Thursday, February 11, 2016

Rice Krispie Heart Cake Pops

For today's playgroup, Hayden and I made some festive treats to celebrate Valentine's Day. I wants something that was easy to make, child-friendly, and cute. This picture from Pinterest was my inspiration, though we did our own thing from the start. 
Here's what you need:
  • Rice Krispies 
  •  1 bag of marshmallows
  •  heart sprinkles  
  •  chocolate (for melting) I used about 1/2 a bag of chocolate chips + a little butter
  •  cake pop sticks OR paper straws cut in half 
  •  heart-shaped cookie cutter
  1. Make Rice Krispie treats on the stove, according to the recipe on the box. When you add in the Rice Krispies, add in a liberal amount of heart sprinkles.
  2.  Lay down a large piece of parchment paper on your counter and roll or smooth out the Rice Krispies until they are about 1 inch thick. I found that wetting my hands and just pressing them down worked better than any other method. 
  3. Use your cookie cutter to cut out hearts. Work quickly, because you want them to still be warm for the next step. 
  4. Insert the cake pop stick or straw (what we used) into the bottom of the heart while it is still warm. You can mold the back of the treat a little to make is stay better.
  5. Finally, dip the back of the treats into melted chocolate.
  6. Set the heart pops on a parchment-lined baking sheet and put in the refrigerator for a couple hours, so that the chocolate hardens.

 Super easy and a fun toddler treat! 

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