rice krispies hearts

Our Rice Krispie Hearts dipped in chocolate were such a big hit, we figured it was time to come up with a new twist on this favorite treat. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we felt heart shaped treats were the way to go – plus heart shaped goodies are perfect for your wedding dessert table! (We were inspired by this pin, and put our own spin on it.)

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Here’s what you will need to make these treats:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 500g or 2 packages (about 80 regular) marshmallows or 10 cups miniature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 12 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
  • red food colouring
  • heart shaped cookie cutter
  • 9″ x 9″ square pan
  • sprinkles (optional)

You will be making two separate batches of Rice Krispies to achieve the two-tone look of your squares.

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Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Once butter has melted, pour half of the butter into a measuring cup and set aside for your second batch.

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Add half of the marshmallows and stir until completely melted.

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Add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Stir. Add food coloring until desired color is achieved.

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Add six cups of Rice Krispies to marshmallow mixture. Stir well until the Rice Krispies are coated evenly.

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Butter a 9″ x 9″ square pan. Add mixture and press into pan.

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Repeat process for second batch of Rice Krispies. This time, add more red food coloring so your batch will be a darker shade of pink.

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Cut both batches into squares. Make sure your squares are large enough so that your heart shaped cookie cutter will fit inside the square.

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Carefully press your cookie cutter into the squares.

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If you are adding sprinkles, add them to your heart while they are still in the cookie cutter. Gently place heart filled cookie cutter into heart cut-out that is a different shade. For a 3-D effect, leave heart shaped raised.

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Remove cookie cutter. Here they are without sprinkles:

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Here they are with a splash of rainbow color:

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Either way, they are perfect addition to your wedding treats table!

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