Watermelon Crispy SnacksSummer picnics and cookouts just aren’t the same without a juicy watermelon. Give the age-old favorite an adorable makeover with sweet ingredients that you can pick up at your local Dollar Tree. This inexpensive, easy-to-make treat doesn’t require any cooking time and is the perfect addition to your potlucks, birthday parties, and summer celebrations this year!

Mouthwatering Supplies:

  • 8″ Round Cake Pan
  • Cooking Spray
  • Skillet
  • Cutting Board
  • Microwave-Safe Bowl

Green Layer:

  • 2 Cups of Marshmallows
  • 2 Tablespoons of Margarine
  • 2 Cups of Crisped Rice Cereal
  • Drops of Green Food Coloring

Red Layer:

  • 3 Cups of Marshmallows
  • 3 Tablespoons of Margarine
  • 3 Cups of Crisped Rice Cereal
  • Drops of Red Food Coloring
  • Small Handful of Chocolate Chips

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  1. Coat the cake pan with cooking spray.
  2. Create the green layer by melting the marshmallows and margarine over medium-low heat (in a skillet) until smooth.
  3. Stir the green food coloring into the mixture until it reaches your desired shade of green.
  4. Stir in two cups of crispy rice cereal, then pour the mixture into the prepared cake pan.
  5. Using your hands, press the green mixture firmly and evenly around the sides of the pan so that the middle of the pan is empty. (Tip: To keep the mixture from sticking to your hands, coat them with cooking spray.)
  6. Make the red layer by following steps #2 to #3 above. Press the red mixture into the center of the pan, filling in all of the empty space inside the green layer.
  7. Once completely cooled, flip the treat out onto a cutting board.
  8. Add “seeds” to your watermelon by melting a few chocolate chips in the microwave (in a microwave-safe bowl).
  9. Use the melted chocolate chips as “glue” to secure non-melted chips on the red layer.
  10. Carry this festive treat to your next picnic or cookout for a delicious (and adorable) dessert!

To keep the theme going, create this simple and easy $3 watermelon wreath!

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