Valentine’s Day is a favorite around our house! We make each other cards and give simple gifts to let everyone know how special and loved they are. These easy Valentine’s day treat pops are just an extra treat to add to the celebration! Ooh! And if you haven’t check out my SUPER VIRAL heart-shaped rice krispie treats you need to head over there right now and see those cuties! They look just like conversation hearts. How cute is that?!
Why does this busy mom love these treats? Because they’re a cinch to make! Plus I just happen to be a die hard rice krispie treat fan. If there was a rice krispie fan club I would be a card-holding member!
And since I’m a die hard fan I must admit I’m a tiny bit of a rice krispie treat snob. What does that mean? It means my rice crisp treats better have enough marshmallows and buttery goodness to make them gloriously sticky! Don’t give me a dry rice kirstie treat! I just may gag!
And let me let you in on a little baker’s fail secret. I am not good at making cake ball pops. Something always goes wrong. My cake ball pop attempts always end up being frustrating, messy and unsuccessful. That’s why this moms holds onto rice krispie treat pops. I can handle these. I can succed in making these and at the end of the day my kids think I’m super-mom. That will bring a smile to any mom’s face! Oh, and they loved this strawberry-filled rice krispie treat recipe too! It tastes like one of my fave Little Debbie treats all wrapped into a rice krispie treat. Seriously — you should try it!
Did I tell you my kids LOVE being in the kitchen with me? We’re always cooking and baking together. We have a six burner stove and there are always at least people cooking on the stove at each meal time. When we make rice krispie treat pops as an extra snack or dessert, there are at least two people hovering over the melted butter and marshmallowy mix!
My husband is not a sweet treat lovin’ kind of guy. In fact, that’s why I rarely made treats or goodies the first 10 years of our marriage! He thought (and still does to some extent) that sweets and goodies were a waste of money, time and calories.
But that was before rice krispie treats. He’ll always reach and grab one of these beauties! And he’ll thank me for making such a cute treat for him and the kids. How sweet is that?
Ready to whip up a simple batch yourself? Recipe follows below!