Turn a classic Rice Krispie treat recipe into a watermelon for summer fun

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.

Turn the original recipe Rice Krispies treats in to a cute watermelon snack. This easy snack recipe is given a summer makeover that's super fun!

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.

Rice Krispie Treats

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.

 

Fun Rice Krispies Treats Ideas

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.

How to Make Rice Krispies Treats

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.

Fun Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

Add a handful of mini chocolate chips to the pink and then press it all down and together.

Summer Rice Krispies Treat Recipe

Refrigerate and slice in to wedges.   Your watermelon Rice Krispie treats are ready to be eaten.

Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats

Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats


Ingredients

  • 6 Cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 3 Tablespoons softened butter
  • 1 package of marshmallows
  • Pink, green food coloring
  • Mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Split your Rice Krispies in 2 seperate bowls (3 cups in each bowl).
  2. Empty 1/2 bag of marshmallows and 11/2 Tablespoons of butter in a large microwave safe bowl or in to 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.
  3. After your marshmallows are melted, add green food coloring to one bowl and pink to the other bowl. Stir to color.
  4. Add 3 cups Rice Krispies to each bowl of marshmallow mixture and stir to coat the Rice Krispies.
  5. 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.
  6. In a round baking pan press the green rice Krispy mix around the outer edges of the pan.
  7. Next press down the pink Rice Krispie in the center of the green ring.
  8. Sprinkle a handful of mini chocolate chips on the pink part of the watermelon.
  9. Using a plastic storage bag or a piece of wax paper, firmly press down on all of the watermelon to get it to stick together. Make sure to press the chocolate chips down as well.
  10. Refrigerate for 30 minutes and slice and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 932kcal Calories from fat 340
% Daily Value
Total Fat 38g 58%
Saturated Fat 23g 115%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 845mg 35%
Carbohydrate 141g 47%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 20g
Protein 11g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
Turn a classic Rice Krispie treat recipe into a watermelon for summer fun
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37 comments on “Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats

  1. These rice krispy treats are adorable and so perfect for summer! Such a great idea.

  2. Looks so yummy! This is a fun & tasty summer treat. Great for parties too. Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party. pinned & shared.

  3. 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

  4. Those are adorable!! How fun for a summer party! Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

  5. Camille, these are so darling! Thanks much for bringing this by Throwback Thursday this week!!

    Mollie

  6. This is so cute! Thanks for linkin’ up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  7. These are SO stinkin cute!!

  8. Jennifer Dawn on said:

    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!

  9. These are just too cute! Great idea – I so need to make these for my girls 🙂

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. Cute! The kids I look after would love making these!

  14. How easy and adorable. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Peggy A. on said:

    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.

  16. 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!

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. Those look really yummy and would be perfect for a summer event.

  21. Oh these are just the cutest ever! These would make the best addition to a cook out!

  22. 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 😉

  23. I am going to keep this idea for summer parties. Thanks so much for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

  24. 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!
    Blessings,
    Nici

  25. My grandkids will love to make these!

  26. This is absolutely adorable !

  27. What a cute and creative idea!! Love rice krispies and this is a great twist on a classic yummy treat!
    Cathy

  28. 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!

  29. yummy twist on an old standby! these watermelon rice krispie treats are so yummy, you will want them all year round 🙂

  30. These look so cute!

  31. these are so cute!! Love it!

  32. 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)