Ingredients:

(serves 8)

  • 50g Farm butter
  • 300g Mini marshmallows
  • 200g Strawberry flavoured rice crispies
  • 1x pack (8g) freeze-dried strawberries

Method

  • Prepare a square dish, about 5cm high with baking paper, spray the baking paper with a non-stick spray.
  • Melt the butter in a big enough pot.
  • Add the marshmallows and stir until melted with a smooth texture.
  • Add rice crispies and mix well.
  • Transfer the rice crispy mix to prepared dish, carefully press it flat, until the mix fills the whole dish.
  • Break the freeze-dried strawberries into smaller pieces, and sprinkle it over the top. Place in the fridge until set. Cut into preferred sizes.

Optional: Melt white chocolate and drizzle over the last layer of freeze-dried strawberries.

 

 

 

Marelie’s comments about this recipe:

This is a sweet childhood memory like no other for me! We used to make it with plain rice crispies, but this version with the extra strawberry flavour is such a treat!

The freeze-dried strawberries worked very well as a topping, making it an interesting point of discussion with family and friends. Freeze-dried strawberries are flash-frozen at their optimal ripeness and then their moisture is removed via freeze-drying. While fresh fruit is the ideal choice, freeze-dried fruits are the next best choice in terms of nutrition. These fruits are harvested while in-season and immediately flash-frozen, providing in-season nutrition!

Marelie Winterbach