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Fall Rice Cereal Treats

Crunchy, crispy, and sweet, these Fall Rice Cereal Treats are simple and tasty. Mix together cereal, butter, and marshmallows... no baking required! Dye these treats fun fall colors and cut them into festive shapes such as pumpkins or leaves. They are the perfect dessert to serve at fall festivals and gatherings, or tuck into your child's lunch for a sweet treat.

Shop at Dollar Tree – Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 6 Cups Rice Cereal
  • 4 Cups Mini Marshmallows
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • Food Coloring (for desired color)
  • 9x13" Baking Dish
  • Wax Paper
  • Saucepan
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Spatula
  • Cookie Cutter or Knife

Easy Step-by-Step Directions:

  1. Line a 9x13" baking dish with wax paper and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat.
  3. Add marshmallows to the melted butter and stir until completely melted (see image #1).
  4. Add 4-6 drops of food coloring to the mixture for your desired fall color (see image #2).
  5. Stir in rice cereal with a spatula until all the cereal is coated in the marshmallow mixture (see image #3).
  6. Pour the cereal mixture into the baking dish and press down with the spatula into an even layer (see image #4).
  7. Allow to set for 30 minutes (or until firm) before cutting. Use a cookie cutter or knife to achieve your desired shape (see image #5).
  8. Serve the same day and enjoy at room temperature.