Rainbow Rice Krispies Treats 

Unleash a spectrum of colors with these vibrant Rainbow Rice Krispies Treats! Perfect for any party or celebration, these treats offer a fun twist on a classic favorite, stacking layers of colorful, marshmallow-bound Rice Krispies into a delightful and eye-catching dessert.


  • Butter: 6½ tablespoons, salted (divided for layers)
  • Marshmallows: 72 regular-sized marshmallows (12 for each color layer)
  • Food Coloring: Gel type recommended (colors: purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red)
  • Rice Krispies Cereal: 7½ cups total (1 to 1½ cups per layer)


  1. Prepare Each Layer:
    • Purple Layer: In a saucepan, melt ½ tablespoon of butter. Add 8 marshmallows and melt them down. Stir in purple gel food coloring until desired shade is reached. Mix in 1 cup of Rice Krispies cereal until well coated. Shape into a flat layer on a wax paper-lined tray.
    • Blue Layer: Repeat the process with blue food coloring and another 1 cup of Rice Krispies.
    • Green Layer: Use ¾ tablespoon butter and 10 marshmallows, adding green coloring, then 1¼ cups of Rice Krispies.
    • Yellow Layer: Follow the green layer’s instructions but substitute with yellow coloring.
    • Orange Layer: Increase to 1 tablespoon butter and 12 marshmallows. Add orange coloring and 1½ cups Rice Krispies.
    • Red Layer: Similar to the orange layer, but use red coloring to achieve a vibrant red or pink hue.
  2. Assembly:
    • Start with the purple layer as the base. Carefully add the blue layer on top, pressing slightly to adhere. Continue stacking the colors in order: green, yellow, orange, and red.
    • Press down gently but firmly to ensure the layers stick together and are even.
  3. Setting the Treats:
    • Allow the stacked layers to cool at room temperature to set. You can also refrigerate them for 20-30 minutes if you prefer a firmer texture.
  4. Slicing:
    • Once set, slice the treats into uniform squares or rectangles as desired.

Preparation Time: 45 minutes Calories: Approximately 87 kcal per slice

Tips for Perfect Rainbow Rice Krispies Treats:

  • Color Intensity: For deeper colors, add more gel food coloring. Gel colors provide a more vibrant result than liquid food coloring.
  • Handling Sticky Mixture: Lightly butter your hands or use a piece of wax paper to press down the mixture in the pan to prevent sticking.
  • Storage: Keep the treats in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. For a crisper texture, you can also refrigerate them.


These Rainbow Rice Krispies Treats not only look spectacular but are also a blast to make, especially for kids. They’re perfect for birthday parties, school events, or simply brightening a regular day with a pop of color and sweetness. Enjoy creating and indulging in this playful twist on a beloved snack! 🎉🌈

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