Valentine’s Day is almost upon us! Many people find the giant teddy bears, endless boxes of chocolate and public displays of affection repulsive…I’m not one of those people. Valentine’s Day gives me an excuse to make cute things for my boyfriend, and watch chick flicks, so I love it.
This recipe is perfect for the occasion.
Follow this Rice Krispie recipe and then continue with the instructions below.
Step 1: Once your marshmallows have melted and your Rice Krispie cereal is all mixed in, scoop it out onto a piece of wax paper and roll it so it’s about an inch and a half thick. Place your heart-shaped cookie cutter in one of the corners.
Step 2: Press the cookie cutter firmly into the Rice Krispie and then carefully pull the edges away from the outside. You can wiggly it a bit to get it loose. Remove the cookie cutter and carefully press the Rice Krispie out.
Step 3: Once you have cut out as many hearts as possible, throw the scraps back into your pot and turn the heat to low. Once the mixture is soft again, scoop it out onto the wax paper and roll again. Cut out as many Rick Krispies as you can and then remove any scraps. (I ate them as I went.)
Note: If you notice your hearts are sticking to the wax paper you can lightly spray the underneath with cooking spray.
This next part is optional, but I highly recommend.
Step 4: Melt chocolate and drizzle it over the Rice Krispie hearts. I used both milk chocolate and white chocolate. I had planned to dye the white chocolate pink, but my food coloring was MIA.
Once the chocolate has dried, carefully stack the Rice Krispie treats in a tin, or on your favorite Valentine’s Day plate. If you want to skip the chocolate, you might consider dying your melted marshmallows pink or red, for a little color.