Unicorn Rice Krispie Treats

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Unicorn Rice Krispie Treats

We adore unicorn themed treats. They are colorful, they look beautiful, and they taste like rainbows of course. Unicorn Rice Krispie treats are fancy, and they are trendy. Kids love helping to make this Rice Krispie treats, and they will be more than happy to eat them.

Our edible Rice Krispie treats are ideal for a unicorn themed birthday party!

Supplies for Decorative Rice Krispie Treats

Unicorn themed Rice Krispie treats are delightful and so much fun! A colorful treat to make for any occasion, especially for a birthday party!

How to make edible Rice Krispies?

The basic recipe is simple. They only require a few easily accessible ingredients like rice cereal and marshmallows (regular or mini marshmallows). But, you’ll have to have certain supplies in order to help them look their best.

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Rice Krispie edible recipe ingredients

Silicone mold

The main thing you’ll need is a silicone mold in the shape of unicorns. This will help give your cereal treats their signature shape. 

You can have these Rice Krispie Treats ready in no time.

No baking nor parchment paper is needed in this recipe. 

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Silicon molds for our rose gold Rice Krispie treats
Unicorn molds for black and gold Rice Krispie treats
Unicorn molds for rice Krispie treats cereal recipes

Marshmallows

What kind of marshmallow should I use for Unicorn Rice Krispie Treat?

There are a few different types of marshmallows you could use for Unicorn Rice Krispie Treats. You could use regular marshmallows or mini marshmallows.

You could even use flavored marshmallows. If you want to make your Rice Krispie treats more colorful, but without food coloring, you could also use colored marshmallows.

Some good flavors to try: include strawberry, grape, and blue raspberry.

White chocolate

You’ll need white chocolate or white chocolate chips to coat the cereal treats. 

White chocolate will give your Krispie Treats the right appearance. Melting the chocolate is easy – just use a microwave or stovetop.

The white chocolate can be melted together with the marshmallows, and incorporated directly into the base if you prefer not to have a coating.

Sprinkles

The most enjoyable part, however, is when you get to let your creative side shine as you decorate your unicorn Rice Krispies.

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Rice Krispy treat edible eyes, mouth, mustache

Finally, you’ll need some sprinkles to top off your treats. Use any colors you like, or go with a unicorn-themed mix for added effect.

Cookie cutters

If you don’t have a silicone mold to make unicorn Rice Krispie Treats, don’t worry! You can alternatively fill a pan with a mixture instead, and cut out a unicorn with a unicorn shaped cookie cutter

Unicorn cookie cutter for edible Rice Krispy treats
Unicorn for princess Rice Krispie treats

To prevent Rice Krispie Treats from sticking to the pan, place a baking sheet on the bottom of the pan.

Unicorn Rice Krispies Treat Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 cups Marshmallows
  • White chocolate or chocolate chips
  • Food coloring
  • Sprinkles
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Rice Krispie treats ingredients

Step-by-Step Rice Krispie Treats

Base:

  1. Add Rice Krispies to a large bowl.

2. Dump the butter in a saucepan, and melt it over medium heat, or warm it in a microwave safe bowl on low heat.

3. When the butter has fully melted, turn the heat off and add the marshmallows. 

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Pour this melted marshmallows and butter mixture onto a bowl of Rice Krispies

Stir constantly until they melt. 

(Optionally you can add a handful of white chocolate chips at this point).

4. Mix the melted marshmallows with the cereal, stirring constantly until the cereal is completely coated with the marshmallow mixture.

5. Scoop the Rice Krispie mixture into the unicorn mold

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Easy unicorn treats

You won’t need a baking sheet at this step, but you can use a layer of non stick cooking spray before adding Rice Krispies.

Wet your hands or use a small amount of oil on them, then press the mixture without sticking to your hands.

If you don’t want to get your hands dirty, use a buttered spatula or buttered spoon.

Coating:

How to make dipped Rice Krispie treats?

Place the white chocolate in the microwave and melt it on medium power for one minute at a time. Stir after each interval, until completely melted. Or melt it with the double boiler method.

Divide the melted chocolate into equal portions, and in separate bowls, then add a few drops of food coloring into each bowl.

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White Crispy treats
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Icing for Rice Krispie treats

Spread the colorful chocolate on them and the dipped unicorn Rice Krispie treats are done. 

The melted chocolate can cover the bottom part of the Krispie treat instead of the top layer. Or cover only certain parts of your unicorn, just like we did with our pink dipped unicorn shaped treat.

You have the ability to leave off the coating, or you can just add the white chocolate to the melted marshmallow.

Go wild with sprinkles and edible glitters. 

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Decorated Rice Krispie Treats

Allow the Krispie Treats to cool completely. The fridge helps them to retain their shape and texture better. And your edible Rice Krispies are done.  

Rainbow Rice Krispies

Guess What? 

You can skip adding white chocolate on the top, and you can add it straight to the marshmallow mixture alongside the food coloring.

Create as many colors as you like.

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Green is on blue chocolate covered Rice Krispies

Spread each color in between two wax papers, and roll it out with a rolling pin.

Put them on top of each other.

Once it’s cooled, cut it with a knife or cookie cutter.

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Pink dipped Rice Krispie treats

Decorating the Unicorn Rice Krispies Treats

How to decorate Rice Krispie treats? With a little imagination, the possibilities for decorating Rice Krispies are endless.

Start with a few basics, like sprinkles or edible glitters, then add whatever takes your fancy like sugar pearls, gold leaf flakes, candy eyes, unicorn horn, Unicorn Sprinkles Mix, rainbow sprinkles, and soft gel diamonds. Rice Krispie decorations are endless.

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Pink and gold Rice Krispie treats

Go crazy! The only limit is your own creativity.

One easy way to decorate Unicorn Rice Krispies is white chocolate melts, drizzling it over the top.

This will create a delicious chocolatey coating that everyone will love. 

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Rice Crispy treats decorated

Alternatively, you could try frosting or candy melts. These can be done in many different colors and flavors. Rice Kristie treats with frosting can also be used to create designs on top of them.

How to Store the Unicorn Treats

The Unicorn Krispie Treats are a delicious and fun dessert to make, but they need to be stored the right way if you want them to last.  If stored in a refrigerator and sealed in an airtight container/plastic container, they can be kept for up to a week.

Probably they will be eaten by that time. Our Rice Krispies decorated with different sprinkles disappeared in no time.

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Green, blue, yellow, and pink Rice Krispies cereal treats

Rice Krispie Treats with Different Cereal Brands

Unicorn treat is all the rage, but what happens when you run out of Rice Krispie cereals? Fear not – there is an alternative solution that will still let you enjoy a colorful cereal treat.

How to make rice crispy treats with other cereal brands?

The Rice Krispies cereal recipes are absolutely the same as the original, except for Rice Krispies you’re going to use some other cereals.

Fruity Pebbles or Fruit Loops can make a great replacement for unicorn treat ideas, and they taste just as good!

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Rice Krispie treat cereal recipe ingredients
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Tasting cereal Rice Krispie treats

Simply mix Fruity Pebbles with the melted marshmallow mixture and pour it into the unicorn mold.

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Edible Rice Crispy Treats

They already have a rainbow color and will make your unicorn Rice Krispie treats with fruity pebbles just as good. It can still let you enjoy the colorful unicorn treats without using any Rice Krispies.

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Eniko is a mother and wife, ex-teacher, and world traveler. Loves to be creative and admires spending quality time with her family. Enjoys outdoor activities-, and connecting to nature. She loves sharing her enthusiasm and inspiration. For more details check out Messy Learning Kids.

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