I know that with Valentine’s day coming up, it’s the time of year that people are looking for something cute and easy to give to those they care about. Also, I’m not a parent but I would venture that parents are also way into the easy thing because your time is incredibly limited and of course you want to make the most of it! One of my favorite desserts to eat and take to class when I was growing up has been Rice Krispie Treats. This is an easy spin on a really quick classic dessert that makes these great Pull At Your Heartstrings Rice Krispie Treats which are perfect for any class or break room to join in the festivities.
There was always something so magical about Valentines day from the time I was small. I can’t be the only one who sought out the paper valentines that I thought were extra special and flirty for my crushes, or to make sure that they were as far away from them as possible! I’m not sure if we really did the Valentines thing in high school, I think it was still something we took part in in middle school but I know that I loved the tradition in elementary school.
I remember my teachers would decorate their rooms with pink and purple hued paper heart cutouts and embellished bulletin boards. It was always one of my favorite things to make our Valentines holders and then to check them on the fourteenth. I’m not quite sure what paper valentines I chose over the years, but it was always fun putting them together the night before!
These are pretty easy to do, the only thing is that the rice krispie treats do take 3-4 hours to set up so I would definitely do that part earlier in the day on the 13th or even on the 12th. First need to microwave the marshmallows and butter. This should be done for a total of 2-3 minutes but I would highly recommend keeping an eye on the mixture in the microwave so it doesn’t boil over. That’s how you’ll know it’s time to stir it. Your goal is to not allow the butter to sit at the bottom of the microwave safe dish.
You can also take this opportunity in between stirring and watching to coat the butter the inside of your glass dish.
Next, you’ll be mixing in the 7 cups of rice krispies into the butter and marshmallow mixture. You can choose to use a wooden spoon or a spatula to accomplish this.
You’ll then be using the spoon and the spatula to move this completed mixture into the glass dish.
Allow this to set up for 3-4 hours.
You’ll need to make the glaze by mixing together powdered sugar, water and red food coloring.
Remove the rice krispies out of the glass dish in small amounts by cutting them with a knife.
Use a small heart cookie cutter to form hearts out of the rice krispies. You now will need to tear away the remaining rice krispies from the outside and remove the heart from the cutter.
Next, stack the heart of rice krispies and stack it on top of another similar shaped portion. Then, take a knife and cut away the bottom to form the pointy part of the feather portion of the arrow.
Use a knife again to cut a “v” in the other side of the ‘feather’.
Thread a broken skewer into the top of the heart and dip it in glaze.
Cover the heart with sprinkles and thread the feather on.
I added a bow to break up the visual affect of such a long skewer.
You can just bag these babies up and send them off to school or work to enjoy the festivities!
What is one of your favorite recipes to take to work for office parties? Mine would most definitely be these Pull At Your Heartstrings Rice Krispie Treats!
Pull At Your Heartstrings Rice Krispie Treats
Rice Krispie Treats
- 7 Cups of Rice Krispie Treats
- 10 oz + 1 Cup of Marshmallows
- 4 Tablespoons of Butter
- 1 Cup of Confectioner’s Sugar
- 5 Tablespoons of Water
- 1/2 teaspoon of Red Food Coloring
- Microwave 10 0z and 1 Cup of Marshmallows with 2 Tbsp of butter in bouts totaling 2-3 minutes using a wooden spoon. Watch to prevent the marshmallows from overflowing.
- Finish stirring marshmallows and butter with the spoon until smooth and be sure to have incorporated the butter at the bottom of the bowl so it’s distributed well.
- Butter the glass pan.
- Add 7 cups of rice krispie cereal to the marshmallow butter mixture and mix it in with a spoon or spatula.
- Move this mixture into the glass pan with a spatula and spoon. Wet your hands briefly and mash the mixture down so it is even.
- Allow this to set up for 3-4 hours.
- Mix 1 Cup of confectioners sugar with 1/2 teaspoon of food coloring and 5 Tablespoons of water.
- Use the cookie cutter to cut a heart from the rice krispie treats. Use the heart to measure appropriately to make the tail feather as pictured.
- Thread the heart rice krispie treat into the glaze. Top with sprinkles.
- Thread the tail feather of the arrow through.
- Add a wonderful bow to tie it all together!
- Serve it to those that you love!
Thanks for reading!