Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Monday, February 14, 2011

Chocolate Drizzled Strawberry Krispie Squares

Happy Valentines Day everyone!  If you forgot to make a special treat for your sweetheart ( or sweethearts if you are a mom! )  this recipe will please young and old a like, and won't ruin your ON PLAN day either.  Flavored strawberry with some Crystal Light drink mix ( the single serving ones you put into water bottles), tinted pink with some food coloring, and topped with a drizzle of chocolate, this couldn't be an easier way to be festive today.  Each square, when cut into 20 pieces, comes in at 3pp each.  Although I didn't have any to add, you could add some chopped up dried strawberries (could affect points plus values) to the squares too...I think that would make them extra special.

Also, a big congrats to MELISSA ( comment #13) , who won the Anywhere Scrambles giveaway.  Melissa, please send me your contact information so I can send you your package!

Chocolate Drizzled Strawberry Krispie Squares

Servings - 20   Serving size - 1 square ( 1/20th of recipe)   PP per serving - 3 points+
Calories - 112.1,   Total Fat - 2.8g,   Carb. - 20.8g,   Protein - 0.6g,   Fiber - 0.1g

1/4 cup unsalted butter
pinch of salt
10 oz. marshmallows (reg or mini)
1 -2 single packets of Strawberry flavored crystal light drink mix ( I used 2 for more flavor)
1-2 drops of red food coloring
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
6 cups of a crispy rice cereal
2 TBS. semisweet chocolate chips, melted

1.  In large pot, melt the butter.  Add in pinch of salt and marshmallows.  Cook, stirring frequently until marshmallows are melted.  Add in the drink mix and food coloring, stir well.  Take off heat and add the vanilla extract and stir, then stir in the crispy rice cereal.  

2.  Pour into a 9 x 13" glass baking dish that has been coated with cooking spray.  Press down into pan.  Allow to cool to room temp, about an hour.  Drizzle with melted chocolate.  Allow chocolate to set and cut into 20 pieces ( 4 pieces on the 9" side and 5 pieces on the 13" side)

I had a wonderful meal at a local restaurant yesterday, Zocalo: Mexican Grill & Tequileria, with my family to celebrate Valentine's Day.  I enjoyed a beef tenderloin filet topped with roasted red peppers and goat cheese with grilled veggies and a really wonderful combination of sweet potato flavored with chipolte peppers ( spicy, smokey, sweet) and for dessert, we shared a tres leches cake with meringue frosting. 

How about you?  Have you celebrated yet, or are you planning something special today?


  1. These are so festive! perfect for valentine's day! Who doesn't like a good krispie treat? Glad you had a nice Valentine's day celebration! We had a mini celebration last night (I made the man waffles) and will have a second mini celebration tonight. Enjoy your day <3

  2. Hi Renee, So glad you had a nice celebration with your family. Sounds like a delicious dinner!!! Love the pink rice krispie squares! Very Valentine-festive. Have a great day.

  3. These certainly are festive and perfect for Valentine's Day. Your dinner sounds wonderful. It's great to have access to such a lovely restaurant. I hope you've had a terrific day. Blessings...Mary

  4. Congrats to the winner! And YUM to those krispie treats! I am a sucker for anything rice krispie-like. They've always been a favorite!

    Your Valentine's Day meal sounds amazing...there is something about a decadent cheese that pairs with a steak soooo perfectly!!


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