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I’m going to let you guys in on a little secret: I have notebooks full of blog post ideas that go back to when Christina and I first started the blog … almost eight years ago! Sometimes I run out of time, sometimes I run out of daylight, and sometimes it’s just too late to post. The too late to post thing comes into play mostly with things like gift guides and seasonal posts. I have an amazing pear and cranberry crumble that’s just sitting in my unfinished drafts, because Thanksgiving came and went, and then so did Christmas! Well, I’m not letting Valentine’s Day get away from me this year! I have so many ideas, and I know I’m going to get to at least three of them!
I was originally going to call this a classroom treat, but I know that not all classrooms have Valentine’s Day parties, and that if they do, some school districts won’t let you bring in homemade treats (I’m looking at you San Antonio!). So, consider this a treat for Valentine’s Day that you could pack in a school lunch, or serve at your annual cookie decorating party if you’re a fun mom (I’m looking at you Dixie!). This would also be something festive to bring in to work, or maybe give them to your kids’ teachers. Basically what I’m saying is, you can’t go wrong with Rice Krispie treats … ever, and dipping them in Wilton Pink Candy Melts and adding sprinkles just makes them more fun.
So, I’m not going to pretend like you don’t know how to make Rice Krispie Treats, but if you don’t, you can find the original recipe on the Kellogg’s page. Don’t limit yourself to original Rice Krispies either. The Cocoa Krispies also make delicious treats. Listen, if you don’t want to make them yourself, you can always buy the individually packaged treats. I think it takes more time to unwrap all the squares, but I don’t judge. If you do make them yourself, here is my tip for getting straight corners. Wait to cut the squares. Gooey treats are delicious, but their corners are not square, and they are impossible to dip!
I use a double boiler to melt the candies, but that’s mostly because we don’t have a microwave. The treats take about five minutes to make, and the dipping takes about five minutes. The only thing that really takes any time is waiting for the treats to harden to that you can slice them. This whole thing is very kid friendly for the prep too. My kids love the whole process of making these, which would also make them a fun treat for grandparents, or surrogate grandparents if you live far away, like we do!
So, tell me, do you make Valentine’s Day treats? Is this even a thing for other people?!