Valentine's Day Krispie Treat Hearts

Recipe by Tinkerbell
READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 6-7
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 3
    tablespoons butter
  • 60
    regular marshmallows (or 6 cups mini)
  • 3 -5
    drops almond extract
  • 6
    drops red food coloring
  • 9
    cups Rice Krispies
  • metal heart-shaped cookie cutter (5-inch size)
  • nonstick cooking spray
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DIRECTIONS

  • Spray an 11x15 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. (I use a jelly roll pan because the sides are the perfect height for 1-inch tall treats & it makes it very easy to level the mixture.).
  • In large pan or dutch oven, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows & stir until completely melted. (I use a heavy duty Kitchenaid rubber scraper to help chop up the marshmallow chunks & whip the mixture until smooth.).
  • When marshmallows are melted & smooth, turn off heat & add almond extract & food coloring. Stir well.
  • Remove from burner & add rice krispies. Stir till combined.
  • Turn mixture out onto prepared jelly roll pan.
  • Cut a piece of waxed paper to fit the length of pan & spray one side with cooking spray.
  • Lay paper, spray side down, on top of mixture. Use hands on top of paper to press mixture firmly into pan. (Be sure to spread evenly into corners & along edges.) When finished, mixture will be slightly below the top edge of pan & level all the way across.
  • Remove waxed paper & set aside for later.
  • Let krispies cool in pan for about 5 minutes.
  • Lay waxed paper over pan again & flip everything over onto counter, cutting board or cookie sheet. Tap bottom of pan & let mixture fall out onto waxed paper.
  • Spray inside of cookie cutter with cooking spray (repeat as necessary) & cut 6 - 7 hearts out of mixture.
  • Put each heart into a non-zippered gallon size baggie, gently squeeze air out & tie with ribbons. (I usually trim a couple inches off the top of the baggie after tying.).
  • I like to tie on handmade name tags or other decorations.
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