- 1 package (10 ounces) large marshmallows, divided
- 3 tablespoons butter, divided
- 2 cups Cocoa Krispies
- 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- 4 cups Rice Krispies, divided
- 1/4 cup strawberry preserves
- 5 drops red food coloring, optional
- In a large saucepan, combine a third of the marshmallows (about 2 cups) and 1 tablespoon butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted. Remove from heat; stir in Cocoa Krispies and chocolate chips. Press into a greased 11x7-in. dish.
- In a saucepan, combine a third of the marshmallows and 1 tablespoon butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted. Remove from heat; stir in 2 cups Rice Krispies. Press into dish over chocolate layer.
- In a saucepan, combine remaining marshmallows and butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted. Remove from heat; stir in preserves and, if desired, food coloring. Stir in remaining Rice Krispies. Press into dish; cool. Cut into bars. Yield: 1 dozen.
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Thank you all for your feedback on this recipe. Based on your comments, we retested this recipe in our test kitchen using just ¼ cup preserves (instead of ½ cup) and didn?t have any problems with the strawberry layer being too soft. The recipe will be updated shortly.
Peggy Woodward, RD
Taste of Home brands
I loved these! They are very pretty and take me back to my childhood. I followed the recipe exactly, except I added a generous handful of sweetened flaked coconut to the strawberry layer to make them taste like Neapolitan coconut candy.
For those who really wanted to like this recipe but didn't like the consistency of the red part, a 1/3 of a 4 serving package of raspberry or strawberry jello rather than the preserves should solve the problem. You can do the same for the chocolate layer (using chocolate pudding rather than jello) instead of buying Cocoa Krispies.
I have to agree with the others, the strawberry part was runny and gross, I followed the directions exactly. What a waste, they looked really nice, but no one would eat them, I ended up throwing more than three quarters of this out.
Made it as described but the strawberry part was too runny and didnt seem to taste right but if made with food coloring only instead of the strawberry I think it would be fine.
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