Frugal Foodie Mama: Jelly Bean Rice Krispies Treats®

Friday, April 3, 2015

Jelly Bean Rice Krispies Treats®

KELLOGG COMPANY sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.
These easy to make and colorful Jelly Bean Rice Krispies Treats combine two family loved classics into one perfect sweet treat for Easter or spring.
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Easter and springtime both evoke a lot of feel good family memories for me. From my sister and I dressing in matching frilly dresses complete with bonnets, to Easter egg hunts, to a big family dinner with a pineapple rings and cherries studded ham, Easter has always been a time for family and for creating lasting memories. Another classic from my childhood Easters has to be jelly beans. I mean, who can think of Easter and not also think of those colorful candies? Granted, some people love them and some people could leave them (or could just ditch certain flavors of jelly beans- like those black licorice ones ;) ), but jelly beans have always been and always will be associated with Easter fun.

Now that I have children of my own, I am all about creating our own Easter memories and traditions. I love sharing my love of food and creating in the kitchen with my children, so it only seems natural that we should start a tradition of making something fun and tasty together for Easter this year. In these easy to make and colorful Jelly Bean Rice Krispies Treats, I have combined two family loved classics into one perfect for Easter sweet treat... :)

These easy to make and colorful Jelly Bean Rice Krispies Treats combine two family loved classics into one perfect sweet treat for Easter or spring
Jelly Bean Rice Krispies Treats

by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Ingredients (12 servings)
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 package (10 oz) JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
  • 6 cups of Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 (.23 oz) packet of unsweetened drink mix- like cherry, lemon, grape, orange, etc
  • 1/2 cup mini jelly beans
Instructions
In large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. And in the packet of unsweetened drink mix and stir until well incorporated.
Add the Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated.

Using a buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray (or lined with parchment paper). Gently press the mini jelly beans into the tops of the Rice Krispies treats while they are still a little warm and tacky. Allow to cool completely.
Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.

*Recipe adapted from The Original Treats recipe from Rice Krispies.
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These easy to make and colorful Jelly Bean Rice Krispies Treats combine two family loved classics into one perfect sweet treat for Easter or spring

Classic Rice Krispies Treats always start with a simple, 3 ingredient recipe. From there, the flavor creations are endless! By simply adding just two additional ingredients to the original Rice Krispies Treats recipe, I have created a fun and fruity treat that the entire family absolutely loved.
These easy to make and colorful Jelly Bean Rice Krispies Treats combine two family loved classics into one perfect sweet treat for Easter or spring

This is also a great recipe for getting little hands involved in! :) Little miss loved having the duty as the jelly bean decorator, and she did an excellent job to boot...
These easy to make and colorful Jelly Bean Rice Krispies Treats combine two family loved classics into one perfect sweet treat for Easter or spring

We used cherry and lemon drink mixes to make our Jelly Bean Rice Krispies Treats, but you could use just about any flavor unsweetened drink mix in these. Make a batch for each member of the family in their favorite jelly bean flavor! :)
These easy to make and colorful Jelly Bean Rice Krispies Treats combine two family loved classics into one perfect sweet treat for Easter or spring
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Which of your favorite Easter candies would you transform into fun & tasty Rice Krispies Treats?
What are some of your favorite memories of or traditions for celebrating Easter and spring?

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Kellogg Company sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.