Today I experimented more with the rice krispy treats and here is what I came up with. Do you like Laffy Taffy? My kids do. They know that banana is the only flavor I really like and always save me one when they get them.
I made these in a bread pan as I didn't want to make too many (still have some of the peanut butter/chocolate ones left!) It worked great and is a perfect amount.
I did the plain layer first and used 4 oz. marshmallows, 1 1/2 T. butter, and 2 1/2 to 3 cups rice krispy cereal.
I then did the strawberry layer and also used 4 oz. marshmallows, this time using the big strawberry flavored ones, 1 1/2 T. butter, and about 3 cups of the new Rice Krispies with strawberries. I really like the little added strawberry bite to these. It was kind of a chewy bite here and there. I also added 5-10 drops of red food coloring to the marshmallow mixture before adding the cereal.
Finally I used 4 oz. marshmallows, 1 1/2 T. butter, 5-10 drops of yellow food coloring, and about 2 T. banana flavored pudding mix (which I didn't think smelled strong enough), so I also added 1/2 t. banana extract. I then added about 3 cups cereal.
I couldn't wait too see these, so they only set up in the pan about 15 minutes. They were soft, but looked great and taste great, too. I think my kids will really like them!
Have some fun and play around with your rice krispy treats! Will I ever finish my New York blog? I promise, someday......