Food for Soul

Rice Krispies Watermelon

July 29, 2021 by Jan D’Atri

The Story

I grew up with them. Watched them jump into and frolic in a bowl of milk and Kellogg’s Rice Krispies. Snap, Crackle, and Pop were my cereal buddies. They each had their own solos in the commercials, and I liked Crackle’s part the best:

“I say it’s crackle the crispy sound.

You gotta have crackle or the clock’s not wound.

Geese cackle, feathers tickle,

Belts buckle, beets pickle,

But Crackle… makes the world go ’round.”

When my mom made Rice Krispies Treats for the very first time, I remember thinking that there couldn’t possibly be a better snack on the planet. Through the years, Kellogg’s has put out hundreds of recipes using Rice Krispies, but it’s hard to beat the iconic sweet cereal-and-marshmallow square. Well, let me share with you and “the boys” a very fun twist on the treat just in time for summer! It’s a giant Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treat in the shape and color of a watermelon. It’s simple. It’s fun. In fact, you can make it in a snap!

“Snap, what a happy sound.

Snap is the happiest sound I’ve found.

You may clap, rap, tap, slap,

But Snap… makes the world go ’round.

Snap, Crackle, Pop – Rice Krispies!”Rice Krispies Watermelon

 Servings
 INGREDIENTS For the Green Rind
5 oz mini marshmallows (half a bag)
2 tbsp butter
2 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies
Cerealgreen food coloring
For the White Rind
5 oz mini marshmallows (half a bag)
2 tbsp butter
2 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Cereal
For the Red Fruit
10 oz mini marshmallows (1 bag)
4 tbsp butter
4 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Cereal
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Spray a 9″ spring form or baking pan with baking spray, or grease with butter.

Make the Green Rind

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the mini marshmallows and butter until puffy (about 1 minute). Immediately add cereal and a few drops of food coloring. Mix with a buttered spatula or spoon. With your fingers, line the pan with the green cereal so that it is about ½” wide and ¾ of the way up the pan.

Make the White Rind

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the marshmallows and butter until puffy. Add cereal and mix with a buttered spatula. Press it up next to the green cereal, creating another ring a little wider than the green rind. Fill ¾ of the way up the pan.

Make the Red Fruit

  1. In a larger bowl, melt the mini marshmallows and butter. Add the cereal and red food coloring to desired color. Press the cereal into the center of the pan and, with your hands, press down to pack all three colors together. Place the chocolate chips, flat side up, randomly in the red fruit part of the watermelon. Let harden. Cut into wedges. For wedges on a stick, insert a stick into the wedge while the cereal mixture is still soft.

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