Super Simple Mermaid Rice Krispy Treats

Last Updated on June 25, 2021 by Michele Tripple

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Mermaid Rice Krispy Treats are the way to any mermaid lover’s heart! These adorable treats are only 4 ingredients and so simple your kids could make them!

Mermaid Rice Krispy Treats

Have your kids joined in on the mermaid obsession yet? I feel like each of my kids has had a mermaid phase at some point and I wish I knew about these easy Mermaid Rice Krispy Treats earlier!

When I say easy, I mean these treats are crazy easy! All you need is store-bought Rice Krispy Treats, candy melts, sprinkles, and some of my DIY mermaid chocolate tails.

In just a few simple steps you’ll have some delicious mermaid treats ready to go!

These would be great for any mermaid-themed party, but since they are so easy, you could even make them to spice up an after-school snack or movie night treat!

Either way, you’ve got to try these! 

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Mermaid Rice Krispy Treats Recipe

A mermaid-themed treat perfect for a party that takes almost no work? Yes please!

Ingredients

  • Store bought Rice Krispy Treats
  • Blue or turquoise candy melts
  • 1-2 tsp coconut oil
  • Chocolate mermaid tails
  • Sprinkles

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How to Make Mermaid Rice Krispy Treats

Don’t forget to download the full printable recipe below so you can print it out and use it whenever you feel like making this delicious recipe!

  • To make your Rice Krispy Treats, start by unwrapping your Rice Krispy Treats. Set them aside.
  • Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • Next, melt the candy melts according to the package directions in a microwave-safe bowl. 
  • Add 1 teaspoon of oil to the chocolate and stir until it’s completely combined.
  • The chocolate should run like a stream off your spoon, if it’s still too thick, you can add an additional teaspoon of oil to thin it out. 
  • Take a decorative straw and dip one end about an inch into the melted chocolate.
  • Immediately push the dipped end of the straw into the bottom of the Rice Krispy Treat.
  • Let the treat sit for about 5-10 minutes or until the chocolate is set.
  • When all the treats have a straw added and have set, you can begin dipping them in chocolate. One at a time, dip one side of the treats into the chocolate, scraping any excess on the edge of the bowl.
  • Place the treats on the prepared parchment paper and immediately add mermaid tails and sprinkles. 
  • Let the treats set at room temperature for 45 minutes until the chocolate is completely set.
  • Serve as is or wrap in treat bags or cellophane! 

Tips Tricks and FAQs 

  • If you don’t have any coconut oil, you can substitute any oil you have. But I would stick to coconut oil, vegetable oil, or any other oil that doesn’t have as much of a flavor to it. You don’t want to use olive oil or something that will change the flavor of your treat!
  • These Mermaid Rice Krispy Treats make for the cutest displays! If you want to stand them up for display, you’ll want to make sure that you flatten out the bottom of the treats so that they stand up straight before you dip them. Once they are dipped in chocolate, they are much harder to move and bend as you need!
  • Did you know you that they sell Rice Krispy Treat Sheets? That’s right. Thirty two ounces of marshmallow heaven! And these sheets are huge and perfect for making a big batch of Mermaid Rice Krispy Treats! You could also use the sheets to cut mini-sized treats to make a bite-sized version of this treat.

Storage

To store your finished mermaid Rice Krispy Treats, place them in an airtight container with parchment paper separating them. On the counter they should last about 3-5 days. If it’s warm, you may want to keep them in the fridge to keep the chocolate from melting! 

Can I use Homemade rice Krispy Treats?

You can absolutely make your own Rice Krispy Treats for these Mermaid Rice Krispy Treats.

Just make sure you don’t add too many marshmallows or else your treats won’t end up stiff enough to hold up the chocolate and decorations. Nothing beats the flavor of homemade Rice Krispy Treats so if that’s what you prefer that will work fine!

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Mermaid Rice Krispy Treats

Mermaid Rice Krispy Treats are the way to any mermaid lover’s heart! These adorable treats are only 4 ingredients and so simple your kids could make them!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • Store bought Rice Krispy Treats
  • Blue or turquoise candy melts
  • 1-2 tsp coconut oil
  • Chocolate mermaid tails
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. To make your Rice Krispy Treats, start by unwrapping your Rice Krispy Treats. Set them aside.
  2. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  3. Next, melt the candy melts according to the package directions in a microwave-safe bowl. 
  4. Add 1 teaspoon of oil to the chocolate and stir until it’s completely combined.
  5. The chocolate should run like a stream off your spoon, if it’s still too thick, you can add an additional teaspoon of oil to thin it out. 
  6. Take a decorative straw and dip one end about an inch into the melted chocolate.
  7. Immediately push the dipped end of the straw into the bottom of the Rice Krispy Treat.
  8. Let the treat sit for about 5-10 minutes or until the chocolate is set.
  9. When all the treats have a straw added and have set, you can begin dipping them in chocolate. One at a time, dip one side of the treats into the chocolate, scraping any excess on the edge of the bowl.
  10. Place the treats on the prepared parchment paper and immediately add mermaid tails and sprinkles. 
  11. Let the treats set at room temperature for 45 minutes until the chocolate is completely set.
  12. Serve as is or wrap in treat bags or cellophane! 

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