6tablespoonsEuropean-style salted butter,cut into small pieces
16ouncesKraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows
green liquid or gel food coloring
Grease a 9 inch by 13-inch pan with butter or spray with baking spray if making green rice crispy treat squares.
Grease a large mixing bowl with butter or baking spray and pour in the cereal, then set aside.
Stove Top Instructions
Begin melting the butter in a medium-large saucepan set over low heat then stir in the marshmallows.
Continue to melt over low heat, stirring often, until about 75% of the marshmallows have melted.
Remove the pan from the heat and stir vigorously until all of the marshmallows have melted.
Then, add 1/4 teaspoon (or up to 1 teaspoon) of liquid green food coloring or several drops of gel food coloring and stir until well blended.
Add more coloring until you get the desired shade of green. Use 1 full teaspoon of liquid coloring for a vibrant green cereal treat.
Pour the melted marshmallows over the Rice Krispies Cereal and toss to evenly coat.
Spread the mixture into the buttered pan and gently press into an even layer if you want squares or allow the mixture to cool for about 5 minutes before shaping into wreaths, Christmas trees, or other green treats.
Let the pan of green cereal treats cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting into 18 rectangles.
Combine the butter and marshmallows in a large microwave-safe mixing bowl.
Heat in the microwave for 1 minute then remove and stir vigorously until melted.
If needed, heat for additional 15-second increments stirring after each until melted.
Follow the steps above to color the marshmallow cereal treat mixture.
European-style salted butter contains more butterfat than American-style butter adding richness to the treats. Salted butter balances out the sweetness.
We recommend using Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows. They have great texture and flavor. We found store-brand marshmallows to be stickier. If you use store-brand marshmallows, we recommend adding up to one additional cup of Rice Krispies Cereal.
Do NOT overheat your marshmallows. This is key to making soft and chewy Rice Krispie Treats, not hard treats.
Also, do NOT compact the cereal treat mixture into your pan or you will end up with very dense, hard treats. Gently press the mixture into the pan.
Store your treats in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
Do NOT refrigerate your treats. They will become stale-tasting if stored in the fridge.
You can freeze the treats. Wrap them well, and freeze for up to 3 months. To thaw, bring them to room temperature and let them sit, unwrapped, for a few hours. Then unwrap and enjoy.
Keyword green food coloring, rice krispie treats
Green Rice Krispie Treats https://howtomakecerealtreats.com/green-rice-krispie-treats/ December 19, 2021