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Who didn't love Big Bird or Cookie Monster when they were kids? Why not share that love with your kids as well? Sesame Street Rice Krispie Treats are a fun family project that you get to eat at the end.
How to make Sesame Street Rice Krispie Treats
This is seriously one of the more fun projects that we've made. It is a bit more complicated and takes a little bit longer than most of our other recipes. But in the end, it's completely worth it.
You're going to make 4 separate small batches of Rice Krispie Treats, and you're going to be using a lot of food coloring. But if you have made our Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats or our Red, White and Blue Rice Krispie Treats. You should have no problem making the Sesame Street Rice Krispie Treats.
These instructions will start out with the basic steps of making Rice Krispie Treats, but in order to make the different colors you'll need to check out Red Rice Krispie Treats, Blue Rice Krispie Treats, Yellow Rice Krispie Treats, and Green Rice Krispie Treats.
Pull out a large stock pot and set your stove top heat to medium. Add your butter into the stock pot and allow to melt.
Once your butter has melted completely, you'll need to add in your marshmallows. Since you will be doing this four separate times, we recommend using a 16 ounce bag of Jet Puff Marshmallows separated into quarters.
Stir your marshmallows into the melted butter until they're completely melted together. The melted mass should have a buttery yellow sheen to it.
Decide which character you would like to make first. The choices are yellow for Big Bird, blue for Cookie Monster, green for Oscar the Grouch, and red for Elmo. Whichever character you pick, add the corresponding food coloring to the marshmallows.
Typically for a full batch of rice crispy treats we use about six measured cups of Rice Krispies. Since we're splitting this batch into quarters, you'll want to use a little more than 1 cup. Start with 1 ¼, but maybe use 1 ½ once you start mixing things together.
If the Rice Krispies don't appear to be taking the color as bright as you would like it, you can feel free to add more food coloring into the Rice Krispies.
Stir everything together until your Rice Krispies are completely mixed and the bright color you want them to be.
Once everything is mixed thoroughly together and your Rice Krispies are the color you want them to be pull out your 8 x 8 baking pan and a can of spray canola oil. Coat the bottom an inside walls of the pan with the spray.
Scoop your colored Rice Krispies Treats into the 8 by 8 baking pan. Using your spatula, flatten the mix until it is even across the bottom of the pan. Set to the side and cool.
You will want to repeat steps 1 through 3, three more times until you have all four corresponding character colors.
When you cut each 8 x 8 sheet of Rice Krispies Treats you will want to cut them and rectangles as opposed to the traditional squares. You can do this by cutting them 2 inches long and 1 inch wide.
Or if you want more room to work with you can try 3 inches long and 2 inches wide. Either way works fine, they just need to be more rectangular than square.
Now comes the fun part; DECORATING!
For decorations, you're going to need candy eyeballs, black decorating gel, mini M&Ms (and Cookie Crisp cereal, Mini Oreos, or Mini Chips Ahoy, if you have any).
Obviously, you will use yellow for Big Bird. Next, you'll just place two candy eyes towards the top of the rectangle. Then we took a candy corn and snapped the white tip off and placed it just under the eyes as a beak.
Cookie Monster is definitely the easiest out of the four characters to decorate. Start with a blue Rice Krispie Treats. Then all you have to do is give him 2 eyes and a cookie where his mouth should be.
We used some leftover Cookie Crisp cereal from our Cookie Crisp Cereal Bars recipe. Mini Chips Ahoy or Mini Oreos will work for this as well. If you don't have any of those, you can use the black decorating gel to just create a mouth.
Oscar the Grouch
Oscar the Grouch might be the most complicated. He will, of course use a green Rice Krispie Treat.
In the image below, you can see that he has big bushy eyebrows. We used black decorating gel and basically just made a squiggly line across the top. Then we placed the candy eyeballs under each of the arches in the squiggle.
For his mouth we again used black decorating gel and made a half circle shape. Then we just stuck a red mini M&M right in the center for his tongue. You can probably use red gel but it does not show up as well.
Elmo, like Cookie Monster, was pretty easy to make. with a red Rice Krispie Treat. Place two candy eyes near the top. Give Elmo a ½ circle mouth with the black decorating gel. And finally give him an orange nose right in the center using an orange mini M&M.
Sesame Street Rice Krispie Treats
- 8x8 Pan
- Large mixing bowl or Large stock pot
- measuring cups
- 6 Cups Rice Krispies
- 6 tablespoon Salted Butter
- 16 oz Marshmallows
- 1 pack candy eyes
- red food coloring
- yellow food coloring
- green food coloring
- blue food coloring
- tube black decorating gel
- mini M&Ms
- candy corn
- Add the 1.5 butter & marshmallows in a bowl and melt them together. This can be done in the microwave or on the stove top.
- add in your food coloring
- add in Rice Krispies and mix thoroughly
- repeat steps 1 - 3 for remaining colors
- Spread the mixture into a greased pan with a greased spatula.
- Allow mixture to cool (about 30 minutes), cut into squares
- decorate with candy eyes, black decorating gel, mini M&Ms, or candy corn
- Serve and enjoy!