DIY Thursdays: Strawberry Rice Krispy Treats just in Time for Valentine’s Day

This is a very simple recipe from I have used it time and time again and it has never let me down. The best part is that it puts a new spin on the old Rice Krispy recipe that we all love. I guarantee you will leave your taste buds watering and wanting more.


• ¼ cup of butter
• 4 cups of mini marshmallows
• 5 cups of Rice Krispy cereal
• 1 box of strawberry flavor gelatin (3 oz)
• 1 cup of red chocolate candy melts


1. Melt the butter and marshmallows in a large saucepan. Stir them until they are completely smooth and melted. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the cereal and jello.
2. Pour mixture into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Let the mixture cool completely.
3. When cereal mixture has cooled, cut out heart shapes with a cookie cutter. You can reuse the scraps to create smaller hear cut outs.
4. Set hearts apart on a rack with wax paper underneath them.
5. Melt candy in a bowl in 30 second intervals until they are completely melted. Stir until the melted candy is smooth.
6. Pour melted chocolate melted candy into a ziplock baggie. Snip the corner and drizzle over the Rice Krispy treats.
7. Let the chocolate drizzle set.
8. Store in an airtight containers.

This recipe makes 16 treats.

You can wrap them up to hand out individually or you can put them on a party tray and let the crowd take it from there. Either way these are sure to please any crowd.

Jessica Williams is Consolidated Credit’s Marketing Communications New Media Coordinator. As a member of the education team, Jessica focuses on helping consumers make better financial decisions while living debt-free. She has previously worked with Take Stock In Children, where she was a mentor and communications specialist, and, where she managed community relations, event planning, marketing, and public relations. Jessica attended both the University of Florida and the University of Central Florida where she received her B.S. in Interpersonal/Organizational Communications and Marketing. Connect with Jessica on Google+.