We are always big fans of the basic Rice Krispie treat. It is a basic and delicious three-ingredient snack. Unfortunately, one problem with rice krispie treats is that they don’t freeze well. The marshmallow gets hard and is way too tough to bite through. When I was thinking of a way around that, I first thought about making the treats with ice cream, but then I realized they’d be even better with COOL WHIP Whipped Topping. For this little experiment, which worked beautifully, I stirred together Rice Krispies with COOL WHIP and froze the whole batch.
Once I worked out the best proportions the recipe worked beautifully! I lined the pan so they were easy to remove, then I simply cut up the treats and served them. They are definitely best eaten right away since the frozen COOL WHIP is what binds the cereal together. Once it gets warm it loosens up and falls apart like ice cream. I think next time I’ll make them with some festive sprinkles too!
COOL WHIP Freezer Rice Krispie Treats
1 small container COOL WHIP, thawed
4 cups puffed rice cereal
1. Line a 7×11 pan with parchment paper and set aside.
2. Mix together the COOL WHIP and cereal until the cereal is evenly coated. Press it into the lined pan and place in the freezer for at least six hours. For thicker bars use an 8×8 pan.
3. Remove the bars, cut and serve immediately!
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