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Cooking With Your Kids

Valentine Heart Krispie Treats

(From our February 2012 Issue)

Looking for a cool Valentine’s Day treat for the kids?  These heart-shaped Rice Krispie© treats are pretty, delicious, and a cinch to make. This recipe makes seven 5-inch hearts.

Rice Krispie Valentine Treat


  • Cooking spray
  • 3 tablespoons margarine
  • 6 cups mini (or 60 regular-size) marshmallows
  • Red food coloring
  • 9 cups Rice Krispies© cereal
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • Plastic bags, yarn (optional)


  • Lightly coat a 10 x 15 inch baking sheet with cooking spray and set it aside.
  • Melt the margarine in a large pot over low heat.
  • Add the marshmallows, stirring them continuously until they melt.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in drops of red food coloring until the color reaches the desired color.
  • Add the Rice Krispies©, stirring until they are evenly coated with marshmallow.
  • Spoon the mixture onto the baking sheet.
  • With waxed paper (or lightly buttered hands), smooth out the mixture, spreading it to an even thickness.
  • Cut out hearts with the cookie cutter.
  • (Optional) Place each heart in a clear plastic bag, tie on a yarn bow, and they're ready for giving to your Valentine!