Recipe: Shamrock Rice Krispie Treats

Need a last minute idea for the kids on St. Patrick's Day?  Look no further.. these adorable green shamrock treats will be a hit!
Make it a family affair..... a fun activity they can help with....
If you don't have a shamrock cookie cutter... make regular krispie treats ..just use the food coloring and make 'em green.
I like to use marshmallow fluff instead of marshmallows... it melts so much faster and it's always smooth.
If you do use marshmallows... make sure they're fresh.. older ones melt horribly.
Don't use diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine.
Mix the green food coloring into the melted marshmallow mixture... add a few drops at a time to get to the color you want.
Make sure you spray the cookie cutter with cooking oil spray... it will make cutting them into shape easier.
Have fun!

Recipe:  Shamrock Rice Krispie Treats
All you need:
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 jar (7 oz size) marshmallow fluff
1 pkg. (10 oz size about 40) marshmallows
4 cups mini marshmallows
6 cups Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal
Green food coloring
All you need to do:
Melt the butter or margarine in a large pot over low heat.  Add marshmallows OR marshmallow fluff and stir until the marshmallows have completely melted.  Remove from the heat.
Add drops of green food coloring and stir well until no streaks remain and the color is the shade of green you want.
Stir in the Rice Krispies.
Spray a 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking oil spray.  Pour the Rice Krispie mixture into the prepared pan and press evenly into the pan using a piece of waxed paper or a spatula.  Allow to cool.  Cut into shamrock shapes using a cookie cutter that has been sprayed with cooking oil or cut into 2 inch squares.
Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days (if they last that long!).

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