Happy Earth Day!
Do you celebrate Earth Day? If so, you might want a nice Earth Day dessert – like these Earth Day Rice Crispys. They are basically regular rice crispys with blue food coloring added to one batch and green food coloring added to the other batch. Then they get pressed together and cut onto circles so they look like Earth. It’s pretty simple, but it’s fun, especially for kids.
Thoroughly grease a jelly roll pan. Set aside.
You are going to be making two batches of rice crispys at the same time. So, in two large dutch ovens or other pots melt 2 1/2 tablespoons of butter.
Add 8oz of marshmallows to each pot, stir occasionally until melted.
Once melted add green food coloring to one pot, stir well.
Add blue food coloring to the other pot and stir well.
Remove the blue from the heat and stir in the rice crispys.
Place the blue crispys on your greased pan, place them around in small chunks.
Remove the green from the heat and stir in the rice crispys.
Place the green on the greased pan with the blue, press them out together. Allow to set.
Use a round cookie cutter to cut the crispys into circles.
Enjoy, your Earth Day Rice Crispys and other festivities. It’s a simple recipe but adds a little challenge because you are making two batches of rice crispys at once. It isn’t too difficult though and the results are quite fun.
- 5T. butter, divided in half
- 16oz mini marshmallows, divided in half
- 9c. crisp rice cereal,divided in half
- Green and blue food coloring
- Grease a jelly roll pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
- Melt 2½T. of butter in two separate pots.
- Add 8oz mini marshmallows to each pot, stirring occasionally until melted.
- To one pot add green food coloring, stir well. To the other pot add blue food coloring, stirring well.
- Remove the blue pot from the heat and stir in 4½c. crisp rice cereal. Place spoonfuls of the blue onto the greased jelly roll pan.
- Remove the green pot from the heat and stir in 4½c. crisp rice cereal into it. Spoon the green onto the greased pan as well.
- Press the two colors together onto the greased pan so that when you cut it into circles there will be both green and blue on each circle. Allow to set.
- Use a round cookie cutter to cut the crispys into circles.
Original Recipe By: Rilla Banks (A.K.A. Epic Sweet)