2013 Graduation Fruit Loop Treats

Rice Krispie Treats are a dessert loved by all and often made for parties of all sorts. To create a spin on this classic treat, I used Fruit Loop cereal instead of Rice Krispies.


Then, to turn these into a special graduation dessert, I dipped the tops into Red Candy Coating and decorated them with the year “2013”. To customize these treats to your school, use your school color for the candy coating and the year your graduating!

Ingredients:

5 tablespoons Unsalted Butter

1/4 teaspoons Salt

10 ounces (1 large bag) of Marshmallows, I like to use the larger ones

1 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract

5 cups Fruit Loop Cereal

3 cups Red Candy Coating, Melted

Black Writing Gel, for Decoration

Directions:

Butter the bottom of a 9x9 baking pan and set aside.

In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the marshmallows and salt, stirring occasionally, until the marshmallows are completely melted and smooth. Stir in the vanilla. 

Add the cereal to the marshmallows and stir until the cereal is completely coated with the melted marshmallows. Remove from the heat and stir a few more times to make sure the cereal is coated and there are no melted marshmallows on the bottom of the pan. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and press it down into the pan. Because the mixture can be so sticky, I butter my hands to press the mixture into the pan.

Let the treats cool in the pan on counter until completely cooled and hardened, about 1 hour. Cut into squares, and then dip the tops of each square into the candy coating. Place on a cooling rack until the candy coating has hardened. Using the writing gel, carefully write “2013” on top of each treat. Enjoy!  

These last up to 3 days in a sealed container.

Makes:

About 12-15 squares, depending of the size you cut your squares

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