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Watermelon Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

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Summer flavors are so much fun to work with when you’re baking!  They are fruity, fresh and definitely fun.  I was inspired to make these unique Rice Krispies Treats when I passed the powdered drink aisle at the grocery store.  I spotted the Kool-Aid packets and figured that if I could use the pink lemonade Kool-Aid to make pink lemonade fudge, I could use the watermelon Kool-Aid for Rice Krispies Treats!  The sweet, tart addition of the Kool-Aid really kicks these classic treats up a notch.  And they definitely taste summery 🙂

What you need:

  • 1 (10 oz) bag large marshmallows (about 40)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 packet (.15 oz) Watermelon Kool-Aid
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup multi-colored sprinkles

Make them:

Prepare a 9 x 13 baking dish by spraying evenly or buttering it.  Alternatively, lay wax paper or sprayed parchment paper in the dish.

Prepare your cereal by measuring 6 cups and placing in a bowl.  You’ll need to add this quickly, so you want it prepared ahead of time .

In a large pot, melt the butter and marshmallows on LOW, stirring to combine.

Once melted, stir in the Kool-Aid powder and mix until fully integrated.

Take off heat, and immediately add Rice Krispies, coating the cereal, without crushing it.  Work quickly, as the marshmallow mixture will begin to harden.

Press mixture into your prepared pan evenly, then sprinkle with sprinkles.

Place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before cutting and enjoying!

Try these fun summery treats, too!

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4.25 from 4 votes

Watermelon Rice Krispies Treats

Watermelon's cool tart flavors join with the classic!

Ingredients

  • 1 10 oz bag large marshmallows (about 40)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 packet .15 oz Watermelon Kool-Aid
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies or rice cereal
  • 1 cup multi-colored sprinkles

Instructions

  • Prepare a 9 x 13 baking dish by spraying evenly or buttering it.  Alternatively, lay wax paper or sprayed parchment paper in the dish.
  • Prepare your cereal by measuring 6 cups and placing in a bowl.  You'll need to add this quickly, so you want it prepared ahead of time .
  • In a large pot, melt the butter and marshmallows on LOW, stirring to combine.
  • Once melted, stir in the Kool-Aid powder and mix until fully integrated.
  • Take off heat, and immediately add Rice Krispies, coating the cereal, without crushing it.  Work quickly, as the marshmallow mixture will begin to harden.
  • Press mixture into your prepared pan evenly, then sprinkle with sprinkles.
  • Place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before cutting and enjoying!

Jeni’s Disclaimer: I’m just a regular girl.  I love to drink wine while I bake.  I’m by no means a professional baker or pro photographer. My creations aren’t staged, they just are what they are, and that’s probably obvious from the pictures.  I create my recipes from inspiration of scents and flavors around me. I also repurpose my grandma’s old recipes. If you love to bake and your food ends up looking like REAL food, and not like something you’ll see on Instagram, you’re in the right place.

30 Comments

  1. Dana Rodriguez Reply

    These sound like a perfect summer treat. Thanks for a great idea!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      You’re so welcome, Dana! Mix it up with other flavors, too!

  2. 3 stars
    I don’t like watermelon, but I’d love to make this with another Kool-Aid flavor. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      YES! You can totally make it with any Kool-Aid flavor!

  3. 5 stars
    What a fun flavor for Summer! I have definitely never had a watermelon flavored rice krispie treat before! My kids would love these too. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    I think I might actually like these 🙂 I do not usually like Rice Krispie Bars 🙂

  5. What a unique twist to rice krispies! I’d love to make these with cherry kool aid!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      YESSSSS! Be sure to check out my Pink Lemonade Fudge – it’s made with the Kool-Aid, too!

  6. 4 stars
    I have never heard or made these Rice Krispies treats before. They actually sound refreshing for a food! I never thought o putting kool aid as an added flavor! Great idea! I have made flavored ice cubes with juice. 😋I have to pin this.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      I hope you haven’t heard of them, because I thought up the recipe! LOL So much fun!

  7. LeAnn Harbert Reply

    These crispy treats sound like they would be fun to make with my granddaughters for our next picnic.

  8. I am so excited about this recipe, because I know my daughters will really like it. I never heard of adding kool-aid to rice kripsie treats. What a great idea. I also love the sprinkles.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Thanks, Dianna! They are super fun to make, especially since you can change up the flavors!

  9. Antoinette M Reply

    We love making Rice Krispie treats. We will certainly try this recipe next time!

  10. Mary Gardner Reply

    We love Rice Krispie Treats and these look great. Sounds like lots of flavors would work well with these.

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