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.

 

 

29 Responses

  1. 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!!

  2. 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!! : )

  3. 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

  4. 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 with 16 oz of melted marshmallows. I enlarged the pan, a 9×13 should work. I will make these again, only revise to match the “original Rice Krispie” recipe, with the added lemon pudding. Oh, I mistakenly bought the instant pudding kind. Not sure it has make a difference, yet.

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