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Valentine's Day Fun Challenge Day 2: Valentine Treats

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It's time to have your kids help you in the kitchen! Today's activity is Valentine rice krispies treats! This is an easy and inexpensive treat that is great for preschool parties or just a fun treat at home. Your toddlers and preschoolers will have so much fun helping make these! My kids helped measure the ingredients, cut out the heart shapes, and decorate with sprinkles!


INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 package (10 oz) regular marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups crisped rice cereal (aka Rice Krispies)
  • Candy melts or white chocolate chips
  • Food coloring, if desired
  • Sprinkles

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  2. Mix in the crisped rice cereal. Stir until well coated.
  3. Spread the mixture using a buttered spatula or waxed paper evenly into an 11×17-inch rimmed baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cut the treats into heart shapes with a 2- 3-inch cookie cutter.
  4. Melt the candy melts or white chocolate chips according the package directions. Stir in a few drops of food coloring, if you’d like. Dip the edges of the treats into the candy and decorate with sprinkles. Allow the candy to cool and set before serving.
  5. Best if served the same day.


Do your kids ever help out in the kitchen? What are your favorite things to make with your kids?


If you missed yesterday's activity you can find it here. If you haven't signed up for the Valentine's Day Fun Challenge yet, you can do so here.


by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 11:57 AM
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narumi74
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Those looks yummy! My oldest helps me make dinner sometimes! I love making cookies with my kids!

Crazeebeauti703
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 10:09 PM
This is my daughters favorite so we will for sure make these maybe for her class party, and she loves to help me in the kitchen so she will be ecstatic I know, thanks for the excellent idea.
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Jerods_Wifey18
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 10:09 AM

My kids are 2, almost 4, 6, 8, 15, & 17 all but the 15 year old love to bake with me. We will be doing this tonight or after hubby's surgery (Feb 14th we will be there 3-4 days)

TristanMitchael
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:37 AM

We have Valentine's cookies to make so they can give them to their cousins. They love to help bake, especially if it involves a mess!

garjain
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Both my kids love to help out in the kitchen. They especially like to help when I'm baking (brownies, cakes, cookies etc) or making breakfast (Pancakes, waffles, French toast etc)

AzariahsMother
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Those look yummy!  We have made something like those before. 

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