Neapolitan Krispie Treats

by aimee @ shugarysweets on February 11, 2014

Which flavor do you choose when enjoying Neapolitan ice cream? These Neapolitan Rice Krispie Treats let you enjoy all flavors in one delicious bite!

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Triple layer Neapolitan Krispie Treats....chocolate and strawberry with a marshmallow frosting center!!

It’s no secret that I am obsessed with Rice Krispie Treats. I’m not talking about those nasty prepackaged ones in the blue wrappers…I’m talking fresh and gooey, homemade Rice Krispie Treats.

If you’re new around here, you may be thinking, “how old is she? 5?”

It’s true. It’s the most bizarre thing for a grown woman (I’m 40, by the way) to be obsessed with Rice Krispie Treats. Maybe bizarre isn’t the right word, it’s downright strange.

And when I say obsessed, I use that term lightly. Trust me on this.

When you go to a fondue place and you beg your family to not eat the krispie treats and give them all to you, it’s odd.

Triple layer Neapolitan Krispie Treats....chocolate and strawberry with a marshmallow frosting center!!

When you show up to a potluck and scope out the dessert table, finding a stack of homemade krispie treats and piling them on top of your tetrazinni and salad, it’s odd. (I’m always afraid they will be gone by dessert time).

When you make a batch at home only to eat the entire pan before your FOUR lovely children get home. Again, odd.

I am obsessed. I have no will power when it comes to those gooey delicious treats!

Because of my complete lack of self control, I tend to not make them very often. But lately these Cherry Krispie Treats have been going crazy on Pinterest. And it reminds me how much I love them.

So I thought it would be fun to make a Neapolitan version. I used cocoa powder in the chocolate layer (but you can use cocoa krispies instead, if you like). And the strawberry layer is made with strawberry gelatin. But, my friends, this dessert is not complete without the creamy marshmallow frosting between the layers.

Don’t even make me start on talking about my frosting obsession….

A few quick tips on making Rice Krispie Treats:

  • Always start with fresh marshmallows. Stale mallows are hard to melt. I’ve tried, it doesn’t work well. And it doesn’t result in a chewy krispie treat
  • Don’t over mix your cereal into your melted marshmallows. You want to fold the cereal into the mixture by running your spatula from the outer side of the bowl (pan) to the center. Trying to get the sticky marshmallow from the bottom to the top. By overmixing, you’re going to make crumbs of the cereal, no bueno!
  • Always use parchment paper or foil in your baking dish. If using foil, make sure to spread a little butter on it so the RKT don’t stick. I usually use my empty butter wrappers to do this.
  • DON’T PRESS your krispie treats into the pan! You don’t want rock hard treats. You want to gently, using your fingertips, spread the RKT into the pan. To keep my fingers from burning (and sticking), I run them in cold water (don’t dry) and press the RKT gently. I repeat in the water if they start sticking. HOPE THIS HELPS!!

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Triple layer Neapolitan Krispie Treats....chocolate and strawberry with a marshmallow frosting center!!

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Neapolitan Krispie Treats

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 32 pieces

Ingredients

    For the chocolate layer:
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 10oz bag mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 5 1/2 cup rice krispies cereal
  • For the marshmallow layer:
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 jar (7oz) marshmallow cream
  • 2 tsp milk
  • For the Strawberry layer:
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 10oz bag mini marshmallows
  • 0.3oz package sugar free strawberry gelatin mix
  • 5 1/2 cup rice krispies cereal

Instructions

    For the chocolate layer:
  1. Line a 13x9 baking dish with foil. Spread about 1 tablespoon butter in bottom of pan. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add marshmallows and stir constantly until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in cocoa powder. Fold in cereal and mix until fully combined. Spread in bottom of baking dish, pressing very gently. Set aside.
  3. For the marshmallow layer:
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with powdered sugar, marshmallow cream and milk. Beat for about 3 minutes until smooth. Spread evenly over the chocolate layer in the baking dish. Set aside.
  5. For the strawberry layer:
  6. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add marshmallows and stir constantly until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Mix in the strawberry gelatin powder until combined. Fold in cereal. Spread gently over marshmallow layer. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to set, about one hour.
  7. Cut into desired pieces.

Notes

**You can substitute cocoa krispies in the chocolate layer by replacing the cereal and removing the cocoa powder. **If using regular (not sugar free) gelatin, use about 1 Tbsp powder. **Store in a covered container for about 3-5 days at room temperature.

