These Strawberry Krispies with Pink Frosting are so fun and easy to make. They are perfect to serve for birthday parties, bridal showers or potlucks!
Things got a little nuts in the kitchen again. I just can't help myself.
No matter how healthy I want to become I revert back to krispies and popcorn again and again. I'd apologize but first I'd have to feel bad.
So, this week's Burning Down The Kitchen interview makes my heart happy. This week's guest is Tara from Noshing with the Nolands.
Rapidfire Q & A:
1. How did you get started blogging?
All of a sudden I was out of a job and my husband said to pursue my dream, which is all about cooking.
2. What is your favourite thing about it?
Cooking, baking, photography, writing.....hmmm pretty much everything.
3. What do you find challenging about blogging?
The technical side and photography. Two things I knew very little about before starting.
4. Take us through a typical day with Tara, food blogger and mom.
Up before 7:00am and straight to the computer. My daughter has breakfast with dad.
Check emails and start to blog. Clean and feed the guinea pigs and dogs. Feed the frog. Get my daughter to school if I am driving.
Continue blogging having a coffee and breakfast at the computer. Blog until 10:00am or so.
Then chores around the house and shop for dinner and projects for the blog. Walk the dogs.
Eat lunch at the computer. In the afternoon I will bake or cook something for the family and my blog and take pictures. It has to be done earlier now with the days getting shorter.
Pick up my daughter from school and then off to after school activity or home for tutoring for Amber, piano, homework and reading.
Prepare and eat dinner. Clean up.
Change the pigs again and feed them. Let the dogs out.
Go up stairs and get ready for the next day, laundry etc. Watch "The Chew", I tape it everyday.
Plan some new recipes, and check emails on the iPad. Fall into bed to do it all again the next day.
5. Does your daughter help in the kitchen?
Noshing With The Nolands all started with doing cooking lessons with my daughter and a friend every Friday night for 2 ½ years. . We called it FNCC, Friday Night Cooking Classes. It was a big hit on Facebook with a big following. Amber loves to cook but more so loves to eat!!
6. How do you find balance between life and blogging? Any tips for other moms doing both?
It takes up a huge part of your day everyday. It is easier with my daughter in school. You have to be flexible. My husband helps out a lot with it too!! Hence the title of our blog is not just me but all of us. The one good thing is that you can blog about your daily life and show recipes from what you are eating.
7. Do you have a favourite post that you’ve done?
Hmmm....that is a tough one, I really like the variety of have going on but if I had to choose I would say Julia Child's Boeuf Bourguignon. I was so thrilled to be honored on JC100 Facebook page on the day of her birthday.
Doing JC100 was a complete thrill for me as I hadn't been blogging that long and I was overjoyed to be chosen. I did every assignment for all of the 15 weeks we celebrated. She is my idol.
8. You not only cook but craft as well. Where does your love to create come from?
I have always liked tinkering around with crafts and Amber is constantly creating things. We are blessed with a large craft room in the basement. I have done a lot of knitting and crocheting in my life time too.
9. Since you love to cook and create, do you host a lot of parties? What advice would you give to others for hosting a dinner party?
We are always hosting parties. Just did a big one for Halloween, our annual howler!! Where we have had upwards of 100 people. We make everything homemade.
For that party and for every party the key is planning ahead. I am queen of the freezer. It is completely full for our large parties. Mostly things just need warming up.
I love being with my company not being stuck in the kitchen. One thing that make me crazy is when you never see the host. It is like you are in a restaurant then.
Never do dishes at a dinner party!! Clean up but don't pull yourself away for long periods of time. Also tag team with your hubby, so someone is with your guests.
10. What are your three essential kitchen tools you couldn’t live without?
This list could be much longer than three but I would start with my Kitchen Aid Stand Up Mixer, then a good whisk and a high quality sharp knife.
11. Are you a sweet or savoury snacker?
Both but if I had to choose savoury.
12. Beef, chicken or pork?
Tough again, but I have always said I could never live without bacon so pork fat rules!!
13. Milk, dark or white chocolate?
Milk all the way!!
14. French Fries, baked potato or mashed potatoes when you’re out at a restaurant?
Now that depends on fine dining or not. I would probably order the baked as we have more mashed at home and then it is a treat. Of course if it is more casual then fries all the way.
Oh, sweet potato fries are my favorite!!
15. Pepsi or coke?
Neither, I have a sensitivity to caffeine.
16. If you could do a guest spot on one cooking show which one would it be and why?
Hands down The Chew. I am so in love with Michael Symon and my poor husband has to listen to that every night when I watch it.
