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Oh yes, my obsession with rice krispies treats continues! I love rice krispies treats and I love coming up with fun twists on this classic treat. It’s so much fun to experiment and then eat these experiments. The kids really loved these Lemonade Rice Krispies Treats too.
Without the fresh lemon zest you can’t even tell that these are lemonade flavored. The color is exactly same as traditional treats, so adding the zest adds some color and even more flavor. Unfortunately, these treats don’t use fresh lemon juice…it just didn’t work right. What did work was using a lemonade powder…it gave the treats the perfect lemon flavor without being too tart.
I love that my store carries the gluten free rice krispies, so I can eat them too It’s an easy swap to make and really doesn’t change the taste at all. Of course, I also use a dairy free “butter”, but the best thing about rice krispies treats are that they are super easy and can be made with substitutions without changing the end product.
These lemonade rice krispies treats are scrumptious! The pan was devoured all in the same day. This is one of my favorite flavors that I’ve made so far..with the exception of the fruity pebble rice krispies treats.
Join me on my quest as I discover the most delicious rice krispies treat recipe on the planet!
Lemonade Rice Krispies Treats
Lemonade Rice Krispies Treats are the perfect no-bake treat for summer!
- 4 tbsp butter (or Earth Balance butter)
- 10 oz mini marshmallows
- 6 cups Rice Krispies (traditional or gluten free)
- 1/4 cup lemonade powder (such as country time lemonade drink mix)
- Heat butter in a sauce pan over medium heat until melted. Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Stir in lemonade powder. Remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispies.
- Make sure your hands are clean and greased well to avoid sticking. Gently press your treats into a rimmed baking sheet. Top with fresh lemon zest.
- ©Around My Family Table
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 147Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 0gSugar: 16gProtein: 1g
dr. babar says
great crispy recipe,I love the flavor of lemon, so this would be the best me.
Brandie (@ Home Cooking Memories) says
What a fabulous idea! I love the flavor of lemon, so these would be just perfect for me (although I might share with my family).
Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground says
Love the lemon zest on top, Wendy. It’s so pretty!
Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground
What an original combination! I never would have thought adding lemon
Becky (central oregon) says
Some years back I made up a copycat recipe of a lemon flavored shortbread, The finishing touch was a bit of lemon flavored Kool-Aid in the powered sugar they where dusted with.
Liza @ Views From the 'Ville says
I’ve never had lemon-flavored Rice Krispies treats before, but now I want one! What a perfect, refreshing flavor for spring 🙂
I live for lemon flavored treats. I may have to whip up a batch of these
oh, you had me at LEMON. that’s my new fave flavor. maybe in honor of spring coming someday soon?
What a delicious combination!
My hubby’s favorite treat is rice krispies. I bet he would love these.
I love rice crispy treats. I bet the lemon gives the bars a fresh taste. We will have to give this a try. Looks like a great after school treat.
I lvoe making rice krispies treats. I like this new twist to it.
Ashley - Embracing Grace says
Yum, those look amazing!
These Rice Krispies Treats look so pretty!! I bet they taste even better than they look 🙂
Tammilee T says
These sound so good. I have never made flavored rice krispies before.
Jennifer Soltys says
I would have never thought to put lemon in a Rice Krispie treat, but what an excellent idea!!! These must be super yummy.
CrazyMom a/k/a Melanie says
Yummm.. I love lemon treats and love Rice Krispies…this sounds wonderful.. sooo will give it a try, thanks for sharing
These are great and I love that I can make rice krispie treats as a dessert my whole family will like, and my celiac daughter can enjoy.
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
I’m obsessed with these!! Pinned!
Ashley Sears says
I never would’ve thought to make lemonade flavor rice krispie treats. My kids can devour a whole pan. I will have to see how they like this!
Jennifer @TheRebelChick says
I saw these on Pinterest earlier today and had to repin them! You’ve combined two of my favorite things, lemonade and rice crispy treats!
Clair Boone says
Yum, how fun is this! It’d go great with your Rice Krispies Chicks ones too!
Lolli @ Better in Bulk says
I am kind of obsessed with rice krispie treats – this sounds amazing!
Brittany C. @ Mom. Wife. Busy Life. says
How unique!!! I love lemon flavors!
Interesting ingredient (lemonade powder). I’ll bet it would work in a number of other recipes!
What a great idea! And I love your pictures. Puts me in the mood for spring.
Mama to 5 BLessings says
what a delicious combination and a nice twist on Rice Krispie treats!
Kelsey Apley says
I have never seen a rice krispies recipes like this!! I am gonna have to try it out!!! YUM!
Erika @Musings SAHM says
This looks amazing, Wendy! Two of my favorite things – lemon and Rice Krispies treats! I HAVE to try these. 🙂
Ellen Christian says
What a neat idea. I never would have thought to add lemon to a Rice Krispies treat!
Yum! I’ve made something similar before and added white chocolate chips. SOOOOO good!