Now I will preface this by saying I swear I only had one of these delicious treats. Staying on the 2013 healthy eating path is not easy, but totally eliminating sweets and your favorite foods from your diet isn’t realistic; for me at least.
This weekend, my THON Finance Captain Committee will be going on a retreat and of course I jumped for joy at the thought of baking for my 27 friends. I’m a sucker for Rice Krispies in any form whatsoever. I don’t know if it’s the marshmallow or the no need for an oven, but these are fantastic. Impress your friends by taking your Rice Krispie Treats to the next level by adding some food coloring!
Rice Krispies Cereal
Butter: 1 cup (8 tbs)
I only made 4 layers, so keep that in mind if you want to add more layers you will need a larger/second box of cereal, a larger/second bag of marshmallows, and another stick of butter.
First, take your pan, whatever size you want, and line with wax paper. Make sure to grease the pan or add some butter to make it easier to remove from your Rice Krispies later. Having extra wax paper on the sides will make it easy to remove the Rice Krisipies from the pan before you cut them too.
In a large microwavable bowl, add 2 cups of mini marshmallows and 2 tablespoons of butter. Put the bowl in the microwave for 1 minute on high and then you can remove it and stir them together. Add the color of food dye that you want for your bottom layer of the treats. Stir in the food dye until the butter and marshmallow mixture is all one color.
Then add 2 cups of cereal and fold in the now colored marshmallow mixture. Once your cereal is completely folded in with the mixture you can evenly spread it in your pan. You will now move on to your next color/layer and repeat the process. I added a plain colored layer on the top to make them look a little more normal and appetizing to those weirded out by food dye.
Once they are cooled you can remove them from the pan with your wax paper handles and begin cutting them into your preferred size treats.
I cut mine in 32 pieces by cutting it first into quarters and then 8 per quarter.
These look absolutely amazing when you cut them and see the layered colors!