I was so proud I had the back to school snacks all set, but once I saw these on Pintrest I knew the cookies would have to wait. I made two batches of these silly treats, one for our neighborhood back to school party and one for us, and both were devoured very quickly.
I love Rice Krispie treats, they are a childhood comfort food. I was a little apprehensive about adding Jell-o to them, why mess with a good thing, but was pleasantly surprised with the results. I still prefer plain Rice Krispie treats, but my kids think the flavored are better, I guess you just can't go wrong with marshmallows and krispies.
I used Tootsie rolls for the stems and leaves. I am a huge fan of Tootsie Rolls and it was one time I was actually glad that Halloween candy was out at the beginning of September. I usually spend two months resisting this bag of goodies and was happy to have a good excuse to buy this huge bag of candy. I will now spend the next two months trying not to eat the entire bag.
Rice Krispie Apples
4 Tbs. Butter
10 oz. Marshmallows
1 pkg. Strawberry Jell-O
6 c. Rice Krispie Cereal
Miniature Tootsie Rolls
Lime flavored Tootise Rolls (Green icing, Fruit Roll-up or other “shape-able” candy will also work)
In large pot, over medium heat melt butter. Add marshmallows and stir continuously until melted. Remove from add Jell-O, stir until completely mixed in. Add cereal and mix until thoroughly coated.
With buttered hands shape about a ¼ c. of cereal into a ball. Once all cereal is shaped use your thumb to make a slight impression in top of ball. Add Tootsie Roll stem and leaf.