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Valentine's Rice Krispie Treats

Surprise your sweetheart or your family with these adorable Rice Krispie treats just like the classic version but with the surprise element of red velvet cake and a vibrant red coloring!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16 treats
Calories 200kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 oz mini marshmallows
  • ½ cup butter
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 1 cup Red Velvet cake mix
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup white chocolate chips
  • Red gel food coloring taste free

Instructions

  • Line a 13x9 pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper and the rub with butter or spray with cooking spray.
  • Place the marshmallows and butter in a large pot and heat on the stove on medium heat until completely melted. Be sure to stir continuously.
  • Remove the pot from the stove and stir in the cake mix and vanilla until combined completely.
  • Add ½ teaspoon of red food coloring and stir to combine. Add in more food coloring to get your desired color.
  • Add the rice krispie cereal and stir to coat completely. The mixture will be very thick.
  • Pour the thick mixture into the lined dish and press evenly into the corners. (use a wooden spoon or fingers if preferred)
  • Let stand until completely cooled (approximately 20 minutes)
  • Remove from the pan by lifting by the parchment paper.
  • Cut into rectangles or use a heart shaped cookie cutter if desired.

Notes

Store in an airtight container for 2-3 days at room temperature. up to 4-5 days if stored in the refrigerator.
Use any cookie cutter shape you'd like.
Use 4 cups of mini marshmallows.
Substitute 7 ounce jar marshmallow crème for marshmallows.
To freeze, separate layers with parchment paper or wax paper and place in a freezer safe plastic bag or container for up to a month.
To make in the microwave:
Add marshmallows and butter to a microwave-safe bowl.
Cook for 2 minutes.
Stir continuously until smooth.
Then add in the cake mix, vanilla and stir to combine.
Add in ½ teaspoon red food coloring and stir to combine well.
Press into prepared pan.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 877IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 4mg