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Watermelon Krispie Treats

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: watermelon krispie treats
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 153kcal
These cute treats are perfect for summer get togethers
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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


  • 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.


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".


Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1057IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 5mg