Rice krispies treats seemed to make an appearance at almost every soccer game, potluck, school function and birthday throughout my childhood. They were a quick and easy go-to treat that everyone loved. With so many cereals out there now, it seemed almost natural to experiment with a few other brands for variations in flavor and in the case of Froot Loops, rainbow colors. Here's a new twist on an old classic: Froot Loops Krispies!
Step 1: Ingredients
You'll need the following:
- 4 Cups of Froot Loops* (or cereal of your choice...Trix? Lucky Charms?)
- 1 Stick of Butter
- 1 bag of Mini Marshmallows
- Measuring Cup
- Wax Paper
- Baking Dish
*NOTE: I picked Froot Loops for the color aspect. Try other cereals too. Trix or Lucky Charms could be fun ones to experiment with. Ideally, when you are picking your cereal, you'd like to pick a crunchy corn or rice based cereal. This will allow for you to have a krispies treat with some crunch.
Step 2: Butter Your Pan
The whole process of making these delicious treats happens relatively fast, so you'll want to prep your pan first so that when the marshmallow coating on the cereal is still gooey you can transfer it easily.
Butter your baking dish thoroughly. Make sure to butter the sides as well as the bottom. This will make it so your krispie treats will slide out when they are done instead of sticking to the pan.
Step 3: More Butter
Place your stick of butter in your sauce pan on your stove. Melt the butter over low heat so that you do not burn your butter.
Step 4: Marshmallows
Once the butter has melted you can add your marshmallows. I used the entire bag of mini marshmallows for this Instructable. Stir constantly, insuring even mixing of your melting marshmallows and the butter. Keep heating until the marshmallows have melted completely and you can no longer distinguish single marshmallows.
Step 5: Froot Loops
Once you have a uniform mixture of butter and marshmallows, add your Froot Loops. Mix gently with a wooden spoon until the cereal is coated in the marshmallow mixture.
Since Froot Loops are much bigger than regular Rice Krispies, you'll want to be careful when mixing so that you don't break the loops up.
Step 6: Transfer
Once adequately mixed, transfer your cereal marshmallow mixture to your buttered baking dish. Then, using a piece of wax paper, press your krispies down so that they have a uniform shape and top.
Step 7: Let Cool
Let your krispies treats cool for at least 10 minutes, allowing the marshmallow to harden. After they have cooled you can remove them from a pan (they should slide right out with the buttering you did earlier). Cut with a sharp knife and serve!
If you plan on storing them, place them in an air tight container. They will keep for a few days.
Step 8: Enjoy
Enjoy your new twist on the classic rice krispies treat! Take them to potlucks, parties, and wherever else you need a little rainbow marshmallow goodness.