Valentine's Rice Krispie treats

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I found this recipe on the Kellogg's Rice Krispies website. I just had to share it with you. I love Rice Krispie treats and these are just darling for Valentine's Day.




Prep Time: 15 minutes • Total Time: 35 minutes • Servings: 12

What you'll need:

* 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
* 1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows
* - OR -
* 4 cups miniature marshmallows
* 6 cups Rice Krispies®
* Canned frosting or decorating gel
* Assorted candies

1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

2. Add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.

3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan lined with foil and coated with cooking spray. Cool.

4. Remove from pan. Remove foil. Decorate with frosting and/or candies. To serve cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS:
In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 thru 4 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.

Notes:
  • For best results, use fresh marshmallows.
  • 1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows.
  • Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.
  • Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container. To freeze, place in layers separated by wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.
Cost:
butter - $1.75/pound
marshmallows- $1.09
breakfast cereal - $2.50/box
frosting - $1.29
candy coated chocolates - $1.50
Total - $4.51

1 of my favorite chefs had this to say....:

SCREAMING FOR CHOCOLATE said...

Very cute idea. And I do love rice krispy treats. They are addictive.

Coco

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