Friday, March 22, 2013

Lemon Vanilla Rice Krispies Treats

Lemon Vanilla Rice Krispies Treats 3-21-13

Lemon Vanilla Rice Krispies Treats

QUICK!  Run to your nearest grocery store and find the Campfire Lemon Marshmallows.  Grab some vanilla chips (or white chocolate chips if you can find the real thing), some yellow bunny Peeps (optional), Rice Krispies cereal if you don’t have any and make these delicious, spring-inspired (Easter!) Rice Krispies Treats!

These were so easy to make and delicious!  I don’t know if I can ever eat a plain Rice Krispies Treat again, love the tang from the lemon!

Besides the Campfire marshmallows, which also come in key lime, I added some white vanilla chips and some lemon zest to the marshmallow mixture.  I love Rice Krispies Treats and enjoy coming up with different ideas and flavors.  All the flavored marshmallows of late are great!  You could easily get away with making these with regular marshmallows if you can’t find the lemon ones and just add more zest and some lemon juice.

Lemon Rice Krispies Treats 3-21-13

Lemon Vanilla Rice Krispies Treats, by Katrina, Baking and Boys!

8 ounces Campfire Lemon Marshmallows

3 tablespoon unsalted butter

3/4 cup white vanilla chips, divided use

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

zest of half a lemon

5 cups Kelloggs Rice Krispies cereal

Yellow bunny Peeps (optional)

Line a 9x9 inch baking pan with nonstick foil (or foil sprayed with cooking spray).  Set aside.

In a large microwave safe bowl, combine the marshmallows, butter and 1/2 cup of the white chips.   Microwave on high for 45-60 seconds.  When melted, stir all together to combine.  Add the vanilla extract and lemon zest.  Stir to mix.  Add the cereal and stir to combine.  This always works the best with a wooden spoon.  Once it is all mixed together, stir in the remaining 1/4 cup of white vanilla chips.  Spread the mixture into the prepared pan and press down evenly (I love using a potato masher!).  Lay Peeps over the treats and press down slightly.  They will stick while the treats are firming up.  Once set, remove them from the pan using the foil edges.  Peel the foil off the treats and cut them on a cutting board. 

Lemon Vanilla Rice Krispies Treats 3-21-13 These are a perfect springtime treat, but I would not be against making them anytime of year (minus the Peeps). ;)


Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Perfect for Easter! so sunny and bright!
Mary x

Baking Ribbons said...

Love lemon and with a crispy bar it would be delicious. I've tried the cinnamon marshmallows in rice crispy treats and I like them. Will need to search out lemon marshmallows. Are they new? It is a great idea.

Elizabeth -SugarHero! said...

I haven't seen those marshmallows, but they sound great! I have a serious marshmallow problem--I always impulse-buy the flavored ones and then ignore them until they're stale. At least now I have a good idea of what to do with the lemon ones if I find them. :)

TZ said...

OMG .. yum! Love peeps and on lemon rice krispies .. ooo mmmm gee.. yummy

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Just adorable!

Baking Ribbons said...

Have not found these lemon marshmallows yet :(

Cindy said...

Thanks Katrina--my grand kids will be here Thursday. These will be waiting to greet them. SO cute!