I really like my birthday.
Like, a lot.
Unfortunately, I’m saddled with a birthday that is close to Christmas, somehow always gets a snowstorm and immediately after everyone has vowed off cake and booze for the New Year. I usually find a way to have fun, but I’m still left longing for a beautiful, sunny summer birthday.
That’s where baking comes in.
With enough sprinkles, you can make anything look like birthday cake (seriously, go roll a potato in some). Sprinkles, paired with the outrageous craving I’ve had for marshmallows lately, led to these precious, pink Rice Krispie treats.
Instant birthday vibes.
I took the classic recipe and glitzed it up with white chocolate, food colouring and, of course, sprinkles! This particular treat made an appearance at a Sangria Saturday girls night I hosted at my place.
The leftovers made an appearance as my hangover breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack (because who wants to actually get up for real food with a sangria hangover?)
It’s a super simple no-bake recipe. Perfect for those steamy summer afternoons when you have no AC and really don’t feel like firing up your oven.
I used red colouring for a pop of pink, but any colour will do. It’s all cute. It’s all delicious.
- 6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal
- 1 bag of mini marshmallows
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 bag of white chocolate chips
- 1-3 drops red food colouring, depending on the colour you want
- 1 generous sprinkling of sprinkles
Get a large bowl and add Rice Krispies.
In a saucepan, with the burner on medium heat, melt 4 tbsp butter, then add bag of mini marshmallows. Take care to stir often to avoid burning the marshmallows. Once melted, add salt and vanilla and stir. Remove from heat.
Pour your marshmallow mixture over the Rice Krispies and stir until combined. This will be sticky work. Press the combination into a prepared 9 x 13 pan. I greased it, because I find parchment paper harder to work with when you have sticky dough.
Put the pan in the fridge to harden for a few minutes. Melt white chocolate chips in the microwave at 30 second intervals until completely melted. Add food colouring and stir. Pour over the squares.
Cover the top of your squares with sprinkles. Go nuts! You deserve it. Return the pan to the fridge until squares are completely cooled. This should take about an hour.
Cut. Serve. Party.