Heart-Shaped Rice Krispie Treats: A Valentine Favorite
I haven’t made Rice Krispie Treats in so long and having a toddler around is a great excuse to make a childhood classic. It would be easy to understand why pink heart-shaped Rice Krispie Treats are a Valentine favorite. They combine two things I love–the color pink and Rice Krispie Treats. They are pretty too! Cue my imitation of the ‘LOVE’ emoji again.
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I also did this when I made my Valentine Jell-O Jigglers. You can see that pic and read how my toddler and I had fun making those Jigglers here.
While my kids were napping I mixed up the Krispie Treats. Besides, I needed the stove to melt butter and marshmallows and they couldn’t help there. So this way the Krispie treats were ready to decorate when the kids got up.
And when they did, my son was ready and excited to decorate . . . but more importantly, to “taste test” those little lovelies.
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Pink Heart Shaped Rice Krispie Treats:
I used the original Rice Krispie treat recipe and substituted these cute pink and white marshmallows I found at our local grocery store for the regular white ones. They even had a slight strawberry taste to them.
But when I went to list the link for the treats on here, I found out that there is a recipe on the Kraft website for Valentine Rice Krispie treats which you can find here.
I didn’t know this when I made mine. It looks like their recipe calls for food coloring to be used with white marshmallows, but I thought the pink and white store-bought ones were easy to use and made a pretty bubblegum pink hue.
Besides the heart-shaped cutters, all we needed were Rice Krispies, butter and marshmallows.
Once the butter melted in the pot, I melted the marshmallows in the butter while constantly stirring. When they were fully melted, I removed the pot from the heat and quickly mixed in the Krispies. They get really sticky, so work quickly.
I transferred the Krispie mixture to my 9 x 13 glass casserole dish. Then I spread the Krispies evenly in the dish. Don’t worry if you don’t have this size dish. A larger one will make your treats thinner, and a smaller one will give you thicker ones.
Tip: because the marshmallow mixture is sticky, I coated my spatula with butter and it made spreading out the Krispies a cinch.
Enjoy these sweet treats my friends . . . and if you need to reach me, I’m probably in my kitchen currently making another batch of these. Since I already ate the first one. But who’s counting?
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