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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Valentine Rice Krispy Treats

I love to make desserts for my valentines.  And I love transforming a simple and favorite treat by adding some color and shape to it, like these heart shaped rice krispy treats.  This is a fun and easy recipe that your children can participate in from beginning to end!


Recipe:
4 Tbs butter or margarine
1 10 1/2 oz package mini marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
Valentine colored nonpareils - sprinkles 
Heart sprinkle/candy mix


Prepare a 13x9x2 inch pan by pressing a piece of parchment inside large enough to cover surface and sides of pan.
In a large saucepan melt butter over low heat, add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.  Remove from heat and add rice krispies cereal, stir until well coated, sprinkle about 2 Tbs nonpareils and stir into mixture.  Using a spatula sprayed with baking spray, evenly press mixture into pan.  While still warm sprinkle more nonpareils over top as desired.  Let cool, then using a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut into heart shapes.  Top each heart with a heart shaped candy or sprinkle - (Wilton sells varieties of these in craft stores) and lightly press.

I made some baby hearts too with a mini heart cutter 
Package them up in a clear cellophane bags tied with ribbon and their ready to give to your sweet valentine/s


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