Monday, February 6, 2012

Chocolate Heart Rice Krispie Valentines

How cute are these heart shaped rice krispie treats on lollipop sticks?  My kids went nuts over them, and they were really fun to make.  You can be creative and dip these in just about any color of chocolate melting wafers, or just stick to regular chocolate like I did here.  Decorate the chocolate part with sprinkles, or leave plain. Wrap these in plastic clear bag, tie with a ribbon and you have a cute edible valentine!
You will need:
one batch of Rice Krispie treats (recipe below)
one bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips or one bag of melting wafers
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening (optional)
lollipop sticks
sprinkles, or other decorations
plastic sandwich bags (fold over kind)
assorted ribbon
Recipe for Rice Krispie Treats
from the back of the box
Ingredients:
3 Tablespoons butter or margarine
1 bag (10 oz) marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispie Cereal
Directions:
Line a 10 by 15 baking sheet with wax paper.  Spray the wax paper lightly with non-stick spray.  Set aside. Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat.  Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted.  Remove pan from heat, and add the rice krispie cereal.  Stir until well coated (work quickly!) and then dump mixture on lined baking sheet.  Using buttered hands (or spray hands with non-stick spray) press mixture evenly on baking sheet.  Set aside and let cool.

Once the treats are completely cool, remove entire sheet of wax paper to a cutting board or counter.
Use a small heart shaped cookie cuter to cut out heart shaped treats.
Gently push a lollipop stick into the center of the bottom of the heart.
Continue with remaining hearts.
In a double boiler (or on very low heart in a microwave), melt the chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon of shortening. The shortening helps to thin out the chocolate slightly, making it a better consistency to work with.
Dip the hearts into the chocolate, letting any excess chocolate drip off, before setting on a clean piece of wax paper.
Decorate the hearts with sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet.
Continue with the remaining treats.
I did some completely dipped in chocolate, and some half dipped (which I think looked prettier, and they were a bit easier to dip).  Let the chocolate completely harden (about 2-3 hours) before serving or packaging.
Wrap each heart shaped treat in a plastic bag and tie with a ribbon.  I trimmed the excess plastic off once it was secured with the ribbon.
Don't those look pretty?  They were pretty yummy too.
Idea from Pinterest, from Korean American Mommy
Pictures by Travis.
Happy Valentine's Day!

1 comment:

  1. Might make these for our Valentine Party; I will post pics and link to you if I do!

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