April 22, 2012

Happy Earth Day

To celebrate Earth Day the kids and I made Earth Rice Krispies Treats! This is a fun visual for little ones and gives you an open opportunity to inform them about how important their planet is to their future! This fun family project can allow you to talk about ways everyone can save energy around the house!

Earth Rice Krispies Treat

These are a few ways we try to reduce energy around our house!

-turn off the water while brushing our teeth

-turn off lights in a room when it is not in use

-place recycling where everyone can use it

Ok, now onto the recipe and tutorial...

3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows
4 cups miniature marshmallows
6 cups Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
blue food coloring
green food coloring

-For best results, use fresh marshmallows.
-1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows.
-Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.
-Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container.

Divide all ingredients in half. You will need two pans, one pan for blue and the second pan for green.
In two large saucepans melt butter over low heat.

melt butter

Divide marshmallows in half, add 14 drops of blue food coloring to one pan and 14 drops of green food coloring to the other pan. Stir until completely melted.
Remove from heat.

Coloring Marshmallows for Rice Krispies Treats

Add  3 cups of KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal to each pan.
Stir quickly until well coated.
Then, with cooking spray coat 2 large mixing bowls and add the green mixture to one bowl and add the blue mixture to the other bowl.

Green Rice Krispies

Blue Rice Krispies

Once the mixture is cool (5-10 min), spray hands with cooking spray, then use your hands to combine the colors and form into a ball. Make into any size you like! Yes, your hands will be sticky, but not too bad :)
Best if served the same day.

Earth Day Rice Krispies Treats

This is my little one enjoying this beautiful day outside and eating "My Planet", so he says!

Earth Day Treat


  1. Thanks for linking! Cute idea. My son would dig the idea of eating the world.

  2. This is a fun idea! I have a baking with kids linky and would love you to share :-)


  3. What a great idea!!! Such a fun science project for the kids to do. I love this-teaching them and enjoying it too! Thanks for sharing with us at Kids in the Kitchen. Hope to see you next week.

  4. This is such a great idea and a good teaching opportunity. I would love if you would share this and any other posts at Showcase Your Talent Thursday http://whatscookinglove.blogspot.com/2012/04/showcase-your-talent-thursday-4.html. I hope to see you there!


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