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Heart Shaped Dipped Krispies

Heart Krispies

Holy WOW, people!!

Where the heck did you all come from!?  I had no idea so many of you were sneaking around.  I’m glad I could coax you out of the shadows with a giveaway. I only wish I had more bags to give away… Stick around, I’ve got more stuff to give.  For reals.

In the mean time, how about a little Valentine inspired treat?  When I think of Valentine’s Day, I usually want to run and hide.  Red roses, pink boxes of candy, cheap champagne… count me way way way way out.  The one thing about Valentine’s day I can support is homemade heart shaped treats.

And so, with the charmingly kitchy elements of Valentine’s Day in mind, I bring you Heart Shaped Dipped Krispies.

Heart Krispies

Ok… we pretty much all know what Rice Krispie treats taste like.  Close your eyes and imagine them dipped in chocolate.  There… wasn’t that easy!?    Delicious.  Simple as that.

The best part about throwing together Rice Krispie Treats is rediscovering the joy of having a bowl of this cereal with cold milk and a hearty sprinkle of granulated sugar.  It’s an absolute dream.  Snap, crackle, pop never hurt anybody.

Heart Krispies

First things first.  Pour yourself a bowl of cereal.  You’ll need a spoon. Where’s mine?  Dunno.

Now get to making the treats.

Heart Krispies

Rice Krispie Treats

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1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter

1 bag (that’s 16 ounces, right?) mini marshmallows

7 cups Crisped Rice cereal

pinch of salt

1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips

Heart Krispies

Butter a 9×13-inch pan well.

In a large sauce pan melt butter.  Add pinch of salt and stir.  Add mini marshmallows and stir until completely melted.  Add cereal and stir so that all of the cereal is coated in marshmallow buttery goodness.  While still hot, scoop into greased pan.  Press with the back of a buttered spoon or butter your finger tips and use your hands to press the rice krispies batter into the pan.

Place in the fridge to cool.  This took me about 30 minutes.

Once cool, use a good spatula to remove the entire slab of rice krispies from the pan.  Place on a clean table.  Using a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out whatever size hearts you like.  Place on waxed paper.

Boil a few inches of water in a medium sauce pan.  Place chocolate chips in a heat proof bowl and place the bowl over the boiling water, creating a double boiler.  Melt the chocolate.

Dip one side of the hearts in the melted chocolate and place then chocolate side up on the waxed paper.  Let sit for several hours to harden or place in the fridge to hurry along the process.