It was just before Valentine's Day, I think, when I first saw red velvet rice krispie treats popping up all over blogland.
Five months later, I finally whipped some up. I really should not have waited. Here's how I made mine.
Red Velvet Rice Krispies
- 3 tablespoons salted butter
- 11 ounces of marshmallows
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup red velvet cake mix
- 6 cups Cocoa Rice Krispies cereal
Line the bottom of a 9 x13 inch pan with parchment paper and spray generously with cooking spray (lining the bottom is not absolutely necessary but I like the insurance). Set the pan aside.
Place the cereal in a large bowl— my wide stainless steel bowl worked perfectly for this. Set aside.
In a large saucepan, melt the butter and marshmallows over medium-low heat, stirring frequently. After the marshmallows are melted, add the cake mix and vanilla and continue to stir until fully incorporated
Pour the marshmallow mixture over the cereal (working quickly) and stir and mix until the cereal is coated.
Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan, gently pressing into shape, filling the pan and evening out the top.
Allow to cool. Cut, eat, repeat.