Heart Shaped Rice Krispie Treats

Heart Shaped Rice Krispie Treats are soft, gooey marshmallow treats cut into adorable heart shapes. These homemade cereal treats are easy to make with simple ingredients. And best of all, no baking required!

Heart shaped marshmallow treat on a white platter.

Valentine’s Day Rice Krispies Treats

Homemade rice krispie treats are one of our favorite holiday desserts. We especially love to dip them into melted chocolate or vanilla candies and dot them with fun pink and red sprinkles.

These heart shaped treats are great for gifting at a kid’s classroom party, a work event, or sharing with that special someone.

Don’t forget to try one of our other desserts to make your Valentine’s Day perfect! Chocolate Lava Cakes or Chocolate Mousse.

Or, try something a little different and make a sweet breakfast using our crumble topping on your favorite muffin recipe served next to a bleu cheese bacon frittata.

Recipe Tips

  • This recipe is easy and moves fairly quickly. It’s best to have all the ingredients prepped and ready to go head of time.
  • Keep an eye on the marshmallows as the cook. They can burn quickly.
  • Use your favorite variety of dark, milk, or white chocolate. Or, use a variety of brightly colored or white candy melts.
  • Any brand of crisped rice cereal works. It doesn’t necessarily have to be name brand.
  • If you’re unable to dip or drizzle the candy melts, use a butter knife or spatula to spread it over the cereal treats.
Large and small heart shaped cereal treats with sprinkles.

Storage

Room Temperature: Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for 4 to 5 days.

FAQs

We don’t recommend storing rice krispie treats in the refrigerator. The cool air dries them out very quickly and causes them to get hard and crunchy.

Yes, you’ll need 40 regular sized marshmallows to replace a 10 ounce bag of miniature marshmallows.

In my experience, marshmallows that are dried out or close to being expired don’t melt well. They’ve lost a lot of moisture and that makes melting difficult.

Another issue may be if your pan isn’t warm enough. Slowly adjusting the heat a little at a time while stirring may help. Just don’t go too high; otherwise, the marshmallows will burn.

We’ve found the cereal treats fall apart if there’s too much butter. You want enough butter for moisture and flavor but not so much that it makes the treats greasy. That will make them fall apart.

White chocolate chips are good for drizzling our Valentine Rice Krispie Treats, but they aren’t good for dipping. If you’re looking to substitute candy melts, we like vanilla melting wafers, baking chocolate or almond bark.

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Side view of a heart shaped rice krispie treat with sprinkles.

Heart Shaped Rice Krispie Treats

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Author: Kimberly
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Set Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 15 Servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 10 ounces miniature marshmallows, divided
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • ½ cup white candy melts, or melting wafers
  • ¼ cup Valentine sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Grease a 9×13-inch pan with butter or cooking spray, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a large pot over low heat. Set 1 cup of marshmallows aside, and place the remaining marshmallows, vanilla, and salt in the pan with butter. Stir constantly until the marshmallows melt.
    3 tablespoons unsalted butter
    ¼ teaspoon salt
    ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Remove the pan from heat, and stir in the cereal and remaining 1 cup of marshmallows. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and gently pat into place. Let the rice krispie treats cool for about 30 minutes.
    6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • While the treats cool, place the candy melts into a small microwave-safe bowl. Heat on half power in 20-30 seconds intervals, stirring between each interval.
    ½ cup white candy melts
  • After the treats cool, use a 2 to 3-inch metal heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out heart shapes from the treats.
  • Drizzle with the melted candy the add the Valentine sprinkles. Cool on the lined baking sheet before serving.
    ¼ cup Valentine sprinkles
  • Scroll up and see post for tips, FAQs, and storage information.

Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 cereal treat. Actual calories will vary.
*Makes 10 large hearts and 5 small hearts.
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.

Nutrition

Serving: 1treatCalories: 180kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 114mgPotassium: 61mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 819IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 4mg

Nutrition Disclaimer

Kim and John Vargo of More Than Meat and Potatoes and its affiliates are not dieticians or nutritionists. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If preferred, use your favorite online nutrition calculator to double check the amounts. Calories and other nutritional values can vary based on brand and serving size.

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