You will need 2 cups of broken up brownies for these treats. That leaves plenty to munch on while you put things together.
I know people usually top red velvet with a cream cheese frosting or glaze, but I really like a freshly whipped mascarpone frosting. It's light, and not too sweet. I also found some Red Velvet M&M's at Walmart to finish off the top. They do taste like red velvet, but if you eat too many, they start to leave a chemical taste in your mouth. So three per treat, is a good number.
The treats themselves have a mild red velvet flavor, which I like. They are not overdone. I like randomly biting into a piece of brownie. The fluffy frosting goes well with the crunchy cereal and the M&M's do enhance the overall red velvet experience. I brought them to the bus stop yesterday for the kids and moms to try. Everyone gave them a thumbs up, including my kids. Now I have another successful Rice Krispie Treat flavor to add to my arsenal. Because as you know, you can never have too many.
Red Velvet Brownie Krispies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: no bake dessert snack red velvet brownies rice krispies marshmallows Red Velvet M&Ms Valentine's Day rice krispie treats bars American
Ingredients (24 squares)
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 6 cups mini marshmallows
- 2 cups crumbled red velvet brownies
- 1/2 cup Jet-Puffed Mallow Bits
- 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 2-3 drops red food coloring
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 8 oz. mascarpone cheese, room temperature
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- Valentine's sprinkles
- Red Velvet M&Ms
InstructionsFor the treats
In a large sauce pan, melt butter and marshmallows over low heat. Stir until completely melted.
Remove from heat and add the food coloring. Stir until well blended.
Then add the crumbled brownie pieces, Mallow Bits, and Rice Krispies. Stir until completely incorporated.
Pour the mixture into a greased 9 x 13 pan or a cookie sheet and spread it evenly with a piece of greased waxed paper.
Allow to cool at room temperature or place in fridge to cool quickly.For the frosting
With a stand mixer on medium to medium/high speed, whisk heavy cream until stiff peaks form (be careful not to overbeat, or cream will be grainy).
In another bowl, blend together mascarpone and confectioners' sugar until smooth.
Gently fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture until completely incorporated.
Spread the frosting evenly over the cooled treats with a spatula.For additional toppings
Add sprinkles and place treats in fridge to cool (about 10-15 minutes).
Cut treats into squares with a sharp knife, wiping down knife after every cut. Keep treats refrigerated in an airtight container.
If you are adding M&Ms, add them just before serving, as the candies tend to discolor in the fridge.Notes
For better success with whipping the cream, place mixer bowl and whisk in the freezer for about 15 minutes before using.