Chocolate treats to make with your kids - Valentine's Rice Krispie Hearts
These Valentine's Rice Krispie Hearts from Dawn at Meals Our Kids Love are sweet and simple to make.They don’t need lots of ingredients, time or skill - your kids could probably make them while you take a break!
Rice Krispie treats are so easy and simple to make, it’s no wonder they turn up at every single school cake sale or fête. No baking or fiddly decorating involved and using just a few simple ingredients, they were probably one of the first “cakes” you learnt to make. And they're probably one of the first you taught your own children to make.
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we’ve taken the classic Rice Krispie treat recipe and revved it up with mini-marshmallows and white chocolate chips for a delicate rosy hue and delicious taste. You can also go for it, with drinking chocolate powder and milk chocolate chips for a decadent chocolate indulgence.
I make no apologies for this recipe being as sweet as sweet can be. There is absolutely nothing healthy about it; but “everything in moderation” as we like to say in our house, and a little of what you fancy does you good.
If you’d like to make your Rice Krispie hearts a little more dramatic, add a drop of red food colouring, but be warned, a little goes a long way; bright red Rice Krispies have a tendency to look like raw mince!
This is such an easy recipe to follow. Just make sure that once you’ve taken the mixture off the heat you work quickly to turn it onto a baking tray and spread into an even layer; this mixture sets quickly.
This recipe makes a slab of Rice Krispie treats measuring about 30cm by 25cm - and so the quantity of treats you make will depend on your cookie cutter. The cutter I used was quite large (10cm by 9cm at its widest points) and I was able to get 6 Rice Krispie hearts from the base layer (with lots of extra bits left over).
Needless to say this got a resounding 10/10 from the kids!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
60g pink marshmallows (or a mix of pink and white) plus an extra handful of marshmallows
3 Tbsp butter
80g Rice Krispies
Handful of white chocolate chips
For chocolate Rice Krispie treats:
Add 3 Tbsp chocolate drinking powder
Swap the white chocolate chips for milk chocolate chips.
Gently heat the butter and 60g marshmallows together until completely melted.
Remove from the heat and add the Rice Krispies, extra handful of marshmallows and white or milk chocolate chips and the chocolate powder if using.
Stir to combine well.
Quickly turn the mixture onto a greased or lined cookie sheet or baking tray and spread evenly.
Pop in the fridge for 5 minutes.
Remove from the fridge and use your cookie cutters to cut out heart shapes.
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