Gotta love a little friendly competition… and an excuse to create a yummy dessert!
I’m teaming up with Rice Krispies, TheMotherhood.com, and 9 other bloggers for some spring-time cooking fun. Our mission? Create a unique, tasty recipe to fit this theme: Easter’s more fun with moms’ Rice Krispies Treats recipes.
My hubby, a dessert-eating expert, helped me come up with this Strawberry Rice Krispies Pie. It’s a fun combination of chewy marshmallow, crunchy chocolate, and creamy strawberry. What do you think?
Strawberry Rice Krispies Pie
Layer 1: Press about 2/3 of a batch of Rice Krispies Treats into a well-buttered pie plate. (Go ahead, eat the rest.)
Layer 2: Melt 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips. Spread over bottom and sides of Rice Krispies crust. (Very important to completely cover, so the crust doesn’t get soggy!)
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. water
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 2 Tbsp. cornstarch dissolved in 2 Tbsp. water
- 1 Tbsp. strawberry gelatin powder
- drop of red food coloring (optional)
Mix all together in a saucepan. Heat until boiling and thickened. Cool completely.
- 4 oz. cream cheese
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 12 oz. whipped cream
Beat together until fluffy. Mix with cooled glaze. Add 1 pound fresh, sliced strawberries. Pour onto chocolate. Chill (a few hours) until serving.
Garnish with fresh strawberries or melted chocolate chips.
** Word of warning – this pie is tricky to cut since the chocolate gets hard, but it’s worth it! Perfect combination of flavors and textures.
** Starting Monday morning, I’ll be hosting (along with the other 9 Rice Krispies mom blogger) an “Easter Egg” scavenger hunt. Be sure to come back for details. There are prizes involved!