Strawberry flavored Rice Krispie Treats with freeze-dried strawberries and chocolate topping will make you feel like you are enjoying a chocolate-covered strawberry...in treat form!
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We take classic chocolate covered strawberry and make it into the perfect Valentine’s Day Treat! Chocolate Covered Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats! Easy, flavorful and a delicious way to show someone you care!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats cut into squares

I forget how EASY Rice Krispie treats are to make.  Think about it, 3 ingredients and your actual work time is simply waiting for something to melt and then mixing it up!

Using strawberry flavored cereal from the start, adding in freeze-dried strawberries (Yum!) and some chocolate topping and you have converted a classic into a totally new taste!

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I have used strawberry flavored Kool-Aid before to flavor rice Krispie treats, like I did for my Watermelon Krispies and Basketball Krispies so I was excited to try out the strawberry flavored cereal. You might remember I did cocoa cereal for my Football Rice Krispie Treats.

You don’t even have to flavor them to make them fun. I just molded regular Rice Krispie Treats into cute nests and added chocolate eggs for my Easter Treats.

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Ingredients for Chocolate Covered Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats

  • Strawberry Rice Cereal (Amazon | Target | Walmart)
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Butter
  • Freeze-Dried Strawberries
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • White Melting Chocolate

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Ingredients for Chocolate Covered Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats

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How to Make Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats

Start off by melting the butter in a saucepan over low heat.

Melted butter in saucepan

Add 4 1/2 cups of marshmallows and stir continuously until marshmallow melts.

Melted marshmallow in saucepan

Mix in the strawberry cereal and fold until fully incorporated.

Combined treats in saucepan

Add in remaining 1/2 cup marshmallows and 1/2 cup of freeze dried strawberries. Mix well.

Mixing in marshmallows and freeze dried strawberries

Next, spread the mixture evenly into your baking dish. Flatten with a spatula or buttered fingers.

Treats in pan

Top with remaining freeze-dried strawberries.

Treats in pan with freeze dried strawberries added to top

Melt chocolate in separate microwave-safe bowls for 30 second increments, stirring well in between until completely smooth. You can drizzle with a spoon or using a piping bag. Optional, add more mini chocolate chips to top. Let chocolate set for about 30 minutes.

Finally, Remove from the pan via the parchment paper and slice and serve!

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Chocolate Strawbery Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

YIELD 9 squares

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats

PREP TIME 15 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
TOTAL TIME 45 minutes
Strawberry flavored Rice Krispie Treats with freeze-dried strawberries and chocolate topping will make you feel like you are enjoying a chocolate-covered strawberry…in treat form!
Above angle of treats stacked on a pretty platter
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Ingredients

  • 5 cups Rice Krispie Cereal, Strawberry Flavored
  • 5 cups miniature marshmallows, divided
  • 1 cup freeze-dried strawberries, roughly chopped, divided
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup Mini Chocolate Chips, extra for garnish
  • ½ cup White Chocolate

Instructions

Strawberry Krispie Bars

  • Lightly grease a 9×9 pan and line with greased wax or parchment paper.
  • In a saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. When butter is melted, add 4 1/2 cups of marshmallows and slowly stir until completely melted, stirring often.
  • Add the krispie cereal and gently fold until the cereal is coated by the marshmallow and butter mixture.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup of freeze-dried strawberries and remaining 1 cup of mini marshmallows until fully incorporated.
  • Transfer the cereal mixture into the 9×9 pan and gently press it into an even layer. You may need to butter your fingers while pressing so it doesn't stick. Also, be careful as the mixture is hot.
  • Press the remaining freeze-dried strawberries on top of the krispie treats.

Chocolate Topping

  • In a microwave-safe bowls, heat the chocolate chips and the white baking chips (separately) in 30-second increments, stirring well in between each heat time until completely melted.
  • Use piping bags or drizzle chocolate over top with a spoon.
  • Allow the chocolate to set before cutting and serving, (approx 30 min)
  • (Optional) top with some more mini-chocolate chip morsels!

Notes

  • For a less prominent strawberry flavor, you can use regular unflavored rice krispie treats as well.
  • Be sure to melt the butter and marshmallows extra slowly to ensure soft and gooey rice krispie treats and low heat as to not burn the mixture.
  • Lining the pan with parchment or greased wax paper helps you remove the treats easier for even slicing.
  • If you are in a hurry, you can pop the treats in the fridge for a few minutes to help set the chocolate quickly.
  • I like to give the freeze dried strawberries a rough chop so they are in smaller, bite-sized pieces.
  • You may also choose to stick with 1 type of chocolate and cover the entire top of the treats with a layer of chocolate and then mini chocolate chips and let set!  Slice and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1square | Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 391mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 1215IU | Vitamin C: 331mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 11mg
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