Red Velvet Rice Krispie Treats has a tasty flavor combination thanks to the red velvet cake mix. This no bake dessert recipe is easy to make and so delicious.

Red velvet rice krispie treats cut into bars.
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Traditional Rice Krispie Treats combined with all the flavors of Red Velvet make an irresistible recipe. This easy addition of ingredients makes this even more yummy.

For even more red velvet flavor, try making Red Velvet Cake Pops and Red Velvet Cake Recipe.

Why This Recipe Works

It’s the perfect way to jazz up regular rice krispie treats and enjoy delicious Red Velvet flavor. This incredible recipe is super easy to make and perfect for busy moms. If you love the classic recipe, you will enjoy this new variation of rice crispy treats.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Red velvet rice krispie treats - rice krispie cereal, mini marshmallows, butter, vanilla, dry red velvet cake mix, white chocolate chips.
  • Rice Krispie Cereal. Make sure the cereal is fresh.
  • Mini Marshmallows. You can also use large marshmallows, but I prefer the mini size.
  • Butter. Use real unsalted butter for the best flavor.
  • Vanilla Extract. Pure vanilla is best.
  • Dry Red Velvet Cake Mix. You only need the dry mix and not any of the other ingredients.
  • White Chocolate Chips. Use the best quality chocolate chips you can.

Find the complete ingredient list at the bottom of the page.

Variations

  • Heart Shapes. Cut the rice krispy treats into heart shapes for an adorable Valentine’s Day treat.
  • Christmas. Enjoy these at Christmas and use green food coloring in the white chocolate. This will be so festive.
  • Sprinkles. Before the drizzle sets, add sprinkles on top. You can use any type of sprinkles you like for any occasion.
  • Chocolate coating. Instead of a chocolate drizzle, dip a portion of each rice krispy treat into white or milk chocolate. You can also pipe chocolate. Then top with sprinkles. You can also use candy melts.
  • Cereal. Switch the cereal up and use Cocoa Pebbles for extra chocolate flavor taste.
  • Frosting. Use a piping bag to add Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe to the rice krispies.

How to Make Red Velvet Rice Krispie Treats

  • Step 1. Prepare the pan. Line a 9X13 baking pan with parchment paper. 
  • Get out a large microwave-safe bowl. Place the butter and marshmallows in a large microwave safe bowl.  Heat in 30 second increments, stirring after each interval until the mixture is melted and combined.  You will need to melt butter completely.

    If you prefer to use the stove top, use a large pot over medium heat to melt these ingredients. Then remove from heat.
  • Add the cake mix. Then stir in the cake mix, cocoa powder and vanilla extract.  
  • Mix in the cereal. Then gently fold in the crispy rice cereal until the cereal is coated with the marshmallow mixture.  
  • Spread into prepared pan. Then pour the mixture into a 9X13 inch baking pan. Spray a piece of parchment paper with a non-stick cooking spray and use that parchment paper to press the mixture down into the pan.  
  • Melt the topping. Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave by heating it in 20 second intervals until it’s fully melted and smooth.
  • Drizzle on top. Drizzle the melted white chocolate over the top of the Rice Krispie treats.  
  • Allow to set. Let the Rice Krispie treats cool completely and set at room temperature (1-2 hours).  Then the treats are ready to slice into rectangles. Serve on trays and enjoy.  

Storage

Store at room temperature for up to 1 week. Do not store in the refrigerator as the Rice Krispie treats will dry out.

Since the bars are sticky, place a layers of wax paper in between them. This will prevent them from sticking to each other. Wrap in foil or place in a zip top baggie. You can also just place inside an airtight container.

Red velvet rice krispie treats cut into bars.

Can you freeze rice krispie treats?

Yes, this recipe is freezer friendly. Wrap individual bars with plastic wrap tightly. I usually double wrap each one so they are air tight. This will help to ensure freshness.

Place the wrapped bars inside a freezer bag or container. Either is fine just make sure it is air tight.

Freeze up to 4 months and enjoy. Since they are individually frozen, it is easy to grab one anytime the craving strikes.

Pro Tips

  • Don’t pack the mixture too firmly into the pan or it will make them hard. Just press them gently as you spread the mixture for best results.
  • Melt the butter and marshmallows in intervals when using the microwave. This will reduce the chance of burning the mixture.
  • Follow the instructions and do not add extra ingredients. While tempting to add extra marshmallows, it can result in too soft bars that fall apart. Adding too much cereal can result in hard bars.

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Red Velvet Rice Krispie Treats

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Red Velvet Rice Krispie Treats has a tasty flavor combination thanks to the red velvet cake mix. This no bake treat is easy to make and so delicious.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Let Rest at Room Temperature 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 168

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Line a 9X13 baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Place the butter and marshmallows in a large microwave safe bowl.  Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until the mixture is melted and combined.
  • Then stir in the cake mix, cocoa powder and vanilla extract.
  • Then gently fold in the Rice Krispie Cereal until the cereal is coated with the marshmallow mixture.
  • Then pour the mixture into a 9X13 inch baking pan. Spray a piece of parchment paper with a non-stick cooking spray and use that parchment paper to press the mixture down into the pan.
  • Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave by heating it in 20 second intervals until it’s fully melted.
  • Drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of the Rice Krispie treats.
  • Let the Rice Krispie treats set at room temperature (1-2 hours).  Then the treats are ready to slice, serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Store at room temperature for up to 1 week. Do not store in the refrigerator as the Rice Krispie treats will get dried out.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 168kcal, Carbohydrates 29g, Protein 2g, Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 7mg, Sodium 136mg, Potassium 63mg, Fiber 0.4g, Sugar 16g, Vitamin A 766IU, Vitamin C 7mg, Calcium 25mg, Iron 4mg

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