The Best Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats Ever

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How to make gooey strawberry Rice Krispie treats flavored with Jello and freeze dried strawberries. Easy dessert recipe for kids, parties, and baby showers!

Awhile back I shared my pink Rice Krispie treats recipe with you. And while I was working on that recipe, I decided I also wanted to make a really yummy strawberry Rice Krispie treat recipe.

stack of strawberry Rice Krispie treats with freeze-dried strawberries on white plate

I went back and forth between using either strawberry Jello or freeze-dried strawberries… I even thought about using fresh strawberries.

In the end, I decided to use both Jello and freeze-dried strawberries.

OH MY GOSH! These are hands down my favorite Rice Krispie treats ever. They're chewy and gooey and full of strawberry flavor. I've never had anything quite like them.

While the strawberry Jello gives some flavor and color, the freeze-dried strawberries are the real trick to this recipe; they add a tangy berry flavor you won't otherwise get.

Now if you love rice crispy treats as much as I do, you'll love these recipes too:

stack of Rice Krispie treats with freeze dried strawberries on top, on white plate

WHERE CAN I FIND THE ACTUAL RECIPE CARD?

If you’d rather skip all of my treat making tips, important info for this recipe, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to the recipe – just scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find a printable recipe card.

INGREDIENTS YOU'LL NEED:

Keep in mind, all of the ingredient amounts you’ll need are in the printable recipe card below.

KITCHEN TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED:

Large Pot – I use my Dutch oven; you can also use a large saucepan.

Heat-Resistant Spatula – This one (pictured) is my go to spatula.

Chopper and Cutting Board

9″x13″ Baking Dish

pulling strawberry marshmallow Rice Krispie treat out of white baking dish

HOW TO MAKE STRAWBERRY RICE KRISPIE TREATS

Before you get started, prepare your baking pan by spraying it well with cooking spray. This will keep your treats from sticking to the pan.

Making strawberry Rice Krispie treats with Jello is a fairly quick process, so be sure to gather and measure your ingredients beforehand.

  1. Melt the butter in a Dutch oven over low to medium heat.
  2. Then stir the vanilla extract, almond extract, and salt into the butter.
  3. Add the mini marshmallows to the melted butter mixture, stirring 'til they're almost melted.
  4. Gently stir an ounce of the Jello mix into the melted marshmallow mixture 'til it's completely dissolved.
  5. Remove your pan from the heat and stir in the Rice Krispies.
  6. Finally, stir the chopped freeze-dried strawberries into the cereal mixture.
how to make strawberry Rice Krispie treats using by melting butter in Dutch oven, mixing it with vanilla, marshmallows, strawberry Jello, cereal, and freeze dried strawberries

Then you'll just spread the mixture into a 9″x13″ baking pan, gently patting it down 'til it's even and smooth all over the pan; and allow the treats to cool to room temperature.

When you're ready to serve, just cut each crispy square into serving size pieces, and place a strawberry on top of each treat.

strawberry pink treats topped with freeze dried strawberries, stacked on white plate

HOW DO YOU SOFTEN RICE KRISPIE BARS?

After 2 or 3 days, strawberry marshmallow Rice Krispie treats will start to harden up and be extra chewy or rock solid.

Here are a few ways to ensure that you have the softest but chewiest treats possible:

  • Use fresh ingredients, namely marshmallows and cereal.
  • Cook the marshmallow mixture on low to medium heat, and don't overdo it. Stir and melt 'til they're just about melted; then take them off the heat and finish the recipe.
  • Use a bit more cereal than marshmallows. This will give you a soft, chewy treat.
  • When you go to spread your treats in the pan, don't just pack them down. Gently pat them down evenly and smoothly, and let them go at that.
  • And finally, store your flavored Rice Krispie treats properly, which brings me to my next point…

HOW TO STORE STRAWBERRY RICE KRISPIES TREATS

It's important to store your treats in an airtight container or sealed plastic bag.

And you'll probably want to eat them within the first 2 or 3 days, so they're still nice and soft.

pulling sliced strawberry Rice Krispies treat out of blue baking pan

CAN YOU FREEZE RICE KRISPIE TREATS?

You can if you need to. And then get them out with at least half an hour to thaw before serving.

Be sure when freezing them, though, that you again store them in an airtight container or freezer bag. And you might even put wax paper or parchment paper between the layers of treats so they don't stick together.

MORE STRAWBERRY DESSERTS

I love pretty much strawberry everything. Here are a few of my favorites:

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The Best Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats Ever

The Best Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats Ever

How to make gooey strawberry Rice Krispie treats flavored with Jello and freeze dried strawberries. Easy dessert recipe for kids, parties, and baby showers!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Instructions

  1. Before you get started, prepare your baking pan by spraying it well with cooking spray. This will keep your treats from sticking to the pan.
  2. Melt the butter in a Dutch oven over low to medium heat.
  3. Then stir the vanilla extract, almond extract, and salt into the butter.
  4. Add the mini marshmallows to the melted butter mixture, stirring 'til they're almost melted.
  5. Gently stir an ounce of the Jello mix into the melted marshmallow mixture 'til it's completely dissolved.
  6. Remove your pan from the heat and stir in the Rice Krispies.
  7. Finally, stir the chopped freeze-dried strawberries into the cereal mixture.
  8. Then just spread the mixture into a 9″x13″ baking pan, gently patting it down 'til it's even and smooth all over the pan; and allow the treats to cool to room temperature.
  9. When you're ready to serve, just cut each crispy square into serving size pieces, and place a strawberry on top of each treat.

Notes

*You can use any brand crisp rice cereal you prefer. I usually use Aldi's brand because it's gluten-free.

*Before chopping your strawberries, be sure to save back a handful of whole slices for the top of each treat.

HOW DO YOU SOFTEN RICE KRISPIE BARS?

Here are a few ways to ensure that you have the softest but chewiest treats possible:

  • Use fresh ingredients, namely marshmallows and cereal.
  • Cook the marshmallow mixture on low to medium heat, and don't overdo it. Stir and melt 'til they're just about melted; then take them off the heat and finish the recipe.
  • Use a bit more cereal than marshmallows. This will give you a soft, chewy treat.
  • When you go to spread your treats in the pan, don't just pack them down. Gently pat them down evenly and smoothly, and let them go at that.
  • And finally, store your flavored Rice Krispie treats properly, which brings me to my next point…

HOW TO STORE STRAWBERRY RICE KRISPIES TREATS

It's important to store your treats in an airtight container or sealed plastic bag. You can also freeze them, but be sure to get them out with at least half an hour to thaw before serving. You might also put wax paper or parchment paper between the layers of treats so they don't stick together.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 147Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 151mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g

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