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Rachel @ Baked by Rachel February 11, 2014 at 7:45 am

I hate to admit how long it’s been since my last krispie treat… I need to fix that asap especially after seeing these!! Awesome idea :)
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 11, 2014 at 1:17 pm

What is wrong with you? I can remember the last day, time, place, LOL!!!!
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Averie @ Averie Cooks February 11, 2014 at 7:51 am

I love your tips! I am a RKTreat lover for sure! So simple yet always makes me happy!! These look SO fun and good! They remind me of the best fudge I ever ate, i.e. Jocelyn’s neo fudge at the Duncan event :) pinned!
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 11, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Oh yes, that fudge!!!! It sure was amazing…
Thanks for all the pinterest love!!
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Lisa February 11, 2014 at 7:52 am

I love these! Rice crispie treats are amazing on their own, why not add some color and flavor!?!? Must have a go at these sometime!!

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aimee @ shugarysweets February 12, 2014 at 8:41 pm

I love using pudding and gelatin mixes to add color and flavor!!
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Ashton February 11, 2014 at 7:59 am

These look so delicious!!! You are the queen of Rice Krispie Treats!!! Totally pinned :)
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 12, 2014 at 8:41 pm

I hope this comes with a crown. A giant rice krispie crown!!
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Kelly February 11, 2014 at 8:15 am

Hehe, I think it’s adorable how you feel about Rice Krispie Treats since we get to see your wonderful creations! These look incredible, I love all the neopolitan layers! So pretty and pinning:)
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 12, 2014 at 8:45 pm

Thank you so much Kelly :)
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Mary Frances February 11, 2014 at 8:23 am

I can never say no to RKT. Especially the good ole’ regular homemade ones. Oh my, those never last very long (and it isn’t the four year old in our family either!) These are too cute and I bet the chocolate and strawberry taste amazing!
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 12, 2014 at 8:46 pm

Thanks girl, they do taste pretty amazing, if I do say so myself ;)
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Anna @ Garnish with Lemon February 11, 2014 at 8:53 am

So stinkin’ clever, Aimee!
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 12, 2014 at 8:47 pm

Thank you!
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Erin | The Law Student's Wife February 11, 2014 at 9:11 am

I am getting the best laugh picturing you piling krispie treats right on top of you dinner plate (I totally do the same thing with brownies. We have to be prepared!) I caved and tried one of those blue wrapped monstrosities at work the other day–NOT THE SAME THING. I need your yummy homemade version to recover from the experience :)
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 12, 2014 at 8:48 pm

Just trying to keep it real around here. Ya’ll should know if we’re ever at a conference and there are RKT, I have no problems hoarding them for myself. :)
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marcie February 11, 2014 at 9:26 am

These are so fun! I love…ok I’ll use the acronym…RKT, but I rarely make them because they’re a sticky pain. I will use your great tips next time — you are obviously the master! :)
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 12, 2014 at 8:51 pm

We are all a master of something :) And, “RKT” will soon be a household acronym…like LOL, OMG, etc…
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Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen February 11, 2014 at 9:28 am

I can polish off a whole pan too. But at this point I can still blame it on the toddler at home ;)
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 12, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Lucky! Haha!! Actually I don’t have to blame anyone, cause if I polish off the whole batch nobody knows….true story.
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Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) February 11, 2014 at 10:48 am

These krispie treats are a thing of beauty. I love your stuff. You always think outside the box!
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 12, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Awww thanks Jocelyn :)
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Angie | Big Bear's Wife February 11, 2014 at 11:57 am

These Rice Krispie Treats are so pretty! I love neapolitan colored things!
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 12, 2014 at 8:54 pm

It’s the pink. Draws you in every time :)
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Rachel @ Bakerita February 11, 2014 at 1:40 pm

These are so cute! Love the layers, and they sound delicious. Rice krispies are just so yummy :)
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 12, 2014 at 8:55 pm

Thank you Rachel!! So glad you stopped by today :)
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Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen February 11, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Aimee these look so pretty! I bet they taste great also!
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 12, 2014 at 8:55 pm

I happened to enjoy them quite alot. Maybe too much…..
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Jenn@eatcakefordinner February 11, 2014 at 7:20 pm

Love love love this idea :)
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 12, 2014 at 8:56 pm

Aw, thanks Jenn!!!
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Julie @ Table for Two February 11, 2014 at 7:21 pm

