As we speak, we’re making two sorts of Breakfast Cereal Valentine’s Treats. The primary is basic Rice Krispies Treats within the form of a coronary heart (with a number of adorning choices). Subsequent, we’ll apply the approach of constructing Rice Krispies Treats to some other cereals you may need mendacity round the home.
You begin with the Traditional Rice Krispies Treats Recipe. Soften about 3 Tablespoons of butter in a big saucepan over low warmth. Add a 10-ounce bag of marshmallows and stir till they’re fully melted. At this level, I added 2 drops of crimson meals coloring so my closing treats would have a pink hue.
Take the pan off the warmth and add the Rice Krispies. Combine it up actually good.
Lay out a giant piece of wax paper. End up the Rice Krispies combination and mould it right into a rectangle about 10 x 12-inches. Let this set and agency up for about 20 minutes. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to chop out heart-shaped treats.
Now the enjoyable half… adorning the hearts.
I used a dependable donut icing recipe to make icing for the treats. It’s simply 2 cups of powdered sugar, a teaspoon of vanilla and sufficient water or milk in order that an icing types when stirred (normally simply 3 or 4 Tablespoons of liquid).
Dip a part of every deal with within the icing after which sprinkle with jimmies or small candies like Crimson Hots.
Different adorning concepts you may attempt: 1) Use icing to drizzle phrases on the hearts like “Be Mine” or somebody’s title; 2) Embed a kind of conversational coronary heart candies in every of the treats; or 3) Stick a stick in every coronary heart to make Valentine’s Cereal Pops.
As soon as you recognize the recipe for Rice Krispies treats, you can begin utilizing different cereals to make tremendous distinctive Valentine’s treats.
The marshmallow combination is precisely the identical. I used about 5 and 1/2 cups whole cereal and the treats held collectively splendidly.
For these, I believed a chocolate icing could be slightly extra apropos. So, I took the icing recipe talked about above and simply added 1/2 cup of chocolate chips that have been melted with 1/3 cup heat milk and used that for the liquid part of the icing.
That’s all there’s to it. Should you’ve received a pair marshmallows and a half-empty field of cereal, you may make any person’s day!
Rice Krispies Treats can truly be irritating to organize. They’re sticky and there’s normally a second after you mix all the things the place you’ll fear the treats won’t ever type a cohesive form. Don’t fear. Have “coronary heart” – it really works 97% of the time, even when your marshmallow to cereal ratio is off.
To keep away from frustration, ensure that your pan is sort of massive. Should you don’t have a giant sauce pan, combine the melted marshmallows and cereal items collectively in a big mixing bowl.
To get a pleasant pre-cut block of treats to work with, I’ll normally switch all the things to a 13 x 9-inch baking pan after which invert the pan onto waxed paper. This offers you a starter-rectangle to work with. Use one other massive sheet of wax paper on prime of the cereal block to press the elements to the size you need. The whole lot will probably be sticky, however the wax paper will assist significantly.
Have a pair small biscuit cutters standing by. The treats received’t work like a dough the place you’ll be able to clump the remnants again collectively. I used to be capable of get six 4-inch hearts from every batch and in addition eight small spherical treats (which labored nice for pops).
Completely satisfied Valentine’s Day!
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