Simple Summer Dessert: Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats

Hi, my name is Mari and I can eat a whole pan of Rice Krispie treats.

My confession is out in the open.

By the way, if you’re looking for the traditional rice krispie treats recipe, you can find it here.


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My second confession. I don’t do well with gooey marshmallow ingredients but I am so glad I tried this because it’s so easy.

Now that my confessions are out in the open let’s get to some fun.

I seriously think I could eat a whole pan of rice krispie treats especially if it’s covered in chocolate.   I pretty much ate 1/2 a pan of Chocolate Peanut Butter treats the other day and I am pretty sure I would’ve finished the rest of them if I didn’t have children begging me to save them some for dessert after dinner.

Okay enough of my gluttonous habits and onto some yumminess!

Simple Summer Dessert: Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats

What you will need:

  • 9 cps rice krispie cereal
  • 9 cps marshmallows
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • red and green food coloring

Make the rind:


1. Mix in a large microwave safe bowl 4 cps of marshmallows and 3 tbl of butter. Place in the microwave. Start with 1 minute and move around. If it’s still not melted then put it in for another 30 seconds. The marshmallow will get puffy. Then add your green food coloring.

2. Now add in 4 cps of rice krispies to the green marshmallow mix.

3. Place this green mix around the greased pan making sure that it’s thinner than the red center.

Red center:

1. I found strawberry flavored rice cereal so I didn’t have to use red food coloring but if you don’t have that what you’ll need to do is add red food coloring at the end.

2. In a large microwave safe bowl, place the rest of the marshmallows and butter in a bowl. Do as mentioned above in step 1 but this time add red food coloring.

2. Now add in 5 cps of rice krispies to the red marshmallow mix.

3. Place the red mix in the middle of the greased pan to create the meat of the watermelon.

Now add chocolate morsels on top of the red for the seeds.

rice krispie treats

Tada! You’re done.

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35 Responses to “Simple Summer Dessert: Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats”

  1. Sherna
    June 20, 2013 at 7:19 am #

    Shared on fb

  2. mamamouseiam
    June 20, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    I shared at : Thanks for the great dessert idea, and for the opportunity to win a Shutterfly photo book! 🙂

  3. June 20, 2013 at 7:58 pm #

    tweeted and pinned:)

  4. June 30, 2013 at 7:12 am #

    What a great idea and a new spin on Rice Krispies Treats.

  5. dani
    June 30, 2013 at 10:14 am #

    You might want to edit that its 3tbs butter not 3 cps!! Did a double take!

  6. LeeAnn Ryan
    July 1, 2013 at 9:51 pm #

    These look so cute! I will have to try these!

  7. Laura
    July 2, 2013 at 8:11 am #

    In your instructions you say mix the marshmallows with 3 cups of butter but I think you might have meant 3 tbsp? I just want to be sure we all get the correct measurement there, thanks!!

    • Inspired by Family Mag
      July 2, 2013 at 9:05 am #

      Thanks, for catching that. I just fixed it. ~mari

  8. Emily Freeman
    July 6, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

    I was in so much love with this! made it for the forth of july party EVERYONE was in love!!!

    • Inspired by Family Mag
      July 7, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

      So glad to hear it was a hit!

  9. Linda
    July 16, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

    I use Jello (the powder-mix) in the butter/marshmallow to not only color the rice crispy treats, but to flavor them also. I use apx 3 tablespoons, but you could add more or less, depending on your tastes.

  10. July 22, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    Great treats, do you think they can be made by melting marshmallows on the stove? I don’t have a microwave!
    Hugs, Elenor

    • Inspired by Family Mag
      August 1, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

      Ellis, Yes, you can do it on the stove. You just need to keep an eye on it.

  11. Paulette
    August 15, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    These are so cute! I used pink marshmallows which had strawberry flavor and green marshmallows that were lime flavored. I still had to add more coloring, but the end result was yummy! I am excited to take them to a gathering this evening!

    • Inspired by Family Mag
      August 20, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

      Paulette, So glad they turned out. I like your colored marshmallow idea. Load up your picture on our FB page and show us your lovely treats:

  12. May 12, 2015 at 10:33 am #

    Thank you so much for this Idea… For my daughters 10th birthday I am making her a watermelon cake out of watermelon. So I’m going the whole theme watermelon.. this with the cake and cookies helps.. Thanks again

    • Inspired by Family Mag
      May 13, 2015 at 2:20 pm #

      Paula, Glad I could help. 🙂 Hope your party turns out great!


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