Strawberry Shortcake Rice Krispies Treats

Strawberry Shortcake Rice Krispies TreatsWhen I was buying marshmallows for the Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats I made last week, a bag of strawberry marshmallows caught my eye.  I immediately thought of the post for strawberry shortcake rice krispies I had seen a couple weeks ago and I knew I had to put my own twist on it!  Strawberry Shortcake Rice Krispies Treats

I was hoping to find dried strawberries, but the closest my go-to grocery store had was strawberry flavored dried cranberries.  I thought I was settling, but they worked marvelously. The slight tartness of the dried cranberries cut the sweetness of the marshmallows in the most delicious way.  The marshmallows have a mild strawberry taste, but you could add 1/2-1 tsp of strawberry extract to enhance it!  Overall, these were a big success!Strawberry Shortcake Rice Krispies TreatsStrawberry Shortcake Rice Krispies Treats

Strawberry Shortcake Rice Krispies Treats

  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1 bag of strawberry marshmallows
  • 6 cupscrisped rice cereal
  • 1 heaping cup of cubed angel food cake
  • 1/3 cup strawberry flavored dried cranberries
  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat.  Add marshmallows and stir continuously until melted.  Remove from heat.
  2. Add the cereal and stir to evenly coat.  Add the angel food cake and dried cranberries and fold until distributed throughout.
  3. Use buttered hands or a piece of waxed paper to press the mixture into a 13×9 baking dish.  Let it cool completely before cutting and serving.Strawberry Shortcake Rice Krispies Treats