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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Blue Raspberry Rice Krispie Treats

Blue Raspberry Rice Krispie Treats by The Sweet Chick
I'm in a blue mood, but that's a good thing.  These Blue Raspberry Rice Krispie Treats were super easy and fun to make.  The blue color is so pretty for Easter, but could work for other parties as well.  I can't believe Easter is almost here.  This will be our first Easter without family around.  We will probably get together with some friends to celebrate.  My daughter is looking forward to the Easter Egg Hunt and her basket of treats. 
I found these Blue Raspberry Campfire Mallow Bursts at Walmart and had to give them a try.  Last year I had found Lemon Meringue ones and made Lemon Meringue Rice Krispie Treats with them.  So why not Blue Raspberry Rice Krispie Treats.  For added flavor I found Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Flavor Mixes in Blue Raspberry.

I used one packet of flavoring mix with the cereal mixture and one packet with the frosting starter.  So it's double the blue raspberry flavor.  I added some sprinkles for decorations and cut them into squares.

Blue Raspberry Rice Krispie Treats
Now if you are feeling a little more creative or looking for something to do with the kids, you can grab some cookie cutters and make different shapes. 

I find it easier to cut out the shape first, then frost the treats.  For the bunny face, I used mini marshmallows, Wilton candy eyes, and Wilton Cookie Icing in black to decorate.  I cut a pink mini marshmallow in half to make the nose.  Then I cut another mini marshmallow on the diagonal lengthwise to make the inside of the ears.  You just cut,  then smoosh and stretch it a little by hand to shape it.  I know, so technical, huh? I used black icing to make the whiskers and mouth.  I used my cake decorating brush to paint on the lines.  You could probably use a toothpick also.  Although if you can find black licorice strings, I am sure that would work out better. 

Blue Raspberry Rice Krispie Bunny by The Sweet Chick
What kid doesn't like a fluffy blue bunny treat?  Especially one that turns your tongue blue when you eat it.  My son thought it was pretty funny that his tongue was blue.

Blue Raspberry Rice Krispie Egg by The Sweet Chick
Or you can just cut out and frost an Easter egg shape and add some sprinkles.  Less work and just as cute.  Whichever way you choose to decorate your treats, they will all taste the same.

Blue Raspberry Rice Krispies by The Sweet Chick

Now I must say, these treats are pretty sweet. They taste like blue raspberry candy.  Which is good, but I am not a big candy fan.  I prefer some dark chocolate.  My daughter loves candy and she couldn't wait to eat one of these after I was done taking photos.  I also gave some to the neighbor's boys who loved them.  These are definitely kid friendly.

Blue Raspberry Rice Krispie Treats

by The Sweet Chick
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: no bake dessert snack rice krispies Blue Raspberry Mallow Bursts Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Easter rice krispie treats American spring
Ingredients (24 squares)
    For the treats
    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 1 bag (8 oz.) Campfire Blue Raspberry Mallow Bursts
    • 1 packet Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Blue Raspberry Flavor Mix
    • 5 cups crispy rice cereal
    For the topping
    • 1 container (16 oz.) Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Frosting Starter
    • 1 packet Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Blue Raspberry Flavor Mix
    For the treats
    In a large sauce pan, melt butter and marshmallows over low heat. Stir until completely melted.
    Remove from heat and add 1 packet of flavor mix. Stir until completely mixed.
    Then add the crispy rice cereal. Mix until all is well incorporated.
    Then pour the mixture into a greased 9 x 13 pan or a cookie sheet and spread it evenly with a piece of waxed paper.
    Place in fridge to cool and set.
    For the frosting
    Mix the remaining flavor mix packet with the frosting starter according to directions on the container.
    Then spread the blue raspberry frosting over the cooled treats and add sprinkles if desired.
    Place in fridge until frosting sets, then cut into squares and enjoy.
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    1. What a pretty bunny:) Sweet dessert!

    2. Aww this is so cute. My daughter will love this. Are the frostings buttercream?

      1. I am not sure about the frosting. The can did not specify, but it does taste good.

    3. I love these- so festive for Easter! Thank you so much for sharing these with us at Treasure Box Tuesday! PINNED! :)

    4. Your amazing recipe and gorgeous photos are being poached by this site: Just felt like you should know.


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