Friday, May 13, 2011

Red Velvet Rice Krispie Treats

It all started when I made Jessica's Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats this past Thursday.

As I was mixing the ingredients and letting them set so I could bring them in for my co-worker's birthday the next day, I began to think of the many different flavor combination's that I could make when adding cake mix to rice krispy treats.




Red Velvet? --Yes!

I LOVE red velvet desserts. I loved them before they were cool.

As a 7th and 8th grader my friend Njeri would make red velvet cake for fun, and since we were 12 year old kids with nothing to do and no one willing to take us ANYWHERE, we'd just sit at her house eating cake and other fattening foods. 

It was kind of irresponsible.

I was a really chubby kid and had no business doing that. Like, at all. Yeesh...Wanna see little chubby Jihane? Look  below.



My mom, bless her heart, put me in dance class to get some exercise, but I'd go to dance classes and move my body, then go to my friends' houses and eat a ton of cake. 

Counter productive...

LOL! As embarrassing as it is I do love that picture though. It's so funny! Horrible, LOL!

Anyways, back to the Krispy Treats.

I figured that they should have a hint of chocolate flavoring and cream cheese mixed in somehow so I added red velvet cake mix and mini chocolate chips to the batter, and then made a thin icing of white chocolate and cream cheese to spread on top.

These were SO EASY to make and they're good!

I liked them a lot and so did my maintenance man who ate about 3 of them while he TRIED to fix my AC unit. Still not working by the way--next time, treats AFTER he completes the task.

They do taste Red Velvet-y especially with the cream cheese icing on top.

As you know already, a recipe developer I am not. So, if anyone decides to make these and could think of improvements, let me know!   :)

  • 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 1 10oz bag of mini  marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup of Red Velvet cake mix sifted to remove lumps
  • 4-6 cups of rice krispies cereal. (I like my treats sticky, so I veer towards 4-5 cups)
  • 4 oz of cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips (more or less depending on how much chocolate flavor you want) plus more for the top of the treats
  • 2-3 oz of white chocolate (I used Wilton's vanilla candy melts because they were closer to reach than the white chocolate in my cupboard and they worked out.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of heavy cream

1. Melt the butter in a saucepan under medium heat and then add in the marshmallows until they are melted. Add the cake mix and stir until everything is incorporated. Add in the cereal and keep stirring. Don't let it burn and if you need to, remove the pan from the heat.

2. After everything is mixed, throw in desired amount of mini chocolate chips, mix and then  transfer it to an 8x8 square pan that has been buttered  or sprayed or lined with wax paper.

3. Let the mixture cool and get started on the icing.

4. Melt the white chocolate in the microwave or on top of a double boiler. When melted, mix in the cream cheese until the mixture is smooth. **I like more of a cream cheese taste so if needed, add in more cream cheese until you reach desired flavor.**

5. Add the heavy cream to thin out the mixture,or if it is thin enough omit it all together.

6. Spread the mixture onto the cooled krispy treats and then sprinkle more mini chocolate chips on top. Stick the pan back in the fridge for about 30 minutes to set the icing.

7. Slice and enjoy!


  1. Um...yum!!!! I think the pic is adorable. You have such a cute smile:)

  2. Mmmmmmm........I am drooling... cream cheese icing making me crazy!

  3. My love for red velvet cake and for rice crispy treats knows no limit! I'll be obsessing over these until I make them :)

    P.S. Such a little cutie!

  4. I loooove anything with red velvet. So good! These look great and I'm sure I'd eat a ton of them in one sitting...funny about your maintenance man, treats after said object actually works! :)

  5. What a great idea! I love red velvet too, and these rice krispy treats look yummy! :)

  6. That is a creative mix! They look tasty! I am also following you on Twitter now, and I have faith that one day you will be able to create your own recipe if you wanted to. Just a few years ago I wondered how people did that, but after making cookies over and over and over again you will find similarities and be able to create your own mix.

  7. Truly sinful!! What a great idea though. I am definitely going to try this.

  8. Great idea! I love red velvet desserts too, and this is such a fun way to incorporate that flavor and color! Thanks for the recipe, I love your blog :)

  9. mmm! Bookmarking! They look delicious!

  10. I love these! I recently made her cake batter rice crispy treats too. I can't wait to try these. YUM!

  11. I have not heard of the cake mix and rice krispie treat combination. I can't wait to try - we love red velvet cake so I know these would be a hit!

    Thank you!

  12. Thanks so much for linking up your delicious red velvet krispie treats at Muffin Monday. Please join us again soon.

  13. JIHANE!!!
    I was looking for recipes to make for your brother and fame strait to your blog and found this. you know he LOVES red velvet cake so this looks like a winner. thanks hun!! and i'll send you pics on how they come out.

  14. And I thought I was the only one who tries to think up new versions of rice krispy treats. Yours sounds better than anything i could ever imagine. I love it!!! Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.

  15. This sounds pretty amazing! I love all things red velvet. And I love rice krispie treats... so clever and unique! LOVE THIS!

  16. Oh wow! What a neat way to mix up rice krispie treats!

  17. For real?! I must try this!! I love red velvet. SO creative!

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  19. Thanks for sharing! I found this on Facebook, shared thee link and here I am! Good blog story, too! :) will be trying this recipe!!