RECIPE

Rice Krispie Treat Pops

My son is four, which means he’s super into desserts and even more so if they are presented on a stick (who isn’t, right?). He’s also a huge fan of marshmallows, so I decided to teach him how to make Rice Krispie treats. They are easy enough to make and I knew he’d never had them before so he’d be excited to try a new recipe. I wanted our recipe to be a something that felt crafty, too, so I decided to make these Rice Krispie treats festive by cutting them into heart shapes, dipping them in melted pink chocolate and sprinkling them with hearts. We even decided to use red and white colored straws as our lollipop sticks and I think they came out so cute.

Wrap each pop in a small cellophane bag and tie with a ribbon and you have yourself one adorable, edible Valentine. They also make excellent bake sale items and will definitely sell like fast – so be sure to make a double batch.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 bag regular sized marshmallows (10 ounces)
  • 6 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup pink candy melts (you can buy these at craft stores)
  • 1/3 cup sprinkles
  • 12 lollipop sticks or straws, cut in half

Preparation

In large saucepan melt the butter over low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from the heat.

Add the cereal. Stir until well coated.

Using a buttered spatula or wax paper, evenly press the mixture into 9-inch x 13-inch x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Using a 2-inch heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out hearts.

Melt the candy melts using a double boiler. Remove from the heat. Using a small offset spatula, coat half of each heart with melted candy and sprinkle with sprinkles. Place onto a wire rack until the candy coating hardens.

Gently skewer each heart with a straw or lollipop stick and serve.

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