Make watermelon rice krispie treats recipe for a summer potluck – or just a snack! The classic Rice Krispie treat recipe is made into watermelon slices for a fun twist on this iconic snack.
I might be a tiny bit prejudice – but how cute are these watermelon Rice Krispies treats? Almost too cute to eat. Almost.
This is a very quick and easy recipe that is adorable for any kind of summer snacking. I think they’d be especially cute at a potluck. Volunteer to bring the watermelon and bring these, too.
Watermelon Rice Krispies treats start off just like the classic recipe – marshmallows, rice cereal, and butter. You can use a microwave to melt the marshmallows or your stove.
Make sure to melt the mixture in a large enough bowl to be able to add the Rice Krispies and coat them later.
You work the recipe in two batches and will end up with one green batch and one pink batch.
A little trick to make your treats not quite so sticky to work with – let the batches sit for 10 minutes after coating the cereal. It’ll be easier to work with.
Use a round baking pan like a pie plate to form the watermelon circle. Press the green mixture on the outside edge of the plate. Then press the pink mixture in the middle of the green ring.
Add a handful of mini chocolate chips to the pink and then press it all down and together.
Refrigerate and slice in to wedges. Your watermelon Rice Krispie treats are ready to be eaten.
Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats
Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats
Turn Rice Krispie treats into a fun watermelon shape using food dye and chocolate chips.
- 6 Cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 3 Tablespoons softened butter
- 1 package of marshmallows
- Pink, green food coloring
- Mini chocolate chips
- Split your Rice Krispies into 2 separate bowls (3 cups in each bowl).
- Empty 1/2 bag of marshmallows and 11/2 Tablespoons of butter in a large microwave-safe bowl or into a large pan on the stove. Add the other half of the marshmallows and the other 1 1/2 Tablespoons of butter to another bowl or pan. Melt the marshmallows and butter together.
- After your marshmallows are melted, add green food coloring to one bowl and pink to the other bowl. Stir to color.
- Add 3 cups of Rice Krispies to each bowl of marshmallow mixture and stir to coat the Rice Krispies.
- I always let the mixtures sit at this point for about 10 minutes after I mix so that the Rice Krispies treats aren't so sticky. But feel free to move ahead if you don't want to wait.
- In a round baking pan press the green rice Krispy mix around the outer edges of the pan.
- Next press down the pink Rice Krispie in the center of the green ring.
- Sprinkle a handful of mini chocolate chips on the pink part of the watermelon.
- Using a plastic storage bag or a piece of wax paper, firmly press down on all of the watermelons to get it to stick together. Make sure to press the chocolate chips down as well.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes and slice and serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 358Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 235mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 2gSugar: 23gProtein: 4g
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michelle mink says
These rice krispy treats are adorable and so perfect for summer! Such a great idea.
Looks so yummy! This is a fun & tasty summer treat. Great for parties too. Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party. pinned & shared.
Katherines Corner says
this is so creative, pinned. I invite you to stop by katherines corner and share your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite things Link Party xo
Those are adorable!! How fun for a summer party! Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty
Frugal Hausfrau says
Camille, these are so darling! Thanks much for bringing this by Throwback Thursday this week!!
This is so cute! Thanks for linkin’ up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
These are SO stinkin cute!!
Jennifer Dawn says
This is such a cute idea–perfect for summer! We’d love to have you share this at our weekly link party. Hope to see you there!
These are just too cute! Great idea – I so need to make these for my girls 🙂
These have to be the most appealing of all rice crispy treats!! How fun! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!
Cristina at Ava's Alphabet says
These are just darling! My girls would go nuts if I made these. Your colors are so perfect. Do you have a certain kind of food coloring that you prefer? Thank you for sharing on Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party. Have a great week!
Gel food coloring seems to work the best!
So fun and tasty! Thanks for linking up to the Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesday, I look forward to seeing what you create next week.
Cute! The kids I look after would love making these!
Kids think they are just so cool! Lol
How easy and adorable. Thanks for sharing!
Peggy A. says
Thank you for sharing. Just put my first batch in the refrigerator. Can’t wait to share at our family pool party this afternoon. I know they will be a hit! You are so clever. Keep sharing. Waiting to see what you ‘cook’ up next.
Thanks, Peggy! Have fun at your pool party!
Peggy A. says
They turned out great. I had lots of compliments and requests for recipe. I have a picture but can’t figure out how to share it here.
Oh, I’m not sure! Let me see if I can figure it out. Or you can share it to my Facebook page – http://facebook.com/growingupgabel
Thank you for sharing this adorable Rice Krispies at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. You have been featured on my Tuesday Treasures. Stop by and take a peek! And be sure to join us this week for our 200th Blog Hop celebration! Hope to see you there!
Lou Lou Girls says
Oh my! This looks so fun! Pinned and tweeted. Please join us tonight at 7 pm, and party with us. I can’t wait to see your new masterpieces or amazing classics! Lou Lou Girls
What a great party idea! Even better for people who don’t like watermelon, but want to enjoy the summer fun! Thanks for sharing with #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup 7/19/15
Thanks for sharing at the party. Pinned & shared. Hope to see you again soon. These would be so much fun to make for a picnic.
Terra Heck says
Those look really yummy and would be perfect for a summer event.
Stephanie R says
Oh these are just the cutest ever! These would make the best addition to a cook out!
SERIOUSLY. This is so cute! I wish I had thought of it for my daughter’s watermelon birthday party last year! I would have probably ate the whole thing though. haha 😉
I am going to keep this idea for summer parties. Thanks so much for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!
Oh, my goodness! Are these ever adorable?!! What a fun summer treat! Pinned. Would love for you to share at my Creative Ways Link Party when you get a chance. It goes live on Wednesdays at 8pm central. Have a great weekend!
Donna Wirthlin says
My grandkids will love to make these!
This is absolutely adorable !
What a cute and creative idea!! Love rice krispies and this is a great twist on a classic yummy treat!
Shana Sutton says
These are fantastic!!!!! i must try them now! 🙂
Also–love your pictures on how you shaped it. i haven’t made too many intricate rice cereal treats so i found this really helpful!
Kristina & Millie says
yummy twist on an old standby! these watermelon rice krispie treats are so yummy, you will want them all year round 🙂
Noa Ambar Regev says
These look so cute!
these are so cute!! Love it!
That is seriously adorable! I haven’t made Rice Krispie treats in years. I think I’m going to try this soon. 🙂 (visiting from Mom 2 Mom Monday)