This was a fun weekend for us. We had a blast celebrating Valentine's Day together as well as with our families and friends. Can't get any better than that.
At least that's what I thought yesterday night, when the day was practically over. That's when my daughter asked me to make something together for her classmates and teachers for Valentine's Day. At 8:00 p.m. this was a tough challenge. I was almost ready to pass the opportunity when I remembered a great and easy recipe both of us had made together a few years back.
Have you tried these?
I bet you have. And If you're anything like me, I bet you like them, too. Kids LOVE Rice Krispies Treats, and who doesn't? They make the perfect treat for any occasion. Seriously, any: birthday parties, Valentine's, Mother's Day, Halloween, Christmas... you name it.
These delights are very easy to do and take as much as 30 minutes in total, so I thought I HAD to share:
Rice Krispies and
3 tablespoons butter (or margarine)
1 package (10 oz) marshmallows
6 cups of Rice Krispies
food coloring (optional)
Melt butter over low heat.
Now, add your marshmallows and stir. They will start melting, so you need to keep stirring until they melt completely. This is the moment to add food coloring if you want to make colored treats. (If you do, you should only use white marshmallows). We used 4 drops of red coloring.
Add the Rice Krispies litte by little, until they are evenly covered.
Remove from heat.
Butter your baking sheet or surface where you're spreading the mixture (you can also use cooking spray).
Use a buttered spatula to press the mixture evenly thoughout the pan or surface.
The mixture is very sticky and it will cool quickly, so you might want to work it with your hands. In this case, butter your hands to prevent making a huge mess!
Cut with cookie cutters or cut into squares with knife for the traditional look.
You can even use lollipop sticks and cover one end with the mixture into a small ball to make lollipop treats.
Aren't they sweet?