♥~ Valentine’s Day ’12

Though not really being a big fan of Cupid day, I couldn’t resist the idea planted in my head by Pinterest to make heart-shaped rice krispies treats to share with my loves.

Go ahead. Venture out to Party City and get some clear bags, lollipop sticks and a roll of ribbon that catches your eye. I got 9.5″ x 4″ clear party bags (that came with twist ties), 8″ sticks and some love-ly red ribbon. You’ll also need to stop at the grocery store to pick up fixings for the rice krispies treats: a box of crispy rice cereal (10-12 oz.), a bag of marshmallows (10 oz. or 40 pieces), a stick of butter, heavy cream and your preferred choice of chocolate chips.

In a big enough pot over low heat, melt about 4 tablespoons of the butter and the marshmallows. Remove from heat and stir in the box of cereal until everything is coated in the marshmallow mixture. Press into a lightly greased 9″ x 13″ dish – you can use a piece of parchment paper so your hands don’t get messy. Let your crispy mix cool and set for about 10-15 mins.

Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out your treats. I got this one at Party City too. Keep in mind that the lollipop sticks you get should be long/short enough for the size of the cookie cutter you have.

And now you’ve got rice-krispie-hearts =)  Insert a lollipop stick in the middle of the bottom point of each heart.

Some recipes call for dipping the hearts in chocolate, but when I tried that it made the treats too heavy for the lollipop sticks. So I melted a half bag of white chocolate chips with 1/4 cup of heavy cream (over low heat) and drizzled the chocolate on instead. I also used a little red food colouring for a pink tint. Leave them in the fridge for 15 mins., or as long as needed for the chocolate to harden. Once set, let the treats come back to room temperature to bag them up. Close with twist ties and finish with your ribbon. 

Et voila! Goodies that super cute and easy to make from you to yours… =)

 

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