Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Valentine Treats

The day for LOVE is nearly here! What sweet treat are you making for your Sweet?

This conversation heart inspired treat is both festive and easy. And the possibilities are endless - adapting words for love of all kinds. A 'Cutie Pie' treat for my niece and a 'Kiss' treat for the hubs.

Valentine Treat
Ingredients: * Serves 6
3 tbs. butter
10 oz. mini marshmallows
6 c. puffed rice cereal
6-8 drops red food coloring
red gel icing
heart cookie cutter

1. To prepare 9x13 inch pan, rub with butter. Rub piece of parchment paper with butter. Set aside.
2. Melt butter on low in large pot. Add marshmallows and melt, stirring occasionally. Stir in food coloring to desired color.
3. Add cereal and stir until thoroughly mixed. Remove from heat and transfer cereal mixture to prepared pan. Press evenly into pan using prepared parchment paper.
4. Using cookie cutter, cut out hearts and decorate with icing gel. Share treats with your Sweet!

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  1. These are so cute!!! Great post! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I can't wait to try these with my nieces! And an unrelated note: this morning I enjoyed Greek yogurt with some awesome granola prepared by an equally awesome person. What a way to start a new week!Thank you. And to your fab CTO: this is a test, I'm using IE.

  3. Teresa - yes, fun to do with kids! Josie was my taste-testers and she approved. And thanks to my CTO - comments are working. Yay!

  4. Oh, yummy! I love an excuse to make Rice Krispie cute and yummy!

  5. Lizzy - I too love an excuse for Rice Krispie treats - so good. Especially with the addition of peanut butter!