Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a happy holiday filled with the ones you love. This Valentine’s Day I will be away in Mexico and I won’t be home to celebrate with my daughters. I always love getting them a small present, usually something dorky and uber mushy, a card and some yummy treats – like these Sweetheart Rice Krispies treats. We normally fill out Valentine’s cards for their friends at school too but this year both of the girls are ‘too cool’ for that!
Since I will be away, I went out and bought their gifts so that my mother can give those to the girls on Valentine’s Day. Feeling a bit heavy-hearted I went ahead and made some delicious treats for them today, a little pre-celebration if we must. They leave for a long weekend with their dad, he is taking them skiing, and they won’t arrive home until Tuesday evening which is after our departure. So cue in mushy, emotional mom, sneaking these delicious Sweetheart Rice Krispies Treats into their luggage so when they get to their dads house they will find them.
Sweetheart Rice Krispies Treats
- 3 tbsp butter or margarine
- 4 cups mini marshmallows
- 4 cups Rice Krispies
- pink food colouring
- chocolate wafers for decorating
- Place your 3 tbsp of butter or margarine in a microwave safe bowl and melt. Once melted, using a spatula coat the sides of your bowl.
- Place your 4 cups of mini marshmallows in your dish and melt them in the microwave. Do this in 30 second intervals, stirring each time until melted.
- Add your food colouring to the melted marshmallow mixture until you get the colour you desire.
- Next add in your Rice Krispies and fold until fully mixed.
- Pour your mixture onto your greased pan and level it out, then using your heart-shaped cutter cut out your shapes and place them onto a piece of parchment paper.
- Place your hearts into the fridge to firm up.
- Place your chocolate wafers in a microwave safe dish and using 30 second intervals melt it.
- Once melted, transfer into a plastic bag, snip off the tip and decorate the tops of your hearts.
Stuck on what to send to school as a sweet treat for your children’s classmates? Why not make these fun Smarties Valentine Treat Bags with FREE Printable!
How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day in your home? Let me know in the comment section below!