Fun-Shaped Rice Cereal Treats
Servings Prep Time
10Fun shapes, including rice treat balls 15minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Servings Prep Time
10Fun shapes, including rice treat balls 15minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
Rice Cereal Treats
  1. 1. Melt butter or margarine in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. 2. Add marshmallows and stir until melted.
  3. 3. Stir vanilla into mixture.
  4. 4. Add in rice cereal and stir until blended together.
  5. 5. Add 15 drops of food colouring to add colour to rice cereal mixture. Add more colour for a deep colour. Add less for a lighter hue. If you want to have more than one colour, separate some of the rice treat mixture and add a different colour to this portion.
  6. 6. (Optional) Stir in two-thirds of the sprinkles to your rice cereal mix.
  7. 7. Evenly spread out the rice cereal mix onto a baking sheet to be about 1 ½ inches thick.
  8. 8. Press cookie cutters into rice treats to cut fun-themed shapes. For multi-coloured treats, line up multiple coloured treats on the cookie sheet tightly while still moist, and then use the cookie cutter to cut out the desired shape. Roll the leftover rice cereal treats into balls to add to your snacking fun.
  9. 9. Wrap the cut-out treats with plastic wrap to keep them moist while melting the chocolate and caramel.
Toppings
  1. 10. Melt chocolate in a double boiler, stirring constantly until melted. For the caramels, place unwrapped caramels into a separate double boiler, add milk, and stir constantly to help melt them easier.
  2. 11. Unwrap rice cereal and drizzle chocolate and/or caramel onto rice treats to make fun designs on your treats.
  3. 12. Add themed sprinkles to finish off your designs.
Recipe Notes

Don’t have a double boiler at home (like me)? I use a deep pot and a thick, medium-sized glass mixing bowl to create a double boiler. I fill the pot about a third of the way, then place the glass bowl in top of it and boil the water in the pot.