3 tablespoons butter
10 ounce bag of marshmallows or 4 cups of mini marshmallows
6 cups of Rice Krispies
Red and green food coloring
Popsicle sticks or stiff straws
Wedge cookie cutter
Raisins or chocolate chips
Already served watermelon pops at one of your famous parties recently? Well, can’t do that again for awhile. I guess you could but don’t you love making each party exciting and very different than others? So, this year, serve watermelon pops but with something other than watermelon. Are you confused? Before I get that way, too, let me explain. You know the delicious and popular Rice Krispie treats? When you make those, and create them to look like watermelon wedges, you can serve watermelon pops again this year!
Rice Krispie treat watermelon pops are way different than ordinary watermelon pops. The latter, of course, is real fruit; the former is actually a sweet dessert. I’ll admit that the Rice Krispie treat watermelon pops are going to take a bit longer to make than real watermelon pops, but they’ll be scrumptious, and they’ll be appropriate for nearly any summer party.
In a large saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons of butter over low heat. Add a 10 ounce bag of regular marshmallows or 4 cups of mini marshmallows. Stir until they are fully melted and then remove from the heat. Stir in 6 cups of Rice Krispies.
Remove about a third of the mix from the bowl and put it in a separate bowl. Stir in a drop or two of green food coloring to tint it for the rinds of the watermelon pops. Stir red food coloring into the larger bowl of Rice Krispie treats to create the red areas of the watermelon pops.
Use a buttered spatula to press the red Rice Krispie treat mix onto a cookie sheet. Use a buttered cookie cutter, in the shape of a wedge, to cut the shapes. Then, wearing disposable gloves, and shaping the green by hand, press a strip of the rind against the red watermelon piece. Finish by pushing chocolate chips or raisins into the red part of each watermelon wedge.
Butter a popsicle stick and slide it into the middle of the green rind, and into the watermelon wedge. Alternatively, make a hole in the watermelon with an ice pick or a skewer, and slide in a stiff straw. Stand the finished pops in a block of Styrofoam until ready to serve – preferably, on the same day that the treats are made.
Watermelon pops aren’t fruit, they’re dessert, but your guests won’t be disappointed. They’ll enjoy the fact that they can eat their dessert while walking around and visiting with other guests. You’ll love knowing there are no dishes to do when the guests leave.