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Neapolitan Marshmallow Treats
Neapolitan Marshmallow Treats are made with regular, cocoa flavored and strawberry flavored Rice Krispies cereal. The combination of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry flavors make up these yummy treats and classic taste sensation called “Neapolitan.” It has been in my experience that people either like this flavor combination or they don’t. I happen to love this classic trio. I will say tho, if Neapolitan is done right, it’s super delicious but if Neapolitan is done so-so, well it’s just, so-so.
When Done Right
When Neapolitan ice cream is done right, it’s exceptionally good. I mean when you think about it, Neapolitan consists of three of the most popular flavors of ice cream; vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. Think of layers of all natural vanilla bean ice cream, rich chocolate almond ice cream and creamy strawberry ice cream with real strawberries. Now that’s Neapolitan at its best!
Neapolitan Marshmallow Treats are made with three different kinds of Rice Krispies cereal. Regular Rice Krispies, Cocoa Krispies and the new Strawberry flavored Rice Krispies. We used only regular flavored marshmallows and unsalted butter. When the butter and marshmallows were melted, we stirred in all of the cereals at once, poured this mixture into a buttered baking dish, pressed down and they’re good to go.
For a different take on this recipe, make it in layers the three traditional Neapolitan layers. Start first with the regular/vanilla layer. Melt regular flavored marshmallows and butter in a saucepan over medium low heat. When melted, stir in regular Rice Krispies cereal. Spread in a buttered 9 x 13-inch baking dish pressing down.
For the chocolate layer, melt the butter and regular marshmallows together in a medium saucepan over medium low heat. Stir in one 1.55 oz. or standard size chocolate candy bar, grated. Stir until melted. When melted stir in cocoa krispies cereal. Spread over vanilla layer and press down firmly.
Lastly is the strawberry layer. Melt the butter and strawberry flavored marshmallows together in a medium saucepan over medium low heat. Stir in strawberry flavored Rice Krispies cereal. Spread on top of chocolate layer and press down firmly. Enjoy!
Neapolitan pronounced [nee-uh-PAUL-uh-tuhn] usually refers to a brick-shaped ice cream made up of three differently flavored ice creams. Vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. The ice cream is normally served in slices, which displays the tri-colored ice cream layers. Other desserts, such as gelatin salads, made in three distant layers are also labeled “Neapolitan.”
Marshmallow treats are a huge favorite in my family. From my hubby (aka papa), all the way down to my youngest granddaughter Iris. Any and all marshmallow treats are quickly devoured. My granddaughter lovingly calls them “Whiskey” treats and that name has stuck. This crew of eight will eat marshmallow treats til’ the cows come home. My grandson has made a request for me to make “whiskey treats” with cocoa krispies, chocolate marshmallows and mini m & m’s. Ahh, a kid after my own heart.
A classic treat made even better.
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 2 10 oz packages marshmallows
- 4 cups regular Rice Krispies
- 4 cups chocolate Rice Krispies
- 4 cups strawberry Rice Krispies
In a large saucepan melt butter over medium low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melted. Add the cereals and stir until cereal is well coated.
Pour mixture into a lightly buttered 9 x 13-inch baking dish.