Neapolitan is just one of those things that screams childhood. It’s the messy ice cream that melts down your hand from your ice cream cone in the heat of summer. But neapolitan deserved more, it deserved better. So why not take it up a notch? This week I made Neapolitan Rice Krispie Treats. They won’t melt and yet still have the yummy chocolate, vanilla and strawberry flavor.
Plus they’re cute! Who doesn’t like that?
Honestly these Neapolitan Rice Crispy treats really do taste like the same old ice cream flavor we all love and adore.
They’re easy to make too. You can whip them up quickly before a party or right before your kids get done with school for the day. It’s a win win situation.
I’m including the recipe down below but here’s a little hint of how they’re made:
There’s chocolate, vanilla and strawberry layer by layer.
A helpful note – make sure all your bowls and utensils are well coated with butter before starting to make your clean up easier.
Also I just used one stick of butter cut into 2 tsp. pieces. One piece was used for each layer with the final piece being used to coat my spatula, pan, bowls and wax paper to make for easy clean up.
You start with the strawberry layer
To make the Strawberry layer:
- 3 cups of Rice Krispies
- 3 tsp. of Strawberry Jello (just the dry powder)
- 2 tsp. of butter
- 1/5 bag of mini marshmallows (about 3.5 cups)
First coat all your bowls, pan, and utensils in butter to make for easier clean up.
Melt the butter in the microwave and add marshmallows. Microwave again for 30 seconds and stir well. Microwave for 30 more seconds if needed or until marshmallows are melted and no longer hold their shape. Stir in the Strawberry Jello. You can use less and get a lighter pink color with a nice flavor.
Quickly while the mix is still warm add the Rice Krispies and stir well.
Press the warm mix firmly into the bottom of the loaf pan using a piece of buttered wax paper to even out the surface. For it all to fit into a loaf pan you really have to press down well using the buttered wax paper to keep your hands from sticking.
Next you need the vanilla layer.
To make the Vanilla Layer you need:
- 3 cups Rice Krispies
- 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
- 2 tsp. butter
- 1/5 bag of mini marshmallows
Repeat above steps but instead of red jello add in the vanilla extract. Press down firmly on top of the strawberry layer and get ready to make the chocolate layer.
To make the chocolate layer use:
- 3 cups of Cocoa Krispies
- 1/2 a bag of mini marshmallows (about 3.5 cups)
- 2 tsps of butter
Once again repeat the steps above and press it down firmly on top of the vanilla layer.
Let it cool for at least 5-10 minutes and then slice and eat!
Quick and yummy!
If you love them will you share them? Thanks!
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