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Strawberry Rice Krispie Cakes for Valentine’s Day

Strawberry Rice Krispie Cakes for Valentine's Day from www.laurenslatest.com Did I ever tell you about the time I ate an entire box of rice krispie treats in 1 day? Actually it was one afternoon….in college. I love love love rice krispie treats and cannot say no to them. This was probably around the time I ate an entire Better than Sex cake in an evening. Yeah. I let loose in college. They weren’t dares or contests either. I just couldn’t say no and happened to like sugar. And let me be clear that these are the only two times I ever did something like this {that I recall}.

I also became BFF’s with Sonic Corndogs….and quite possibly their Cherry Limeade too.

But after my freshman year, I got my act together I swear!! I went to Sonic only sometimes and lost the 15+ pounds…and never bought a box of rice krispie treats again. The only time I allow myself to indulge is when I make them at home. I really don’t make them that often {for obvious reasons} so I don’t feel guilty having a few when I do.

Well the other day when the marshmallow gods were smiling down on my kitchen and I happened to have all the ingredients on hand for a batch, I decided to change things up and do a little mixology. Yes friends, mixology IS a word. And, yes, I made mini strawberry flavored cakes out of plain old rice krispie treats! :) Perfectly sweet and pink for Valentine’s Day! Makes a great activity for kids and are whipped together in no time at all! No baking required! YES. Here’s how you make them:

IMG_0003 Start by melting some mini marshmallows together with some butter.

IMG_0007 You want it completely smooth like so!

IMG_0009 Now comes the secret ingredient! Can any of you guess what this is? Strawberry Nesquik!! Ya. This is the powder you mix with milk to make strawberry milk….except we’re adding it to marshmallows!!

IMG_0012 After a few stirs, the powder will dissolve and you’ll have this super pink sticky mixture.

IMG_0018 Remove it from the heat and stir in the rice krispies.

IMG_0019 Now, divide these between 12 well greased mini cheesecake pans {or muffin tins} and cool.

chocolate While those are doing there thing, measure out some white chocolate chips and melt them down in the microwave slowly. White chocolate can be really temperamental in the microwave, so keep a close eye on it and stir frequently.

Strawberry Rice Krispie Cakes from www.laurenslatest.com So, all you do is dip the tops into the melted white chocolate and top with sprinkles! Super simple and perfect treats for Valentine’s Day!

Here’s the printable! Enjoy :)

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Strawberry Rice Krispie Cakes

A fun and different way to dress up plain ol' rice krispie treats!

Yield: 12 small cakes Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon butter
3 cups mini marshmallows
2 tablespoons Strawberry Quik
4 cups rice krispie cereal
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
valentine sprinkles

Directions:

Spray a mini cheesecake pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. {Will make 12.}
In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in marshmallows and reduce temperature to medium low until melted and completely smooth. Stir in strawberry Quik. Remove from heat and stir in cereal. Press into prepared pan and cool to room temperature. Melt white chocolate chips until smooth. Remove cakes from pan once cooled. Drizzle tops with white chocolate and top with sprinkles. Serve.

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20 Comments

  1. I haven’t had a RC treat in years! Factor in the strawberry Nesquick & white chocolate, um yeah…getting the supplies today.

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  2. Those look so yummy! These will be dessert next Thursday!!

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  3. Eating an entire box of rice krispie treats in 1 day? Definitely no judgment here. I would probably do the same with these!

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  4. Yum! I have’t had rice krispie treats in AGES, but we made them with my mom when I was younger.

    Love the strawberry twist – perfect for V-day!

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  5. Omg, I bet these taste so good with that Strawberry Nesquick! What a cool idea, and I love how it turns them pink :)

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  6. I would have loved you in college…almost as much as I love you now. 😉 Rice Krispie Treats are the sniznit!!

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  7. this is such a fun recipe! what a brilliant strawberry ingredient!

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  8. Great Idea for the pink nesquik! So fun for valentines. :)

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  9. I wonder if you could use sugar-free Jello instead of the Quik?

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  10. These look amazing! And now I’ve pined 3 rice krispy treat recipes this week, I think I may have a problem. Or maybe they’re just that delicious!

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  11. These look amazing! Can I make these ahead and freeze them?

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    • Lauren — February 6th, 2014 @ 9:24 pm

      I wouldn’t freeze these. They do last a few days at room temperature as long as they’re wrapped in plastic!

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  12. Made these for my 9-year-olds at church and am excited for them to have them tomorrow. What a great yet easy and simple idea!

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  13. will the topping dry? i made some with chocolate but, i had to place them in the fridge overnight in order for it to dry….
    any suggestions???
    Thanks

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