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[The Cookie Elf File] Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats – Easy for Kids to Make
June 24, 2014
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Cookie Recipe of the Week:
Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats

Image: Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats by The Cookie Elf

Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats are a variation of the classic no-bake cookies. The originals are made with crisp rice cereal, marshmallows, and melted butter. This version includes miniature chocolate chips, giving the cookies a colorful, rainbow-like topping. It is an easy cookie recipe is perfect for kids to make. (As an added bonus, the bars are a gluten-free cookie!)

The original treats are said to have been invented by Kellogg Corporation co-workers Mildred Day and Malitta Jensen in 1939, possibly inspired by an earlier recipe that used puffed wheat and molasses. When the Camp Fire Girls organization contacted Kellogg for ideas for fundraiser, the company directed their attention to Day’s easy cookie recipe made from the popular rice cereal.

In 1996, M & M Minis were introduced to the market. Today they add fun and color to the classic Treat recipe.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Set time: 15-30 minutes
Makes 20-24 bars

Get the full recipe for Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats and some special baking tips from The Elf. Plus be sure to check out The Elf’s No-Bake Cookies Pinterest board for more cookie inspiration and fun!

More No-Bake Cookie Recipes from The Elf

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Happy baking,

The Cookie Elf

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