Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Red Velvet Rice Krispie Treats

One of my favorite desserts of all time are Rice Krispie Treats. I'm generally lazy and just buy the pre-made ones at Costco, but I like the homemade ones so much better. Of course, I can polish off a whole pan of them by myself without even trying - so they're pretty dangerous!

I've been seeing a lot of posts out there where people have made red velvet Rice Krispie treats, and I finally decided to try them myself. Since Red Velvet traditionally has a hint of cocoa in it, I used Cocoa Rice Krispies instead of regular (they're also one of my favorite cereals, so I can eat the leftovers!) and they turned out great! They smelled a little weird while they were being made, so I was a little nervous about the end result, but I was really happy with them!

  Red Velvet Rice Krispie Treats

  •     3 tablespoons salted butter
  •     11oz marshmallows
  •     1 tbsp vanilla extract
  •     3/4 cup red velvet cake mix
  •     6 cups Cocoa Rice Krispies cereal
  •     6 ounces white chocolate chips, melted
Generously spray a pan (size of your choosing, depending on how thick/tin you want the treats to be) with cooking spray and reserve.

In a large saucepan or pot, melt the butter and marshmallows over medium-low heat. Once the marshmallows are almost fully melted, add the cake mix and vanilla stirring frequently, until fully incorporated. Working quickly, add the marshmallow mixture to the cereal and mix until well combined and the cereal is coated.

Transfer the cereal mixture to the prepared pan, and using hands (generously coated with more cooking spray) firmly press down until the top is even. Once fully cooled, scoop melted white chocolate onto the top and use a spatula to spread into a thin layer. You may also drizzle the white chocolate, if you prefer.

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  1. gosh they look awesome I am going to try thanks!

  2. These look delisH! Will definitely have to try!

  3. How cool are these?! I love cocoa crispies and have never had red velvet. We might just have to give these a try. Thanks!

  4. Look at you being all genius! This is a have to try recipe!! Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower!!
    Hope you have a great weekend!!

  5. I am a sucker for red velvet! Yum!
    Kindest regards,

  6. my hub would love if I made these!!! I might try this pm, since it is so hot to even think of baking any sweets!

  7. Love Red Velvet! This is a brilliant idea! Can be used for so many holidays and school parties. I'll be using this for sure!

  8. Goodness, these look so good. I can't say no when you combine 2 of my favorite sweets together. Can't wait to make these! Thanks for sharing :)

  9. You must be an amazing cook. This looks wonderful also. Thank you so much for linking with "Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop". I can't wait to see what you link again this Wednesday.
    Debi Bolocofsky

  10. These look really good! I chose them as one of this weeks features on Dare to Share.
    I cant wait to see what you link up next.