No matter how old, rice krispy treats will ALWAYS be a favorite of mine! I love that you can have all the flavors in one bite. In neapolitan ice creams, we always end up with flavors dug out haha
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 12, 2014 at 8:58 pm

Ugh, I know that dug out container oh so well. I prefer to have a bite of all three flavors…my kids and hubby each dig out their favorites.
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michael February 11, 2014 at 8:22 pm

Those looks delicious :-) I showed this to my wife because she is obsessed with making these all the time too! She changes them up as well but likes to add peanut butter to them the most. She will also cut them into a sandwich and adds vanilla ice cream and puts them back into the freezer, they are really good!! :-)

check out my site some time, I love your site, great recipes and photographs too!
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 12, 2014 at 9:01 pm

Mind Blown. Ice Cream Sandwich rice krispie treats? LOVE.
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michael February 13, 2014 at 9:47 am

They are delicious and easy to make, you should try them sometime! :-)

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Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen February 11, 2014 at 10:20 pm

Hahah I giggled when you eat them all before your lovely children come home! Loved all the rkt tips- will have to use next time I make some!!
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 12, 2014 at 9:03 pm

Just being honest around here :)
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jann jones February 12, 2014 at 12:16 am

O. M. Gs!!! GOTTA do,a ginormous load of these… Three pans, easily!! One for me, one for a friend thatll be there, and one to —-maybe— share… A few pieces! So DELISH!!!

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aimee @ shugarysweets February 12, 2014 at 9:04 pm

Haha!!! Enjoy :)
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Anna (Hidden Ponies) February 12, 2014 at 7:54 am

These may be the best krispie treats I’ve ever seen – love the layers and that gooey frosting layer!
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 12, 2014 at 9:05 pm

You’re too sweet. They may be the best krispie treats I’ve ever eaten. No lie. Well, except for those fluffernutter ones. Those were good too. And the banana ones. Oh heck, I love RKT in all flavors!
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Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures February 12, 2014 at 9:54 am

You’re never too old for rice krispie treats. These are adorable!
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 12, 2014 at 9:07 pm

Yeah, I’m pretty sure when I’m old and can’t chew I’ll be making RKT milkshakes. Ohhh, that sounds good!!
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Melanie @ Carmel Moments February 12, 2014 at 10:08 am

My son is here peering over my shoulder and drooling. They look so good! He says I must PIN it. :) Have a great day Aimee!
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 12, 2014 at 9:08 pm

Haha!!! Thanks so much Melanie :)
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Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff February 12, 2014 at 12:56 pm

You must be related to my family in some way! We love Rice Krispie treats! I especially like the gooey center layer that you put in these :) Pinned!
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 12, 2014 at 9:10 pm

Thanks for pinning!! All RKT fans are family in my book :)
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Serene@HouseofYumm February 12, 2014 at 6:22 pm

These are so fun!! Thanks for the tip on not pressing them into the pan and using cool water on your fingers to smooth it out! So helpful! Can’t wait to try these out for me and my girls :)

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aimee @ shugarysweets February 12, 2014 at 9:11 pm

Hope it helps, ENJOY!!!
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Lauren February 13, 2014 at 2:18 pm

What a cute idea! My kids will love this :)
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Trish - Mom On Timeout February 13, 2014 at 8:11 pm

This is one of our favorite ways to enjoy RKT Aimee! Love the color on these!
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Jennifer @ Mother Thyme February 14, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Brilliant! I absolutely love these!
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Lyuba@willcookforsmiles February 15, 2014 at 10:01 am

What a fun way to make rice krispie treats! I love them and secretly make them for myself while pretending to make them for my son :)
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Jocelyn @BruCrew Life February 15, 2014 at 11:32 am

I am right there with you on the RKT love…although it has been a little too long since my last fix! I think that calls for some treat lovin this weekend for sure!!! These are so pretty and I absolutely love the marshmallow center in these!!!
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Mary Ellen February 15, 2014 at 2:01 pm

I love neapolitan! My grandmother always had neapolitan ice cream on hand and the flavor combination reminds me of my childhood at her home.
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Tonia February 17, 2014 at 2:43 pm

I would take a few of these over Neapolitan ice cream any day! Yum!!
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Kristen Duke February 18, 2014 at 10:03 pm

Who doesn’t love rice krispie treats?! Especially adding all those yummy neapolitan flavors!
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Nutmeg Nanny February 23, 2014 at 10:23 am

Oh what a fun idea :) I love rice krispie treats, can’t wait to use this recipe!
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