Rice Krispies Treat Neapolitan Cake 

Photographer: Lee Harrleson; Stylists:  Jan Gautro, Ana Kelly  

Take Rice Krispies Treats to the next level by flavoring them with strawberry and chocolate and stacking them into “cake” layers to create a dessert that resembles a Neapolitan sundae.  It’s a perfect dessert child’s birthday party at school. 

Yield: 12 servings
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  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 (16-ounce) package marshmallows, divided
  • 12 cups puffed rice cereal (Rice Krispies), divided
  • 1 (8-ounce) package strawberry marshmallows
  • White frosting
  • 8 Maraschino cherries with stems


  1. Butter 3 (8-inch) cake pans and line with parchment paper.
  2. For Chocolate Layer: Microwave 2 tablespoons butter and chocolate on HIGH in a large glass bowl for 30 second intervals until melted; toss with ½ (16-ounce) package marshmallows. Microwave on HIGH 1 to 1 ½ minutes or until puffed and melted. Immediately stir in 4 cups puffed rice cereal, mixing well. Press into one prepared pan with wet fingers.  Let stand 30 minutes or until firm.
  3. For Vanilla Layer: repeat procedure omitting chocolate.
  4. For Strawberry Layer: repeat procedure omitting chocolate and using strawberry marshmallows. 
  5. Spread ½ cup frosting between layers.  Cut into 8 wedges. Decorate each wedge with a dollop of frosting and a cherry.
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