Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Tropical Strawberry Banana Crispy Treats

This is my third original recipe for crispy treats. My family ate the initial test batch and declared them to be good. I hope you enjoy your first batch of Tropical Strawberry Banana Crispy Treats, too!

If you enjoy the Tropical Strawberry Banana recipe, try my  Strawberry Chocolate Cereal Hearts recipe, or Crispy Chocolate Mint Shamrock Treats recipe.

Enjoy some homemade happiness on a plate today!

Sugar Free Strawberry Banana Jello                  
10 oz. bag Tropical Trail Mix        
10-16 oz. bag marshmallows                
4 Tbsp.of salted butter  
1 Tbsp. corn syrup                    
6 cups rice cereal

Tropical Trail Mix can be found at your local dollar store.
 The mix contains raisins, banana chips, papaya, pineapple,
cashews, and apricot.
  • Place butter and 1 Tbsp. corn syrup in a large, microwaveable bowl and microwave for 30 second. 
  • Stir once or twice.
  • Microwave for an additional 15 seconds, or until the butter is melted.
  • Remove bowl from the microwave. Add marshmallows to the bowl and stir until the marshmallows are coated with the butter and corn syrup mixture.
  • Place the bowl of coated marshmallows in the microwave.
  • Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir mixture once or twice.
  • Repeat this step twice, or until the marshmallows are melted.

    Marshmallows coated with corn syrup and butter.

  • Add the packet of dry jello. Stir until mixed well and the mixture is uniformly pink. You will still see very small flecks of pink jello, but that is okay.

Melted marshmallow/strawberry banana jello mixture. Add rice cereal and tropical fruit mix.

  Stir until marshmallow mixture is well blended with cereal and 
tropical fruit. I would recommend breaking the banana chips into
 smaller pieces, or use a dried fruit mix without the chips.
  • Place the blended mixture into a buttered, rectangular, casserole dish.
  • Press the mixture lightly into the pan with buttered hands.
  • Butter a knife and slice into 12 large, or 24 small portions.
  • Let the treats sit for about an hour, or until the marshmallow mixture is no longer sticky.
  • Your treats are ready to eat!

Place mixture in a buttered casserole pan.
I used a 2 quart baking pan (8 x 11.5 x 2) and sliced the treats into
12 large portions. You can also slice into 24 small portions.
The mixture is sticky so I buttered my knife before slicing.