Cooking Fun: Elmo Treat

Elmo Rice Krispie Treat

In a former life, I worked for a PBS/NPR affiliate and made this for a work function.  It was a nice alternative to a cake and really easy – I made 6 in the course of one night!  These are the instructions for one.


  • Elmo Cake Pan (Wilton)
  • Gel Food Coloring – No Taste Red (Wilton)
  • Gel Food Coloring – Gold (Wilton)
  • Gel Food Coloring – Black (Wilton)
  • 1 can White Icing
  • 1 can Fudge Chocolate Icing
  • Gel Decorating Icing – Black
  • Melon Baller – optional


  1. Grease Elmo Cake Pan, spray works well.
  2. Fix Rice Krispie recipe (see below)
  3. Pour Rice Krispie into the pan and let cool for about 15 minutes or till pan is still warm to touch.
  4. Flip over pan onto serving platter or carrier. If pan doesn’t lift off easily, then warm a towel and lay on pan to warm the surface.  Lift off when able and let cool completely.
  5. Tint Icing
    1/4 cup white – gold
    1/8 cup fudge – black (using fudge/chocolate limits the amount of black food coloring needed)
  6. Ice eyeballs in white
  7. Using picture on cake pan label as a guide, outline mouth with black gel decorating icing.  Then using the colored fudge icing, fill in mouth.  Use a toothpick or knife to guide icing into corners.
  8. Ice nose in gold icing.
  9. Using the melon baller, create a circle on the eyeball for Elmo’s iris.  Use black gel decorating icing to outline.  Let set for a few minutes and then fill in with gel decorating icing.

All Done!  Enjoy!

Rice Krispie Recipe

Use Official Rice Krispie recipe found here. Right after marshmallows are melted, add about 1 1/2 tsp red gel food coloring.  The color will get deeper as the rice krispie cools.


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