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How to Make Pink Rice Krispie Treats

How to make pink Rice Krispie treats with food coloring. Easy recipe perfect for a baby shower, Valentine's Day, treats on a stick, and more.
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Course: Rice Krispie Treats
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 211kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff

Equipment

  • Valentines Sprinkles, XOXO Sprinklefetti 8oz, Red Pink White Mini Hearts, Sprinkles for Baking, Gluten Free
  • Anolon Bronze Nonstick Baking Pan With Lid, Rectangle - 9 Inch x 13 Inch, Brown
  • Lodge 6 Quart Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven
  • The Pampered Chef Classic Scraper
  • McCormick Assorted Food Color, 1 Fl Oz 

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Prepare a 9"x13" baking dish by spraying it well with cooking spray.
  • Melt the butter in a large sauce pan or Dutch oven on the stovetop.
  • Then add in the vanilla extract, salt, and mini marshmallows. Continue stirring until the marshmallows have fully melted.
  • Remove the mixture from the heat, and stir in the red food coloring, adding drops, 1-2 at a time, 'til you reach your desired shade of pink (I added around 5 drops or so).*
  • Once your mixture is the shade of pink you want, quickly stir in the Rice Krispies cereal.
  • Now just spread the mixture evenly and smoothly into your baking dish; and at this point, you can add sprinkles if you want, before the treats cool.
  • Cut into serving size pieces and serve!

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Notes

*4. Be careful not to add too much liquid food coloring, as it can upset the ratio of ingredients and keep your crispy treats from setting up properly.
LET'S TALK ABOUT WHAT KIND OF MARSHMALLOWS
While you can use either big marshmallows or mini marshmallows, I definitely recommend the minis. You have to melt the marshmallows before mixing everything together with the Rice Krispies cereal. The mini marshmallows are an easier choice, as they melt a lot quicker than the jumbo marshmallows.
LIQUID OR GEL FOOD COLORING?
While you can use either liquid food coloring or gel food coloring, I recommend liquid. And I'll tell you why.
  • Liquid food coloring is less expensive, and you can find it pretty easily in any baking aisle.
  • It quickly and easily mixes in with the melted marshmallows.
  • Just a few drops will give you a pastel pink color. You don't need a lot to get the results you want. With gel, you have to be careful not to add too much, or you may have a darker color than you prefer.
HOW TO STORE PINK RICE CRISPY TREATS
It's important to store your treats in an airtight container or sealed plastic bag. And you'll probably want to eat them within the first 2 or 3 days, so they're still nice and soft.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 197mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g
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