17. If you could cook with one person from history who would it be and why?
I think you know the answer to this one already................Julia Child!! She has been my idol since I was little. I used to slave in the kitchen over her intricate recipes and loved every minute of it.
18. What one splurge kitchen item would you invest in if you won the lottery?
Now if we are taking lottery, I would love to do an outdoor kitchen. This wouldn't be just one item sorry but a whole outdoor kitchen. Would be a dream come true!!
19. Apron or no apron?
Both, tend to put it on more for baking, not sure why maybe the flour!
20. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Is blogging still a big part of the picture?
I would love to continue blogging and writing cookbooks. Also a little more R & R maybe pool side on vacays.
So, I chose to make a simple recipe. It was one of those recipes that I connected with immediately. Then I read over the ingredients and one of them got my brain spinning.
Tara made Froot Loop Squares with fruit twists. I wasn't sure what fruit twists were so I googled it. I got the word strawberry stuck in my head and everything just spiralled from there.
For some reason, I remembered buying strawberry marshmallows in the states quite awhile ago so I went rooting through the pantry. As luck would have it they were still there.
I had picked up rice krispies at the store and one thing lead to another and this is what happened.
The pink squares were so pretty but still begging for more pizazz so I added some pink frosting and sprinkled some little beads over top. Perfection in a pretty little pink package.
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- Cocoa Pebbles Krispies
- Franken Berry Krispies
- Fruity Pebbles Krispie Treats
- Peanut Butter Krispies
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Strawberry Krispies with Pink Frosting
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 8 oz strawberry marshmallows
- 6 cups rice krispies cereal
- 12 oz vanilla frosting
- 1 drop red or pink gel food colouring
- Line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper.
- In a large microwave safe bowl combine the butter and marshmallows and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes. Remember to use a large bowl because marshmallows expand and you don't want them to overflow.
- Stir in rice krispies.
- Press down firmly with a spoon sprayed with non stick spray.
- Let set.
- Take your frosting and add a touch of food colouring, mix and spread over top of the krispies.
- Add some pretty sparkles.
- Cut into squares.
- Enjoy with a big old pretty in pink smile!
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Choc Chip Uru
I LOVE NOSHING WITH NOLANDS!! And now I love this more because these pink treats are so delicious 🙂
Choc Chip Uru
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
Noshing with the Nolands is a great site and one of my faves. Thanks for highlighting her on your blog. The treats are really pink! 🙂
Sandra's Easy Cooking
What a great interview and amazing post with delicious PINK treats! I love this Kim!!!! Nice meet your Tara!
I do enjoy knowing Tara through the blogging community and her blog too. These treats are so cute! I have to make them for my niece who loves pink (and sweet too).
Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
Yayayayyyyy love Tara love you love these pretty pink krsipie treats!!
Thank you so much for the most wonderful of posts. You are fantastic and so are those strawberry krispie treats!!!
Great interview! I always learn so much from these. And the Strawberry Krispie Treats look wonderful! Such great color. Thanks.
these are so pretty - I love pink...
I am going to check out her blog now, loved the interview! 🙂
Living The Sweet Life
Now these are some fancy-pants krispy squares!! LOVE THEM!
So glad to have met you via our blogging sites on Facebook and also glad we are now following each other! What a wonderful interview and delicious recipe!
I love Tara's blog! These rice krispie treats look fantastic, and you gotta love that pink frosting. Yum!
Ashley - Baker by Nature
Sp pink and girly - love it!
Magic of Spice
Hi Tara, these look so pretty and I am sure very addictive!
Great interview with Tara! And how come the RKTs I make never look like yours? Beautiful!!!
It's all smoke and mirrors. Seriously, totally trickery.
Colleen, The Smart Cookie Cook
Ohhh these look fantastic! I love strawberry-flavored things, and that pink color is too pretty. Fantastic job, Tara!
Not sure if you are still actively answering comment questions. If so, what size is the marshmallow bag in US measurements? Also, I'm familiar with canned frosting but what brand name for a "package of vanilla frosting"?
Loved the interview....just found you on Pinterest.
Hey Annabelle. I'm Canadian so not all our stuff is labelled in both but a 226 bag is 8 ounces. I made these about a year and a half ago so I don't recall the brand. But I used the pre-made container type. So it was likely Duncan Hines in the average size, not the jumbo size. I never buy the jumbo size, it's just too much frosty. One container should cover this size. You could just make a basic vanilla frosting. I tried this one recently and it was lovely- http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/quick-vanilla-buttercream-frosting-recipe.html
Glad you found me. I answer all questions unless they get by me. If they ever get by me I tell my readers to email me. I never want anyone to struggle with a recipe so I'm very available to readers for help.