Lemon Meringue Krispie Treats

Lemon Meringue Krispie Treats ~ Flavoring krispie treats with a pudding mix is a simple and easy way to change them up!

These Lemon Meringue Krispie Treats are actually flavored with a pudding mix! Mixing pudding right into the marshmallow base is a super easy and delicious way to flavor your krispie treats!

I am officially spring obsessed.

Yes, it’s still 30 degrees at my house today, and yes I suffer ridiculously from Spring allergies, but right now there is nothing more that I want than a 65 degree day and a handful of tissues.

I believe this is the never-ending winter. Never. Ending.

 

So what I have decided, is that I am going to crank up my heat, wear shorts around the house and eat citrus flavored food until May.

Because that is the most rational thing to do.

Anyhow, let’s start out the warmer days with a fun spin on a 2 classics!  These are Lemon Meringue Krispie Treats AND I used a pudding mix to flavor the krispie treats! How fun is that?  Honestly the possibilities are pretty endless, right?

AND I decided that they couldn’t be lemon MERINGUE unless there was meringue frosting involved. So yeah…these are everything you could hope for in a krispie treat.

Let’s discuss…

Lemon Meringue Krispie Treats ~ Flavoring krispie treats with a pudding mix is a simple and easy way to change them up!

Start you krispie treats like you normally would…melted butter, marshmallows…

BUT when the marshmallows are melted this time around go ahead and pour in your packet of dry pudding/pie filling mix.

Lemon Meringue Krispie Treats ~ Flavoring krispie treats with a pudding mix is a simple and easy way to change them up!

Just stir the mix right into the melted marshmallow.

Then add in your cereal, like you normally would and stir.

Lemon Meringue Krispie Treats ~ Flavoring krispie treats with a pudding mix is a simple and easy way to change them up!

Press that into a lined pan and let it cool.

Lemon Meringue Krispie Treats ~ Flavoring krispie treats with a pudding mix is a simple and easy way to change them up!

Next up, make your topping.

It will require a candy thermometer.  Sorry about that.

Lemon Meringue Krispie Treats ~ Flavoring krispie treats with a pudding mix is a simple and easy way to change them up!

You beat some egg white and sugar in your bowl until they form soft peaks and then heat a sugar/corn syrup/water mixture until it reaches 230°.

Drizzle the hot mixture into the egg whites and beat it for 7 minutes.

Lemon Meringue Krispie Treats ~ Flavoring krispie treats with a pudding mix is a simple and easy way to change them up!

So pretty.

Just spread than on your krispie treats.

Lemon Meringue Krispie Treats ~ Flavoring krispie treats with a pudding mix is a simple and easy way to change them up!

And if you have one you can use your kitchen torch to toast the frosting…

Lemon Meringue Krispie Treats ~ Flavoring krispie treats with a pudding mix is a simple and easy way to change them up!

If you don’t have a torch, no worries…just pop it under the broiler for a few seconds.

Lemon Meringue Krispie Treats ~ Flavoring krispie treats with a pudding mix is a simple and easy way to change them up!

When you’re ready to cut it into squares easily remove it from the pan using the foil lining and cut!

Lemon Meringue Krispie Treats ~ Flavoring krispie treats with a pudding mix is a simple and easy way to change them up!

I love the flavor of the lemon in these! Not over powering at all…just enough!

Lemon Meringue Krispie Treats ~ Flavoring krispie treats with a pudding mix is a simple and easy way to change them up!

So many flavor possibilities! Can’t wait to make pistachio krispies! Look for those in the next few weeks!

 

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Lemon Meringue Krispie Treats


Description:

makes 25 krispie treats


Ingredients:

Krispies

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 16 oz mini marshmallows
  • 8 cups krispie cereal
  • 1 (4 serving) box of lemon pudding mix/pie filling (not instant)

Meringue Frosting

  • 3 egg whites
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar, plus 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp light corn syrup
  • 2 Tbsp water

Instructions:

Krispie Treats

  1. Line a 9×9 pan with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray, set aside.
  2. In large saucepan melt butter over medium low heat. Add in the marshmallows, stirring constantly until melted. Stir in dry pudding mix. Remove from heat.
  3. Immediately stir in krispie cereal.
  4. Spread evenly into prepared pan and press evenly. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.

