Cherry & Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

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Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

Cherry & Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

If you are looking for a last minute Valentine’s Day treat you have got to try this amazing  Cherry & Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats Recipe. This is just a little take on your standard Rice Krispy treat but with the addition of some lovely chopped dried cherries and some semi-chocolate chips.

I also added a few drops of red food coloring to make these a lovely pink color which is just pure fun for Valentine’s Day. Of course food coloring is optional!

All of the ingredients in this recipe are frugal and things you can normally get rather cheap with coupons and sales. The dried cherries might be the hardest item to find a deal on but if you watch for it there ARE coupons and sales on dried fruit. Other ideas for saving money on the cherries is to buy in bulk at stores such as Sam’s Club or Costco or shop online at Amazon.

You can serve these to your family and friends right out of the pan. Or dress them up cute to pass out to the kids at school or co-workers at the office!

Here is how to make this yummy Chocolate & Cherry Rice Krispies Treats Recipe:

Cherry & Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats - Ingredients

2In a large bowl, microwave the butter and the marshmallows together for about 2 minutes until the marshmallows are soft and puffed.

Cherry & Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats - Melted Marshmallows

3While the marshmallows and butter are in the microwave, chop the dried cherries into large pieces.

Cherry & Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats - Chopped Cherries

4Remove the marshmallows from the microwave. Stir in the red food coloring if using. Gently stir in the cereal and the cherry pieces until everything has been coated with the marshmallow mixture. Add in the chocolate chips last.

Cherry & Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats - Mix Ingredients Together

5Pat the mixture into a greased 8×8 baking dish.

Cherry & Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats - Pat Mixture Into 8X8 Baking Pan

6Cool and cut into squares to serve.

Cherry & Chocolate Rice Krispy Treats - Cut Into Squares and Serve

7Enjoy your delicious treats!

Cherry & Chocolate Rice Krispy Treats - Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 cups Mini Marshmallows
  • 3 cups Rice Crispy Cereal
  • 1/2 cup Dried Cherries
  • 1/4 cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Red Food Coloring (Optional)

Cherry & Chocolate Rice Krispy Treats - So Good!