Introduction: Valentine Rice Krispie Treats

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I decided the other day that I need to use up my Rice Krispies and make Rice Krispie treats.  I figured I might as well make an Instructable about it.  They've already been posted before so I decided to make them specially for Valentine's Day.  The obvious solution was to make them hearts, but that just wasn't enough.  But what goes with Rice Krispie treats?  Well marshmallows of course!  So this treat was born!

Step 1: Supplies

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What you need is pretty basic.  I also used these heart cookie cutters, but if you want to free shape them, that is fine too.

Ingredients:
  • Rice Krispie Bars Rice Krispies + Marshmallows
  • Marshmallow Fondant I doubled this, but I don't think you would need to
  • Red Food Coloring or Red Gel Coloring (I used both)
  • Heart Cookie Cutters (I got mine pretty cheap at Michaels and I used the three smallest ones - don't forget to use a coupon!)
  • Corn Syrup
  • Sprinkles
I made the Marshmallow Fondant and then split it into three sections.  I split it so it was in sections of about 1/2 and 1/4 and 1/4.  I made the biggest one red and colored one of the smaller ones pink while leaving the last section white.

Step 2: Make Them

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Make your rice krispie treats!  Once you are ready you will probably want to transfer the mixture to plastic bowl.  I left the mixture in the metal pot I made it in and it stuck horribly and was hard to get out as I got down to the end of it.

Make sure you have clean hands!  You can use gloves if you would like.  Mine were loose fitting and the rice krispies stuck to them a lot.  I used nonstick spray on my fingertips which helped a bit with the sticking.

Put down a pan with a piece of wax paper on it.  Take your cookie cutters and put them on the sheet.  Using your hands, shove the rice krispie mixture into the cookie cutter.  You can spray the cutter with nonstick spray if you think it will stick; my plastic ones didn't stick at all.  Once you have the mixture from edge to edge in the cutter you can just carefully push it out.  Do this over and over again.

I was able to make:
  • 20 Big Hearts
  • 7 Medium Hearts
  • 2 Small Hearts

Step 3: Cover Them

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First you will want to put down the base layer - if you want it all one color.  (Later I tried out doing a couple with one color on the top and a second color around the side and that was cute too.)

Roll out a piece of fondant and place it on top of the rice krispie heart.  Push fondant around it so it hugs the heart.  Use a knife or a toothpick to cut off the excess fondant.  If you would like, you can also completely cover the heart.  Just bring the fondant around the blank and bring the edges together.

Step 4: Decorate Them

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Now do whatever you want to decorate them!  Here are couple different things I did.

While I didn't use corn syrup at first, it was really helpful when sticking fondant to fondant or sprinkles to fondant.  I would suggest using it.

Photos 1-3 : You can roll out piece to create borders on the hearts.
Photo 4 : Cut out smaller hearts to decorate.  I liked using both of the smaller hearts to make layers.
Photo 5 and 6 : Shape a oval and using another piece of fondant, create a cute little bow.
Photo 7-9 : Cut the smallest heart out of the second smallest heart to create inlaid heart designs.

You can also create decorations and borders with sprinkles.

Have fun decorating!  If you know what you want to do, roll out bigger pieces of fondant and cut out a bunch of hearts at once.  I was making it up as I went so I kept cutting out one heart at a time.

Step 5: All of Them

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Enjoy your beautiful hearts!

These taste AMAZING!  They really do.  That's not me bragging or anything, I'm just saying rice krispie treats + marshmallow fondant = awesomeness!

In the second picture you can see two little hearts where I did one color on top and one around the side.  If you decide to do that, cut out a heart from fondant that is the same size as the rice krispie heart.  Place that on top and then roll out some other color of fondant.  I used a pizza cutter and just cut out a long rectangle and wrapped that around the side of the heart.

Which is your favorite?

Comments

ReneediCherri (author)2013-02-22

These were sooooo amazing and I ate like five

sugarkissed.net (author)2013-02-18

Very pretty! I gotta try my hand at using fondant to decorate sweets!

mishagirl8 (author)2013-02-16

Wish i could make them, but here in turkey they dont sell rice krispies! :( Looks so yummy and delicous and beautiful and especially cute! yum...

s76fitz (author)2013-02-12

this made me feeL 100% better .

Penolopy Bulnick (author)s76fitz2013-02-12

:D

s76fitz (author)Penolopy Bulnick2013-02-12

i was compeLLed to cook KosherVegetarian matzoh baLL boxed soup mix .

exceLLent .

shazni (author)2013-02-12

These are soo cute...my daughter would love them as they are PINK!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)shazni2013-02-12

Makes sense as Pink is the best color in the world :)

lindarose92 (author)2013-02-12

These are so nice! And they must be really good too!!

Thanks! They are very tasty :)

kazmataz (author)2013-02-11

These were dangerously good...

Agreed!

PitStoP (author)2013-02-11

Looks yumm..

Penolopy Bulnick (author)PitStoP2013-02-12

Thanks, they are very good :)

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