Back to School Treat


Apple shaped rice crispy treats …the perfect back to school treat! These would be fun to make for the kids on their first day of school and to pass out to their teachers. These would also be fun for a fall get together.

Can you believe summer is almost over?! I feel like this summer is flying by way too fast. We only have about a month left, but we’re headed to Arizona this weekend for a wedding, and by the time we get back it will be time to start school shopping and getting prepared for the first day of school.

Apple shaped rice crispy treats ...the perfect back to school treat! These would be fun to make for the kids on their first day of school and to pass out to their teachers.

I thought it would be fun to make the apple shaped rice crispy treats for a little back to school treat.


Apple shaped rice krispie treats ...the perfect back to school treat!

These back to school treats are so easy to make – and the kids love to help!

My kids helped me pick out the ingredients to make these back to school treats at our local Kroger. My kids always love going shopping with me there. It is by far our favorite place to shop. Their favorite part is getting the mini shopping carts and a free banana in the produce section. I love that they have that section for kids, because the second we step foot in a store they think they need a snack. ;)

Ingredients for homemade rice krispie treats from Kroger

My kids loved helping me in the kitchen and may have snuck a few of the pretzels and marshmallows in between. This is your basic rice crispy treat recipe, just dressed up a little. All you need to do is melt the butter and marshmallows.

Rice krispie treats

Then you’ll stir in a little vanilla and food coloring. Next up is the rice cereal.

Rice Krispie treat recipe

Then once it has cooled slightly, you can begin shaping it into apples. I ended up making two batches (one green, one red), but you could always split the batch in half if you wanted to make red and green apples.
Back to school treat

Then all you’re going to do is place the stem in and add a dab of frosting for the leaf. I just bought the canned stuff, to make it easier. My kids always have fun decorating their own and that makes it easier.

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Back to School Treat

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: back to school treat
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 106 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

Apple shaped rice crispy treats ...the perfect back to school treat! These would be fun to make for the kids on their first day of school and to pass out to their teachers. These would also be fun for a fall get together.



  • 6 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 10 oz mini marshmallows (1 bag)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 to 7 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup mini pretzels and/or tootsie rolls  cut in half
  • 0.67 oz Green decorating frosting for decorating (1 tube)
  • red and/or green food coloring


  1. Lay out a large piece of wax paper and set aside. Place the decorating supplies near by.
  2. Combine the butter and marshmallows in a large non-stick pot over low heat. Leave on the heat until melted, stirring occasionally. Once the marshmallows have melted, remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla and food coloring. Then stir in the rice cereal and stir until combined. Allow to cool slightly.
  3. Once the cereal has cooled, butter your hands and then shape into an apple. Place onto the wax paper and add a mini pretzel or tootsie roll to the top. Then add a little green frosting to make the leaves.
Nutrition Facts
Back to School Treat
Amount Per Serving
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 76mg 3%
Potassium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Sugars 11g
Vitamin A 2.6%
Calcium 0.1%
Iron 0.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Apple shaped rice krispie treats... these would be perfect for the first day of school or teacher appreciation!

That’s it! Super easy and the cutest back to school treats around.

These would make the perfect teacher treats, too. I placed them in a little clear bag and added a tag on top with twine.

Love these apple rice krispie treats! Cute idea for teacher appreciation!

You can download the back to school printables for free HERE.

First day of school treats!

So when do your kids go back to school? I’ve heard some going back as early as July. We are soaking up every last day of summer!

Apple shaped rice crispy treats ...the perfect back to school treat! Easy to make, and the kids love to help!

Hope you enjoyed these back to school treats. Happy baking :)

This post is brought you by Kroger. Check out their site for my recipe inspiration.

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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9 comments on “Back to School Treat”

  1. Summer has just started in Canada but I know what you mean! I love these treats! My daughter is so getting them in her lunch box this school year!

  2. When I read the title to this post I had to do a double check. I can’t believe summer is almost over and we are talking about back to school! Even all the stores are starting their back to school sales. Crazy!! I love these cute treats you created!

  3. What a cute idea! These would be adorable for teacher gifts, too

  4. These are adorable! Can you imagine starting the school year on a scrumptious note thanks to these treats? :)

  5. These are so cute! Hope you all enjoy the rest of summer. :)

  6. These are super adorable! Love these for back to school!

  7. The kids are going to love these. Very clever!

  8. So hard to believe that back to school time is almost here – what a special treat to celebrate!

  9. These apple shaped Rice Krispie Treats are so adorable and perfect for back to school! I made these for my son’s’ lunchbox and for their teachers.  I used an apple shaped cookie cutter and tinted some white frosting with green coloring for the leaf and one with brown coloring  for the stem.  I put the treats in cello bags, printed the teacher tags, and attached the tags with a red ribbon to the cello bags. Turned out so cute 😊  Thank you!  Love your blog!  

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