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Confetti Squares

A twist on an old favorite, this recipe combines two kinds of sweet cereals with Rice Krispies. These squares are perfect as after-school snacks.

  • yield: Makes 9

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Ingredients

  • 9 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cups (2 1/2 bags) miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 6 cups Cap'n Crunch cereal
  • 6 cups Froot Loops cereal
  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Lightly spray a 9-by-9-by-2-inch baking pan with vegetable-oil cooking spray; set aside. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add salt and marshmallows; stir with a wooden spoon until melted. Remove from heat. Add Rice Krispies, Cap'n Crunch, and Froot Loops, and stir until combined.

  2. Step 2

    Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan. To prevent sticking, coat your hands with vegetable spray, and press the mixture evenly into the pan. Let cool, about 30 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Cut into 3-by-3-inch bars. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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Reviews (34)

  • 12 Oct, 2013

    I really like how different kinds of cereal are incorporated. I often wonder what to do with leftover cereal and now I have my answer!

  • 17 Aug, 2013

    I get requests to bring these to my nephew's birthday party every year. They are a big hit with the adults as well as the kids.

  • 27 Jan, 2013

    Amber loves these!!!!

  • 23 Dec, 2012

    I made this recipe following exact directions, except I used store brand fruit puff/balls instead of Froot Loops and it turned out great! You can definitely squeeze it all into the small pan but it takes a LONG time--go bigger! And add any other cereal! You can probably use whatever cereals you have around the house ( + Rice Krispies).

  • 23 Aug, 2012

    I like the idea of mixing the cereal, but the pan size seems way off. I can't imagine trying to fit 18 cups of cereal into one 9x9" pan.

  • 17 Apr, 2011

    What is wrapped around the squares? Wax Paper?

  • 17 Apr, 2011

    instead of squares, I shape them with my hands into chicken leg shapes, the smear peanut butter on them and roll into chocolate cereal (the kind that looks like corn flakes) and the look much like fried chicken legs, but taste like Reese's pernut butter cups

  • 12 Feb, 2011

    I used 5 tbs of butter, 1 bag of Mini Marshmallows, 4 cups of Rice Krispies and 2 cups of Fruit Loops and it came out great!

  • 8 Sep, 2010

    I actually love this recipe. No it's not sophisticated, but people are really impressed by it. I don't use the Captain Crunch, just Froot Loops and double the Krispies (or generic equivalents.) If you force them into the 9x9, they make a very hefty, solid treat like you might buy at some bakeries. Of course a whole serving this size is too much for a child, but adults love them. They're a huge hit at bake sales or grown-ups' picnics.

  • 6 Dec, 2008

    I saw her make this on a segment on Whatever Martha with her daughter. It does all fit in a 9x9 pan but it is really smushed down. Like everyone else I use a 9x13 and still had some left over. Tasted great, yeah lots os sugar but if it's only once in a while I think that is just fine.

  • 17 Sep, 2008

    I just tried these with my kids and they are yummy. There is too much mixture though for a 9x9 pan. Luckily I had read the other comments and decided to go with a 9x13 pan. Even with firmly pressing the mix into the pan, it reached the top. Next time I will halve the recipe and use the 9x9 pan so the mixture will be easier to stir.

  • 15 Sep, 2008

    How can this recipe be right...18 cups of cereal, using only a 9x9x2 pan...makes 9??? Am I missing something here?

  • 13 Sep, 2008

    I'm drying to try these!.... look so fun!

  • 9 Sep, 2008

    I would love to get the 'confetti' effect without all the extra cereals. Way too costly for this type of treat.

  • 8 Sep, 2008

    Martha, my Martha! Come back to the faithful. These may have been a real treat at Camp but that's over now. Rice Crispy Treats, OK . Adding 2 of the nastiest cereals around, get a grip. Someone is channeling RR or LL...You and we deserve better!
    Still love you and all

  • 8 Sep, 2008

    How in he world do you get 18 cups of cereal and 12 cups fo marshmallows into a 9 inch square pan???

  • 8 Sep, 2008

    TO efratkas:
    Try FLUFF. Check out their site for the recipe similar to Rice Crispie Treat.

  • 8 Sep, 2008

    TO efratkas:
    Try FLUFF. Check out their site for the recipe similar to Rice Crispie Treat.

  • 8 Sep, 2008

    I live in Australia. I would like to try this receipe but and not sure what to substitute for captain crunch. We do not have those here, are they like a cornflake? Any help would be good.

  • 8 Sep, 2008

    Does anybody know what can I use instead of the marshmallows - something for more commercial use ? Thank U

  • 8 Sep, 2008

    Who cares if it all fits in one pan! (mound it up a little!) These are sooooooo yummy!

  • 8 Sep, 2008

    These are great!!! Trying using Fruity Pebbles in place of the Cap'n crunch or fruit Loops.:)

  • 8 Sep, 2008

    I dont think these would make a good after school snack, so much sugar. Give the kids some protein first, cheese, glass of milk but not this kind of snack. Of course the kids would prefer these first. They look kind of dry to me.

  • 8 Sep, 2008

    Hi...my kids are not Cap't Crunch fan's...should I just use more RK's or is there another cereal, without a peanut butter taste that I could use....and it would look as nice?

  • 8 Sep, 2008

    Hi...my kids are not Cap't Crunch fan's...should I just use more RK's or is there another cereal, without a peanut butter taste that I could use....and it would look as nice?

  • 8 Sep, 2008

    Hi...my kids are not Cap't Crunch fan's...should I just use more RK's or is there another cereal, without a peanut butter taste that I could use....and it would look as nice?

  • 8 Sep, 2008

    Hi...my kids are not Cap't Crunch fan's...should I just use more RK's or is there another cereal, without a peanut butter taste that I could use....and it would look as nice?

  • 8 Sep, 2008

    wow...so long since I've seen these treats. I grew up *1980s* in a very poor welfare scenario and this is what happened to our rice crispy squares when there was not enough cereal to make them properly. My mother will be so happy to know that we weren't poor....we were gourmet.

  • 8 Sep, 2008

    I'm glad to hear people couldn't fit this in a 9X9 pan. If it only would serve 9, as the recipe suggests, it is over 2 cups of cereal and over one cup of marshmallows per serving. Too much!

  • 8 Sep, 2008

    How about 1/2 rice krispies and 1/2 fruity pebbles? More simple, less expensive and more flavor!
    In any case, something new is always a "good thing"

  • 8 Sep, 2008

    Could this recipe be meant to call for 6 cups of cereal, TOTAL? (2 cups of each type???) Doesn't seem like 18 cups of cereal could make only 9 bars!

  • 29 Jul, 2008

    We love these! When my Mom makes these for her Grandsons, the pan is nearly empty by the time they get them home. They are a great snack for Camping!

  • 23 Jun, 2008

    I couldn't get it all in the pan either.

  • 31 May, 2008

    Can you seriously get all of this recipe into a 9x9 pan? I used a 9x13, plus a loaf pan.