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Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats

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Babies: you ladies keep having them, and then posting pictures of them everywhere, and now my uterus has started nagging me. So… THANKS A LOT.

“Hey Cathy, yeah it’s me, your uterus. Look at that baby over there. Pretty cute right? Y’know I can do that.”
“But look, that baby has rolls on top of rolls. SO SQUISHY!”

My dear mother has even gotten in on the game:
“Y’know you don’t have to be married to have children. This is 2012! People do things differently.”

I don’t know where, or when, or how I caught baby fever. The CDC should really get on the prevention and treatment of baby fever. Usually a heavy dose of a trip to Walmart on a Saturday afternoon in the toy aisle with screaming kids breaks the fever, but that hasn’t been working lately. I think my body has built a tolerance, so now I need to seek out new treatment.

One day at Trader Joe’s, I saw the CUTEST baby girl; she was totally bald (I love bald babies!). Seeing this, and in a panic, the BF pointed out these freeze-dried fruits to distract me. Good job boyfriend, good job.

Freeze-dried fruit is so good! Light, airy, and crisp, and then it melts in your mouth and the flavors of the fruit explode. It is kinda pricey… (a 1.2oz bag is $5 at my local TJs). If you can’t splurge, or can’t find freeze-dried strawberries, you can go ahead and make this with strawberry jam. It wont be quite the same, but it’ll be close enough.

Ingredients for Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats
  • 6 C Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 3 Tbsp butter, or margarine
  • 1, 10oz bag of mini marshmallows
  • 1.2oz freeze-dried strawberries – reserving a few bits on the side to sprinkle on top (if you can’t find freeze-dried, use 2 Tbsp strawberry jam)
Instructions for Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats
  1. In a completely dry blender or food processor, pulverize freeze-dried strawberries into a powder. (It is extremely important that your equipment be completely dry. Any bit of water or moisture and the freeze-dried strawberries will turn into a concrete paste.) Or, throw them in a baggie and SMASH SMASH SMASH.
  2. In a pot set over medium heat, melt butter, add marshmallows and powdered strawberries and mix until fully melted and thoroughly combined.
  3. Stir in rice krispie cereal and coat well, and press into a square baking dish. Press down into an even layer, and sprinkle some of the reserved freeze-dried strawberries on top.

A note about using jam in place of the freeze-dried strawberries: the freeze-dried have a very tangy/tart quality to them, which works fantastic with marshmallows. So if you’re using jam instead, find one that isn’t loaded with sugar, and mix in some lime juice to give it some tartness.

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  2. Anu says:

    Perfect squares with yum strawberries

  3. Aimee says:

    Beautiful photography as always 🙂 Love the freeze dried strawberry idea.

  4. Virginia says:

    Very good idea and beautifully presented. Going shopping for the ingredients tonight. Thanks for sharing.

  5. MRE Depot says:

    Amazing idea! Our freeze dried strawberries and blueberries, here at MRE Depot would be great in our Rice Crispies cereal. I’ll be letting our followers know! Great job and great pictures!
    -MRE Depot Team

  6. Kelly says:

    The theme for my daughter’s 1st Birthday party is Strawberries as in “my BERRY 1st Birthday” since strawberries are just about her favorite thing… these are going to be perfect! I already found the fruit and CVS! Thanks for sharing!