Strawberry Shortcake Rice Krispies Treats

Strawberry Shortcake Rice Krispies Treats - Rice Krispies treats filled with pieces of crushed shortbread cookies and sweetened with strawberry flavored gelatin.

Three Strawberry Shortcake Rice Krispies Treats stacked on a plate topped with whipped cream with a strawberry on the side of the plate

Rice Krispie treats are a dessert commonly made by binding Kellogg's Rice Krispies or another crisp rice cereal together with butter and marshmallows. They were first made in 1939 at the Kellogg company as a fundraiser.

Rice Krispie Treats were a favorite dessert of mine growing up. In fact, it was probably one of the first recipes my mother let me cook by myself. What could go wrong? Marshmallows, a little butter, Rice Krispies cereal - so easy to throw together.

Why This Recipe Works?

  • I've been making rice krispies treats for years and this recipe is such a fun twist on a classic!
  • There is the perfect ratio of marshmallows to cereal making these treats absolutely delicious.
  • These treats take minutes to make and are a great way to satisfy the desire for a little something sweet.

Ingredient Notes

See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  • Butter: If you don't have salted butter, use unsalted butter and add a pinch of salt while melting. Do not use margarine.
  • Marshmallows: Use either a 1oz large marshmallows package, or 4 cups of small marshmallows. You might like to consider using any extra marshmallows you have to make a decadent Mini S'mores Dip!
  • Strawberry jello: I use a 1/2 oz packet of sugar free strawberry jello.
  • Crispy rice cereal: Use Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal or any brand of crispy rice cereal.
  • Shortbread cookies: Optional.

A closeup of strawberry gelatin and marshmallows mixing in a pot

How To Make This Recipe

  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in strawberry jello granules.
  4. Add the cereal. Stir until well coated.
  5. Stir in the cookie pieces.
  6. Using wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9-inch buttered pan. Cool.
  7. Cut into 2-inch squares.

Expert Tips

  • Once the marshmallows have melted, remove them from heat immediately. If they cook longer, the marshmallows will harden and thicken.
  • Don't over-stir the cereal once it's added to the marshmallows. The crispy rice cereal is delicate and over-stirring can break the cereal pieces.
  • Press the mixture into the pan gently. You don't want a firm and compact rice krispie treat - instead, you want a gooey and light cereal treat.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Store Rice Krispies Treats?

Store up to 3 days at room temperature in an airtight container.

Can Rice Krispies Treats Be Frozen?

Yes! Place the treats in an airtight container and freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before eating.

Overhead view of a stack of three Strawberry Shortcake Rice Krispies Treats topped with whipped cream on a plate with two strawberries

If you're looking for a small batch of Rice Krispies, you can find that recipe as well as many other single serving recipes by visiting our One Dish Kitchen site. 

Enjoy!

Strawberry Shortcake Rice Krispies Treats Recipe from ZagLeft

Strawberry Shortcake Rice Krispies Treats

Strawberry Shortcake Rice Krispies Treats - rice krispies treats filled with crushed shortbread cookies & sweetened with strawberry flavored gelatin.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 oz large marshmallows package (or 4 cups small marshmallows)
  • 1/2 oz packet of strawberry sugar-free jello
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal (or other crispy rice cereal)
  • 2 cups shortbread cookies , chopped

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in strawberry jello granules.
  • Add the cereal. Stir until well coated.
  • Stir in the cookie pieces.
  • Using wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9-inch buttered pan. Cool.
  • Cut into 2-inch squares.

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