Feb 3, 2011

Strawberry Vanilla Rice Crispy Hearts



Yum!  Yum!  Yum!

Have you seen these marshmallows at the grocery store?

They are Vanilla Snowmen and Strawberry marshmallows.

When I saw them sitting next to each other in my pantry, I thought, why not combine them and make rice crispy treats?!  Which, by-the-way, are one of my favorite treats.

Just make your favorite rice crispy treats recipe and substitute the regular marshmallows with the strawberry and vanilla ones.  After the marshmallows are melted and you've removed the marshmallows from the heat, add a teaspoon of vanilla, if you want.  It will intensify that vanilla flavor.

Also, a little tip for DELICIOUS rice crispy treats, use a stick of butter - yes, a whole stick!  It makes the treats taste all caramel-y and good.  Not so good on the hips, but oh so good in the belly!  Fair warning, though: you will hate me forever for giving you this tip.  Once you try them this way, you will never go back :)

I used a cookie cutter and cut them into hearts after they cooled:


Then drizzled a little melted chocolate chips:
And I cut little bite sized squares out of the left-over rice crispy treats in the pan and dipped them in the remaining chocolate:

They make a fun little twist on an American favorite!
And a perfect treat for Valentine's Day.


Enjoy!

PS - I have some fun projects coming up including:
- fun gift tags
- an adorable purse embellishment
- I may throw in a yummy Superbowl recipe
- and a surprise project!

16 Nuggets of Love:

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Love it! Definitely trying this.

danielle @ take heart said...

must.make.these!

Jennifer @lifecraftsandwhatever said...

These look delish! I've nominated you for the Stylish Blogger Award!

http://lifecraftsandwhatever.blogspot.com/2011/02/stylish-blogger-award-and-beg-for-votes.html

The Crafty Gals said...

Yum! Rice Crispy Treats are my total fav treat!! Gonna try the strawberry flavor for sure :)

passionfruitprincess said...

Wow!These look yummy!
I am a new follower from the Homemaker on a Dime.
Ana Paula

Connie said...

These look SO good. I love rice crispie treats in any shape and size, and esp with chocolate on top!

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

What a great idea! Perfect for Valentine's Day. I found your lovely blog via the Homemaker on a Dime linky party. I'm your newest follower and can't wait to read more. Thanks for the inspiration!
~Lynn

Military Spouse House said...

Hey! I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Stylish Blogger Award too. I know Jen already did but wanted to as well. :)
You can find it here: http://militaryspousehouse.blogspot.com/2011/02/stylish-blogger-award.html

Jordan

The Yoder's Four said...

You need to bring me a plate of these, pronto. ;)

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

My kiddos would love these! Thanks for sharing :D

I'm Ashley said...

Those look to DIE for:) Thanks for following me. I LOVE your bangs too, so cute...looking forward to following back..but stop tempting me with those ooey gooey treats..I am trying to loose fluff not gain it, haha. JK KINDA ;)

Creative Escapes said...

Ummm - yum! I wanted to let you know, i've nominated you for the Stylish Blogger Award. Check it out at:http://mycreativeescapes.blogspot.com/2011/02/yippy-i-won-awardstylish-blogger-award.html

Erin said...

Very cute! And YUM!!!

Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home said...

YUM!! Thanks for linking up! These look awesome :)

Laurel {Make and Takes} said...

Mmmm, these look so yummy! Just wanted to let you know that I submitted this to the M&T Spotlight: http://makeandtakes.com.

Lauren @ YoungNester said...

These look delicious! I would love for you to link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link parties!

www.youngnester.blogspot.com

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