Having bought a bag of the Easter bunnies Kraft Marshmallows recently, I decided to throw some of those in some good ol’ “plain” Rice Krispies Treats. They easily became fun, festive, colorful and even more ooey, gooey and marshmallow-y. (Add the colored marshmallows after you’ve melted the other marshmallows with butter, mixed in the cereal and it starts to cool a bit so they don’t melt too much!)
I really started thinking of what I could do after Kevin recently bought a giant bag of gummy bears for an out of town trip he was going on---and then forgot to take them with him. After he returned from his trip, he challenged me to make something with the gummy bears. Challenge on!
Well, did you know that even if you make chocolate covered gummy bears, they will still melt all over when they are baked into a cookie? Yep, they do. I kind of knew they would, but tried it anyway. I was hoping that maybe chocolate covering them would protect them a little. No—pools of melted colors all over my parchment paper covered baking sheet, oozing out of the cookies. Not too big of a loss, since I wasn’t thinking it would work, I only made a few cookies with gummy bears, but at least I tried.
That was when I decided the gummy bears needed to be put in some kind of no-bake treat, so of course I decided it needed to be Rice Krispies Treats. When I made the Easter bunny mallow treats, I put half of it in a 9x9 inch pan with just the extra marshmallows, then with the other half, I stirred in some gummy bears, too and put that in an 8x8 inch pan.
These are a big hit with the boys as they like anything with candy. I prefer just the ones with the Easter bunny marshmallows. Is there a better, easier treat out there than Rice Krispies Treats. Just follow the recipe on the box (or there is also one on the bag of marshmallows) and add other things to it—easy, fun, and yummy!