Monday, February 13, 2017

Valentine Rice Krispie Treats


Happy Valentine's Day!

If you need a quick last minute treat to make for your kids class at school, or for your honey, these adorable Valentine Rick Krispie Treats are ideal!

These treats are extra special when cut with a heart shaped cookie cutter.  To take normal rice krispie treats over the top I've use strawberry flavored marshmallows and mixed in some tart dried cherries.  To take it up another notch for Valentine's Day I dipped one side in dark chocolate and sprinkled them with valentine colored sprinkles. 


What's better than berries and chocolate?  Why I believe that they go hand in hand.  So instead of dipping strawberries in chocolate, dip your strawberry flavored rice krispie treats in dark decadent chocolate.  The combination is perfect!

So why not make these super cute Valentine's Day goodies. Just 6 ingredients and you are good to go.  This batch made 14 treats for me, and will vary depending on the size of your cookie cutter.


Valentine Rice Krispie Treats

makes 14

3 cups Rice Krispie cereal
2 1/2 Tablespoons butter, cut into chunks
1 10oz package of strawberry flavored marshmallows
1/2 cup dried cherries, roughly chopped
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, melted
Valentine colored sprinkles (optional)

Place the butter and marshmallows in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat on full power for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.

Add the cereal and cherries to the bowl and stir until well combined.  To a 9x13 pan lined with wax paper and sprayed with cooking spray, add the cereal mix and spread out evenly with a spatula.  Refrigerate until set about 30 minutes.

In a deep bowl add dark chocolate and melt in the microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring between sessions, until melted.

Remove the rice krispies by the wax paper and cut out the heart shaped treats.  Dip one side in the chocolate and place on another piece of waxed paper.  Top with sprinkles if desired.  Return to the pan and refrigerate until set!

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