These Valentine’s White Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats make the perfect snack or gift this holiday for your friends, family, and that special someone. They’re easy, sweet, and so pretty!
Holiday-themed food is always so much fun, and if you make the right things, you have some great gifts to give to your loved ones. We love this recipe because it doubles as a fun, themed snack or Valentine’s Day gift.
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❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- It only takes a few ingredients to make, and it’s so easy.
- It makes beautiful heart-shaped snacks perfect for gifting this Valentine’s Day.
- Everyone loves Rice Krispie treats!
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It only takes a handful of simple ingredients that you’ll easily find at your local grocery store to make this recipe. Check out the recipe card at the end of the post for quantities.
- Mini marshmallows
- Rice Krispies cereal
- White candy melts or almond bark
- Red food coloring
- Red, pink, and/or white sprinkles
🔪 How to Make Valentine’s White Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats
This recipe is just as easy to make as classic Rice Krispie treats. It only takes a few minutes to make them!
Step 1: Melt the Marshmallows
Melt the butter in a large pan. Then, slowly add the mini marshmallows and stir until fully melted. Add red food coloring until you reach your desired color intensity.
Step 2: Add the Cereal
Stir in the Rice Krispie cereal until it’s fully coated with the marshmallow mixture. Then, press evenly into a 9×13 pan coated with nonstick spray.
Step 3: Cut into Hearts
While the treats are still warm, use a heart cookie cutter coated with nonstick spray to cut heart shapes out of the treats. Cool them completely.
Step 4: Dip the Hearts
Melt the white candy or almond bark according to the package directions, then dip each heart halfway into it, coating one side of the heart.
Step 5: Decorate
Sprinkle the tops of the candy-coated portion of the hearts with red and/or pink sprinkles. The, place the hearts on wax paper and let the chocolate set. Enjoy!
Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!
- Rice Krispies – Use any brand of rice cereal for this recipe.
- White Chocolate – You can use white chocolate mixed with a little coconut oil in place of almond bark.
- Fully Dipped – Fully coat your Rice Krispies hearts in white chocolate for a different look.
If you like the idea of holiday-themed Rice Krispie treats, then check out these patriotic Rice Krispy treats.
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Mixing bowl
- 9×13 pan
Store these for up to a week in an air-tight container at room temperature. Do not freeze these treats. They taste better at room temperature.
- Melt the marshmallows and butter over low heat to avoid scorching.
- Be sure to coat your baking dish and cookie cutter with nonstick spray so everything removes easily.
Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
They were invented as part of a promotional campaign for Kellogg’s in 1939 by employees, Malita Jensen and Mildred Day. They were originally called Puffed Wheat Squares.
If you melt the marshmallows and butter on heat that’s too high, it will scorch.
To make chocolate look smooth and pretty, it has to be tempered which means heating and then cooling it. Melting candies and almond bark are both designed to be melted so there’s no need for tempering.
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Valentine’s White Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats
- large pan
- 9×13 baking dish
- heart cookie cutter
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 10 ounces mini marshmallows 10 oz bag
- 6 cups Kellogg’s Krispies cereal
- 8 ounces white candy melts or almond bark
- Red food coloring
- Red pink and/or white sprinkles
- In a large pan, melt butter. Once butter is melted slowly add mini marshmallows, stirring until marshmallows are fully melted.
- Add in a couple of drops of red food coloring until you reach the desired color.
- Add in Rice Krispies cereal and stir until all cereal is coated with the melted marshmallows.
- Evenly press Rice Krispies into a 9×13 pan coated with non stick spray.
- Use a heart cookie cutter coated with cooking spray to cut into heart shapes. Allow to cool completely.
- Melt candy almond bark according to package directions. Dip each heart halfway into melted candy.
- Sprinkle tops of the candy coated portion with red or pink sprinkles. Place on wax paper to cool and set.