A Sweet Treat for Valentine’s Day

Valentine Krispie Treat Pops Apron Strings & other thingsRice Krispy Treats have been an important part of life in this family, ever since I married into it. My mother-in-law makes the very best Rice Krispy Treats on the planet. Though I have never mastered making them the way she does, we do enjoy making them up once in a while. It’s a fabulous recipe for teaching the kids kitchen skills.

For a fun Valentine’s Day Treat this year we made Valentine Krispie Treat Pops. These are quick, easy and fun! You will need:

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  • 6 cups of crispy rice cereal
  • a 10-oz pkg of marshmallows (mini or regular)
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  1. In a large pan melt butter over low heat. We found using an extra large pot is helpful, to keep from stirring the cereal out over the top edge. Trust me, I know. My helpers sometimes get enthusiastic when it comes to stirring.Valentine Rice Krispies 5
  2. Add marshmallows, stirring until completely melted. Valentine Rice Krispies 4
  3. Remove from heat and add cereal, a little at a time, stirring until well coated.Valentine Rice Krispies 3
  4. Press a thin layer of mixture into heart-shape forms, add sucker sticks (or popsicle sticks), then fill rest of mold. Press firmly. (helpful tip: I lightly spray pan and little hands with cooking spray)Valentine Rice Krispies 1
  5. Add sprinkles (everything is better with sprinkles!), pressing lightly to set. Valentine Rice Krispies 2
  6. Serve up immediately or dress them up with ribbon and cellophane to give as gifts.Valentine Rice Krispies | Apron Strings & other things

You can adapt this recipe to make the traditional bars by pressing all of mixture into a baking pan, or form into any shape that suits the season or holiday or personal whim. Enjoy!

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  1. Yum! Rice Krispie treats are one of my favorites! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I love rice Krispie Treats. I haven’t made them in a long time. Sounds good. I’d love to get one of those heart shaped pans, it’s cute.

  3. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing with Afterschool!

  4. How cute and I love those little helping hands you have! Hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

    • Thank you Kc ๐Ÿ™‚ I love getting help from those little helping hands, which rarely stay still long enough to get a clear photo! Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours!

  5. Cute idea!

  6. Stopping by from Family Fun Friday Party. Great way to use the heart pans – clever!

  7. Rice Krispie Treats are a major deal around our home, these are too cute!

  8. I used to love Rice Krsipie treats and haven’t had one in years, thanks for sharing and linking up with us at the #WWDParty.

  9. Oh, I love Rice Krispie treats! These look so pretty, almost too pretty to eat…I bet they are tasty, though. ๐Ÿ™‚


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