If you’re looking for a treat to blow your New Year’s resolution, look no further. These Valentine Rice Krispie Treats are just the thing to get you in the valentine spirit!
I took the traditional Rice Krispie Treat recipe and put a festive spin on it. These aren’t hard to make, so no sweat if you’re not much of a baker. The steps are basically melt this with this and mix it with this. Easy, right? Making these would be a great way to get your kids in the kitchen to fill a rainy or snowy afternoon!
My original thought was to make these ombre. They didn’t quite turn out that way, but you get the idea. I divided the recipe into thirds (I eyeballed it.) The first layer I left the usual color and pressed into the pan. My pan was slightly bigger than I needed, but since I was planning to cut out hearts anyway, it wasn’t that big of a deal.
Then, I did another third and dyed it pink. Next, I layered it over the bottom layer. It was easier to spread the layer when it was still warm, but easier to pack it down when it was cooler. Getting this timing just right so you don’t end up with a Rice Krispie blob was the trickiest part.
Then, repeat with the red layer. I took out the layers and used a rolling pin and parchment paper to flatten and bind the layers together. Cut out the hearts, drizzle with white candy coating and sprinkles and you’re all set!
Photos by Nicole Quiroz