Thursday, August 29, 2013

Orange Dreamsicle Crispy Treats

Orange Dreamsicle Crispy Treats
It ceases to amaze me the delicious cookies you can make with cereal.  Today's recipe is no exception. Your basic rice treat recipe is dressed up with Orangesicle cookie mix (the recipe called for orange cake mix but after going to three stores I was unable to find it).  In addition to the cookie mix, you throw in some white chocolate chips and frost with a delicious orange frosting.  As I was making these cookies, I felt like I was in an orange grove.  When the Orangesicle cookie mix was mixed in with the melted marshmallows the kitchen was filled with the scent of orange.  The same wonderful aroma happens as you make the frosting.    To make these citrusy treats, you proceed like you were making regular rice crispy treats.   When you have melted the marshmallows with the butter, you add in your orange cake or cookie mix, vanilla extract and blend well.  Then you add you crisp rice cereal and white chocolate morsels.  Be sure to coat well.  The mixtures is then pressed into a lightly greased baking pan and cooled for 30 minutes.  While the treats are cooling, I made my frosting.  Powdered sugar is mixed with softened butter, orange juice, vanilla extract, orange extract and peach fool coloring gel.  The frosting is then spread over the cooled rice mixture and you let it stand 1 hour before cutting into bars.  
These treats were love at first bite for the family and myself.  This recipe is going into my must make again real soon cooking file.

Orange Dreamsicle Crispy Treats
From Southern Living Magazine

Melt 1/4 cup butter in a large Dutch oven over medium-low heat.  Add 1 (10 ounce) package miniature marshmallows, stirring until melted.  Remove from heat.  Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract.  Add 1/2 cup orange cake mix (or cookie mix), blending well.  Stir in 6 cups crisp rice cereal and 1 (12-ounce) package white chocolate morsels until well coated.  Spread mixture into a lightly greased 13x9-inch pan. Cool completely (about 30 minutes).  Meanwhile, stir together 3 cups powdered sugar, 6 tablespoons softened butter, 5 to 6 tablespoons orange juice, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon orange extract, and desired amount of peach food coloring gel.  Spread over cereal mixture.  Let stand 1 hour before cutting.
Makes 32 bars

Marshmallows and Butter


Pressed in Baking dish




  1. Geraldine, what a fabulous recipe - I had never heard of Orangesicle Cookie or Cake Mix before but it certainly looks interesting and your Orange Crispy Treats have a fabulous color! Great dessert idea!
    Hope you are having a great Friday, dear Geraldine!

  2. What a fun twist on Rice Krispie Treats! YUM!

  3. Boy, would my grandkids love these! A tasty treat! My kids used to love Rice Krispie Treats…these are certainly kicked up a notch!

  4. looks delicious....just mouthwatering!

  5. I know a couple of grandkids that would love these treats too!

    Thanks for sharing, Geraldine...