Watermelon Rice Krispie Pie

Fourth of July is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate this holiday than with the flavors of watermelon.  Forget the appetizers, meats and salads. When asked to bring something to the party choose this kid friendly watermelon treat! It  isn’t what one might expect but it sure will put a smile on the children’s and adult faces alike. It isn’t juicy or cold but it is sweet and crunchy and actually less messy than the original. A Rice Krispie Watermelon is the perfect addition to any backyard holiday celebration.

My oldest son loves the idea of a “watermelon” but doesn’t actually like the fruit. So as clever as one mom can be- I decided to use watermelon jello flavoring and make my own version of “watermelon” to appease him visually and satisfy his palette! Side Note: I can’t believe I just used the one palette in the same sentence with my 4yr old but hey- no time like the present huh? He will learn that word soon enough having a mom who loves to cook:)

Back to the Watermelon. This recipe is so versatile if your kids don’t like the flavor of watermelon then you can opt for cherry or strawberry flavoring or simply use no flavoring at all. It is the presentation that the kids will enjoy the most. Have a great week ahead and stay tuned for another easy and quick 4th of July treat next week:))

Watermelon Rice Krispie Pie

Ingredients

  1. Red Portion:
  2. 4 cups rice krispie treats
  3. 4 cups marshmallows
  4. 4 TBSP butter
  5. red food coloring or 1 box of watermelon, cherry or strawberry jello
  6. Green Portion:
  7. 4 cups of rice krispie treats
  8. 4 cups of marshmallows
  9. 4 TBSP butter
  10. green food coloring

Instructions

Melt the butter and marshmallows in a large microwavable bowl or in a double boiler over med to low heat. Remove from heat and add in the green food coloring. Add in the rice krispies and stir until the cereal is completely coated. Press into a greased 14x3 inch pan ( or 2 8x3 pans) and press up against the sides to form a crust (about 1/2 inch tall and 1/4 inch thick).
Repeat steps above for the red potion using either green food coloring or the box of watermelon flavoring. Press into the center of the pan working your way outward. You may have to use cooking spray on your hands to keep the cereal from sticking to it. Top with raisins, chocolate almonds, chocolate sunflower seeds or chocolate chips.
Allow to rest for 1-2 hours before cutting and serving! Slice it up like a pie and ENJOY!
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  1. I am SO impressed! This is incredible and so perfect for any summer party!

  2. I don’t think I’ve ever been so intrigued by a blog post title! What a delicious idea and NO SEEDS to spit out!!

    Best,
    Bonnie
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  3. Very cute. :-)

  4. That is too cute! I’m sure everyone loves to see it – and loves to eat it more :)
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  5. This is absolutely adorable Belle, you are so clever.
    :-) Mandy xo
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  6. Too fun! Will have to remember this one when I have kids running around.
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  7. What a great idea, I like it a lot. So nice.
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  8. this is so pretty..love how sweet and festive it is!
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  9. Well hello Martha! ;) This is amazing and adorable!
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  10. This is adorable and so creative! What a fun way to serve rice krispie treats. I can’t wait to make these.

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  12. Girl! This is the cutest thing I think I have ever seen. You’re so creative! What a great picnic or summer party idea. Totally going to bring this out to our 4th of July bash along with a couple of kale salads ;)
    Eli loves watermelon while Zoe is not the hugest fan, I think it’s because of all the seeds.
    I hope you move went well and that you’re finally settling into your new house! Have a great week :) xoxo, Jackie
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  13. Great Idea for the kids on the block for the 4th next week. They would love this colorful treat ! Thanks for the recipe!

  14. What an adorable idea! I have a feeling I’d be fighting my kids for the last slice. I love RKTs!!!
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  15. Okay seriously, this is just the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. This is perfect for my niece birthday party since she loves Rice Krispie treats and watermelon. Have to pass this on. LOVE
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  16. So cute! But my raisin-aversion family will need chocolate chips instead!
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  17. This is adorable! Love the creativity! Your kids are so lucky. :)
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  18. 4th of July is very near indeed and what a nice timing to remind about watermelon rice krispie pie recipe!! I truly like watermelon, during summer time it helps body to fill up water and energy as well. So I’m excitingly looking forward to makeup watermelon pie on the upcoming holiday. Thanks a lot for helpful instructions. :)
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  19. This is seriously one of the cutest things I’ve EVER seen!
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  20. I have no doubt that your son will soon be speaking in cooking terms. :) And how cute is this!!! I was just writing on another blog that Mr. N doesn’t like watermelon, but my goodness would he love this. I just can’t get over how fun it looks. :) I wish I had just an ounce of your creativity Jessica! :)
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  21. Oh wow that’s so smart. I have never seen a rice krispie pie before.
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  22. This is soooo pretty!! In fact, way too pretty to devour :)
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  23. you’re very clever to think of this! bet this is fun to make and fun to eat too!
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  24. This is so adorable!!
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  25. Wow,
    You are so talented and creative! I love this!!! Adorable!
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  26. What a clever and creative dessert Jessica, the colour are indeed lovely and I can totally see kids being all over this. Hope you have a fantastic Independence Day.
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  27. How cool. I can see why kids of all ages would love this.
    Sam
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  28. My kids will LOOOOOOOOOVE this! This is a fun and yummy treat for a party!
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  29. Now why didn’t I have a recipe like this when I was raising my kids when they were young! We LOVED Rice Krispie treats (and still do even as adults!)! But what a creative way to present this beloved recipe! Gonna be a grandma for the first time in November and when old enough to eat, I will certainly treat my grandson with your recipe!!! xoxo!!!!
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  30. So cute!

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