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These are a great Valentine's Day treat! Conversation hearts made from Rice Krispie treats are easy and fun to make!

Valentine Rice Krispie Treats

A fun and simple Valentine's Day treat! Creating these Rice Krispie Treats is a fun activity everyone will love!
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CourseDessert
CuisineAmerican
Keyworddessert, kids
Prep Time30 minutes
Servings12 treats (depending on size of cutter)
Calories303kcal

Equipment

  • Heart cookie cutter
  • 4 small bowls

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 bags marshmallows I used mini-10oz
  • 10 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt optional
  • 2 T solid shortening
  • 1 cup white Wilton chocolate melts
  • Food gel in red blue, green and yellow
  • Wilton red decorating gel

Instructions

DIRECTIONS FOR RICE KRISPIES

  • Spray a 9x13 pan with Pam and set aside.
  • In a large sauce pan, melt the butter over low heat.
  • Add the marshmallows to the melted butter, stirring constantly.
  • Once the marshmallows are melted, remove from heat and stir in the cereal and salt until well-coated.
  • Using a rubber spatula (sprayed with Pam ), transfer the cereal mixture to the prepared pan and press down firmly and evenly.
  • Allow the Rice Krispies to cool in the pan completely before the assembly process.

ASSEMBLY DIRECTIONS

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper and set aside.
  • With a medium heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out 12 heart shapes from the pan of cooled Rice Krispies.
  • In a medium microwave safe bowl, microwave the shortening for 45 seconds or until melted. Add the white chocolate melts and stir until completely melted. Depending on your microwave, you may have to microwave an additional 8 seconds and stir to get the white chocolate melted.
  • Evenly distribute the melted white chocolate into the 4 small bowls. Add one drop of food gel into each bowl to ensure a pastel color.
  • Dip the Rice Krispies hearts into each of the bowls and cover completely with the colored chocolate. Set the hearts on the baking sheet to dry for approximately 30-40 minutes.
  • Using the Wilton red decorating gel, write cute sayings on each heart.

Nutrition

Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 184mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2025IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 7mg