My St. Patrick’s Day Rice Krispie Treats are dressed up with a green and white drizzle for the holiday. Because no one wants to get caught not wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day.
While I was at the grocery store the other day I saw a package of Rice Krispie Treats that were decorated with a drizzle of chocolate. They came four to a pack, looked fancy, and I thought it was a great simple idea. I didn’t buy them though, because Rice Krispie Treats are so easy to make, and better tasting when you make them at home.
It’s easier to cut pretty squares if you take them out of the pan to cut them. Just make sure they’re completely cooled and that you’ve greased your pan well with non-stick spray. It also helps to use a long serrated knife.
I’m not good at eye balling the squares so I always use a ruler when I’m cutting bar cookies.
The best way to press the Krispie Treat mixture evenly in the pan is to use a damp hand. I’ve tried waxed paper, spatulas, and buttered hands, but if you’ll just put your hand under warm running water a couple of times while you’re gently pressing the mixture firmly in the pan, it’s much easier. I like using this 9 x 13 Cake Pan because it has straight sides and square corners.
I melted the Candy Melts in Ziploc bags so you can just snip off a corner and pipe a pretty drizzle, and there’s no clean up. I bought the Candy Melts at Michaels, a local craft store.
In addition to the fun green and white drizzles, I changed the original Krispie Treat recipe just a little bit so they’d be a bit thicker and added a little extra marshmallows so they’re a little bit more chewy.
Rice Krispie Treats are always a hit at my house, and they’re a fun, easy to make treat for St. Patrick’s Day.
St. Patrick’s Day Rice Krispie Treats
- ¼ cup butter
- 50 marshmallows
- 7 cups Rice Krispies® cereal
- ⅓ cup green candy melts
- ⅓ cup white candy melts
- Spray a 9 x13-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- In an extra large microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth.
- Add cereal. Mix until well coated.
- With a damp hand, evenly press mixture into prepared pan. Cool. Cut into 12 squares.
- Put candy melts in two Ziploc bags, microwave candy melts at 40% power for 1 minute. Knead candy in the bag. Continue to microwave and knead at 30-second intervals until smooth and completely melted.
- Snip off a small corner of the Ziploc bag and drizzle the melted candy on top of the rice krispie squares.
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What size of marshmallows? Ziplock bag sealed while they are melting?
Hi Imela – you want the standard size marshmallows http://amzn.to/2myyQj5. I like to leave a small corner of the bag open to allow steam to escape.
How funny that I just made Rice Krispie squares today, and then I click on your site, and lo and behold you’ve made some really purty ones! Mine just aren’t that fancy! Great tips that you shared with making the squares even though, and I will keep your tip about melting the chips in the bag for easy cleanup – that’s a great tip! Have a blessed day!
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
Mum you know I was just looking at a box of rice bubbles and wondering why on earth I bought them. It was to make rice krispies for a cake! These are more likely however 😛 xxx
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
I wouldn’t buy storebought rice krispie treats either. I like homemade stuff and I love how you’ve fancies them up for St. Patrick’s Day!
Perfectly festive! Now I’m craving Rice Krispie Treats 😉
My kids always loved Rice Krispie treats- the homemade ones are always better. I love the way you’ve dressed them up for St. Patrick’s Day! 🙂
Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction
Your rice krispie treats look lovely. I’ve never made or had rice krispie treats – weird, I know but youhave inspired me to give these a try.
Jess @ Sweet Menu
Love these gorgeous rice krispie treats Barbara! And congratulations on your new cookbook – that is so exciting! I just love the cover and the title!
I’ll never pass up a good rice krispie treat!!!
A perfect treat for St Patrick’s day!
Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.
Will have to make these with my kids! Hope you are well xoxoxoxo
Rice Krispies Treats are a favorite in this house-and yours look so pretty! 🙂
Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books
Oh my! These look so delicious! =)
Perfect for St. Patricks Day!
Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles
I always add extra marshmallows, too. Why not?! Love this festive St. Patty’s day treat. Thanks for the link love, too. Have a great weekend!
So pretty and delicious! A great St. Patrick’s treat.