Thursday, July 5, 2012

Watermelon Krispie Slices




Here in the Midwest it has been a super hot past few weeks.  I've been seeking out recipes that won't need my oven to be heated.  In my search, I discovered these cute treats just in time for my family's 4th of July gathering.  They would be great for any summer event.  And are sure to be a hit!!

(printable recipe) 

Makes: 16-20 slices

 

Ingredients:


For the green outer ring:
4 cups Rice Krispies cereal
4 cups mini mashmallows
3 Tablespoons butter
green food coloring

For the red center:
5 cups Rice Krispies cereal
5 cups mini marshmallows
3 Tablespoons butter
red food coloring
chocolate chips

 

Directions:


Prepare two 8" or 9" cake pans by greasing with butter or non-stick spray.

To make the green outer rings:
  1. Melt marshmallows and butter in a large bowl in the microwave about 1 minute, or until very puffy.  Stir until combined.
  2. And add in green coloring, stir until reach desired color.
  3. Add rice krispies.  Stir mixture together until combined.  
  4. Divide the mixture between the two prepared cake pans, and press along the sides of the pans, creating a ring about 1-1.5 inches tall and 1-1.5 inches wide/thick. Rub a bit of butter on your hands as necessary, to prevent the mixture from sticking to your hands.
 

To make the red centers:
  1. Repeat as above, using the ingredients listed.
  2. Press red mixture into the center of the two cake pans, using buttered hands to keep from sticking.
  3. Add chocolate chips for "seeds".
  4. Put in refrigerator until firm.  
  5. Flip out of pans and cut into pieces.
  

62 comments:

  1. These are amazing! I love all the watermelon looking foods that are out now for summer and this no exception!

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    1. Thanks, Jenny. I appreciate you visiting my blog again. Enjoy!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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    1. Thanks so much, Meg. They were so much fun to make!! Nichi

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  3. Could you be any more creative?! You're putting me to shame lol

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    1. Awe!! You are sweet, Bree. Just another fun recipe that I "mooched" from someone else. Glad you liked it. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog, Heather. Come back soon for more fun recipes!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  5. These look so so cool! I will have to pin them!
    Found you via My Turn (For Us)

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    1. Thanks, Becca. So glad you enjoyed the recipe!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  6. This is just too clever! What a cool twist to rice crispy treats! Thank you for sharing this at Freedom Fridays. I am pinning this for my grandbabies:)

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    1. Thanks for the pin, Evelyn. I just love making the kids happy!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  7. These look to good to eat.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. Joyce, thanks so much for visiting my blog. Many more great recipes to come!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  8. That is really clever! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks. So glad you enjoyed the recipe!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  9. These are so stinkin' cute and clever I laughed out loud when I saw them ! LOVE THEM !!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Debra. So glad you enjoyed the recipe!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  10. This is so cute - no one here likes watermelon - I know hard to believe! - But they all like rice krispie treats!! This is great!

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    1. Ann, thanks for visiting my blog. I'm actually not a fan of watermelon either, but could eat these until they were gone!! Enjoy!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  11. Cutest ever! I made red,white and blue krispies for the 4th but these are awesome !! Found you over at Craftomaniac

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    1. Thanks, Angela. More new recipes will be posted soon. Come back and visit my blog any time. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  12. I just LOVE these! So adorable, especially cut in to the little slices.

    Thanks for for linking up with me for Friday Favorites. Please come back and link up again this week.

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    1. Thanks for hosting, Jerri. Looking forward to another great party this week!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  13. LOVE these! Thanks for linking up at Doodles & Stitches. I'll be making these for sure!

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  14. Those are the cutest summer krispies!!! Love it!!! I am adding it to my pin board asap!!!

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    1. Thanks for pinning, Jocelyn. I appreciate it. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  15. I'm so glad you shared these at Whimsy Wednesdays. I pinned it and tweeted them.

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    1. Thanks so much, Jenny!! Glad you enjoyed them. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  16. These are so cute!! We love making rice krispie treats in the summer such a yummy treat without the heat of the oven! We will have to try these for sure!! Thanks for sharing.

    Nicole
    Mama Of Many Blessings

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  17. My son will love these, just cause they're rice crispy treats! Cool watermelon idea!
    JoAnn
    sweetpepperrose.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog, JoAnn. Glad you enjoyed the recipe. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  18. Saw your link on Mommy by Day Crafter by Night...I love this idea! My kids love rice krispie treats and will be head over heels for watermelon rice krispies. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog, Alanna. This recipe has become a new favorite in my household. Enjoy!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  19. My boys will love making this! I am loving your blog! Im a new follower. Would love for you to visit mine!

    riversrecipereview.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for becoming a new follower, Alyssa. I will hop over to your blog too!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  20. This is super cute and lovely for summer parties! We'd love it if you'd share this at our Home is Where the Heart is! http://www.homesteadsimple.com/home-is-where-the-heart-is-link-it-up-wednesdays-1/

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    1. Thanks so much for the invite, Erika. I have linked the recipe and became a Linky follower and liked your FB page. Please "like" me back!! Thanks, Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  21. Very cute, very fun and perfect for summer! I agree, it's been to blazing hot to really bake! My kids would love to make these!

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    1. Thanks, Tanya. So glad you enjoyed the recipe!! Come back soon. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  22. That is so pretty! Very creative too, I love it! I'd love if you shared it on Crazy Sweet Tuesday! The linky runs through Friday each week. :)

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  23. I love this!!! how fun. kids will be SO impressed..thank you!!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    I am going to make this.

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  24. These are so stinkin' cute! I never would have thought to put them in a round pan, duh. I will definitely be making these next time I make krispie treats. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next. Have a great weekend.

    Michelle

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    1. Thanks, Michelle. I always enjoy linking up on your site. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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    1. Thanks for hosting, Christine!! Looking forward to many more parties. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  26. These are just adorable and I can't wait to try them. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks for hosting another wonderful Full Plate Thursday. Can't wait for this week!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  27. These are soo cute! What a great idea for a summer bbq.. my kids would love to make these! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo!
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    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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    1. Thanks for hosting a great link party, Amie. Looking forward to another great one this week!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  28. So cute for summer get togethers, for kid projects and just for fun! You are featured this week on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! Swing by and grab a Featured Button from the Button Box on the sidebar this afternoon. Can’t wait to see what else you’ve been working on — hope you will link again soon!

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    1. Charlene, thanks so much for the feature. Looking forward to another great Busy Monday this week. Thanks, Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  29. thanks for linking up! hope to see you next week!

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  30. Love this cute idea. Can't wait to make them. Thanks for sharing and I am your newest follower stopping by from Whimsy Wednesdays

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    1. Thanks for becoming my follower. I hope you enjoy all of the fun recipes!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  31. These are absolutely amazing!!!
    I'm so glad I'm following you
    I'm pinning this

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    1. hanks so much, Winnie. These were one of my recent favorites!! Thanks for the pin!!

      Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  32. These are super cute! I am pinning it to remember. Maybe I will make it for our fireworks party.
    Thanks for linking up! Come by again on Friday for some more linky fun! http://domesticrandomness.blogspot.com/2012/08/friday-randomness-2-olympics-linky-party.html

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