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Cotton Candy Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

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You’ll love the taste of these Cotton Candy Rice Krispie Treats! They’re a simple dessert recipe with minimal ingredients but loaded with huge flavors! You’ll love these others Recipes Using Marshmallows!

They look super cute and are perfect for a theme, including Valentine’s Day or as part of Breast Cancer Awareness fundraising events.

I think a recipe like this is one you can pull out of the hat for a bake sale or when you want something sweet and delicious.

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The cotton candy and marshmallows are a perfect combination when creating these cute Cotton Candy Rice Krispies.

They are so simple to make and are a bright pink color, making them appealing to the eye. You can’t beat a crunchy yet gooey delicious treat.

Cotton Candy Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Making rice Krispies into a yummy dessert isn’t hard to do at all! I have already mentioned how this could save you a lot of stress when making something, at the school bake sale, or when you have friends over.

This recipe requires minimal effort apart from ensuring that ingredients like marshmallows and cotton candy melt into the mixture before stirring in those Rice Krispies.

This recipe is one that everyone in my house loves. It is one that I love to make with my boys as it is simple and can help build confidence in the kitchen with your kids.

Once they are made, they are literally gone within minutes.

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How do you store the Cotton Candy Rice Krispie treats?

To store Rice Krispie treats effectively, it is best to keep them in an airtight container after they have cooled completely.

Placing them in the refrigerator can help keep their softness for up to a week; however, if stored in an airtight container at room temperature, they should last up to two weeks.

For extended periods of time, up to three months, storing the treats in the freezer is recommended; be sure to use a resealable bag or tightly wrap the treat in wax paper before stowing away.

To thaw frozen Rice Krispie treats, remove them from the freezer and allow them to come back to room temperature (do not microwave). Enjoy!

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Make it a Meal:

Now is the time to start meal planning! I promise you that you’re going to love it! Not only does it save me time, but it also saves my sanity! The kids appreciate knowing what is on the menu, too!

It can be so easy to do, as shown below!

Main Dish: Pork Enchilada Casserole Recipe

Vegetable Side: Frozen Asparagus Recipes

Starch Side: Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Delicious Peppermint Mocktail for Kids

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Best Rice Krispy Treats Recipes:

Once you make this Cotton Candy Rice Krispie Treats, it’s time to load up on more of that yummy crispy texture!

I’ve gathered up some other recipes with Rice Krispies as the show’s star, and I think you’ll love them, too!

Check out how fast and easy these Yummy Puppy Chow Rice Krispie Treats are! 

I love when I get to make these Grinch Rice Krispie Treats for the kids! 

These Rice Krispie Treat Monsters are going to be a huge hit! 

No cooking is required for these No Bake Heart Rice Krispie Treats

Oreo Stuffed Rice Krispy Treats might be your new favorite dessert. 

Once you make this Mess-Free Rice Krispie Treat Popsicle, you will be hooked and ready for more! 

You’re going to love these Kid-Friendly Taco S’Mores Rice Krispie Treats! Fun and easy to make!

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What else could I add to the Cotton Candy Rice Krispie Treats?

These rice Krispies treats are already delightful. But you could add some white chocolate to make them even more decadent.

You could drizzle some melted white chocolate over them and then allow the bars to cool and set them in the refrigerator.

Don’t forget that there is always room for more sprinkles, chocolate, marshmallows, and even candy hearts on top!

Why are my rice krispie treats hard?

Rice Krispie treats are a classic dessert that has been enjoyed for generations. Unfortunately, these beloved treats can sometimes turn out too hard for a perfect chewy texture.

When examining the cause of hard rice krispie treats, several factors must be considered. Firstly, it may be due to the amount of marshmallows used.

If too few marshmallows are added, the treats may not bind together properly and become overly dense. Secondly, the heat and timing of melting the marshmallows can also play a role.

Overcooking or overheating the marshmallows can cause them to become tough and rubbery instead of gooey and melty.

Lastly, adding too much cereal can produce a harder, drier texture.

By carefully measuring and timing each step, rice krispie treat aficionados can achieve the perfect balance of chewy, sweet, and melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness.

How do I soften hard Rice Krispie treats?

Hard Rice Krispie treats can be a disappointing snack that leaves many individuals searching for a solution to soften them. Fortunately, a few techniques can be used to achieve a desirable level of softness.

One approach is to place the treats in an airtight container with a slice of bread.

As the treats sit in the container with the bread slices, the moisture from the bread can transfer to the treats, making them more pliable.

Another option is to heat the treats in a microwave for a few seconds until they are softer.

However, this method should be cautiously approached as over-microwaving can result in hard, chewy treats. A satisfyingly soft batch of Rice Krispie treats can be achieved with a bit of experimentation and patience.

Can you freeze homemade Rice Krispie treats?

Fortunately, homemade Rice Krispie treats can be frozen and stored for later consumption. It’s important to note that while freezing the treats can elongate their shelf life, the texture, and taste may slightly differ from the freshly made ones.

When deciding to freeze homemade Rice Krispie treats, ensure they are stored in an airtight container or plastic bag and properly labeled with the freezing date.

With these precautions, individuals can indulge in their favorite dessert without worrying about its expiration date.

More Marshmallow Recipes:

Cotton Candy Rice Krispy Treats

Cotton Candy Rice Krispy Treats

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Gorgeous looking and incredibly tasty these quick and simple cotton candy rice crispy treats are perfect for when you want something sweet and delicious.


  • 1 10-ounce package of mini marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 1.5-ounce container of pink cotton candy
  • 6 cups of Strawberry Rice Krispies
  • Pink, red and white sprinkles


    1. Heat the butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. When the butter is melted, add the marshmallows. Stir constantly until the marshmallows are melted.
    2. Remove the pan from heat and add the cotton candy in small pieces, stirring between each addition. Stir until all the cotton candy has melted.
    3. Add the cereal to the pan and stir until all ingredients are well combined.
    4. Line a 9 x 13 pan or baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the cereal mixture over the
    pan. Press the mixture into the pan until it becomes solid.
    5. Decorate with sprinkles and use your hand to press the sprinkles into the bars.
    6. All the treats need to cool completely, around 30 minutes, before cutting into bars.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 89Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 33mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 12/30/2022

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Wednesday 8th of March 2023

What can I use instead or add if I cannot find strawberry rice krisoies where I live?


Tuesday 31st of October 2023

If you don't have strawberry Rice Krispies, you can use regular ones as well in a pinch!

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