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I love Rice Krispie Treats. Valentine’s Day is almost here and it’s a perfect time to make some heart-shaped Rice Krispie Treats. And why not change things up a bit and make them strawberry flavored? I found something that makes that really easy–Strawberry Flavored Rice Krispies!
I don’t know why, but I have never made the transition from kid cereals to more mature adult cereal choices. 🙂 To this day, my favorite cereal remains Lucky Charms. I even buy bags of extra marshmallows to add because the marshmallows are the best part and the ratio of marshmallows to cereal is never high enough to suit me.
I went on a ski trip once with friends and one of the gals was putting together a grocery list for all of us and asked everyone what kind of cereals to get. My request for Lucky Charms was met with both confusion and an attempt to shame me. I didn’t care. They’re magically delicious. 🙂
Anyway, Rice Krispies are one of those great kid cereals that are fun to eat. I love the Snap! Crackle! Pop! that happens when the milk is added. Interactive food is always a plus for me.
So I thought using these Strawberry Rice Krispies would make it really easy to make the treats with the flavor already built in. If you don’t want to use strawberry-flavored cereal, you can try adding strawberry flavored marshmallows.
I also found some chocolate and strawberry flavored marshmallows that smell AMAZING but I was afraid to use them in this recipe because they are pink and brown and I just don’t think that is going to melt into an appetizing color. 🙂 So I’m going to use those to add a little extra flavor to hot chocolate.
If you want pink Rice Krispie Treats but don’t want to alter the flavor from the traditional recipe, you can just add a drop or two of food coloring to the marshmallow and butter mixture before you add the cereal.
Rice Krispie Treats could not be easier to make. Just butter, marshmallows, and cereal. The recipe is usually on every box of Rice Krispies.
When I first opened the box of the Strawberry Rice Krispies, I decided they smelled like Pop Rocks candy. It’s kind of the same concept when you think about it. 🙂 But once you add them to the butter and marshmallows they provide a nice strawberry flavor. My husband said he thought these treats taste like cotton candy.
Once the treats have set up, all you have to do is use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the hearts.
You can decorate them to your heart’s delight. 🙂
Just melt some chocolate or candy melts and add food coloring and any kind of decorations you like.
I have found that if you are adding color to white chocolate, it is better to add a candy oil instead of the watery kind you use in baking. I used six drops of this oil to make my chocolate pink.
If you don’t have a pastry bag and tip to apply the chocolate, you can just put some in a baggie, then snip off a tiny point on one of the corners. Then squeeze the baggie and decorate like a pro!
Or, if you’d like, you could stack several and make a Rice Krispie Treat Layer Cake! I know mine is a little wonky, but then again, so is love. 🙂 Even William Shakespeare said, “The course of true love never did run smooth.” It’s smoothLY, Bill! Maybe they didn’t use adverbs back in his day. 🙂
However you decide to decorate your Rice Krispie Treats, I’m sure they’ll turn out great and whoever the lucky recipient is will love them. Send me some pictures of your creations!
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