Pumpkin Blog link party!

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    Jennette @ Netties Expressions — July 17, 2012 at 3:54 am

    This is so fabulous! I made these and they were an instant hit! Next time I want to try watermelon flavour for the red and lime flavour for the green. :) Thanks so much for sharing this idea!

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    margot — July 24, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    this is shared on http://www.facebook.com/pinkalicious and looks AMAZING!

    • Glory replied: — July 24th, 2012 @ 4:55 pm

      Thanks so much for the share!

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    Kristen — August 23, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    I used this as inspiration to make a rice krispy Captain America shield. I have a boyfriend and a cousin who love Captain America and they turned out so adorable! Your recipe was the perfect amount for two round pans. They turned out both beautiful and delicous!

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    Annie — January 16, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    are you aware an Etsy seller has stolen your idea and your images for her shop?
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/111207873/watermelon-rice-krispie-treats-6

    • Glory replied: — January 28th, 2013 @ 3:18 am

      Thanks so much for lettting me know. It looks like the shop has removed the stolen images now. Thanks again!

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    Georgia — April 1, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    This is SO cute! Is that foam that you stuck the straws into??

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    Julie @ Sugarfoot Eats — April 8, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Looks like you have another stolen image on this FB page….over 50 shares with no credit to you.

    http://www.facebook.com/hapettit

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    Amanda — April 14, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Love them! I would love to try this, this summer!

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    Rosa — May 28, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Me encanto la idea y como te quedaron las sandias cuando las vi, no he podido resistirme a llevármelas, muchas gracias por compartirlas, un saludo :)

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    Janese — July 1, 2013 at 4:37 am

    I made these today, and they were adorable! I could not put them on sticks. They felt too soft. Did I not have enough marshmallow?

    • Glory replied: — July 1st, 2013 @ 4:44 am

      Hi Janese, So glad you gave these a try! I would guess that maybe you just needed to let them set up a bit longer. Or in very warm weather you can even put the pan of them in the freezer for a bit (maybe 15 minutes or so) before you cut them.

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    Heather - Chickabug — July 18, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Such a great idea! You got the coloring just right! : )

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    Sarah @ Miss Candiquik — July 25, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Love, love, love!

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    T — August 4, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    I’ve made them 4 or 5 times now and children love them!

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    Jackie Brown — August 10, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    I HAVE A QUESTION: I’ve not made rice crispie treats before. How do these items keep? How far in advance can you make and store this cuties?

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    Kara — August 17, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    My girls helped me make these and they are so cute! Everyone we shared them with thought they were wonderful. As an FYI – the only place I could find chocolate-covered sunflower seeds was at Trader Joe’s. We picked the brown ones out to use for the seeds. Thanks for sharing the instructions!

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