I have three children and not surprisingly they all want to bring something different to their class Valentine's Day parties.
At first, my eight year old daughter asked for cake pops but I once looked at a recipe and it called for A LOT of ingredients and something about forming balls out of barely-cooled-cake so I stopped reading. I was sure I could come up with something much simpler that didn't involve wrecking a perfectly good cake.
1/4 cup butter
250g Package of marshmallows
Red food colouring (I used Wilton's gel but liquid would work too)
1 tsp Vanilla (optional)
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
1 box of Baker's White Chocolate
Candy decorations (I used heart-shaped ones from the grocery store)
Cookie/Candy sticks (I bought mine at Michael's Craft Store)
In a large sauce pan melt butter over low-medium heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melted.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Adding a little bit at a time (I used the tip of a teaspoon for the gel) add small amounts of food colouring stirring between additions until the desired colour is reached.
Add Rice Krispies and stir until well coated.
Turn out onto rimmed cookie sheet lined with wax paper (alternatively you can pour into greased 9 x 13 casserole). With damp hands (to prevent sticking) pat Rice Krispies mixture flat approximately 1.5 inches thick. Let sit for 15-30 minutes until set.
Using heart-shaped cookie cutter cut out as many hearts as possible. Gently push a stick into bottom of each heart until approximately halfway up the heart. Place on another cookie sheet lined with wax paper and press firmly on the sides to secure the stick. Once you've cut out all of your hearts and inserted the sticks, place cookie sheet in freezer for approximately 15 minutes.
Before removing your Rice Krispies Heart Pops from the freezer, place all the Baker's White Chocolate from the box into a heat-proof bowl and microwave for 2-3 minutes (stirring at the halfway mark and being VERY careful not to burn the chocolate).
One by one dip the frozen Rice Krispies Heart Pops into the chocolate and cover (I had to use a spoon to help get the best coverage but it definitely doesn't have to look pretty). Return to the cookie sheet and sprinkle with candy decorations. Repeat until each Heart Pop is covered in chocolate then place the cookie sheet in the refigerator until the chocolate is set (approximately 15 minutes).
Carefully remove from wax paper and package for transportation and/or wrap individually in cello bags (available from any Dollar Store) and tie with ribbon for a perfect Valentine's Day treat.
If you liked these Rice Krispies Heart Pops, you’ll also like these Rice Krispie Mini Cupcakes.