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Seasonal Eats: Spring Krispies Treats


Bring spring into your dessert menu all season long with this Spring Krispies Treats recipe. Using only three simple ingredients, this fun, easy-to-make dessert is a colorful twist on classic Rice Krispies Treats. However, because this adaptation uses Peeps instead of regular marshmallows, the finished product is noticeably sweeter (and more colorful).

Use these fabulous Spring Krispies Treats to catch the eyes of your diners on the dessert menu. Wrap the treats individually and tie with festive ribbons for added presentation value. Plus, keeping these spring treats by the front register can help increase your impulse buys all season long.

Follow the simple directions below to add Spring Krispies Treats to your dessert menu today:


  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 35 Peeps
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal


  1. In large pot, melt butter over low heat. Add Peeps and stir until completely melted. If using different colors, melt in separate color sections within the pot and avoid mixing the colors together.
  2. Once the butter is melted, remove pot from heat.
  3. Add Rice Krispies cereal to the marshmallow mixture.
  4. Stir until well coated, mixing different colors if applicable.
  5. Coat a 13 x 9 x 1-1/2-inch pan with cooking spray and evenly press the marshmallow mixture into the pan.
  6. Cool completely before cutting into desired shapes. Store in an airtight container.

Restaurant Color Schemes


Thinking about repainting the interior of your restaurant? Before choosing a new color scheme, consider how you want your customers to feel when dining. Colors can easily provide a sense of atmosphere and even evoke different emotions in your diners. Use these tips to keep your customers coming back for more with the proper color scheme to fit your unique atmosphere.

  • Red

While red is commonly known as a color that provokes hunger, these shades may not be right for every restaurant setting. The color red can not only increase heart rate and blood pressure, but also increase impulse eating. Therefore, a red color scheme often works well for fast food restaurants, but fine dining establishments may want to avoid this theme so their guests can relax and enjoy their meals slowly.

  • Green & Brown

Casual dining and health-focused dining establishments can benefit from the calming, earthy color combination of green and brown. These natural colors communicate a relaxed, peaceful atmosphere to your diners. However, darker locations with less lighting, like bars, do not benefit from this soft color palette.

  • Orange & Yellow

Incorporating orange and yellow colors into your foodservice operation’s space can provide a cheerful atmosphere that customers love to visit again and again. These bright, warm tones promote happiness and cheerfulness in guests, making them feel more attached to the dining space. This upbeat color scheme can even make guests feel less guilty about indulging in sweet desserts.

  • Orange & Green

Emphasizing the natural colors of foods and vegetables, orange and green make a successful color combination in vegan or vegetarian restaurants. This happy color scheme creates a fresh, relaxing atmosphere for diners focused on health and wellness. However, restaurants which primarily serve meats, like steakhouses, should steer clear of this bright color palette.

  • Blue & Purple

Blue and purple evoke the feeling of running water and aquatic themes, making them suitable color options for seafood or hibachi restaurants. Additionally, bars can benefit from this cool, relaxing color combination since these colors evoke greater feelings of thirst, encouraging guests to purchase more drinks. However, blue and purple are both considered atypical color choices in regular dining spaces since these hues are not complimentary to most cuisine types.

Food Gradients and Photography


Social media channels have been taken by storm with the latest food photography trend: arranging fruits, vegetables, and other natural foods by their organic color. Many food lovers with a passion for the arts make it their mission to carefully select natural foods by their shade and arrange them in an aesthetically pleasing portrait. The color palettes chosen can range from an all-encompassing rainbow gradient to specific color shades. The arrangement will work as long as the shades transition from one shade to another in a virtually seamless display.

When photographing food gradients, natural foods tend to be the best and most popular showcase material because of their accessibility and varied organic colors. The unique re-imagination of common, natural foods make gradients extremely popular on social media. These photographs translate to a large audience of viewers because they showcase the authentic beauty of organic foods familiar with everyone worldwide.

To get more buzz on your restaurant’s social media accounts, you can start including food gradients in your regular postings. Beginning the process is as simple as a trip to the local farmer’s market. Start by selecting foods that relate to your specific business. Own a cute brunch café? Try choosing fresh fruit to photograph. Or if your menu includes Italian pasta dishes, you can select various vegetables, such as tomatoes or peppers, of different colors to grab the attention of customers online.

After choosing the correct natural foods, play around with your selections and begin arranging them in a color gradient format. If you would like a guide, specific color palettes in a multitude of shades can be referenced online with a quick search. Display options for the foods are unlimited and completely up to you – set the natural foods up in straight lines with even spacing or experiment with a more layered look against a clean backdrop. Adding these fun food gradients to your social media posts will not only help to market your business online, but will generate excitement for your restaurant in person too.