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Crispy Rice Valentine Heart Pops

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Crispy Rice Valentine Heart Pops for the win!

I've been making these for my girls for years now. It all started with Maddie and Ashley were younger and I made crispy rice treats that were “too sticky” for their little fingers, or so they told me. They loved the treats… but they wanted to eat them without getting messy so I started to put them on a stick.

Years later they are still a favorite. I've even made them in the shape of a heart, wrapped them in some plastic wrap… added a bow, and had the girls have given them out as Valentine's. 

They are just as fun to make as they are to eat and the girls make them themselves nowadays.

Here's how to make your own heart pops…

Ingredients:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40) Marshmallows
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • Red Food Coloring
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Heart shaped cookie cutter
Directions:
  1. In a microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for approx 2 minutes (microwave times vary)
  2. Stir in 4-5 drops of red food coloring after 2 minutes to produce a pink color.  Use slightly more color for a deeper red color develop.  Or, add some blue food coloring to produce a purple color
  3. Continue to heat for 1 additional minute. Stir until smooth.
  4. Add crispy rice cereal. Stir until well coated.
  5. Using a buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray.
  6. Allow to cool in refrigerator
  7. Use the heart shaped cookie cutter to cut into heart shapes.
  8. Insert lollipop stick into bottom of heart.

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What's your favorite Valentine's Day treat?

Heather
Heather Delaney Reese is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer currently on the road with her family 150 days a year, sharing exceptional family memory making moments and life's everyday fun times. She is a big proponent of encouraging others to join her journey and become a professional blogger so that they too can make money at home and spend more time with their families.

44 Comments

  1. This looks so yummy! I love Rice Krispie treats. They are so much fun to make and eat and this one looks cute too.

  2. What a sweet idea (pardon the pun!). I love making Rice Krispie treats and these look just as easy. What a great surprise for my kids’ lunches on Valentine’s Day!

  3. I love these. I am definitely going to make these with my daughter. She does these little cooking shows and this would be the perfect thing! Thanks!

  4. What a nice treat to make for Valentine’s Day or any special day. I can picture these as St Pat’s shamrocks, or Easter eggs, and so on. Thanks for the great idea!

  5. This is a great idea. I love making rice crispys with my daughters and I know they’d love this. Looks like a very simple treat to make as well. I’m sure they’ll enjoy making them.

  6. I’m a sucker for crispy rice snacks!! I love the sweet pink pops you made. I think we are the last school on the planet allowed to bring in homemade goodies, so I’m going to take advantage and make a zillion yummy treats.

  7. I was in search of something for my sons Valentines party at school! I am not great at baking, and this looks simple enough for me!! Plus, um.. yum!

  8. The crispy rice valentine heart pops are an awesome idea. These would be great for the kids and be so much fun to make with them too. Thanks for sharing the idea.

  9. My favorite treat for Valentine’s Day are truffles, but I wouldn’t mind trying the Valentine’s Day rice crispy treats. Thanks for the recipe!

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