Inspired from a quick search on Pinterest and a nice visual from Say Yes, I was off to make a gluten-free/dairy-free fun watermelon treat.
Make a basic Rice Krispie treat recipe, add some food coloring, and a few mini chocolate chips. Done. Cute!
- Rice Krispie cereal
- Marshmallow creme
- Red and Green food coloring
- Vegan shortening (instead of butter but same measurements)
- GF/DF mini chocolate chips
- 2 cake pans; I used 6 inch and 9 inch sized pans.
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Make Rice Krispies according to your favorite recipe, but prior to stirring in the cereal add food coloring. I did 2 batches, but my watermelon treats came out tall. You can certainly do one batch and divide the colors.
Fill the small of the cake pans with the red Rice Krispie mixture. Flip over the pan into the larger pan. I added the mini chocolate chips to the top while a little warm. Helped keep them in place.
Add the green Rice Krispie mixture around the sides. Pack it tightly. That’s basically it.
Be patient until it cools (it is tough, I know) and cut into wedges. I had an easier time with a serrated knife.
Such a cute idea. A Pinterest search will find you people put these on sticks and/or wrapped them up pretty clever.