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Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats

by Jamie on February 13, 2013

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Because I’m completely unoriginal and had a random box of Rice Krispies taking up space in my pantry, I present you with an incredibly simple dessert for your favorite sweetie.

I don’t know what it is about Rice Krispie Treats that always make them a crowd favorite. Maybe it’s the nostalgia factor – ya know of the old school commercial with the mom tossing flour on her face to give the impression that she slaved over a no bake dessert?

Or maybe it’s the fact that they’re oozing with melted marshmallows and butter – either way, they’re always a welcomed dessert in my house.

While wandering through the Valentine’s Day section at Walmart, I happened upon a lonely bag of strawberry marshmallows. And since I simply cannot let a random food fad pass me by, I snatched up the bag immediately and tossed those puffy, pink, heart-shaped marshmallows into my cart.

And then they fell into the back of pantry and I forgot about them until I couldn’t push the roll out shelf into place.

Obviously I had to do something with them, and Rice Krispie Treats seems like an obvious, if completely uninspired solution! Whether you’re looking for a way to use up that random box of Rice Krispies or you want a last minute treat for your Valentine – Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats are sure to to bring a smile to your sweetie’s face!

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Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats

February 13th, 2013

Yield: 12 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 8-ounce bag Kraft Jet-Puffed Strawberry Heart Mallows
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
5 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
festive Valentine's Day sprinkles

Directions:

1. Line a 9x13x2 inch baking pan with foil or parchment paper. Spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add in marshmallows and stir until marshmallows are completely melted. Remove pan from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Add Rice Krispies and stir until well incorporated.

3. Using a silicone spatula sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, spread the mixture evenly into pan. If desired, sprinkle the sop with festive Valentine's Day inspired sprinkles. Allow treats to cool. If desired, cut treats out using a heart shaped cookie cutter. Enjoy!

Notes:

- Rice Krispie Treats are best served the day they are made.


{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

shelly (cookies and cups) February 13, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Krispie treats are my most favorite. I need those strawberry marshmallows asap.

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debbie February 13, 2013 at 8:14 pm

you call it unoriginal, i call it INVENTIVE! great way to use what you have! i’m excited to try this!

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Mimi @ Culinary Couture February 14, 2013 at 12:14 am

It’s lovely how you could take something simple and dress it up and make it fabulous!

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Marcie @ Flavor the Moments February 14, 2013 at 10:29 am

They’re not unoriginal, they’re darling. I don’t know anyone that could resist eating that! Very festive and yummy!

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Jessica February 14, 2013 at 10:40 am

Love the addition of strawberry to these! They look so cute and festive.

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Carla @ Carlas Confections February 14, 2013 at 11:41 am

These are way too cute! I need those marshmallows too! Yummy :)

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Becca - Cookie Jar Treats February 14, 2013 at 1:20 pm

This is not an uninspired treat at all! I love rice krispie treats and think they make the perfect little treat, especially when in the shape of hearts! <3

Happy Valentine's Day!

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Siobhan February 15, 2013 at 4:49 am

Give me sprinkles, colouring and a cookie cutter and I’m in my element – throw in some rice krispies and how can one go wrong? Yours look so much better though than my ones – http://wp.me/p2xLsw-zR :)

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Jennifer February 15, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Sometimes the simple is better. I love these!!

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Sophia Parsons February 15, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Fantastic! working in a school I am trying to encourage baking more and more, and find the pupils LOVE krispie recipes…. far from unoriginal, do not underestimate how loved these will be!

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Kelly@LifemadeSweeter February 16, 2013 at 11:43 am

These look delicious and not uninteresting at all:) Very creative and inspiring. My son would love these and gobble them right up in no time!

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Peggy February 18, 2013 at 8:19 pm

What a cute little heart-shaped treat! Any excuse to make rice krispie treats is a good one!

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