Strawberries and snow!
You guyssss! It snowed this weekend! Have I mentioned I’m a Florida girl who is absolutely enamored with snow? It was the first snow of the year, and of course I had to drag Mikey and Rook outside and frolic in it. It started melting, yesterday morning, but you can still see it in my photos.
And these would be my shark slippers and flannel PJs. 4PM and still not dressed… gotta love Sundays!
So, I’m still rocking the Valentine’s Day treats here on the blog. You know I’m going to milk it for all it’s worth because I love all things pink, red, and covered in chocolate! Strawberries are such a Valentine’s Day food, don’t you think? I’ve been dreaming about a Strawberries & Cream Rice Crispies recipe for a while. This is actually my second iteration. In the first attempt I added a bunch of dry milk powder because I thought I was being brilliant and innovative and adding a “cream” element, but they turned out like rocks… tasty rocks…. but rocks none the less. This time, I skipped the dry milk, and instead reached for white chocolate—delicious!!
I love dehydrated strawberries. You can add strawberries to anything without the moisture or risk of spoiling! I’ve posted about them before with my Pistachio Crunch Truffles with Strawberry Sugar Dust, which, by the way, are pretty awesome and great for Valentine’s Day, too!
The strawberries with the white chocolate makes a perfect strawberries and cream flavor, and the white chocolate chips melt a bit when you mix them into the warm mixture, so you get ribbons of white chocolate throughout.
I used brown rice crisps in these because I like to pretend they are healthier, but feel free to use the “real thing.” However, I used an all-natural marshmallow made with fish gelatin as opposed to animal gelatin (because that’s the store I was at), and I think that really affects the ooey-gooeyness. I would actually suggest using the typical Jet-Puffed variety for ultimate gooey-ness!