These little Valentine’s Day rice krispie treats are a simple, fun way to spend a cold Saturday afternoon with the kids. If you are in Minnesota cold means… -30 windchill. The kind of cold that freezes your breath before you even get a chance to THINK about breathing. But that’s okay, I can hibernate inside with my kids and cover Krispie treats in chocolate and candy.
These treats don’t need a recipe or instructions. In fact, they are so simple I feel like I’m cheating you all a bit out of a recipe post. But that’s okay because I know many of you mama’s are far too busy for anything but fast and simple!
My kids are old enough that the passing of Valentine’s around the class doesn’t happen anymore. That makes me happy and sad. Happy because remembering to buy those Valentine’s cards for the entire class was a pain. Sad because my kids are getting older and beyond some of the cute Valentine’s day stuff.
These “Orbit” Gum Valentine’s were from a few years ago. Cute. But gosh do I NOT miss doing up this stuff yearly!
Them being older and not interested in the cutsie candy and cards of Valentine’s won’t stop me for one minute from forcing them to spend an afternoon making these cute guys. Phones down, music on… let’s go, it’s family togetherness time!
Simply make a batch of Rice Krispie treats and form them into hearts before they cool (be sure to use damp or greased hands!). You can also use heart molds to make it easier on the kids. Just have them press the treats into the molds to get perfect heart shapes.
Melt white chocolate,candy coating, or milk chocolate and spread on the top of the hearts.
Decorate with candy or icing.
If you want to add some fun things to your treats, here are some ideas:
- Add chocolate chips (will get messier)
- Use fruity pebbles or a different cereal
- Add peanut butter (also will get messier)
How long are rice krispie treats good for?
Only a few days if you don’t put them in the freezer. If you freeze them in an airtight container they’re good for longer