So I promised you pink treats for Valentine’s Day, which means I trekked to the store for you all to get ingredients for Strawberry Rice Krispies Treats, packed with love and berries.
I was pleasantly surprised to find bags of freeze dried strawberries. And I’m not talking gummy-like dried strawberries, I mean the ones where you can crush them into powder. Most people don’t even know they exist, but stores, like Target, are starting to carry them. A bag will cost you almost $5, but they’re worth it for a special occasion.
If you want to be more creative, cut the treats with a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Just remember to spray the cookie cutter with cooking spray or else the marshmallow will get stuck to the treats.
I’m hoping my co-workers will like them, because there’s no way I’m leaving them at home. I’d eat every last one of them by myself, that’s how good they are.
3 Tablespoons butter
1 10-oz bag of large marshmallows
6 cups of Rice Krispy cereal
1 1-oz bag of freeze dried Strawberries, crushed into partially powdered, but with some chunks still (You can find dried strawberries at Target by the trail mix)
Red food dye
In a large pot, melt butter. Add entire bag of marshmallows. Stir on medium to low heat until all marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Add 3/4 of the dried strawberries, previously crushed. Add four drops of red food dye and stir until the mixture is pink.
Fold in cereal until marshmallow is evenly coating the Rice Krispies Treats. Pour into a wax paper-lined or cooking spray-ed rectangular pan and press down so top is flat and mixture is evenly in the pan. Pour remaining strawberries on the top and press into Rice Krispies. Let set for 30 minutes, covered or until marshmallows cool.
Cut into your Rice Krispies Treats into squares. Serve or keep in air-tight containers.