Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats

Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats for a good cause // The perfect combination of Rice Krispies, Fruity Pebbles, and marshmallow. Everyone is powerless over these. 

Ava dubbed these Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats as “rainbows in a dark place”. During a challenging January, we made these at least five times and played with the ratios until we ended up with the perfect combination of Rice Krispies, Fruity Pebbles, and marshmallow. These are so delicious and no one can resist them. Make a pan and they will be gone in minutes. I’ve witnessed this, people are powerless over a good Rice Krispie treat.

Ava’s title is particularly poignant today because these bars are to raise awareness and money for the fight against pediatric cancer. Even when faced with the unthinkable, children have so much hope and positivity. I don’t know anyone whose life has not been touched by childhood cancer. I can’t think of anything more unfair or unjust than having sweet babies and children go through something like that. 

Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats

I was at dinner the other night and sitting across the table from me was a little girl, she’s 3, that is a cancer survivor. The experience that her parents went through, the strength and bravery she had at the age when her biggest challenge should be learning to write her name and riding a bike with training wheels. I can’t help but be in awe of that. She is now cancer-free. That wouldn’t be possible without incredibly smart people that gave her the best care possible. 

Not just the doctors and nurses that took care of her, but the people that created the treatments that would keep her alive and thriving today. 

Doctors and researchers are making progress, but they need more money dedicated to pediatric cancer. Less than 4% of the money raised for cancer research goes to pediatrics. 

Today, my food blogger friends and I are trying to spread the word about this issue with some delicious Valentine’s inspired cookie recipes. We raise thousands each year and some amazing and generous brands have partnered with us to match our donations. 

Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats
Did you know that cancer is the #1 cause of death of children by disease in the U.S.? There are 40,000 U.S. children actively battling cancer right now. With less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget going to all childhood cancer combined, I knew it was important for me to get involved.

Help us make a difference by donating to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer! Our goal is to raise at least $3000. Because these three companies: Dixie Crystals, Mediavine and OXO have each pledged to match our donations raised through this campaign up to $3000!

Thanks to many of you, we have reached our goal. You can still donate and help us make an even bigger difference!

Donate here.Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats

Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats //

  • I’ve played with the ratios of cereal to marshmallows many times and I have found this combination to be the perfect one. I like them thick and very marshmallowy. 
  • I like adding another bag of marshmallows in with the cereal. They melt a little but still hold some shape. 
  • The addition of Fruity Pebbles was inspired by Anna is the Worst. The Fruity Pebbles not only add color, but also some citrus-y vibes that I am into. 
  • I’m going to give these a try with cornflakes. What other cereals can we try in here?
  • Don’t skip the salt. I know it seems counterintuitive to add salt to sweet, but it enhances the flavor and keeps it from being too sweet. 
Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats

Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats

Yield: 18 bars

Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats // The perfect combination of Rice Krispies, Fruity Pebbles, and marshmallow. Everyone is powerless over these.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 (10 oz.) bags mini marshmallows
  • 10 cups Rice Krispies
  • 2 cups Fruity Pebbles
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Instructions

Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.

Melt butter in a large Dutch oven or pot. Add two bags of marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat and add salt and vanilla.

Add Rice Krispies, Fruity Pebbles, and the additional bag of marshmallows to melted marshmallow. Stir to coat completely.

Turn out into prepared pan. Spray an offset spatula with cooking spray and press into pan. Let set in pan for one hour before cutting into bars.

Thank you to Dixie Crystals, Mediavine, and OXO for their generous donations and for partnering with us for this cause. 

