Rainbow Rice Krispy Treats

Brighten up any gathering with these eye-catching Rainbow Rice Krispy Treats! Perfect for parties, family activities, or just a fun weekend snack, these multicolored treats are sure to dazzle and delight, making you a superhero in your kids’ eyes.


  • Marshmallows: 2 large bags of small marshmallows
  • Butter: Approximately 2.5 tablespoons per color layer
  • Rice Krispy Cereal: 1 large box
  • Food Coloring: Various colors of your choice


  1. Prepare Your Pan:
    • Grease a 13×9 inch baking pan thoroughly to prevent sticking.
  2. Create Each Layer:
    • In a microwave-safe bowl, add 2.5 tablespoons of butter and about 1.5 cups of marshmallows for each layer. Microwave on high for about 1.5 minutes or until the marshmallows are completely melted.
  3. Add Color:
    • Remove the marshmallow and butter mixture from the microwave. Quickly add a few drops of your chosen food coloring to the melted marshmallows, stirring vigorously to ensure the color is evenly distributed.
  4. Mix in the Cereal:
    • Stir in 2 heaping cups of Rice Krispy cereal into the colored marshmallow mixture until well coated.
  5. Layer the Mixture:
    • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Using a spatula (greased to prevent sticking), spread the mixture evenly across the bottom of the pan, pressing down to create a flat and even layer.
  6. Repeat for Each Color:
    • Repeat steps 2 to 5 for each color layer you wish to add. Make sure to let each layer set slightly before adding the next one to maintain distinct and vibrant layers.
  7. Set and Cool:
    • Allow the complete treat to set in the pan at room temperature. This may take about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Tips for Success:

  • Layering: Allow each colored layer to cool and set for a few minutes before adding the next layer. This helps keep the layers distinct and prevents them from mixing.
  • Family Fun: Involve your kids in the color mixing and layering process. This can be a fun and creative activity that helps them learn about colors and cooking.
  • Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature to keep them fresh and crispy.

Conclusion: These Rainbow Rice Krispy Treats not only bring a splash of color to your dessert table but also offer a sweet and satisfying taste that’s beloved by both children and adults. Whether it’s a birthday party, a school event, or just a treat to brighten a rainy day, these vibrant and cheerful snacks are guaranteed to be a hit! 🍭🌈

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