These rice krispie valentine treats are a perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day! Everyone loves them and they make great edible gifts. Plus these are cut like hearts. So cute!
What do you think about heart shaped rice krispie treats? Personally, I’m a huge fan. I love a good rice krispie treat recipe that is ooey, gooey, and delicious. With lots of marshmallow.
And if you can make it fun for the holidays, even better, right? This recipe takes your standard rice krispie and makes it really festive for Valentine’s Day dessert!
Rice Krispie Valentine Treats
If you’ve never made a rice krispie treat before, they are very easy. You only need a few ingredients.
- 4 tablespoons of butter (room temperature)
- 5 cups of mini marshmallows
- 6 1/2 cups of crispy rice cereal (like Rice Krispies)
- Cocoa melts and candy melts
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You’ll get the recipe at the bottom of this post, but I’m going to give you some tips before that. Here is how I get the best rice krispie treats ever:
- Use fresh marshmallows. Save that bag that has been around since last year for the hot chocolate. Marshmallows lose moisture so they don’t melt as nicely when they are older.
- Feel free to add extra marshmallows. You only need 5 cups for this recipe, but you can add more – up to 6 1/2 cups! It makes the treats extra gooey and awesome.
- Be careful not to burn. Don’t heat the butter and marshmallows too quickly. I can’t tell you how many batches I’ve burned by being impatient. Not only does it mean I have less marshmallow but I also scorch a pan. So heat slowly.
- Don’t overcook. Not only shouldn’t you burn, but you don’t want to overcook the mixture even at low heat. As soon as everything is melted and combined, remove it from the heat.
- Don’t pack them too tight. Press your marshmallow mixture into the pan gently, but you don’t need to sit a heavy weight on them. The more you press the treats in, the harder they will be to cut out. You don’t want them to be dense bricks.
- Eat within two days. Store in an airtight container during that time. They won’t be fresh much longer than that.
Now that you have my tips, I think you’re ready to make these krispie treats!
I really hope you use the heart cookie cutter to cut these out. I mean . . . come on, how cute! And don’t be ashamed to eat the scraps. I wasn’t.
The cocoa and candy melt drizzle adds a little something special to the treats. Aren’t they darling?
And of course if you want to make these valentine’s rice krispie treats even more amazing, stick a paper straw into the base of the heart, turning them into Valentine’s Day Treat Pops.
They make great gifts! Put in a cellophane bag with a twist tie. And if you’re ready, then get the printable recipe below.
- 4 T butter
- 5 cups mini marshmallows
- 6.5 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 1 cup Wilton candy melts (various colors)
- Sprinkles (optional)
- Grab a shallow pan and put wax paper on it. Set aside.
- Place your marshmallows into a pot on the stove set on low heat. Add in your butter and let warm and stir around until melted.
- Mix in your crispy rice cereal. Stir until evenly coated.
- Once completely combined, pour the mixture into your prepared pan with wax paper. Spread out with the spatula to cover the entire pan and flatten (about 1" thick).
- Place in fridge for an hour to cool and harden.
- Take the pan out of the fridge and remove the rice krispie treats (but leave the wax paper underneath). Grab your cookie cutter and cut as many hearts as you're able to.
- Decorate the hearts by melting any candy melts according to package instructions. Either spoon on the melted candy melts or drizzle it on with a spoon.
- Immediately sprinkle the sprinkles onto the melted candy melts while still soft.
You may get more or less of these treats depending on the size of your heart cookie cutter. If so, you'll need to adjust nutritional information accordingly.
Serving Size:1 treat
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 199Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 138mgCarbohydrates: 34gSugar: 18gProtein: 1g
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