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 Panbecause 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.
- 1/4 cup butter
- 50 marshmallows
- 7 cups Rice Krispies® cereal
- 1/3 cup green candy melts
- 1/3 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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