Eventually we all come to a crossroads where our snacks are just boring. This is exactly why you MUST learn how to make watermelon Rice Krispie Treats!
How to make Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats
I know what you’re thinking. But these Rice Krispie Treats don’t taste like watermelon. They just look like a watermelon. And a darn adorable watermelon at that.
When we made these we almost found them too fun to eat. Similar to our Peeps Rice Krispie Treats, Green St Patrick’s Day Rice Krispie Treats, Baby Shower Rice Krispie Treats, Dinosaur Rice Krispie Treats, and Frozen Themed Rice Krispie Treats, these require the use of food coloring and a bit of layering.
This recipe is a little more complicated than others we’ve made. We’re a far cry from the Original Rice Krispie Treats. Don’t worry, you will do just fine.
To make things go more quickly, we used the microwave for this recipe but you can of course use the stove top method as well. Whichever method you prefer is fine.
Place 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter in a large microwave safe bowl and heat for about 1 minute. You want your butter completely, or at least mostly, melted.
Add about 1/3 or 5 oz of a bag of marshmallows to the melted butter. Stick them into the microwave and heat for another minute. Check to make sure the marshmallow is melted enough to mix. It may need an additional 30-45 seconds.
Once the marshmallows are melted enough, mix them in with your butter and add in green food coloring. Stir them with your spatula until you have a beautiful, bright green marshmallow mix.
You may need to add in more food coloring to get the desired level of green color. Place the bowl of green mix into the fridge and move to the next layer. We put it in the fridge so it will cool more quickly and make it easier to mold later in the process.
You will mostly repeat Step One with a few variations. You will need to melt 2 1/2 tablespoons of butter and mix with 11 oz or 2/3 a bag of marshmallows. The heating time on these will both be a bit longer than with the first step.
Add in pink food coloring this time along with 4 cups of Rice Krispies. Mix everything together, adding in more pink food coloring as needed. As unappetizing as it may sound, we like to go for a Pepto-bismol shade of bright pink.
Once mixed, place this bowl to the side and remove the bowl of green mix from the fridge. You do not put the pink mix in the fridge. You will still want it to be a bit warm to allow the layers to melt together.
Spray a 9′ pie pan with canola oil or your preferred flavorless cooking spray. Scoop your green mix from it’s bowl and place it in the pie pan. We found this easier to do in segments.
You can try and use a spatula for this part but we found it easier to just use our hands. Take each section of the green mix and form it into a ring around the inside of the pie pan.
Once you have a full ring, grab you bowl of still warm pink mix. Scoop the whole mix and stick it right in the center of the pie pan and green ring.
You can use your spatula for this part. Smash and spread the pink mix to fill the empty area in the middle of the green ring until both color layers meet.
Take about 1/4 cup of chocolate chips and sprinkle them over the pink area and press them into the mix with a spatula. These are you watermelon seeds.
Set your entire watermelon masterpiece to the side, or in the fridge again, and allow to cool. Once it has cooled, you can use a sharp knife to cut it into wedges. You should be able to get about 8 pie shaped wedges from a single serving.
Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats
- 9' Pie Pan
- Large mixing bowl
- 2 cups Rice Krispies green layer
- 4 cups Rice Krispies pink layer
- 5 oz marshmallows green layer
- 11 oz marshmallows pink layer
- 1 ½ TBS butter green layer
- 2 ½ TBS butter pink layer
- 1 tube green food coloring
- 1 tube pink food coloring
- ¼ cup chocolate chips watermelon seeds
Green layer (rind)
- melt 1 ½ TBS butter and 5 oz marshmallows in large stock pot
- Stir until melted together
- add in green food coloring. Stir and add food coloring until desired level of green is reached
- add in 2 cups of Rice Krispies. Stir until Rice Krispies and marshmallow mix is completely green (add more food coloring if needed)
- scoop mixture into bowl and place in refrigerator
Pink layer (watermelon)
- melt 2 ½ TBS butter and 11 oz marshmallows in large stock pot
- Stir until melted together
- add in pink food coloring. Stir and add food coloring until desired level of pink is reached
- add in 4 cups of Rice Krispies. Stir until Rice Krispies and marshmallow mix is completely pink (add more food coloring if needed)
- scoop mixture into bowl and place to the side (not in the fridge)
- spray 9′ pie pan with canola oil
- pull green mix from fridge and put in pie pan
- mold mix around the outside edge of the pie pan to form a green circle
- take pink mix from the side and put in center of pie pan
- flatten pink mix with spatula until it meets the green ring
- place chocolate chips on pink watermelon area to make seeds
- press chocolate chips into pink mix with spatula
- place treats to the side and allow to cool
- Cut, serve, and enjoy!