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Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats

Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats are a unique twist on an already classic dessert. This easy-to-make treat is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth while also adding a bit of bright flavor to your dessert table.

When my kids were younger and showed interest in helping out in the kitchen, I wanted to start them off by making something that was easy and that they would love to eat.

Brussels sprouts or broccoli (although we eat them for dinner) just didn’t scream kid-friendly or fun when teaching kids to cook. 😁

So, Rice Krispie Treats were the first thing that came to mind. What kid doesn’t love rice krispie treats, right?!

They were a hit, and the kids loved making them. So once they mastered the art of making rice krispie treats, we decided to take it a step further and give the classic recipe a new twist.

Freeze-dried strawberries were just the ticket. The kids (and adults) loved the new twist, and this recipe is still a highly requested recipe for snacks, desserts, sleepovers, and school treats!

Now, several years later, I still get that same feeling of joy when I make these Strawberry Rice Krispies Treats for myself and others or with my kids – with the added bonus of being able to add my own unique touch.

If you want more kid-friendly Rice Krispy recipes, try my:

  • Rice Krispie Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Dr. Seuss Inspired 1 Fish 2 Fish Rice Krispy Treats
  • Grinch Rice Krispies Treats

Ingredients Needed For Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

  • Rice Krispies – any brand
  • Marshmallows – white
  • Butter – unsalted
  • Dried Strawberries – crushed
  • Pink Candy Melts
  • White Candy Melts – reserve 1/2 cup
  • Coconut Oil – or Paramount Crystals

Equipment Needed for Strawberry Rice Krispies Treats

  • Baking Dish – 9 x 13 inch dish
  • Large Bowl – microwave-safe
  • Small Bowl
  • Piping Bag – no tip needed
  • Skewer or Toothpick

How To Make Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats

Just follow these simple steps to create your family’s new favorite strawberry-flavored treats!

Step 1

Prepare the baking dish with non-stick spray or butter. Set aside.

Step 2

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter and marshmallows in 45-second intervals. Take out and stir when the marshmallows begin to puff up.

Step 3

Gently stir in the rice krispies and dried strawberries. Mix thoroughly.

Step 4

Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.

Step 5

Melt the pink candy and white melts in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second increments. Stir after every 30 seconds.

Step 6

Next, place 1/2 of a cup of reserved white candy melts in a piping bag. Microwave for 30 seconds, remove from microwave, mash, and flip bag over. Then place it back in the microwave for another 30 seconds.

Add in coconut oil and stir. Heat for another 15 seconds if necessary.

Step 7

Now that all the candy melts are melted, you are now ready to decorate.

Pour all the melted pink candy melts over the top of the Rice Krispy treats.

Step 8

Spread the pink chocolate smoothly over the top using a spatula, spoon, or knife.

Step 9

Cut a small hole in the bottom of the piping bag containing the melted white candy melts. Draw lines horizontally on top of the pink chocolate.

Step 10

Using a toothpick or long skewer, draw a line straight down, then straight back up continuing until the design covers the top.

Step 11

Place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to set up. Serve and enjoy!!!

Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats Recipe Notes And Tips

  • It is important NOT to use liquid oil thinner. Coconut oil or paramount crystals are the best options. Paramount crystals are chips of hydrogenated palm kernel oil combined with lecithin and citric acid to be used in chocolate work.
  • If the oil you use is a liquid to begin with, it will remain in liquid form. If you use an oil that solidifies at room temperature, it will ensure that the chocolate will set up nicely.
  • Melting the marshmallows on low heat will ensure that the treats will stay soft and fluffy.
  • When pressing the rice krispie mixture into the baking dish, use either cooking spray or butter on your hands or a spatula. This will keep your hands or spatula from sticking to the gooey mixture.

Variations Of Strawberry Rice Krispies Treats To Try

  • Use a cookie cutter to cut out fun-shaped treats such as hearts, stars, animals, or flowers. Get creative! 😁
  • Try a different type of cereal, such as fruity pebbles, Chex cereal, or Cheerios, for a fun change.
  • White chocolate chips, chopped nuts, crushed pretzels, mini milk chocolate chips, or M&M’s are some delicious and fun add-ins for your strawberry rice krispie treats.

Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats FAQs

Do you have questions about these Strawberry Rice Krispies Treats? If you have a question and don’t see it already answered below, please leave it for me in the comments!

Where can I buy freeze-dried strawberries?

I can find them in the Natural and Organic section of my preferred grocery store. My grocery store app is my friend. 😁 It helps me know where to find those harder-to-find items.

Freeze-dried strawberries are also available on Amazon!

What is the best way to store any extra or leftover Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats?

You can store your leftovers in an air-tight container or storage bag for up to 1 – 2 days. Any longer, and they will start to become a little dry.

Can you freeze these Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats?

Yes, definitely! They can be frozen for up to 2 months in a freezer-safe container or freezer bag. When you are ready to remove them from the freezer, allow them to thaw at room temperature.

Are these Strawberry Rice Krispies Treats gluten-free?

Rice is naturally gluten-free, yet some cereals are made with malt, which contains gluten. Also, some cereals may be manufactured in a plant that is not 100% gluten-free.

If you are diligent and make sure you check the packaging, it should not be difficult to find a totally gluten-free rice krispie cereal.

More Fun, Kid-Friendly Sweet Treats To Try

  • Mermaid Cheesecake Pops
  • Chocolate Caramel Apple Pops
  • Easy S’mores Bars (Starbucks Copycat)
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars
  • Muddy Buddies Cookies and Cream Flavor (Oreo Puppy Chow)

Strawberry Rice Krispies Treats

Yield: 12 - 16 servings
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes

Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats are a unique twist on an already classic dessert. This easy-to-make treat is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth while also adding a bit of bright flavor to your dessert table.



  • 6 cups rice krispies
  • 1 - 10 oz bag marshmallows
  • 3 tbsp butter, unsalted
  • 1 cup dried strawberries, crushed
  • 1 cup pink candy melts
  • 1 cup white candy melts, reserve 1/2 cup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil or paramount crystals


  • 9x13 baking dish
  • large bowl
  • small bowl
  • piping bag
  • skewer or toothpick


  1. Grease a pan and set it to the side.
  2. Place butter and marshmallows in a medium-large bowl.
  3. Warm up in 45-second increments.
  4. Once the marshmallows begin to puff take them out and stir.
  5. Pour in the Rice Krispy treats and dried strawberries.
  6. Mix together and put into a greased pan.
  7. Melt the pink and ½ cup white candy melts in 30-second increments, stirring after each.
  8. Place the ½ cup white candy melts or almond bark in the piping bag.
  9. Heat for 30 seconds, Mash, flip the bag over, and heat for an additional 30 seconds.
  10. While that is melting, add in the coconut oil and stir (it melts while you stir).
  11. If it doesn’t fully melt, heat it for 15 seconds.
  12. Once both sets of chocolate are melted you are ready to decorate.
  13. Pour the pink chocolate all over the rice crispy.
  14. Use the back of a spoon or an offset spatula to spread.
  15. Cut a small hole in the tip of your piping bag and draw lines horizontally on the pink chocolate.
  16. Use a skewer or toothpick to draw a line straight down.
  17. Then a line straight up.
  18. Continue this until the design covers the top.
  19. Place in the fridge to set for 30 minutes.
  20. Slice and enjoy!!!

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