Easy Valentine’s Day Rice Krispies Treats

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to do a super easy Valentine’s Day treat recipe. Everything I used was really cost friendly (I actually used the “off” brand of almost everything). Even better, the entire recipe took about 15 minutes. Being a mom of 5, a super quick and easy treat is just about the only thing I have time for.

Where I Got My Supplies

 

Walmart for the win!! You guys, I know part of being a mom is being a Target mom these days, but I am so opposite. I live at Walmart, I NEVER go to Target. In my opinion, Target prices are high and they don’t have as good of a selection as Walmart. 

I ran to Walmart, picked up some Valentine’s Day themed cookies cutters, Great Value brand marshmallows and Rice Krispies and some butter sticks. I always use Country Crock Plant Butter. That is it. If you don’t have food coloring, cooking spray or Vanilla extract, be sure to pick some up.  

The Mixing Process

 Literally the most simple thing in the world to make. I grabbed a large pot, added 1/4 cup of my butter and 10oz of mashmallows and melted them together on low. Once my marshmallow mixture was smooth, I added 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and red food coloring. The amount of red food coloring really depends on how vibrant you want your rice krispies.

Mix well. Next, add 6 cups of your cereal and mix it all together. 

Molding Your Treats

 

 

This is the part that gets a bit sticky and messy, be sure to use your cooking spray. I used a flay sheet pan and sprayed it generously with cooking spray. I additionally sprayed the cutting end of my cookie cutters with cooking spray and began cutting my shapes. It is important to do this right away, before your mixture begins to harden, it will be much easier. 

Once I had my shapes cut out, I used a spatula to move my shapes to a separate sprayed pan to mold and harden a bit. That is literally it you guys! Super simple and so easy!

Eat 

Enough said, ENJOY! Your kids will love the holiday theme and the fun making these easy treats! 



-Laura

 

 

 

Published by Not Ur Average Mom Of 5

Most importantly, I am a mother of 5. I don't have your typical happily ever after family. I am divorced (one of those nasty messy ones), I have way too many bills (don't we all) and I really don't have any interesting hobbies (wasn't always that way, I grew up riding horses) I am in a relationship with the love of my life and my happily ever after. He is the most amazing and loving person I have ever met. Payton deals with my crazy life and family and embraces is with so much love and support. He is the BEST dad and father figure I know). He is an Engineer for our local fire department and that is HARD. I honestly am so proud of him and so proud of what he does BUT I HATE his job, I hate nights away and I hate the time it takes from our family. People don't realize how difficult it is. At the end of the day, I am so thankful for him and our life together, I can't wait to spend forever with him. My kids....they are terrorists. Seriously. I grew up as an only girl out of 4 total kids. I always wanted 4 kids - 2 girls and 2 boys. Well, the big man upstairs had other plans! I am bless with one daughter and four sons. My daughter is the oldest. Makenzee Adele is 11, going on 18. She is smart and hardworking and LOVES school. Caleb is next. He is 9 and so loving. He works really hard in school and loves baseball. Next is Connor. He is 7 and very advanced in school. He hates doing any school work and has the silliest personality and can light up a room. Connor plans to play professional football for the Arizona Cardinals when he grows up. Moving forward is Keegan. I had the worst pregnancy with him. I had Hyperemisis Gravidum and was on home IV and Zofran for the majority of the pregnancy. He was born healthy and is 4 and a wonderful boy who causes more trouble than necessary (he was recently diagnosed with Autism and ADHD). Lastly is Rhett. He is the baby and loves getting treated like he is. He was born April 5 (I am seriously not changing the months constantly) and LOVES cuddles possibly more than his dad. So that is a bit about me and my family! Subscribe to my blog to read more about my WILD ride!!

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