Put Me In The Zoo Rice Krispie Treats

If you’re looking for a treat to go along with the celebration here are some fun Put Me in the Zoo Rice Krispies that you can make.  Put Me in the Zoo is a part of the Dr. Seuss “I can read it all by myself” collection, and kids love to read it.  I bet they’ll love eating this themed treat too!

Put Me In The Zoo Rice Krispies

Put Me In The Zoo Rice Krispies

This is what you will need to make Put Me In The Zoo Rice Krispies:

Ingredients for Rice Krispies

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • Two 10 oz. bags of mini marshmallows
  • 10 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (optional)

Spray a 9×13 pan with Pam and set aside.

In a large sauce pan, melt the butter over low heat.    Add the marshmallows to the melted butter, stirring constantly.

Once the marshmallows are melted, remove from heat and stir in the cereal and salt until well-coated.  Using a rubber spatula (spray with Pam ), transfer the cereal mixture to the prepared pan and press down firmly and evenly.

Allow the Rice Krispies to cool in the pan completely before the assembly process.

Put Me In The Zoo Rice Krispies

Ingredients for Put Me In The Zoo Tiger

  • Pan of prepared Rice Krispies (from above recipe)
  • 2 T solid shortening
  • 3/4 cup Wilton yellow chocolate melts (or could use white melts with yellow dye)
  • 10 large Nilla Wafers
  • Candy sprees – large bag
  • Black write-on gel
  • Yellow sprinkles – optional

With a jumbo circle cookie cutter, cut out 4-5 jumbo circles from your prepared Rice Krispies treats.

Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper. Set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, microwave the shortening for 40 seconds or until melted.  Add the yellow chocolate melts and stir until completely melted.  Spread the melted yellow chocolate on top of each Rice Krispies  circle and place on the lined baking sheet for at least 30 minutes to “set.”

Meanwhile, cut off the bottom of a Nilla Wafer cookie and dip into the melted yellow chocolate. Firmly press the cookie into the upper top side of the tiger head to resemble an ear. Hold in place for 15 seconds. Repeat on the other side with another cookie. ( If the leftover melted yellow chocolate begins to harden, microwave in five second intervals until melted again.) Optional: sprinkle yellow sprinkles on the ears before the yellow chocolate dries.

Repeat step 6 on all of the Rice Krispies tiger heads.

With the black write-on gel, pipe the eyes, nose and mouth on each tiger face.  To make the spots –   Gently press Sprees candies pieces onto the face, alternating colors.

This recipe will yield 4-5 Put Me In The Zoo Rice Krispies treats.

Put Me In The Zoo Rice Krispies

The kids will have so much fun decorating these.  Make a  pan  of the  Rice Krispies treats  the night before and leave them in the fridge so that they are ready to cut out and decorate the next day.