My daughter and I made these beauties today. I think kids of all ages love Rice Krispie squares. Moms have been making them since 1939. Personally, I’ve been making them since the 80’s. The first fruit flavored variation of the crisp rice cereal came about in 1971 when Fruity Pebbles were born. I love Google, don’t you? Of course the fruity version of the beloved bars had to happen. Add frosting, roll them and slice them. Cha-Ching! We have a winner. These are fun, colorful and kid approved. I don’t think the kiddos would disapprove if you changed out the fruity cereal for the cocoa kind. I’d grate a little milk chocolate over the frosting before rolling them. Put on your apron. Let’s make some fun!
3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
10.5 oz. bag mini marshmallows
10 oz. bag fruity crispy rice cereal, 7-7 1/2 cups (I used Malto Meal fruity dyno bites. $1 per bag at Walmart.)
1-2 cups of your favorite frosting (I used homemade cream cheese frosting)
Spray a jelly roll pan, 16″ x 12″, with non stick spray. Line pan with a piece of parchment paper longer than the pan so that it hangs over the sides. You’ll use that to pull it easily from the pan when it cools. Set aside. Place the butter and mini marshmallows in a Dutch oven on medium high heat. Stir until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the cereal until the marshmallow mixture is evenly distributed. Quickly spread the mixture onto the prepared pan. Spray your hands with non stick spray and firmly press the cereal mixture evenly in the pan. Set aside to cool completely. When cooled, use the parchment paper handles to pull the bars from the pan. Spread the frosting onto the bars leaving a 1/2-1 inch border on all sides. Starting from the larger side, roll up the bar. Cut off the unattractive, but totally tasty, end pieces. Eat one of them and set the other aside. Cut the remaining roll into 3/4-1 inch slices with a sharp knife. Eat the other end piece. Place the slices on a serving tray or place in an air tight container to store. Enjoy!
Wishing you love, laughter and cake,