Ooey, gooey crisp rice treats may have a reputation for being square, but don't stop there! You can cut, roll, and mold the mixture into all sorts of clever confections.

Martha Stewart Kids, Spring 2005




Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Melt butter over low heat in a large saucepan. Add mini marshmallows; stir until melted, about 10 minutes.

  • Stir in crisp rice cereal.

  • Cars and bugs are shaped by hand. Work quickly while mixture is soft and sticky: Spoon into greased bowl; cover with plastic wrap so it doesn't harden.

  • Butter hands, and make shapes one at a time. Boats, flowers, and hills are cut out after the mixture has hardened.

  • Spoon the warm mixture into a greased 9-by-13-inch pan; pat smooth. Let set, uncovered, 30 minutes to an hour, and then cut out.

Cook's Notes

Kids can pick a posy and licorice-twist leaves (bundled with kitchen twine) from a tasty flowerpot. To mold pot, butter fingers, and press cereal mixture against sides of a greased bowl. Use a cookie cutter for flowers; press candies into centers. Insert skewer stems (cut points off).


One batch makes one flowerpot and a dozen 2- to 2 1/2-inch flowers; a dozen 5 1/2-inch boats; two dozen 2 1/2-inch cars; or two hills. Use half the recipe to make 70 bugs (from 1-inch balls).