Cinnamon Heart Rice Krispies

To me, the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift to give or receive is a homemade treat, made with love. This treat is perfect for the baking-averse, because there’s no actual baking involved! It’s kind of like if a Rice Krispie Square and a Snickerdoodle had a baby, flavour-wise. They’re simple enough that you can make them in half an hour and delicious enough that your Valentine will feel extra special receiving them. What’s not to love?

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/3 cups butter
  • 10 cups mini marshmallows, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 cups Rice Krispie cereal
  • 4 drops red food colouring (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Line a 9×12 pan with aluminum foil and coat lightly with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter until it boils and begins to brown, stirring constantly. 
  3. Add 8 cups of the marshmallows and stir constantly until completely melted. 
  4. Remove from the heat and stir in the food colouring (optional), vanilla, salt and cinnamon. Immediately stir in the cereal until coated evenly in the marshmallow mixture.
  5. Stir in the remaining 2 cups of mini marshmallows.
  6. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and press evenly (I like to put a little cooking spray on my hands and press down – it’s the best way to get them super flat without having the mixture totally stick to your hands).
  7. Once the mixture has cooled, use a heart-shaped cookie cutter (or the cookie cutter of your choosing!) to cut out the treats.

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