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Turning Trix: Tricked-Out Trix Treats

Tricked Out Trix Treats
It's already been established that Rice Krispies are not the only cereal treat on the sweet circuit. Trix Treats are one of the sweetest alternatives, and certainly one of the prettiest.

But why stop at simple cereal treats? Having recently found myself with a bit of extra cream cheese frosting, I decided to tempt fate by making a good thing even better, and sandwiched a healthy dollop of frosting between Trix Treat halves. And after tasting the result, which was relentlessly rich and sweet and probably not low-carb, all I can say is that it only serves to reinforce my deep-seeded belief that frosting makes everything better.
Trix Treats!

If it's true that you are what you eat, then certainly eaters of these sweet treats are rich, colorful, and absolutely fabulous.

Tricked-Out Trix Treats


Makes about 12

Ingredients for Trix Treats:
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups Trix Cereal
Ingredients for cream cheese frosting (note: this makes about 3 cups of frosting, so there will be extra. I had made a batch of this frosting for cupcakes and used the leftover frosting for the Trix Treats. I have not tried to halve the recipe, but that could be an option if you don't want extra.)
  • 1 (8)-ounce package of cream cheese, softened (do not substitute low-fat; it just doesn't work the same way)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 to 6 cups confectioners' sugar (depending on your desired consistency)
Directions for the Trix Treats:
  1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  2. Add Trix cereal. Stir until well coated.
  3. Using wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch greased pan. Let cool completely. Cut into 2-inch squares.
Directions for cream cheese frosting:
  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, vanilla and salt until the butter is completely incorporated into the cream cheese and it has a smooth consistency. Add the confectioners' sugar cup by cup, stirring after each addition, until it has reached the desired consistency.
Assembling it all:
Using a sharp knife, cut squares in half. Apply a liberal dollop of either vanilla buttercream or cream cheese frosting to the bottom and re-apply the top half. For extra flair, apply rainbow sprinkles to the exposed frosting on the sides to really trick out your treats. Serve immediately.


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Reader Comments (28)

I always make Peanut Butter Captain Crunch ones...so good.
I have a tricked out treat coming up on my blog on Friday so this is funny that you posted this.

September 2 | Unregistered CommenterPeabody

I hate that Trix are now round puffs instead of being shaped like fruit!

That said, these look so awesome and over-the-top, I can't wait to try them!

September 2 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

And trippy!

(I don't ever remember Trix being fruit-shaped. I must've missed out!)

September 2 | Unregistered CommenterAbby

These pictures make me happy :)

September 2 | Unregistered CommenterDeanna

Oh Lordy! That looks deadly sweet, but oh-so-good.

haha these are so much cuter than rice krispies!
-Mini Baker

September 2 | Unregistered CommenterMini Baker

The Trix mos def look prettier with the sheen from the marshmallow coating.

September 2 | Unregistered CommenterChristina


September 2 | Unregistered CommenterBrook

Every kiddo's dream come true, right here! This is intense.

September 2 | Unregistered CommenterSophie

Oh how fun!!!!!I know my nephews would LOVE these!

September 2 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

oh, sugary cereal. it's taking me back.

September 2 | Unregistered Commenterveggievixen

It looks awesome ... but a little scary too, there must be so much sugar in that! :D

September 2 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

At least Trix isn't pretending to be fruit anymore! Very pretty!

September 2 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

How freakin' cool are these!?! Love it!

September 2 | Unregistered Commenterjada

Genius. I'm speechless with how yummy this looks and sounds.

September 2 | Unregistered CommenterAnne-Marie

Aaaaaaah! I haven't had Trix in years, and I'm quite disappointed that it isn't shaped like fruit anymore. I don't know if I could buy it now that, that component is missing - but these look so delightful it might just not matter!

September 2 | Unregistered CommenterFahrenheit 350°

Wow...heart attack central. I like it!

September 3 | Unregistered CommenterTender Branson

I LOVE cereal cookery! And the multi-colored Tricks really make for a brilliant presentation! What could you do with Lucky Charms?

This is just too much fun!!!

September 3 | Unregistered CommenterABowlOfMush

Weren't Trix originally round and then fruit-shaped?

September 3 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

" I have not tried to halve the recipe, but that could be an option if you don't want extra.)"

If someone doesn't want extra icing, they can just send it to me.

Your blog makes me smile...you find the most whimsical, fun things to share! Love this and thanks for the inspiration!

September 3 | Unregistered CommenterAmy I.

Those sweat treats are attracting. The color combination itself looks sweets. Kids will love it

It's just so rude how you've got me craving these now!

If you could have seen the faces of my two children, as they walked in the door from their first day back at school, to these bubbly happy little treats. They were mesmerized! So fun! Thank you!

September 8 | Unregistered CommenterBrianna
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