Guess what? School starts next week here. To say I’m looking forward to it at this point is an understatement. Don’t get me wrong – I love my kids, and I have enjoyed having them home all summer however, the fighting between them all is enough and I can’t wait to get back into a routine for school.
I’ve decided to start making my treats early. None of them will go to school as I don’t like sending too much junky food to school, and I try to limit the amount of junk the kids eat – but after a long summer, welcoming another addition and the fact I wasn’t able to eat junk/sugar due to Gestational Diabetes for the last 13+ weeks of my pregnancy I am making some treats! You better believe it.
The treats don’t make my kids anymore excited for back to school – They are all dreading heading back and although I don’t blame them I have high hopes for a better year ahead…. otherwise, mama isn’t playing this year!
Today, I’m sharing some Red Apple Rice Krispie Treats! What better treat for back to school? These would even be fun to make for the kids teachers for the first day too! They are cute, fun and tasty!
Red Apple Rice Krispie Treats Recipe
This recipe will yield a 9 x 13 pan (approximately 6 apples)
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
- Two 10 oz. bags of mini marshmallows
- 10 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup ready to spread frosting (I used pink cherry but you can use any color or flavor because it will be covered by red sprinkles)
- Red sprinkles
- Brown sprinkles
- Mint leaves
- Optional: cookie pop sticks
- Line a 9×13 pan with foil and spray with Pam. Set aside.
- In a large sauce pan, melt the butter over low heat.
- Add the marshmallows to the melted butter, stirring constantly.
- Once the marshmallows are melted, remove from heat and stir in the cereal and salt until well-coated.
- Using a rubber spatula (spray with Pam ), transfer the cereal mixture to prepared pan and press down firmly and evenly.
- Allow the Rice Krispies to cool in the pan completely.
- Once cooled, cut out 6 apple shapes with an apple cookie cutter.
- Apply a thin layer of ready to spread frosting on each apple shape.
- Sprinkle red sprinkles on the apple.
- Sprinkle brown sprinkles on the stem.
- Add a mint leaf by pressing firmly into the apple (the marshmallow helps it stick).
- Optional: add cookie pop sticks to make red apple Rice Krispie pops.
Are you making any treats to try to make heading back to school a bit more fun?