Tie Dyed Rice Krispie Treats
Sometimes I lie to myself. Like this week when I told myself I wasn’t going to tell you this story about my terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day but here I am typing out the words as the sentences form in my mind. It’s like I cannot think of one single intelligent thing to talk about other than this story so I apologize. Just skip to the bottom if you want to make these tie dyed rice krispie treats. Wouldn’t these be fun to make with a group of kids while waiting for tie dyed shirts to dry? I made these while I was alone on my back porch but I was totally imagining myself inviting the neighborhood kids over for an impromptu tie dye party. I’m sure that would not have been weird at all. Surely not weirder than sitting on my back porch taking photos of rice krispie treats, right?
Aaaaaaaaaaanyway- back the awful story. A few months ago our 2 year old flushed the toilet paper roll holder thing down the toilet. It was stuck there for many moons and the basement restroom rendered useless until recently when my husband could take it completely apart and fix it. Life was good with all functioning household toilets. Then Tuesday happened.
This is as best as we can piece it together: I’m making a super-healthy, farm-fresh dinner (okay, it was more like a scrambled eggs and waffles kind of night) when water starts dripping from the ceiling. It takes me about 20 seconds to process that this is happening before a steady trickle of water begins to form and I grab a bowl to catch the increasing flow. A frantic scream to my husband who is in the basement, and he becomes Mr. Summer Olympian and sprints to the top floor to find a room full of water. Who even knows how long the toilet had been overflowing? Mind you- earlier in the day I plunged 3 markers out of the toilet while I very adorable toddler stood by repeating, “I sowwy, Mommy. I sowwy.”
So there is my awful story. I cannot even believe how many times I just wrote the word toilet on a food blog. I may even consider adding toilet as a keyword on this post. I promise not to mention toilets in my next post.
I told you last week that I was going to show you how to make these funky tie dyed treats but I have been busy monitoring the hallway. Apparently I am not very good at being the bathroom police so I’m just going to go back to making things with sugar. The house may come falling down around me but I will be on the back porch listening to the multi-colored snap, crackle, pop with the neighborhood kids.
Tie Dyed Rice Krispie Treats Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Colorful, tie-dyed dipped rice krispie treats
- Rice Krispie Treats, prepared
- Torani French Vanilla Syrup
- Gel food coloring
- Pour the French Vanilla syrup in a shallow dish.
- Add 1 drop of each of your desired colors.
- Dip your krispie treat- no need to swirl around.
- I tried dipping these with many things; the Torani syrup worked the best and let the color spread. It also added a nice flavor.
- You ARE adding liquid to the krispie treat so there isn't much time before they start getting soggy. I would not recommend making these hours in advance.
I made these to celebrate my most recent 5k, called The Color Run. You can read more about it in this post. It’s not too late to join us in our Red Faced Runner’s 5k challenge. We have BIG news coming up that you don’t want to miss!! Follow along with the Twitter/Instagram hashtag #RFR5k and join our growing community over on the Red Face Runner’s Challenge Facebook Page!