Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats

Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats are the perfect no-bake recipe if you’re craving something sweet. Freeze-dried strawberries add bold berry flavor to this chewy classic. And with only 5 ingredients, they’re as easy as it gets!

We are not shy when it comes to flavored rice krispie treats. From pistachio rice krispie treats to our chocolate topped cherry rice krispie treats, there’s something for everyone.

Strawberry rice krispie treats cut into large bars.

Why This Krispie Treat Recipe Works

With a classic Rice Krispie treat texture and a strawberry twist, these treats are a favorite of mine. But the kids love them too.

Most people are caught by surprise by the zingy strawberry flavor, in a good way. It’s sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. 

Here are a few more reasons why this recipe is a winner: 

  • They’re great for parties, barbecues, and gatherings. Not only are they scrumptious, but they’re also pretty with their bright and cheery strawberry color. 
  • They are portable and easy to enjoy on the go. Whether you’re packing them for a picnic or tossing them into a lunchbox, these treats make a convenient snack without the mess.
  • Great shelf life. These treats will stay fresh for several days at room temperature, making them ideal for meal-prepping or longer events.
  • The sweet and tangy flavor combination is delightful. Strawberries add a hint of tartness, balancing out the sweetness of the marshmallows and cereal. It’s a combination that is sure to keep everyone reaching for seconds.
  • Double up or halve the recipe easily. Whether you’re feeding a large crowd or making a small batch, this recipe can easily make as little or as much as you like. 

So what are you waiting for? Give this easy recipe a try and see for yourself why Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats are a fantastic no-bake recipe.

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make strawberry rice krispie treats.
  • Rice Krispies Cereal – Makes these treats light and crispy. Use fresh, brand-name cereal for the best taste and crunch. 
  • Mini Marshmallows – These bind the treats together. Miniature marshmallows are important to use for easy melting and the best texture. 
  • Freeze-Dried Strawberries – These light, crisp strawberries allow you to add bold and tangy strawberry flavor and color without adding any moisture. Stock up on these so you can use them in our strawberry brownies, strawberry iced oatmeal cookies, and classic strawberry cake!
  • Salted Butter – Adds richness and helps the marshmallows melt evenly. Use salted butter for the perfect flavor balance in this sweet dessert.

PRO TIP- We love making our own homemade vanilla extract, but if using store bought, be sure it’s pure extract, not imitation (for best flavor).

How to Make Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats

Step by step photos showing how to make strawberry rice krispie treats.
  1. Process half of the strawberries. In a food processor or blender, grind one of the bags of freeze-dried strawberries into fine crumbs. Set aside.
  2. Melt the butter and marshmallows. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, add in all but 1 cup of the marshmallows. Stir the mixture constantly over low heat until melted.
  3. Add the processed strawberries. Remove from the heat and mix in the processed dried strawberry crumbs and vanilla until combined.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients. Add the cereal, the remaining cup of marshmallows, and the second bag of strawberries. Fold everything together gently to coat all the cereal. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Let the treats set for about one hour before cutting them. 
Strawberry rice krispie treats cut into bars.

Tips and Tricks 

  • The marshmallows and cereal must be fresh! If you’re starting with stale ingredients, your treats will taste stale.
  • Use a heavy-bottomed saucepan. A saucepan with a heavy bottom will prevent the butter and marshmallow mixture from burning or sticking to the pan. And remember to melt the marshmallows on low heat. 
  • Mix gently for a light texture. When adding the cereal, marshmallows, and second bag of strawberries, fold them in gently. Overmixing can lead to dense and hard-to-eat treats, and nobody needs that!
  • Do not press these treats into the pan. Pressing them down creates a denser and harder treat. It’s best to dampen your fingers with water, then press gently just until the tops are even.
  • Decorate with extra dried strawberries. For a beautiful presentation, save a few freeze-dried strawberries to press into the tops of the treats. Do this just after gently pressing the treat mixture into its prepared pan.
Strawberry rice krispie treats being held.

Recipe FAQs

How many marshmallows are in a bag? 

One 16-ounce bag of mini marshmallows equals 8-9 cups of mini marshmallows.

What’s the best way to store Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats?

Store these treats in an airtight container at room temperature and enjoy them within three days. They can also be wrapped in plastic for lunchboxes. Unfortunately, these treats don’t freeze well, so I wouldn’t recommend freezer storage.

Can I use fresh strawberries?

Do not use fresh or frozen berries in this recipe, as they will add too much moisture, and the treats won’t set up correctly. Feel free to use other types of freeze-dried berries in place of the strawberries, such as blueberries or blackberries.

What other fun ingredients can be added to these treats? 

For variations, try adding mini chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or sprinkles to the finished mixture before pouring it into the pan.

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Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats

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By: Aimee
Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats are the perfect no-bake recipe if you’re craving something sweet. Freeze-dried strawberries add bold berry flavor to this chewy classic. And with only 5 ingredients, they’re as easy as it gets!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 9 minutes
Servings: 16 bars


  • 6 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 16 ounce bag mini marshmallows, divided
  • 2 bags freeze dried strawberries (0.7 ounce each bag)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
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  • In a food process (or blender), process ONE bag of the freeze dried strawberries until fine crumbs. Set aside.
  • Line a 9-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Set it aside.
  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, add butter. Once melted, add in all but 1 cup of the mini marshmallows. Reduce heat to low and stir constantly until melted.
  • Remove from heat and add in the processed freeze dried strawberry crumbs and vanilla extract. Stir until combined,
  • Add the cereal and remaining 1 cup of marshmallows and the second bag of freeze dried strawberries. Fold everything gently until all the cereal has been coated. Pour into prepared pan.
  • Allow to set about one hour before cutting.


  • Make sure your marshmallows and cereal are fresh. If you’re starting with stale ingredients, your treats will taste stale.
  • DO NOT PRESS these treats into the pan. The more your press down, the harder they get. I will wet my fingers with water and press GENTLY until the tops are even.
  • Store in airtight container for three days. These do not freeze well.
  • Freeze dried strawberries can be substituted for other freeze dried berries. Do not use fresh or frozen berries.
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.


Serving: 1bar, Calories: 79kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 89mg, Potassium: 16mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 830IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 2mg, Iron: 3mg
Course: Rice Krispie Treats
Cuisine: American
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Posted on August 10, 2023

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