Meringue Frosting

  1. Bring 2/3 cup sugar, water and corn syrup to a boil in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Bring up to 230° using a candy thermometer. Takes about 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile beat egg whites and remaining 2 Tbsp sugar with whisk attachment in stand mixer until soft peaks form.
  3. When sugar mixture has come to temperature remove from heat immediately and slowly pour into egg whites by drizzling down the side of the bowl while beating mixture over medium speed. Once all the sugar syrup is incorporated, turn mixer up to high and beat for 7 minutes.
  4. Frosting will be glossy and thick.

Assembly

  1. Spread frosting on top of cooled krispies and using a torch brown the top. If you don’t own a torch place under broiler for 30 seconds, watching closely not to burn.

Notes:

best if served same day.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Stephanie
Stephanie

Are you sure this is for a 8×8 pan?

Ranielle Brazell
Ranielle Brazell

So I read all the reviews and I agree that this must be to “die” for item but did not see where anyone had actually made them, but I actually did. Maybe it is me because I am not the greatest baker but I had a problem with the measurements of the ingredients. First, I could not find a 16 oz bag of mini marshmallows, they come in 10 oz size. So I bought two 10 oz bags and weighted the mini’s in my scale. Secondly, have you ever tried to pack 8 cups of Rice Krispies in 9×9 pan… Read more »

Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar

What a genius idea to flavor the Rice Krispie treats with pudding!! These look amazing and the merengue looks amazing on them too!

Lynna

How do you come out with these amazing rice krispies ideas?? Totally in love with this!

bridget {bake at 350}

Prettiest Rice Krispie treats EVER!!!

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist

Dying over this!!! All my favorite things!

Coco in the Kitchen

Krispie Treats have been doing cartwheels in my mind for weeks.
I think it’s time to give in!

Lauren

No WAY. I am seriously dying over these. Such a smart {and yummy!} idea.

Shayla

These sound absolutely fantastic. I purchased some Lemon Oreos. I am thinking about crushing a few into your recipe. Add a dimension. Let me know what you think. Thanks for the recipe

Crystal | Apples & Sparkle

Wow! What a great idea. Adding the pudding mix to these is such a great way to give Rice Krispie Treats a new flavor. But what I am really digging is the meringue! I cannot even begin to explain how bad I want to bit into a Krispie Treat with a meringue top now! Awesome!! : )

stephanie
stephanie

Wow…these bars look amazing!! All the possibilities…but lemon is my favorite. I’m worried I won’t be able to get 8 cups of Krispies mixed (and to fit in a 9×9!), but here goes! Thanks!!

Jessica @ Sweet Menu

I love this idea! I’m am always looking for ways to jazz up rice krispie treats!

leslie

Pudding mix IN the krispies….your one smart cookie lady.

Shashi @ RunninSrilankan

Not only is it a BRILLIANT idea to use pudding mix in your rice krispies – but, topping them with this meringue frosting – why it just blows my mind! Yum- now if only I could get a slurp through my monitor!

Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts

I will now be flavoring all my rice krispie treats with pudding mix. Such a fantastic idea – love these!!

Giselle
Giselle

This is genius!! I can’t wait to try!

Maggie Unzueta @ Mama Maggie

OMG!!! I can’t to try this. I might have to make a double batch.

Chloe @ foodlikecake

These look amazing! One of my absolute favorite desserts is lemon meringue pie and I love rice krispies.

Belinda@themoonblushbaker

OH!! I need to make this in to a mutli layered cake now. who can say no to the chewy texture and even better marshmallow frosting. Lemon curd is just a bonus!

Nancy @ gottagetbaked

My God, this is absolutely brilliant! My mind is blown. I would have NEVER thought to combine lemon meringue pie with rice krispies squares! That topping is unbelievable. And your photos are beyond gorgeous!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

Holy OMG. These are…the best krispie treats ever. Putting meringue on top? Kind of genius.

Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker

Such a perfect spring time twist with zesty lemon and torched meringue.

Cookbook Queen

Two of my favorite things in one!! Love.

Aimee @ ShugarySweets

I love adding pudding or gelatin mix to my krispie treats!! And I love the meringue on this, YUMMY!!!

Averie @ Averie Cooks

These are the classiest looking RKTreats ever! That meringue is so pretty! I love RKTs of all kinds and these are going onto my RKT board!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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