 

Please go visit the other delicious Valentine’s inspired recipes //

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake from Julie of The Little Kitchen
Læsø Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies from Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Meyer Lemon Cookies from Linda of Simply Healthyish Recipes
Soft & Chewy Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Allie of Miss Allie’s Kitchen
Small Batch Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe from Faith of An Edible Mosaic
Chocolate Madeleines from Caroline of Caroline’s Cooking
Tiger Butter Candy from Melissa of MamaGourmand
Valentine’s Day Gluten Free Sugar Cookies from Brianna of Flippin’ Delicious
Chocolate Spritz Sandwich Cookies from Carlee of Cooking With Carlee
Pink Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies from Jenn of Ever After in the Woods
French Butter Cookies from Rebekah of Kitchen Gidget
Brown Sugar M&M Cookies from Sara of Imperfectly Balanced Sara
mini rose cookies from Meaghan of the decorated cookie
Raspberry Linzer Cookies from Stephie of Stephie Cooks
Red Velvet Brownies with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting from Coleen of The Redhead Baker
Lemon Poppyseed Cookies from Becca of Two Places at Once
Warn Dark Chocolate Melting Cups from Lisa of Snack Girl
Salted Dark Chocolate Cookies from Jessica of A Kitchen Addiction
Cherry Cordial Bundt Cake from Carolann of Apron Warrior
Nutella Stuffed Cookies from Allison of Celebrating Sweets
Strawberry Pudding Cookies from Holly of A Baker’s House
Slice and Bake Whirligig Cookies from Laura of Untwisted Vintage
Raspberry Strawberry Cookies from Heather of Delicious Not Gorgeous
Chocolate Strawberry Hand Pie from Trang of Wild Wild Whisk
White Chocolate Cashew Cranberry Cookies from Brittany of Diary of a Southern Mrs.
The Best Potato Chip Cookies Recipe from Marybeth of Babysavers
Darth Vader Valentine’s Day Hug Cookies to Support Cookies for Kid’s Cancer from Jenn of justJENN recipes
Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies with Jam from Lisa of Garlic & Zest
Sprinkled Chocolate Shortbread Heart Cookies from Lisa of Blogghetti
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies from Dee of Meatloaf and Melodrama
Homemade Salted Nut Rolls from Shaina of Food for My Family
Valentine Sugar Cookie Cups from Melissa of Persnickety Plates
Chocolate Dipped Cashew Butter Cookies from Ashley of Fit Mitten Kitchen
Chocolate Vanilla Striped Shortbread Cookies from Denise of Chez Us
Pineapple Coconut Bar Cookies from Barbara of Barbara Bakes
Chocolate Raspberry Roll-Ups from Sue of It’s Okay to Eat the Cupcake
Raspberry and Rose Meringue Parfaits from Michelle of Cup of Zest
Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies from Jade of Jonesin’ For Taste
Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies from Emilie of Finding Zest
Chocolate Mousse Cups from Miranda of Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
Grain-Free Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart from Gretchen of kumquat
Chocolate Shortbread Cookies from Sara of My Imperfect Kitchen
Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie from Angela of About A Mom
Honey Pistachio Shortbread from Megan of Stetted
Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake Cookies from Nicole of For the Love of Food
Chewy Coconut Macaroon Hearts (Gluten Free) from Taryn of Hot Pan Kitchen
Chocolate Peanut Butter Valentine’s Cookies from Becca of The Salted Cookie
Chocolate Caramel Pie from Stefanie of Mommy Musings
Gluten-Free Red Velvet Brownies {Dairy-Free} from Audrey of Mama Knows Gluten Free
Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes from Erica of The Crumby Kitchen
Dark Chocolate Bourbon Coconut Cream Mousse from Lisa of Taste Cook Sip
Maple Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Jamie of Southern Revivals
Red Velvet Mini Layer Cakes from Gwynn of Swirls of Flavor
The Best Potato Chip Cookies Recipe from Marybeth of babysavers
Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Kara of Kara in the Kitchen
Brown Sugar Snickerdoodles from Kristin of On the Home Front
Valentine’s Gummy Hearts from April of April Golightly

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  • Bree, Thank you for a beautiful recipe for such a worthy cause!
    Your Mediavine swag is on the way and should be to you soon. It’s just a small token of our appreciation for your time and efforts to wipe out pediatric cancer.
    — Susannah at Mediavine

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