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These strawberry and cream rice krispie treats are buttery, gooey, and shining with strawberry flavor!  The small batch treats showcase everything you love about strawberries and cream – tasty strawberry marshmallows, the perfect ratio of melty marshmallow to cereal, and a dip in white chocolate.  A little sprinkle of freeze-dried strawberries at the end add decoration and flavor.

Close up of a strawberries and cream rice krispie treat square on a table.

strawberry rice krispie treats

I have often shied away from rice krispie treats because, well, I no longer need an after-school snack. 🙂 However, and that is a big, however, my tune has changed since making this delicious small batch dessert!

It just goes to show that you don’t have to be in grade school to enjoy one of the most iconic treats.  Especially when you give said treats an upgrade with flavor.  We are quickly approaching, if not already in it, the season of strawberry.  Strawberry cupcakes, strawberry ice cream, strawberry cobbler … the list of strawberry small batch desserts goes on.  And what better way to honor our childhood snack than with the most popular berry of all!

Just As Good As The Original

  • Gooey – And I mean gooey.  You’ve heard of the delicious cheese-pull.  These treats have a delicious marshmallow pull.
  • Ideal Ratios – It is possible to make a less-than rice krispie treat.  Too much cereal and the treats are hard.  Too much marshmallow, and the treats fall apart.  This small batch recipe solves all that with the best ratio of butter to marshmallow to cereal.
  • Versatile – The rice krispie treat can wear many hats.  Add flavored marshmallows, chocolate chips, sprinkles, different cereal, you name it.  For this special treat, we add a little extra strawberry and cream in the form of a white chocolate dip and freeze-dried strawberry decoration.

Step-By-Step Instructions

1. Pick Your Marshmallows

For a true strawberry and cream rice krispie treat, I recommend a bag of marshmallows that has both strawberry and vanilla. I found these jumbo marshmallows at my grocery, but you may be able to find them at Walmart and Amazon. Otherwise, you can go with all strawberry marshmallows and mix in a few regular jumbo marshmallows.

Strawberry and vanilla jumbo marshmallows spilling out of the bag on a table.

2. Melt The Butter and Marshmallows

First, melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Then add the marshmallows and stir until the marshmallows melt. The tip here is to heat the marshmallows low and slow so they melt evenly. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla and salt.

Ingredients in measuring containers for strawberry rice krispies on a table.
A large saucepan full of melted marshmallows.

3. Stir In The Crispy Rice Cereal

Immediately stir in the crispy rice cereal and mix until thoroughly coated with melted strawberry and cream marshmallow goodness. The strawberry rice krispies will be quite sticky! Use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to give the mixture a good mix.

A measuring cup full of puffed rice cereral.
Strawberries and cream rice krispies being mixed in a large saucepan.

4. Transfer The Rice Krispie Treats to the pan

Your prepared cake pan will be lined completely with foil and given a light spritz of cooking oil. Very gently press the strawberry and cream rice krispie treats into the pan in an even layer. Do not pack tight or the treats will be rock hard!

Puffed rice cereal treats pressed into a small cake pan.

5. Finish With White Chocolate and Freeze Dried Strawberries

To punctuate the strawberry and cream in these rice krispie treats, we’re going to give them a dip in white chocolate and a sprinkle of crushed freeze-dried strawberries.

Ingredients for white chocolate coating in small measuring bowls.

6. Slice YOur Treats and Enjoy!

Yes, you will want to wait a bit to let the treats and chocolate set. But I promise, it will be worth it! Slice the strawberry rice krispie treats in any shape or size you like. In the 6-inch pan, you will easily get 9 tasty treats!

Strawberry rice krispie treat squares topped with white chocolate and freeze dried strawberry bits.

Recipe FAQ

Can I double the recipe to make more treats?

Yes, the recipe is easily doubled. I recommend using a 9-inch pan for a larger batch.

Are these strawberry rice krispie treats gluten free?

This recipe is not gluten free. The rice cereal I use has malt flavor in it, which is not gluten free. However, you can swap in gluten free rice cereal, and just make sure your marshmallows are labeled gluten free.

How should I store the treats?

The strawberry and cream rice krispie treats will last for about 3 days covered at room temperature.

Can I freeze these rice krispie treats?

You can! I recommend wrapping individual squares in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months and thaw at room temperature.

A pretty stack of three strawberries and cream rice krispie treats on a table.
Close up of a strawberries and cream rice krispie treat square on a table.
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Strawberry and Cream Rice Krispie Treats

Yield: 9 Servings
These strawberry and cream rice krispie treats are buttery, gooey, and shining with strawberry flavor!  The small batch treats showcase everything you love about strawberries and cream – tasty strawberry marshmallows, the perfect ratio of melty marshmallow to cereal, and a dip in white chocolate.  A little sprinkle of freeze-dried strawberries at the end add decoration and flavor.
Prep20 minutes
Cook5 minutes
Set2 hours
Total1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Line a 6-inch square cake pan completely with aluminum foil. Very lightly mist the foil with cooking spray.
  • In a medium saucepan, add the butter and melt on medium low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until the marshmallows are completely melted.
    3 tablespoons unsalted butter, 2 ½ cups strawberry and vanilla marshmallows
  • Immediately remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla and salt. Add the cereal and gently mix to cover the cereal entirely with marshmallow. Use a sturdy silicone spatula or wooden spoon to mix.
    ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract, ⅛ teaspoon salt, 2 ½ cups crispy rice cereal
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Using a silicone spatula, gently press the cereal into the pan into an even layer. Do not pack tightly – the treats will be too hard if packed to tight! Let the treats set for at least 1 hour at room temperature.
  • When ready to serve, make the white chocolate glaze. In a small mixing bowl, add the white chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring after each, until the chocolate is melted.
    ⅓ cup white chocolate chips, ¼ teaspoon cold pressed refined coconut oil
  • Lift the treats out of the pan and cut into desired shapes and sizes. Dunk the bottom of each treat into the white chocolate, then place chocolate side up on a serving plate. Crush the freeze dried strawberries with your fingers, or in a baggie, and sprinkle over the tops of the treats while the chocolate is still melted. Allow the treats to set for about 1 hour at room temperature for the chocolate to set. You can speed this up by refrigerating the treats for about 20 minutes.
    2 tablespoons freeze dried strawberries
  • The treats can be stored covered at room temperature for up to 3 days.
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RECIPE NOTES

  • Serving Size – This is a small batch recipe that is easily doubled.  Use a 9-inch pan for a larger batch.
  • Yield – As written, the recipe will yield about 9 2.5-inch rice krispie treats.  More or less depending on how big or small you cut the treats.
  • Strawberry Marshmallows – I found mine at the grocery in the baking aisle.  You can also use all strawberry marshmallows, like these.
  • Gluten Free Option – Look for crispy rice cereal and marshmallows that are clearly labeld gluten free.  Kellogg’s Rice Krispies are not gluten free. 
  • Freezing – You can freeze the rice krispie treats for up to 3 months.  I recommend cutting and wrapping individually in plastic wrap then placing in a freezer bag.  Thaw at room temperature.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Erin Cernich

NUTRITION ESTIMATES

Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 119IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition information is calculated by a third-party and should only be considered an estimate and not a guarantee.
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