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Spring is in the air and we’re inspired to celebrate by making these adorable Flower Rice Krispies Treats! When it comes to Rice Krispie treats, we love the original classics, but spring calls for something special!
We “planted” them in mini pots for a delightful spring/summer treat. With Mother’s Day around the corner, it would be fun to surprise mom with a colorful edible bouquet of yummy and sweet flowers!
This is a wonderful way to dress up a spring table for a special brunch or kids party. I love the idea of giving gifts and favors that double as our table decorations and can be enjoyed in so many different ways! Not only that, they’re easy enough for kids to make themselves, so could be a great party activity for budding food artists.
How To Make Flower Rice Krispies Treats – a fun spring treat or Mother’s Day dessert.
Flower Rice Krispies Treats
For a single Rice Krispies Treat Flower
- 1 tbsp butter
- 3/4 cup mini marshmallows
- 1 cup rice cereal
- 1 Lollipop Stick
- 1 terracotta pot
- 3-4 Oreos
- 2-3 oz fondant
For the Daisy
- 1 flower cookie cutter
- pink decorating frosting
For the Tulip
- 2 drops pink gel food coloring
- 1 circular cookie cutter
For the Sunflower
- 2-3 drops yellow gel food coloring
- brown decorating frosting
- 1 flower cookie cutter
- In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat on stove. Add marshmallows.
- Mix until marshmallows are completely melted. Pour into a heat-safe bowl.
- For the Tulip and Sunflower: add gel food coloring until completely tinted.
- Add rice cereal and fold.
- Place cookie cutter on a plate and pour the rice cereal mixture into your cookie cutter, pressing it in so that you fill the entire shape. Remove cookie cutter and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
- Remove from fridge and frost with a small pink circle for the daisy, or a large brown circle for the sunflower, using your decorating frosting.
- Place fondant at the bottom of your pot.
- Insert lollipop stick through the bottom of your flower and insert into pot.
- Crush Oreos in a food processor and sprinkle into your terra cotta pot.
This is a wonderfully fun treat for kids and parents to make together in the kitchen.
While parents or older kids take over the Rice Krispie treat prep, younger kids can enjoy cutting out and forming flower shapes.
There’s a lot of room for creativity with decoration too! Flowers come in all shapes and sizes – you can try creating different shapes, add some extra detail with icing, dot with a conversation heart center, or shower with sprinkles.
Or for a fresh addition that includes a vitamin-packed punch, fill your pot up with in-season, cut fruit – blueberries, strawberries, melon or pineapples. Yum! You can use cookie-cutters on fruit slices also (melons work especially well). Simply add a short paper straw stem and put them in your pot alongside your Rice Krispie treats for a miniature garden.
The best part is that these can be gifted and gobbled up. You can turn these into wonderful zero-waste, re-usable favors by included a small package of native seeds – once the treat is gone, the pot can be cleaned and used for potting the real thing!
We can see how fun these would be laid out as part of an outdoor spring party or baby shower as well!
What are your fun plans for Mother’s Day? I love receiving this kind of homemade gift from the kids! For more fun foods for special occasions, and additional adorable flower treats, be sure to check out these other fun and easy recipes:
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Lisa Favre is a mom, wife, content creator, and full-time dessert enthusiast. When she’s not busy in the kitchen, Lisa loves travelling with her family, exploring new cities and territories. As the blogger of fabuloushabits.com, you will often see her looking through a lens, photographing her next project!