Rice Krispie treats are a nostalgic dessert. The classic Rice Krispie Treats are my favorite forever, but I also like to try new recipes like: Oreo Rice Krispie Treats, Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats, Biscoff Rice Krispie Treats and Crispy Cinnamon Toast Rice Krispie Treats.

I ALSO LOVE these Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats. The strawberry flavor is SO good… not a dummy strawberry flavor, but a REAL strawberry flavor. The treats taste like homemade strawberry ice cream!

To get the best strawberry flavor, I spray freeze-dried strawberries in a food processor to make a strawberry powder. Stir the powder into the melted marshmallow mixture and the rice Krispie treats take on a pretty pink color.

Rice krispie treats ARE FULL of strawberry flavor. You will be amazed!! These are the perfect no-bake treats for spring, summer, Valentine’s Day, or any day!

Every time I make them, people can’t get over the intense strawberry flavor! Some even say that they remind them of the classic strawberry ice cream bars with the crispy coating. They are a MUST for strawberry lovers!

Ingredients

You only need 5 ingredients!

  • Freeze-dried strawberries– you need a 1 oz bag of freeze-dried strawberries. You can find them in most grocery stores. You can also buy them HERE.
  • Butter– I use salted butter. If you want to use unsalted butter, just add a little salt to the recipe.
  • Mini Marshmallows– you need a 16 oz bag PLUS 2 cups of mini marshmallows. Don’t skimp on the marshmallows, you want the treats to be GOOEY!
  • Vanilla extract – just a splash!
  • Crispy Rice Cereal– You can find Rice Krispies cereal (or generic crispy rice cereal) at any grocery store in the cereal department.

How to make Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats

Grease a 9×13-inch pan (or a 9×9-inch pan for thicker treats) and set aside. You can line the pan with parchment paper, if you wish.

In a blender or food processor, blend the freeze-dried strawberries to form a fine powder. Set aside.

In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.

Add 16 oz of marshmallows and stir until they are completely melted. I love it when marshmallows start to get gooey!!

Remove from heat and add the strawberry powder and vanilla extract. Stir until everything is well mixed. The mixture will smell awesome!

Gently stir in the cereals and the remaining 2 cups of marshmallows. Go ahead and have a little taste. WOW is right!

Spread the mixture into the prepared mold and gently press with a spatula to flatten.
Let cool in the pan for about 30 minutes before cutting and serving.

How To Store

You can store the treats in an airtight container (or in the pan tightly covered with plastic wrap) for up to 3 days. Do not refrigerate treats. Refrigeration will dry them out and make them too hard and brittle.
Variations

White Chocolate-Add a handful of white chocolate chips or drizzle with melted white chocolate.
Dark Chocolate-Dark chocolate with strawberries is always a winning combination. Drizzle the treats with melted dark chocolate.
Sprinkles-Add your favorite colorful sprinkles!
Freeze-dried Raspberries– If you can’t find freeze-dried strawberries, you can use freeze-dried raspberries.

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