Nearly a year ago I did a little experiment and made strawberry rice krispie treats in cupcake shapes with strawberry icing! I figured they would be the perfect Valentine treat!
Here is a repost of the original recipie.
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My husband had been requesting using strawberry marshmallows in rice krispie treats for some time. I didn't think it would be that good. But we saw strawberry marshmallows in the grocery store and I decided to give in and try it.
Then he decided he wanted strawberry icing on it to. WHAT?!? I didn't think icing would be good on a rice krispie treat. But I decided to give in and try it.
I melted one 10 oz package of strawberry marshmallows and 3 tablespoons of butter in a pot.
Meanwhile I measured out six cups of rice krispies and buttered my large muffin pan.
The strawberry marshmallows and better got REALLY pink!
I mixed in the rice krispies. It's hard to see in the photo, but the mixture took on some pink swirls.
I pressed the mixture into the cupcake tin. They formed very quickly and they were easy to get out.
Here they are ready for the icing.
The Betty Crocker icing was nice and light. I ran out of strawberry icing for the seven cupcakes I made. But I have some Betty Crocker fluffy white that I swirled with the strawberry icing for the last two.
They came out delicious! The rice krispie treats had a subtle strawberry taste, Kind of like a strawberry shortcake ice cream bar. The strawberry icing enhanced the flavor.
I could only eat half at a time. I had the biggest sugar high!
And I would do it for a party and serve within a few hours. The treats had to be refrigerated because of the icing. Therefore making the rice krispie treat hard. But you can pop it in the mocrowave for 5-10 seconds.
It was a fun experiment! I even decided to make the rice krispies in the muffin pans for the holidays to avoid cutting.
Let me know if you try it!
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!