Peach ring rice crispy treats were born out of the series "Will it marshmallow?" on my Instagram and TikTok. Marshmallows and most gummies share many of the same ingredients. Melting down favorite types of gummies and whipping air into them causes them to become marshmallows.
(Ps. If you love marshmallows, check out these fluffy AF chocolate marshmallows)
The most popular gummy used so far has been peach rings, and the most asked question after seeing the view is: "Will they make rice crispy treats?"
Will peach rings work to make rice crispy treats? I didn't know.
So I set off to find out. Using the rice crispy treat recipe on the back of the box of cereal, these seemed pretty straightforward to make.
Peach ring rice crispy treats only use three ingredients!
- rice crisp cereal
- peach ring marshmallows
See recipe card for quantities.
Okay, but can I really make marshmallows out of peach rings? How?
To make 10 ounces of peach ring marshmallows for this recipe, you'll need 24 ounces of peach rings. Yes, I realize that sounds crazy but there is A LOT of loss with these because they stick to everything.
- In a non-stick pot or pan, melt peach rings over low heat. You do not need to heat these to a specific temperature. They should be heated until fluid and no peach ring circles remain.
- Using a planetary mixer, whip the fluid peach rings on high for 2-3 minutes.
- Pour now marshmallow peach rings into an oiled, parchment lined pan and cover.
- Marshmallow peach rings need to set up for 12 hours before cutting.
- After 12 hours, cut marshmallow peach rings into desired size. The smaller these are cut, the easier they will remelt into the rice crispy treat.
Melting twice? You sound crazy.
Honestly, I'm not sure if you even need to whip up the peach rings for this. When the peach ring marshmallows were re-melted, they lost a lot of air that was incorporated by the mixer. Because you really just need a sweet binder to hold the rice crispy treats, you might be able to get away with just melting the peach rings and mixing in the rice crisp cereal. I haven't tested that though, so let me know if it works!
Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat.
Add in peach ring marshmallows and heat until melted together.
Add in rice crisp cereal. Stir until fully combined.
Press into an oiled 13 x 9 x 2 dish. Cool completely and cut.
Hint: Line your dish with oiled parchment paper. It makes it much easier to lift the rice crispy treats out and cut vs. cutting them while they are in the pan.
- large sauce pan
- 13 x 9 x 2 dish
How do they taste?
They taste exactly like peach rings and are very sweet. Texture wise they are slightly crunchier than your standard rice crispy treats and remind me a little bit of the rice crispy treat cereal.
My top tips
- Cut these while they are slightly warm, but wait until they are completely cool to consume. They are harder to eat and chew while warm, but get crispy once cooled.
- Go on the thinner height side
- When spreading, place an oiled sheet of parchment on the top so you can smooth out the rice crispy treats easily.
Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container.
To freeze, place in layers separated by wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.
Looking for other recipes like this? Try these:
Peach ring rice crispy treats
- large sauce pan
- 13 x 19 x 2 casserole dish
- 10 ounces peach ring marshmallows
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 6 cups rice crisp cereal
- In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add peach ring marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
- Add in rice crisp cereal. Stir until combined.
- Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray.
- Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.