Red Velvet Rice Krispie Treats

Red Velvet Rice Krispie Treats


These are so easy to make and they don’t require any baking at all. These are a fun twist on an old classic. I brought one into work to have after lunch and everyone at work looked horrified and amazed at the same time at the sight of these!

Red Velvet Rice Krispie Treats

These don’t taste overly of red velvet but they sure are cute. They turn red by adding a little red velvet cake mix to the melted butter.

Red Velvet Rice Krispie Treats

I still have a whole box of Rice Krispies left so expect to see a few more of these in the next few weeks.



Red Velvet Rice Krispie Treats


3 tbs unsalted butter

1/2 cup Red Velvet Cake Mix (you could make your own mix with some flour, cocoa powder and red gel food coloring)

3 cups mini marshmallows

6 cups Rice Krispies

1 cup white chocolate chips


  1. Lightly grease a square or rectangle baking tray. It doesn't matter what size. The smaller the tray the thicker the treats will be.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat melt the butter. Once melted stir in the cake mix and marshmallows.
  3. Once melted take off the heat and stir in the Rice Krispies (I stirred in half of the white chocolate chips. Don't over mix or they'll melt). Press into the prepared pan using a greased spatula or baking paper. Press in the rest of the chocolate chips on top.
  4. Once cool cut into squares.

adapted from Runs with Spatulas

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  1. These look literally amazing! Need to try.


  2. What a fun twist! these would be great for a Valentine's Day treat too.

  3. Kiara Ingrid

    Mmmm, these look amazing! Would adding a few chocolate chips over the top taste just as good?

  4. The Caked Crusader

    I have to admit that I'm not a fan of food colouring, however, these look AWESOME!


    Haha fab idea, I love red velvet cupcakes!!

  6. kerrycooks

    What an original idea! They're so wrong yet they're so right… imagine these with a pink colour for halloween…..BRAINS!

  7. filelalaine

    Dayum woman, youz gotz to have too much time on your hands :) Who woulda thunk to make these!

  8. Cupcake Kelly

    Kiara – you could add whatever topping you like! I used white chocolate mostly for red & white contrast.

    Sam – these really don't need a lot of food coloring as the rice krispies are really thin and light so they absorb the color quickly.

    kerry – you could make them any color to match any holiday! brains for halloween sounds good!

  9. I've never thought about that! it sounds amazing =)

  10. Elise Giordano

    This is the most delicious thing I have seen all day. I'm drooling!!!!

  11. I've made these twice already! Thank you for your genius. I will post a link to this from my blog. They make such a great treat.

  12. Cupcake Kelly

    Thanks! I'm glad you like them :)

  13. I love this twist on rice crispy treats! I love homemade rice crispies in general, and I can wait to try this recipe out!

  14. *faints* This must be Heaven in dessert form. I won’t rest til someone makes these for me. I WON’T! *subscribes to your blog*


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