These colorful Rainbow Rice Krispies Treats are perfect any day of the year, and especially fun to enjoy on St. Patrick's Day and Easter! They're a fun no-bake dessert to make, and one that the kids can easily help out with or make on their own!
9Tbspbutter(1 ½ Tbsp per layer - 1, 8 Tbsp stick plus 1 Tbsp)
6gel food colors(6 different colors (I used): red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)
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Generously butter your 9 x 13 baking pan. Portion your first layer's worth (2 cups) of Rice Krispies into a bowl. Portion out additional amounts of the Rice Krispies into other bowls to make the process move quicker.
Divide your 15 oz of marshmallows into 6 portions. Place the first portion in a medium mixing bowl and add the first 1 ½ Tbsp of butter.
Microwave marshmallow and butter combination for 1 minute (depending on your microwave, you may need an additional 30 second heating, but if your marshmallows are nice and fluffy they should be ready to mix. A few semi-solid spots in the marshmallows is OK).
Stir the heated marshmallows, add your desired food gel color, then stir in the 2 cup portion of Rice Krispies until well coated. *A ½ tsp of vanilla extract can be added for each layer, if desired.
You can wet your fingers, butter them, or use a buttered spatula, and press each layer down firmly and evenly and into the corners of the baking dish. Clean your medium mixing bowl and repeat for each layer.
(Optional) Rainbow sprinkles can be added on top.
*Typically I would advise against pressing your Rice Krispies treats into the pan too firmly. However, to spread the layers evenly and keep them fitted together nicely, you will need to press them in more firmly.