Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats

By Maria Lichty

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Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats made with freeze dried strawberries for the BEST strawberry flavor! The treats are soft, sweet, gooey, and bursting with strawberry flavor! The perfect no-bake treat for spring and summer!

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Rice Krispie Treats are a nostalgic dessert. Classic Rice Krispie Treats are my forever favorite, but I also like trying new recipes like: Oreo Rice Krispie Treats, Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats, Biscoff Rice Krispie Treats, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch Rice Krispie Treats.

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

To get the best strawberry flavor, I pulverize 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 turn a pretty pink color.

The rice krispie treats are BURSTING with strawberry flavor. You will be amazed!! They 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 they remind them of the classic strawberry ice cream bars with the crunchy coating. They are a MUST make for strawberry lovers!

marshmallows, freeze dried strawberries, vanilla, butter, and crispy rice cereal in bowls to make strawberry rice krispie treats.

Ingredients

You only need 5 ingredients!

  • Freeze-dried strawberries– you need a 1 oz bag of freeze dried strawberries. You can find them at 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 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 aisle.

How to Make Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats

  • Grease a 9×13-inch pan (or 9×9-inch pan for thicker treats) and set aside. You can line the pan with parchment paper, if desired.
freeze dried strawberries blended to powder in food processor.
  • In a blender or food processor, blend the freeze-dried strawberries to form a fine powder. Set aside.
melted butter in large white pot to make strawberry rice krispie treats.
  • In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat.
stirring melted marshmallows in large white pot with wooden spoon.
  • Add 16 oz of marshmallows and stir until completely melted. I love when the marshmallows start to get gooey!!
freeze dried strawberry powder stirring into melted marshmallows with wooden spoon in large pot.
  • Remove from heat and add the strawberry powder and vanilla extract. Stir until well combined. The mixture will smell AMAZING!
strawberry rice krispies with mini marshmallows in white pot.
  • Gently stir in the cereal and remaining 2 cups of marshmallows. Go ahead and taste a little bit. WOW is right!
strawberry rice krispie treats pressed into pan.
  • Spread the mixture into the prepared pan and press gently with spatula to flatten.
  • Cool in pan for about 30 minutes before cutting and serving.
strawberry rice krispie treats stacked.

How to Store

You can keep the treats in an airtight container (or in the pan covered tightly with plastic wrap) for up to 3 days. Do not refrigerate the treats. Refrigerating 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 combo. Drizzle the treats with melted dark chocolate.
  • Sprinkles– Stir in your favorite colorful sprinkles!
  • Freeze Dried Raspberries– If you can’t find freeze dried strawberries, you can use freeze dried raspberries.
  • Almond Extract– add a little splash of almond extract.
strawberry rice krispie treats cut into squares on parchment paper.

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Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats made with freeze dried strawberries for the BEST strawberry flavor! The treats are soft, sweet, gooey, and bursting with strawberry flavor! The perfect no-bake treat for spring and summer!
4.74 from 23 votes

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Grease a 9×13-inch pan (or 9×9-inch pan for thicker treats) and set aside.
  • In a blender or food processor, blend the freeze-dried strawberries to form a powder. Set aside.
  • In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add 16 oz of marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
  • Remove from heat and add the strawberry powder and vanilla extract. Stir until well combined.
  • Stir in the cereal and remaining 2 cups of marshmallows. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan and press gently with spatula to flatten.
  • Cool in pan for about 30 minutes before cutting and serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 228kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 76mg, Potassium: 50mg, Fiber: 0.5g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 175IU, Vitamin C: 29mg, Calcium: 4mg, Iron: 1mg
Keywords Rice Krispie Treats, strawberry

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. These were delicious! I wasn’t sure what to expect with the strawberry flavor but in our opinion; it was just right. Thank you for the great recipe 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    These were a big hit over the Independence Day weekend. I added about a half cup of dried blueberries with the cereal for a red, white, and blue theme. They tasted delicious!

  3. 5 stars
    Made them with plant based butter (one of the ones that comes in sticks not spread) to make them dairy free. 10/10 Totally delish!

  4. This looks so yummy! I’m going to just buy the powder since my processor is broken. Not sure what 1 oz of freeze dried would amount to in terms of powder measurement (1/2c, 3/4c, etc.). Have you by chance measured or could you guesstimate? Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    Made these last week, but halved the recipe. Used a 10 ounce bag of mini marshmallows, reserving some like you suggested and they were delicious. I crushed up the strawberries with a rolling pin, so I’d have one less dish to wash 🙂 Would definitely make them again.

  6. Hi Maria, I noticed in one of the photos you clipped parchment paper to the sides of the baking dish using binder clips. Would you mind providing a link to the clips? I’d hate to buy the wrong ones and burn down my house accidentally 🙂

  7. I can only find freeze dried strawberries in 20 g packages. According to Google 1 ounce equals 28 g – will the recipe suffer if I only use 20 g?