Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treats

I love Valentine’s Day (especially now that I have kids to join in the excitement) and I’m looking forward to sharing with you some fun, festive Valentine’s goodies this week.

These chocolate dipped rice krispie hearts couldn’t be simpler. I mean, really, aren’t rice krispie treats some of the easiest delicacies (using the term “delicacy” very loosely, obviously) to make? My kids love them and since I don’t give in to the request to make them very often (preferring an authentic, decadent, homemade brownie instead), I figured Valentine’s Day would be a fun way to rev up the classic treats a bit.

The idea is simple: rice krispie treat “batter” is pressed into a pan and cooled. Then, a heart-shaped cookie cutter does most of the work, with a bit of your muscle to help it along, to cut out the heart-shaped treats. Dipped into chocolate and sprinkled with some purty decorations and these cute little treats are perfect for Valentine’s Day (the idea could be morphed and expounded to nearly any holiday or time of the year). Not to mention the fact that a classic rice krispie treat is made exponentially better by dipping it in chocolate. That last sentence may be the most obvious statement I’ve made as of late.

Enjoy!

Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treats

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Chocolate Dipped Krispie Treats {Heart Shaped!}

Yield: Makes about 2 dozen treats

Chocolate Dipped Krispie Treats {Heart Shaped!}

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter, plus extra for buttering pans
  • 1 (10-ounce) package regular marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate (baking chocolate or chocolate chips)
  • Valentine's sprinkles

Directions

  1. Butter a large (11X17-inch) rimmed baking sheet or two 9X13-inch pans. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the marshmallows and stir until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in the rice krispies. Press the mixture into the prepared pan(s) and set aside to cool for about an hour.
  3. Using a 2 to 3-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter, press the cutter into the cooled rice krispie treats, removing the heart-shaped treats to a wax paper or parchment paper-lined baking sheet or work space. If you minimize space between the hearts, you should be able to cut out right around 24 hearts. Feel free to do what you like with the extra scraps (we had no trouble coming up with a solution).
  4. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt 12 ounces chocolate chips on 50% power for one minute. Stir. Continue this process until the mixture is melted and smooth but not overheated.
  5. If desired, push a cookie or lollipop stick into the bottom of the rice krispie treats (optional). Holding one side of the rice krispie heart (or using the stick as a handle), dip half of the rice krispie treat into the melted chocolate and then transfer to the wax paper or parchment paper. I alternated between dipping the top half of the treat or either side of the treat. While the chocolate is still warm on the rice krispie heart, sprinkle the festive Valentine (or other) sprinkles onto the chocolate. Let the treats cool completely and the chocolate harden before serving, about 1-2 hours.
  6. Cover in an airtight container to store (they are best eaten within 24 hours).
http://www.melskitchencafe.com/chocolate-dipped-krispie-treats-heart-shaped/
Recipe Source: idea inspired from Pinterest, rice krispie recipe from Kellogg’s

23 Responses to Chocolate Dipped Krispie Treats {Heart Shaped!}

  1. Kim in MD says:

    How adorable are these, and who doesn’t love Rice Krispy Treats? The Valentine’s Day sprinkles are so cute, Mel! Your photos are gorgeous, too- especially that first one with the heart shaped treat on a stick! :-)

  2. heather bell says:

    Ok, those are just fun!!!

  3. Jessica W. says:

    Very Cute!! A quick extra I learned from my granny when making Rice Krispie Treats, stir in a 1 tsp of vanilla to your melted marhmallows before you add your Rice Krispies. It gives them another layer of flavor that is delish! I think we will have to make these this weekend.

  4. These are so cute! I just bought rice krispies and marshmallows this past weekend to make heart shaped treats with my little girl. We’re going to try mixing sprinkles in the treats themselves – we’ll see how that goes.

  5. amy says:

    these look fun. thanks for sharing

  6. Tracey says:

    Ha! Do you read minds? How did you know I was already going to make these as Valentine’s Day gifts for my daughter’s friends?! They are darling and I think I might just throw a little red food coloring into the marshmallows to make them pink! :)

  7. jsauerwine says:

    to you

  8. Elizabeth says:

    I love rice krispies even though I rarely make them!

  9. Amy M says:

    I can’t make these. I suspect that even if I squeezed the heart shaped cut outs together ultra tight that they would still be “scraps” that I’d dispose of in the only way I know how which is inhaling them when the kids aren’t looking. lol

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  11. Shauna says:

    I just love these! My daughter and I made these today and we had such a good time. Thank you for an awesome idea! I posted our experience on my blog and sited you and your wonderful blog as the source.

  12. these heart rice krispie look great and sound like lots of fun to make!

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  16. Jason Miller says:

    I am embarrassed to say that I have never been able to make Rice Krispy treats…why? I have no idea! They always always taste stale! I took them to my sunday school class and even teenagers who will eat anything wanted to know what was wrong with them. However, I am happy to report that I just made these and they turned out perfect and they are adorable!! My four year old and I had a blast making them for his preschool class and I can’t believe I could have made something so cute! Thanks for the great idea and instructions! Happy Valentines Day:)!

  17. Trina says:

    I second the suggestion for vanilla. I rarely make these but when I do I use vanilla – very nice. I loved this idea for heart treats! Made them tonight for my son’s grade 4 class. He helped and was so proud of our efforts. They look wonderful and I’m sure the kids will love them. Thanks!

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