Strawberry White Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

Classic Rice Krispie Treats get an upgrade with Strawberries and White Chocolate! These store well and are perfect for bake sales and gifts.

I think I may care about Rice Krispie Treats far more than the average person, but I seriously love them. It is an absurdly simple dessert to make, but there’s some kind of magic when you combine marshmallows, crisp rice cereal, and butter.

There’s nothing wrong with a classic rice krispie treat made with those three ingredients, but sometimes I like to jazz it up a bit.

I’ve done Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats, and now I’m pretty excited about a new version I recently tested, with strawberries and white chocolate.

In order to make this treat work, we’re going to use freeze dried strawberries. Adding fresh strawberries wouldn’t work with flavor, texture (soppy mess), or storage, but freeze dried strawberries work wonderfully.

If you’ve never had freeze dried fruit, these days it is widely available at grocery stores.

Trader Joe’s has a reasonably priced and wide selection of freeze dried fruits (right where the dried fruits and nuts are) that includes strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, mangos, apples, etc. Whole Foods has a big selection too.

If you taste freeze dried fruit out of the bag, it has a crisp/crunchy texture, which goes perfectly with the crisp rice cereal. Though I find that they soften up a little bit, in a pleasant way, after being mixed with the butter and marshmallow.

To get started, melt a few tablespoons of butter in a nonstick pan:

Add mini marshmallows to the pan:

Cook over medium low heat for a few minutes until the marshmallows melt down:

Turn off the heat, then add crisp rice cereal:

Also add more mini marshmallows, freeze dried strawberries, and white chocolate chips:

Stir everything around until the ingredients are evenly coated in the marshmallow:

Press the mixture into an 8×8 pan lined with foil or parchment and sprayed with oil:

Let the rice krispie treats cool for at least 20 minutes, then cut into squares:

Enjoy!

Strawberry White Chocolate White Krispie Treats

Classic Rice Krispie Treats get an upgrade with Strawberries and White Chocolate! These store well and are perfect for bake sales and gifts.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 10-ounce bag + 2 cups mini marshmallows*
  • 6 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1.2 ounce bag freeze-dried strawberries
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Spray a 8×8 inch foil-lined baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large nonstick pot, melt the butter over medium low heat. Add the 10-ounce bag of marshmallows, and stir for a few minutes, until melted and smooth.
  3. Turn the heat off, then stir in the crisp rice cereal, freeze-dried strawberries, white chocolate chips, and 2 cups of marshmallows. Stir until everything is evenly distributed.
  4. Press the mixture evenly into the prepared pan, and let cool for at least 20 minutes.
  5. Cut into squares and enjoy!

*I tried using just 10 ounces of marshmallows for this and found it wasn’t enough gooeyness. It’s worth it to add the extra!

Recipe adapted from the Original Rice Krispie Treats

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