Sweet Valentine’s Day Rice Krispies Treats Recipe Will Show the Love by Ann Marie Patitucci

Holidays Desserts
a year ago

Sweet Valentine’s Day Rice Krispies Treats Recipe Will Show the Love

I have such fond memories of baking holiday-themed treats with my boys when they were little. Rice Krispies treats were always a crowd pleaser. What’s especially fun about them is that they’re customizable: If you’d like thinner treats, use a larger pan. If your kids love colored marshmallows, use them! If you’d like to make breakfast special on Valentine’s Day, add some red, pink and/or heart-shaped sprinkles. If you really want to elevate your rice treat game, use a cookie cutter to make the treats heart-shaped! Add them to your kids’ lunch boxes, along with a loving note from you, and they’ll be feeling the love!

One of the sweetest things about this sweet recipe is that when Valentine’s Day is over, you can customize this sweet recipe for other holidays. The fluffy buttercream frosting that even your adult friends will appreciate is optional, but makes these sweet treats even sweeter. So make these Rice Krispies treats with your kids and make memories – and then share them with everyone!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: Makes about 9 treats

Ingredients

Rice Krispies Treats

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 packages (10.5 ounces each) mini marshmallows (divided)
  • 9 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1/3 cup red, pink, white and/or heart sprinkles

Buttercream Frosting

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 - 3 teaspoons milk

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Line a 9x9-inch baking pan (or 13x9-inch pan for thinner treats) with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt 6 tablespoons butter over low heat. Set aside 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows. Add the rest of the marshmallows to the pan and stir until melted. Remove pan from heat. Gradually add the cereal, stirring until well coated. Fold in the remaining 1 1/2 cups of marshmallows and sprinkles until thoroughly combined.
  3. Using a buttered spatula (to prevent sticking), firmly press the mixture into the prepared pan. Let cool completely.
  4. For the buttercream frosting, using a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment or a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat the butter on medium-high speed for about 5 minutes. Switch the mixer to low speed and slowly add in powdered sugar. Continue beating until well blended. Add in vanilla and 1 teaspoon of milk. Mix on low speed until combined. Beat at high speed until frosting is smooth and fluffy, about 4 to 5 more minutes. If frosting is too thick, gradually add more milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until you reach the desired consistency.
  5. Spread the frosting over cooled cereal treats and top with sprinkles.

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Cassiday
So much fun to make and the whole family loves them. 💗
Elisa Schmitz
Ah, this recipe brings back all the memories, and all the feels. So fun and so yum!

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