These. Are. Awesome.
This recipe, from Cooking Classy, seriously rocks my world. It is the best of both worlds - rice krispy treats and sugar cookies.
Now, you know, no recipe is complete without a little tweaking by me. I didn't tweak much... I just decided to make these look a little more festive by subbing half the rice krispies for Fruity Pebbles!! (Well, technically, Publix brand "Fruity Crisp"... whattt.. it was cheaper.)
They are so pretty, I decided to leave some of them unfrosted!
Colorful Sugar Cookie Rice Krispy Treats
- 1/3 c butter (that's 5 and 1/3 tablespoons)
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 10.5 oz package of mini marshmallows (they're on sale at Publix! go go go! run run run!)
- 1/2 cup sugar cookie mix (Jaclyn suggests Betty Crocker brand, I bought the Krusteaz brand because it was significantly less expensive, and it worked just fine!)
- 3 cups rice krispies
- 3 cups fruity pebbles
- 1 recipe sugar cookie frosting, optional
- Sprinkles or sanding sugar, also optional of course
- Spray a 9x13 dish with cooking spray, set aside. Measure out your cereals, mix them together so that the colors are well incorporated with the plain pieces.
- Melt butter in a large nonstick saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in salt. Add marshmallows and stir constantly until completely melted. Remove from heat, stir in sugar cookie mix.
- Fold in the cereal mixture, stir until evenly coated with marshmallow mixture.
- Pour into the buttered dish and using a spatula covered with cooking spray, spread evenly throughout the pan. Let cool slightly, for about 2 minutes.
- Cover a knife with cooking spray, use it to cut into squares. Jaclyn does 12 squares, but I felt like that was entirely too big, so I'd suggest 18 squares (2 slices long-way and 5 slices short-way)
- Working quickly (spray your hands with cooking spray, totally helps!), round the edges of each square by cupping your hands and pressing on the corners.
- Frost each treat with frosting and sprinkle, if desired.
Sugar Cookie Frosting
- 1/4 c butter, softened
- 2 Tbsp milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- pinch salt (approx 1/8 tsp)
- 2 c powdered sugar
- food coloring of choice
- Using an electric or stand mixer, whip the butter, milk, vanilla, and salt. Add powdered sugar, beat until fluffy and smooth.
- Mix in a few drops of food coloring if desired, mix until incorporated.
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