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.
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.
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:
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
Red gummy Heart candies (I used Brach’s)
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.