Valentine’s Day Rice Krispies Treats


The year’s most romantic holiday is right around the corner. And it just happens to be on a Sunday this year. *hint hint* Make your significant other a special Valentine’s Day Brunch.

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Or, don’t make brunch. You could make Valentine’s Day Rice Krispies Treats instead and I’m sure your lovebird will be just as smitten with you. Maybe even more so if you dunk the Rice Krispies in white chocolate and strew them with rosy love-colored sugar. Go with red sugar. It adds a sparkly pop, and it kind of reminds me of Lady Gaga’s eye makeup during her Super Bowl 50 performance.

Valentine’s Day recipes don’t have to be so complicated. These sweet treats will be done in about an hour or so. You can top them with anything you want, such as sprinkles, chocolate, and M&M’s. And I add just a hint of salt to balance out the flavors and add a little pizzazz so that the treat isn’t overly sweet.

Here’s what you need:

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Unsalted butter, baby marshmallows, Rice Krispies cereal (puffed rice cereal. I probably wouldn’t choose some off-brand for this), kosher or sea salt, white chocolate, and colored sprinkles or sanding sugar.


In a pot over medium-high heat, melt the butter and coat the entire pot with it to ensure non stickage.


Add the mini marshmallows and stir constantly until mixture is perfectly smooth.


Looks like marshmallow spread. No lumps.


Add the cereal and stir (vigorously, if necessary) to coat entirely. Leave no cereal dry and left un-moistened with melted marshmallow fluff.


Pour the mixture on a buttered sheet pan.


Using a piece of wax paper, press down on the mixture to form an even layer, about 3/4-inch thick. You can cover the entire square with a sheet of wax paper, take another flat sheet pan, and press on top to apply even pressure and ensure a smooth surface.


Sprinkle on a smidgen of salt to boost the flavor. Allow to cool at room temperature for about 30 minutes, until mixture is firm.


Using heart-shaped cookie cutters or any shape you prefer, cut out the pieces and place on a sheet pan lined with wax paper.


You can even cut out circles and hollow them out with a heart shape.


Dip one half side of the hearts in melted white chocolate, shaking off the excess chocolate. Sprinkle with sanding sugar.


Allow to cool at room temperature until chocolate is hardened, about 20 minutes. Place in fridge for even faster results.


Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 2 days at room temperature. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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