Recipe: Valentine Crispy Rice Treats
I don’t know many people who do not like Crispy Rice Treats. They are crispy, chewy and sweet. So what’s not to love? They are so easy to make too. You can whip up a batch in just a few minutes. Let me show you my Valentine Crispy Rice Treats twist.
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Here are the ingredients: mini marshmallows, butter, vanilla, food coloring (I used gel, but you can use liquid too) and crispy rice cereal.
Spray a 9×13 pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. Place your crispy rice cereal in a large bowl (you’ll need one big enough to mix and fold in the marshmallow mixture.)
First place your marshmallows in a microwave safe bowl. Then add the butter in pieces to the marshmallows and then add vanilla.
Microwave in 30 second intervals; mixing after each interval, until the mixture is smooth. It can take a few minutes, so be patient.
Add your food coloring and stir to thoroughly combine. Keep adding food coloring until you get to your desired shade. I wanted a dark pink color.
Pour the marshmallow mixture in the bowl with the crispy rice cereal.
Using a large rubber scrapper or wooden spoon, fold everything to thoroughly coat the crispy rice cereal with the marshmallow mixture.
Firmly pack the mixture into a prepared 9×13 pan. You can use your hand OR I’ve found that using the bottom of a glass or measuring cup helps to get it packed well.
Once they have cooled, you can cut them. It’s cute to cut them into heart shapes if you have a cutter.
Or they are also pretty cute in a standard square bar. They taste the same. And you can get more bars depending on the size of your cutter.
If you try this recipe for Valentine Crispy Rice Treats, please COMMENT below. I want to hear your results!
Enjoy the comfort of food!
PS: If you see mistakes (i.e., spelling errors or inconsistencies in the recipe), please tell me right away. I appreciate any help I can get!