This timeless treat works perfect for any holiday throughout the year and is enjoyed by all ages. This ooey gooey chocolatey treat will bring a smile to all faces.
Makes: 6 cups
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
3 tbsp Butter
5 cups Marshmallows, divided
Red Food Coloring, optional
6 cups Rice Crispy Cereal
11.5 oz Chocolate Chip; milk, dark or white
In a large sauce pan over medium heat add the butter and 4 cups of marshmallows. Slowly melt the marshmallows which will take about 8 minutes. Then add in the red food coloring to make it your desired color for your rice crispy treat, this step is optional. Right before adding in the rice crispy cereal add in the remaining cup of marshmallows to add some texture. Fold the rice crispy cereal into the melted marshmallows.
Spray a piece of parchment paper with non-stick cooking spray along with heart shape cookie cutters. Butter you hands and carefully spoon the rice crispy treats into the cookie cutter, using your fingers to pack and level the rice crispy treats into the cookie cutters. Carefully remove the cookie cutter and allow for the rice crispy treats to set and harden slightly in that heart shape. Repeat the process until all the mixture has been used.
When the treats have slightly hardened slowly melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler or in the microwave. Dip half of the heart shape rice crispy treats into the chocolate and set aside allowing for the chocolate to harden. Repeat the process with the remaining treats. (Feel free to add additional decorations to your treats to add a little something more.)
To speed up the cooling process place the chocolate covered rice crispy treats into the fridge for 20 minutes. Enjoy!
*Store in an air tight container for 2 days at room temperature. Otherwise freeze for up to 3 months, being sure to separate each treat with a piece of parchment paper before placing it into a resealable bag and then into the freezer.