Strawberry Rice Krispies

Strawberry-Rice-Krispies are easy, the Jello makes them fun!

It’s no secret that I am NOT a big fan of Jello.  At least not in the wiggly, jiggly, traditional sense.  I have too many memories of Jello molds with raisins, carrots and apples.  Ack!  But I used Jello today.  I’m actually glad I did!  Only strawberry gelatin could turn my Rice Krispies the perfect shade of pink for these hearts.  The bonus was the strawberry flavor enveloping each rice puffed morsel.  Lip smacking good!  I suppose Jello has survived the decades for a reason.  Perhaps I’m being way too hard on Jello.  And I admit that it’s possible I’ve underestimated the power of Jello.   While I’m not ready to bring back the Jello molds or create Jello salads, I will say that someday, I may even buy another box of Jello.   Thats saying a lot!

Strawberry Rice Krispies and a Giveaway
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 5 cups Rice Krispy cereal
  • 1 box strawberry flavor gelatin (3 oz)
  • 1 cup red chocolate candy melts
  1. Melt butter and marshmallows in a large saucepan. Stir until completely smooth and melted. Remove from heat and stir in cereal and jello. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan. Let cool completely.
  2. When cereal has cooled, cut in heart shapes with a cookie cutter. Re using scraps. Set hearts apart on a rack with wax paper underneath.
  3. Melt candy in a bowl in 30 second intervals until completely melted, stirring until smooth. Pour chocolate into a zip top baggie. Snip a corner and drizzle over Rice Krispy hearts. Let set.
  4. Store in an airtight container.
  5. Makes 16



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17 Responses

  1. Tanya, thank you so much for being part of the giveaway!! I’m excited it’s your first one. Also, I would never have thought of putting jello in rice krispie treats! I’m on treat duty for Valentine’s Day, and these look perfect!!

    • Thank you for all your hard work Lisa!

  2. I love Jello in rice krispie treats…of course I like rice krispie treats any day no matter what’s in them too! I love how bright pink your hearts are from the Jello!!!

    • I was pleasantly surprised by the Jello! I’m going to go stock up on more now!

  3. these look really great tanya! i’m pinning them to my valentine’s day board. thanks so much for sharing – and for the amazing giveaway opportunity, too!
    happy friday!!

  4. Thanks for the opportunity to win a Kindle, Tanya. Rice Krispie Treats are a bit too sweet for me but I’ll keep your recipe on-hand for when the youngest clan members come around. Thanks again.

    • Truth be told, they are too sweet for me too! But my kids loved them!


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