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Valentine's Puffed Rice Treats

Valentine's Puffed Rice Treats

valentine's puffed rice treats

From the kitchen of Angie St. John

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so who doesn't want some extra treats in the house. This is my husband's favorite sweet treat and I thought I would make it this year with a little extra sweetness. I added some melted white chocolate with a few heart sprinkles on top. We enjoyed this treat after dinner last Friday night and then again in the morning with some coffee! I honestly think we may have enjoyed it more so than our five year old. This is a quick, tasty and pretty treat that you could make for any holiday really.

You will need:

3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 package mini marshmallows (10 oz bag)
6 cups puffed rice cereal
a handful of your favorite morsel (I used white chocolate chips) and decorative jimmies or sprinkles

In a saucepan melt your butter on low and then toss the marshmallows in. Stir completely until they melt and remove from heat. Add puffed cereal to saucepan and stir again, well enough to combine all ingredients together. It will be sticky, but keep stirring. Butter a spatula then pour the mixture into a 13x9 greased pan and pat ingredients down with your buttered spatula as to not have the mixture stick too much to your spatula.

Once cooled use a heart (or any shape) cookie cutter to make your Valentine Day treat! 

If you want to "frost" with some chocolate and sprinkles just take a handful of morsels (any flavor) and either zap it in the microwave for about 30 seconds at a time or on the stove in a saucepan. Keep an eye on both methods, as chocolate can burn quickly. Then, taking the same spatula you used for the mixture, dip it into the chocolate and either frost your cut out shape or drizzle chocolate over it. This is also when you can top with sprinkles of your choice! 




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