Butterflies and Caterpillars Birthday Party: Butterfly Rice Krispy Treats

by Linette

Are you looking for some spring Rice Krispy treat ideas? I want to focus on some ideas for a butterflies and caterpillars birthday party for the next week or so, first up I have a couple recipes for some fun butterfly Rice Krispy Treats that would be a hit at any child’s birthday party.

First up the Butterflies:

Butterfly rice krispy treats

Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats® Butterflies

Butterfly Rice Krispy Treats Recipe:

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 12

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons butter or margarine

1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows – or – 4 cups miniature marshmallows

6 cups Rice Krispies® Canned frosting Assorted candies

Directions:

  1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  2. Add KELLOGG’S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.
  3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 15 x 10 x 1-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool slightly.
  4. Using cookie cutters coated with cooking spray cut into butterfly shapes.
  5. Decorate with frosting and/or candies.

Butterfly Rice Krispy treats are best if served the same day.

Next up we have another Spring Rice Krispy treat idea! These adorable caterpillar Rice Krispy treats are super easy to make!

Caterpillar Spring Rice Krispy treats

Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats® Caterpillars

Caterpillar Rice Krispy Treats recipe:

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 12

 

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons butter or margarine

1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows – or – 4 cups miniature marshmallows

6 cups Rice Krispies®

Canned frosting or decorating gel

Assorted candies

Directions:
1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

2. Add KELLOGG’S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.

3. Using a buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 15 x 10 x 1-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool slightly. Using small round cookie cutters (spray with cooking spray) cut into circles.
4. Place eight to nine circles next to each other, forming caterpillars. Decorate with frosting and/or candies. Best if served the same day.

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS for Both:
In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 thru 4 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.
Notes For Both:
For best results, use fresh marshmallows.
1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow creme can be substituted for marshmallows.
Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.
Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container. To freeze, place in single layer on wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

Kellogg’s has reduced the sodium content of Rice Krispies to meet current consumer flavor- and nutrition-preferences. Rice Krispies Treats made with the lower sodium cereal taste great without any added salt, but, if you desire, add 1/4 teaspoon salt to the butter before melting. Continue with recipe as directed.

These butterfly Rice Krispy treats and caterpillar Rice Krispy treats are the perfect spring Rice Krispy Treat ideas for your spring birthday parties, Easter, Mother’s Day and more!

Images and recipes courtesy of Rice Krispies

Looking for more Spring fun? Check out this DIY Butterfly Ribbon Tree.

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3 comments

Tony May 17, 2009 - 8:03 pm

These look really great for a children’s party. You have so many great ideas.

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