Red velvet krispy treats are a chocolaty version of classic rice Krispies treats. Festive enough for the holidays, but delicious enough to eat any time of the year.
To say I’m not girly is putting things lightly. I have previously discussed on here my attempts to be more feminine. Such as the time I decided to wear more skirts, which lasted about a week. I’ve always been more grounded in blue jeans, more comfortable in a T-shirt, and more cozy in a hoodie than I’ll ever be in one of the 9,000 pairs of high heels I own. Nothing stops me from buying more shoes though.
I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, figuring why not just start now, so with that in mind I went and did a liiittle damage at one of our favorite beauty supply stores, Sephora. I started by purchasing this Smashbox under eye potion that Jessica from How Sweet It Is recommended (as I have little to no basis of what to buy suggestions are always welcome). And I deviated a bit. As I was running low my own mascara I figured it was time to try out a few new ones so I purchased one other little kits that included 10 mascaras and cleaning solution and I’m going to be sharing the results of each one with you as I try them out. Keep in mind I knew nothing about makeup. You were warned.
My first choice was the elaborately decorated Fairy Drops Scandal Queen Mascara. Now, anyone who knows me, knows I questioned what I was getting into with a title like Fairy Drops. Did an naive blonde from Louisiana pop out when I opened the tube or would I be greeted with a divalicious drag queen? Fairy drops… Alright, lets see if they work any magic.
The applicator came out with a pop pop pop as it was not your normal wand but rather three balls with bristles (wow, I can’t not giggle at that one). The overall finished look was a little clumpy, and I was a bit underwhelmed that a little winged friend did not pop out tossing glitter into the air, but overall, OK mascara.
If given a choice of free mascara or red velvet krispy treats, which would you choose?
Red Velvet Krispy Treats
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 (10.5 ounce) bag mini marshmallows
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup red velvet cake mix
- 6 cups Cocoa Rice Krispies cereal
- 4 ounces white chocolate chips, melted
Line a 9×13-inch pan with wax or parchment paper and grease well.
Heat a large skillet or saucepan over low heat. Add the marshmallows, cake mix, and vanilla. Stir frequently as the marshmallows melt until the mixture is smooth. Quickly fold in the rice krispies to the marshmallow mixture until combined and everything is coated.
Transfer sticky cereal mixture to the prepared pan, pressing down with the back of a greased spoon or your fingers until the top is level. Drizzle white chocolate over top if desired.
Danielle told me that the red velvet flavor was a little mild with the recipe she posted, so I changed the krispies to the coco kind and bumped up the in a try to get more of a red velvet flavor. Now as to the quality of recipe? I didn’t get a chance. I was told these were the best rice krispies ever, sadly there were none left for me to taste test myself.
Guess I’ll just have to make another batch. 😉