Red Velvet Ooey Gooey Bars have a red velvet cake crust with marshmallow cream and rice krispies treats on top. A Valentine’s Day dessert loved by kids of all ages.
Since Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I decided to make a Red Velvet Gooey Bars recipe. My first gooey bars recipe dates back to 2014 and it is still a family favorite, especially with my son.
Something about the combination of the tender cake on the bottom, chewy and crispy rice krispies treats on top and the oozing marshmallow cream in the middle is pretty irresistible!
How To Make Red Velvet Ooey Gooey Bars
Step One: Cake Layer
Step Two: Marshmallow Layer
Step Three: Rice Krispies Layer
Next, melt the butter in the microwave. Add mini marshmallows and stir to coat. Melt the marshmallows in the microwave for 45 seconds. Stir until smooth. If necessary, continue microwaving and stirring in 15-second intervals until smooth.
Add red food coloring and stir. Add rice krispies and stir until combined. Scoop rice krispies treats onto the bars and spread out. I find that using my hand in a greased sandwich baggie works well.
Step Four: Sprinkles
Top the bars with heart shaped sprinkles and gently press them into the rice krispies treats.
Place the bars in the fridge to chill and harden before cutting into squares.
One of my brother in laws tasted ooey gooey bars for the first time when my son requested that I make them for our family Christmas. He got to try them again when I made this Red Velvet Ooey Gooey bars version for Valentine’s Day and he canâ€™t say enough good things about them!
The combination of the soft red velvet cake mix cookie layer with the ooey gooey marshmallow cream and crunchy rice krispies treats and loved by kids of all ages.
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