In the past, I’ve been known to go all out for holiday treats for my kids. They usually bring something to school but this year I didn’t want to commit the time and effort it would take for a fancy cake, cookies or cupcakes. The valentines cards I gave out this year were even store bought instead of the little goody bags with ribbons and tags I usually make. GASP!!
Unfortunately my kids have high standards, put there by me of course. They expect to have the fun gifts and treats to share with their friends. So I was sneaky this time. I made coloured Rice Krispies Squares which were so simple and easy and I had everything on hand already for the recipe. Add a few sprinkles on top and VOILA!! Special Valentine’s Day treats. It took me less then 5 minutes to make them (including the time it took for me to take pictures) and the kids were thrilled with their treats they got to share with their friends.
Coloured Rice Krispies Squares
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 5 cups miniature marshmallows or 40 large marshmallows
- 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- Food colouring (optional)
Place marshmallows and butter in a large glass bowl that fits in your microwave. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes. Take the marshmallows out of the microwave and stir in the vanilla extract and food colouring if you're using. I used Wilton's colour paste for a vibrant Pink colour. Once the mixture was well combined, I added in the Rice Krispies. Stir mixture together and transfer into well-greased 9x17 cake pan. Let mixture sit until firmed up.
This recipe can be used for EVERY occasion you can think of. You can even use cookie cutters to cut the squares into shapes, melt chocolate and drizzle over top, add themed sprinkles. The possibilities are endless!