Friday, February 24, 2012

Holiday Recipe! - Strawberry Heart Rice Krispie Treats

Wow, I haven't blogged in a WHILE and I apologize. I won't go into too much detail, but let's just say that both of Piper's top "eye teeth" broke through last week and it was a pretty miserable, sleepless couple of weeks. Eating wasn't even close to being on the priority list for either one us sleep-deprived, cranky ladies.  But now that things are back on track and we both are binge eating to make up for lost time, there are lots of foods to be made and consumed.

For Valentine's Day, I did manage to make a special little treat for the fam. Five days late. On February 19th. Oh well, sometimes part of being a kitchen goddess is being able to admit when you just don't have the time for artsy fartsy stuff. So even though this is technically a "holiday" recipe, I don't see why you can't show your family that you heart them any 'ol day of the year. And who doesn't love Rice Krispie treats, right??


1 10-ounce bag of strawberry marshmallows
4 Tbsp. butter
4 cups Rice Krispies
imitation strawberry flavoring

1.  Melt butter and marshmallows over medium heat until thoroughly blended. Add your own desired amount of imitation strawberry flavoring.
2.  Turn heat to low and add the Rice Krispies one cup at a time until all Rice Krispies are coated and mixed with the marshmallow and butter mixture.
3.  Grease an 8x8 cake pan.
4.  Place the Rice Krispie mixture in the cake pan and press firmly down into the pan with a spatula.
5.  Place in refrigerator for at least 10 minutes so that the mixture is completely cool so that it is not sticky when you cut out your shapes.
 6.  After the mixture is cooled, flip mixture out of pan and onto waxed paper.
7.  Cut out heart shapes with any heart-shaped cookie cutter, measuring cup or plastic toy you may have laying around. I have a set of heart-shaped measuring cups that I used and the various sizes made them even cuter! I also place Strawberry Milkshake Whoppers around the hearts to look like little bubbles. Bubbles and hearts, heart and bubbles. Very Valentiney if I do say so myself!

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