Let's Get Crafty: Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats!

Calling all mini-masterchefs and rainbow enthusiasts! Today, we're ditching the ordinary and diving into a world of color with a super fun and easy baking activity: Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats!

This recipe is perfect for little hands (with adult supervision, of course) and explodes with vibrant hues, making it ideal for birthday parties, after-school snacks, or a rainy day pick-me-up.


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 10 ounces marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • Food coloring (various colors)
  • Ziplock bags (optional)
  • Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

Rainbow Fun:

This is where things get exciting! There are two ways to create your rainbow magic:

  • Mixing bowl method: Divide your melted butter and marshmallows evenly between a few bowls (depending on how many colors you want). Add a few drops of food coloring to each bowl and mix well.

  • Ziplock bag method: This is a fun option for little ones who love getting messy! Melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Divide the marshmallows and melted butter evenly between Ziplock bags. Add a few drops of food coloring to each bag, seal tightly, and squish until the marshmallows are completely coated.

Building Your Rainbow:

Once you have your colorful marshmallow mixtures, gently fold each one into separate bowls of Rice Krispie cereal. Be careful not to overmix, or your treats will become too dense.

Now comes the best part - building your masterpiece! You can layer the colors one on top of another in the pan to create a classic rainbow effect. Feeling adventurous? Try swirling the colors together for a marbled masterpiece!

Let's Get Baking!

Gently press the mixture into your prepared cookie sheet. Pop it in the fridge for about 30 minutes to set. Once chilled, cut into squares and get ready to enjoy your creation!

Bonus Fun!

For an extra pop of color and texture, you can decorate your treats with sprinkles, chocolate drizzle, or even tiny candies.

Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats are the perfect way to spark creativity, have fun in the kitchen, and enjoy a delicious treat together. So, grab your aprons, little ones, and let's bake up a rainbow!


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