Rice Krispie Valentine’s Day Pops are Super Simple!
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. Maybe you remember the SUPER VIRAL heart-shaped rice krispie treats we shared a few years ago?
If you don’t 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!
Ingredients Needed for Valentine’s Day Rice Krispie Treats
Ingredient #1: Butter
Because every treat needs butter!
Ingredient #2: Rice Cereal
This is the MAIN ingredient for this recipe!
Ingredient #3: Mini Marshmallows
Use mini marshmallows (like these!) instead of larger ones so they melt more thoroughly.
Ingredient #4: Salt
A few pinches of salt brigs out all the flavors!
Ingredient #5: Candy Melts
These make the perfect chocolate coating for dipping.
Ingredient #6: Oil
This helps the chocolate melt perfectly.
Ingredient #7: Sprinkles
Because we want these treats to be pretty and fun!
Ingredient #8: Paper Straws
Use your creativity here and use hearts, polka dots, chevron stripes, and more in all of your favorite, Valentine’s Day colors!
Ingredient #9: Real Vanilla
Don’t use the imitation junk! It makes a BIG difference!
Are you a rice krispy treats snob?
What does that mean?
It means you want rice krispie treats to have enough marshmallows and buttery goodness to make them gloriously sticky!
Don’t give me a dry rice krispie treat!
I just may gag!
And as a Rice Krispie treat snob, I think you’ll love this other variation of Valentine’s Day Rice Krispie treats…they’re cut-out hearts!
Tips for Making BETTER Rice Krispie Treats
Better Rice Krispie Treat Tip #1: Use parchment paper.
This way you don’t have to worry about extra butter on your fingertips or the bars sticking to the pan.
Better Rice Krispie Treat Tip #2: Only use fresh marshmallows.
Don’t use this recipe to “use up” old marshmallows. Instead, take a trip ot the grocery store to grab a FRESH bag!
Better Rice Krispie Treat Tip #3: Toss in Extra Marshmallows!
Add an extra handful or two for extra chewy bars!
Can You Freeze These Valentine’s Day Rice Krispie Treats?
But our tastebuds think frozen Rice Krispie treats are drier and harder.
If you absolutely MUST freeze them, I would heat them up in the oven for a few minutes and stir in a little bit more marshmallows, butter, and salt before serving and eating.
MORE Valentine’s Day TREATS
Strawberry-filled rice krispie treat recipe. These remind me of Choco-gel Little Debbies!
Bee Valentine’s Day Snack. These use Twinkie cakes and are easy and cute!
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!