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It's impossible to get that song out of your head. But now you can at least get a little bit of revenge by taking a bite out of these baby shark Rice Krispie Treats.
How to make baby shark Rice Krispie Treats
This is a fun, quick, and easy recipe. It's a dessert project that the kids are going to love and you'll probably have fun making too.
This recipe is a little more complicated than just original Rice Krispie Treats. For this recipe, you'll use a cookie cutter, red decorating gel and decorative candy eyeballs.
You'll basically start out making Blue Rice Krispie Treats. Then you'll break out your cookie cutter. Using a cookie cutter with Rice Krispie Treats is pretty easy if you've made our Dinosaur or Unicorn Rice Krispie Treats this will be familiar territory.
For cookie cutter batches like this, we usually make them in an 8 x 8 pan. But if you want to make more, you can make a full batch in a 9 x 13 pan. All you need to do is double the ingredients listed below.
Start out with a large stock pot. Add your butter in the pot, put it on your stovetop at medium heat. Allow the butter a few minutes to melt completely.
Once your butter is melted, get out your Jet Puff Marshmallows and add them into the pot. Use a spatula and stir the marshmallows and butter together until everything is melted.
Pull out your blue food coloring and add it into the melted marshmallow butter mix. Stir the food coloring in with your spatula. Feel free to add more food coloring if it is not the bright color you desire initially.
Once the food coloring is completely mixed into the marshmallows and you have your desired color, reduce the heat and get your Rice Krispies cereal out. You want to reduce the heat to about low or medium low so that your marshmallows do not overcook. If your marshmallows heat for too long, they can become stiff and brittle and difficult to stir later on.
Dump 3 measured cups of Rice Krispies cereal into your blue marshmallow mix. Stir everything together with your spatula until your Rice Krispies are completely coated in blue marshmallow.
Sometimes the Rice Krispies will not take on the color as easily as you would want them to. It is OK to add more food coloring in at this point in the process if you need to get the color bright again.
Pull out your 8 x 8 baking pan and your canola oil spray. Coat the bottom and inside walls of the pan with the spray. You can use any flavorless baking spray, we just prefer canola oil.
Scoop the contents of your large stock pot into the pan. Use your spatula to squash all of the Rice Krispie Treat mix into the bottom of the pan. Press everything down until it is completely flat and even.
Set to the side and allow to cool. Cooling usually takes about 20-30 minutes. If you like, you can put them in the refrigerator or the freezer to speed the process up a little bit.
It is important to make sure that your Rice Krispie Treats have a chance to cool. When they cool they're able to solidify and they're much easier to cut with the cookie cutter.
If the treats are still too warm, they tend to stick together and you kind of squash the treats instead of having a crisp cut in the shape that you want.
Now that your treats have completely cooled, you can pull out your decorating gel, your candy eyeballs, and your cookie cutter. You may also want to use a sharp knife to do some more intricate cuts as well.
Using the fish shaped cookie cutter, we like to set it on top of the treats before we start cutting. That way we can get an idea of where we want to make our cuts and get an accurate count of how many Rice Krispie Treats we will have. If you are using a knife as well, you can make a marker in the treats where each Rice Krispie Treat will be cut.
Once you have all of your cuts lined up, place the cookie cutter in position, and press down firmly into the Rice Krispie Treats. If you are making them in an 8 x 8 pan, the treats will likely be a bit thicker than the cookie cutter. It is in these instances that we use a knife to cut around the cookie cutter to really get the distinct shape we want.
Once we have all of our fish shapes cut we get ready to decorate. If you have the same fish cookie cutter that we do, it will have a bottom fin. We used a knife to cut that fin off and then added it onto the top to give it a much bigger, shark style dorsal fin.
The first thing we did is position the eyeball on the shark's head. This is pretty self explanatory and you probably don't need detailed instructions for this part.
Next, take a little bit of red decorating gel and put it around the shark's mouth area.
And that's all there is to it! Repeat this process until you have completed all of your sharks. Feel free to use your imagination and decorate them in new and fun ways.
Let us know how this project went for you. Tell us about it in the comments below.
Baby Shark Rice Krispie Treats
- 8x8 Pan
- Large mixing bowl
- fish/shark Cookie Cutter
- 3 Cups Rice Krispies
- 2 tablespoon Salted Butter
- 8 oz Marshmallows
- 1 blue Food Coloring
- decorative candy eyes
- 1 red writing gel
- add the butter & marshmallows in a bowl and melt them together. This can be done in the microwave or on the stove top.
- add blue food coloring and stir. add as needed until you reach desired shade
- add in Rice Krispies and mix thoroughly. add more food coloring if cereal is not blue enough.
- spread the mixture into a greased pan with a greased spatula.
- allow mixture to cool (about 30 minutes)
- use fish/shark shaped cookie cutters to cut in shapes
- trim bottom fin and add it to dorsal fin
- add candy eye in place
- put red writing gel around shark mouth
- serve & enjoy!