Love is in the Air: Cupid’s Rice Krispies Treats

These Cupid's Rice Krispies Treats are adorable! You'll wow your classmates or workmates or party guests! #ValentinesDay

I think I promised you a few Valentine’s Day stories, didn’t I?

I’ll let them come out in waves. Nothing really beats the puppy one, and I have a big happy/sad one, but I’ll have to tell a light-hearted one first. One Valentine’s Day, I had bronchitis or something like it. I don’t know what it was but I was pretty sick, and my sister had the same symptoms that I had, and she was diagnosed with bronchitis. That said, we once both had chigger poisoning and she missed three days of work for it, while I powered through with anti-itch spray. I digress, though.

Bronchitis on Valentine’s Day. It’s like.. my favorite holiday. (they all are, if you haven’t noticed)

So I thought it would be a good idea to eat Lucky Charms when I was really ill, because we only got to have “junk cereal” a few times a year. That didn’t go well. I took to bed with both throat pangs and stomach pangs. That didn’t stop me from getting THREE heart-shaped boxes of chocolate that year. I couldn’t enjoy them for a few days, but I could enjoy the fact that I had wished upon every star to have my first heart-shaped box of chocolates, and finally got one three. One was from my awesome dad, one was from my sister – who had already recovered from bronchitis – and one was from a boy from school. ooh ahh. I was 13. And that’s it. Be careful what you wish for – you just might get three! And I ate each box.

Bronchitis be darned.

That’s why I decided it’s time to change the subject and share a fun and unique Valentine’s Day recipe with y’all today! Cupid’s Rice Krispies Treats are pretty much perfect, according to Scarlet. She made me promise to make them three times:

Ingredients:

6 C. Rice Krispies cereal
6 tbsp. butter, cut into chunks
10 oz mini marshmallows
2″-3″ heart cookie cutter
3 C. powdered sugar
1/3 C. melted butter
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2-3 tbsp. milk
Pink food coloring
Small round frosting tip
Disposable piping bag
Valentine sprinkles
Toothpicks
Red gummy Heart candies (I used Brach’s)
Kitchen scissors

Directions:

1 – Line a 9×13 baking dish with foil, and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
2 – Heat the 3 tablespoons of butter and 10 oz of mini marshmallows in a large saucepan or dutch oven, stirring occasionally.
3 – Once the marshmallows are 3/4 melted, pour in the 6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal. Gently fold the cereal into the melted marshmallows and pour the Rice Krispies treats into the prepared baking dish and evenly press into the pan and set aside.
4 – Combine the powdered sugar, 1/3 cup melted butter, vanilla extract, and a tablespoon of milk at a time. Once the frosting has reached your desired consistency, add in a few drops of pink food coloring and stir to combine.
5 – Attach the small round frosting tip to the disposable piping bag and fill with frosting.
6 – Use the heart cookie cutter to cut the Rice Krispies treats as close together as possible getting as many as you can.
7 – Take one Rice Krispies heart at a time and place one toothpick on each side so it looks like an arrow coming out from each side.
8 – Stick one gummy heart candy on one toothpick.
9 – Take a second heart and use the kitchen scissors to snip a triangle out of the top. Place this heart on the other toothpick.
10 – Gently squeeze the frosting out onto the heart in a back and forth motion.
11 – Sprinkle with Valentine sprinkles.
12 – Repeat with all the Rice Krispies hearts.

These Cupid's Rice Krispies Treats are adorable! You'll wow your classmates or workmates or party guests! #ValentinesDay

Do you have a stockpile of Valentine’s Day stories the way I do?

These Cupid's Rice Krispies Treats are adorable! You'll wow your classmates or workmates or party guests! #ValentinesDay

About Tamara

Tamara is a professional photographer, a mama of two, a Lifestyle Blogger/Social Media Influencer/Brand Ambassador, and a nearly professional cookie taster. She has been known to be all four of those things at all hours of the day and night. She is a very proud contributor to the book, The Mother Of All Meltdowns, the Stigma Fighters Anthology (volume 1), and The HerStories Project: So Glad They Told Me. She is also a proud Community Lead and a regular contributor to the SoFab Food blog, and the Target Made Me Do It blog. After two cross country moves, due to her intense Bi-Coastal Disorder, she lives with her husband, daughter, son, dog, cat, and 11 chickens in glorious western Massachusetts.

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Love is in the Air: Cupid’s Rice Krispies Treats — 9 Comments

  1. I do have some Valentine’s Day stories. Some happy and some not so happy in all honesty. I think you know we lost my grandfather on Valentine’s Day back in 1999. I still cannot believe that was almost 19 years ago. I am not going to lie, but after that Valentine’s Day I had a hard time getting into the spirit of the day for a few years. It got better with time, but still will never forget. That said, even after all I can’t help but love the hearts and treats that go along with the day. So, of course, as you also know I can’t resist fun treats and now I am certainly going to have to try yours now, too. So thanks for sharing your fun Valentine’s Day Themed recipe and your memories, too <3

  2. Love is totally in the air and I can’t wait to eat my way through February 14th 🙂 OMG what’s chigger poisoning? That just sounds scary. These Air Cupid Rice Krispy Treats are adorable.

  3. I love Rice Krispy Treats, they are so versatile and you can practically make them in any shape you want as long as you have a cookie cutter. BTW I’ve never had either bronchitis or chigger poisoning and I’m rather curious as to what the latter is. I’m going to have to google that. These heart treats are definitely Valentine’s Day ready.

  4. I am baking cookies with the kids this afternoon, but I should be making THESE! How cute?!?!

    My only “real” Valentine memory is that every year, we would wake up to a new, Valentine themed stuffed animal from my mom, because she always wanted us to have a Valentine. That is why I always give my kids a Valentine!

  5. I am loving these! I actually think even I could make these. You make it look easy enough. I pinned it and tweeted it, so determined am I to follow through. After all, I did make the flag cake you showed us!

  6. Haha – I love that all the holidays are your favorite! Rice Krispie Treats are so delicious – maybe I’ll make some for Thomas and send a care package!

  7. Yum! You know I was a laggard to the whole rice krispie treat thing, but dang, now that I can make them the world is my oyster, Love these. Pinned!

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