Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Rice Krispies Heart Pops

So my co-teacher, Angela, loves any excuse to celebrate. You can imagine her excitement when it was time to plan our Valentine's Day party for our class. There were cakes, cupcakes, heart shaped pizzas that the kids made (SO CUTE!!!) and lots of other treats. I felt as though I needed to make something but I didn't want to make cupcakes. What did I love as a kid? Heck, what do I still love now? Chocolate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! aaaaand Rice Krispies!!! So I got out my cookie cutter and lollipop sticks (which you can get at any craft store) and made the CUTEST Rice Krispies Pops ever!!!

What you'll need:
1 box Rice Kispies Cereal
1 10 oz bag marshmallows
2 tbs. butter or margarine
1 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup milk
Assorted Valentine's Day colored sprinkles :)
Parchment paper (enough to line the cookie sheets)
Lollipop sticks

1. In a LARGE pot, melt the butter. One it's melted, add the marshmallows and stir until they're fully melted.

2. Once melted, add the cereal and stir until fully coated.

3. While still hot, add the treats to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

4. Let cool for a few minutes then use a cookie cutter to cut out heart shapes.

5. While they're still gooey, put the lollipop sticks in the bottom of the hearts so they're easer to dip.
6. Melt your chocolate in a glass bowl over a double boiler (fancy word for a pot with about 2 inches of simmering water that does NOT touch the bottom of the bow) using a wooden spoon.

7. Dip the top of each heart into the chocolate and lay on a lined cookie sheet. Immediately decorate with the sprinkles.

8. Let the chocolate set overnight on the hearts (COVER THEM! THEY'LL DRY OUT!!!)

enjoy :)

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