These are strawberry rice krispy treats. Made the simple way. In the past, I have made flavored rice krispy treats using homemade marshmallows. When I wanted to make flavored treats this weekend, I didn't have the energy to whip up a batch of marshmallows, let them cure and finally prepare the krispy treats. What I needed was a potent source of natural flavor. Dehydrated strawberries were the perfect solution.
Seriously deep with strawberry flavor, the dehydrated berries were the perfect solution to making flavored rice krispy treats without all the fuss. I'm searching the health food stores for other dehydrated fruits that I can put into my next batch. I've already found freeze-dried pears and pineapples. What else is out there? dehydrated blueberries, apples, beef? Okay, maybe no to beef-flavored rice krispy treats.
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Strawberry Rice Krispy Treats
A Wilde Original
Be sure to look for dehydrated, or freeze-dried, berries and not just dried berries. They need to be crisp like a chip, not soft like a raisin. Take your dehydrated berries and process them in a food processor until they are powdered. Now you've got concentrated berry flavor!
1 - 10 ounce bag marshmallows
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp dehrdrated strawberry powder (see not above)
6 cups crispy rice cereal
In a large pot, stir together butter and marshmallows over low heat. Once marshmallows are almost completely melted, add the dehydrated strawberry powder. Stir until everything is combined and the marshmallow is thoroughly pink. Add cereal and stir until completely coated in marshmallow.
Coat a 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray. Pour cereal mixture into the pan. Spray your hands with cooking spray and press the cereal mixture into the pan. Let treats sit for at least an hour before cutting into squares.