TREATS ON THURSDAY
Y’all, lets pause for a second and let it sink in that Valentine’s day is in a few weeks away! How can it be that it’s already Valentine’s Day? Sometimes you just have to take a second to slow down, and smell the roses literally because these days are going fast! But anyway – Love is in the air y’all! If you walk in the stores you are sure to see red chocolate hearts, and single chocolate roses everywhere you go now, and although it’s always lovely to get something sweet, today we’re going to share a simple treat that you and the kiddos can make together! These treats will instantly take you back to when you were a kid, and will be so fun to make together! For this Treats on Thursday – we’re making RICE KRISPIE HEART TREATS!
3 tablespoons butter
40 large marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies (puffed rice cereal)
First, melt the butter in a saucepan! Do not overcook it, just enough time for it to melt! When melted, stir in those marshmallows. Keep stirring until they are melted and gooey! Turn off heat, and add the puff cereal. Mix all together, until it makes a rice Krispie mixture.
Next, if you have a heart-shaped cookie pan, start to take some of the mixture and press it into shape. If you don’t have a heart-shaped pan, take a 9 x 13 pan and cut out the shapes with a heart cookie cutter! If it’s too gooey and sticky, either wet your hand or put some oil on your hands to help with the stickiness! Wet or oil hands and press mixture into the heart-shaped pan. If using a cookie cutter, spread mixture in a 9X13 pan and then cut out shapes.
Gently turn the pan over and pat the bottom until the treats come out! You may have to re-shapen the hearts. Next, melt your white chocolate in a saucepan or microwave. When melted, take each heart and dip the top to form a layer of white chocolate on top! Then add a few sprinkles (red and pink hearts work the best!) Repeat for all your treats!
Let dry – if you can wait – and enjoy
*recipe inspired by Skip to My Lou