Rice Krispy Treat Castle

Making Rice Krispy Treats is a perfect activity to do with kids.  The recipe is simple so they can help mix the treats.  They will love building and decorating this castle.  Everyone will enjoy eating it!

You will need:

1.  Two Tbs. of butter

2.  Four cups of marshmallows (One bag)

3.  Six cups of Rice Krispys

4.  Krispy Castle Pattern

5.  A knife

6.  Gumdrops

7.  A toothpick and a small amount of paper

 

A castle built from Rice Krispy Treats 
 A pan of Rice Krispy Treats

 Step 1.  Mix up the Rice Krispy Treats.

Melt the butter in a large pan.  Add the marshmallows and stir until they are melted.  Add the Rice Krispys and stir until the cereal is evenly coated with the marshmallow mixture.   Pour the mixture into a greased 9 x 13 pan.  Press it down evenly and let it cool.

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 The pattern on the tray of Krispy Treats
The cut pieces.

 Step 2.  Cut out the castle pieces.

Cut apart the pattern pieces and arrange them on the pan of Krispy Treats.  Use a small, sharp knife to cut them out.  The smaller pieces can be tricky, espcially the triangles for the roofs of the towers.  You should have some extra Krispy treat around the edges, so if you goof up, just cut four triangle shapes from these pieces.

 The castle and towers.

 Step 3.  Assemble the castle.

Stack the three large squares to make the main part of the castle.  Then put on the center tower and then each of the side towers.  Rice Krispy treats are slightly sticky so everything should stay together.  You can use frosting to hold the towers and roofs in place if you would like extra stability.

 A castle built from Rice Krispy Treats

 Step 4.  Decorate the castle.

Put the arch in front of the castle.  Slice the gumdrops and use them to make windows.  The flag is a small rectangle of paper glued to a toothpick.

 A castle built from Rice Krispy Treats.

Extra!

Try other configurations!  Kids will like to experiment.  The castle does tend to get more rickety every time you re-arrange the towers.

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