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Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s the time for chocolate and sweet treats! I am going to show you three sweet treats for the day of your love…for chocolate of course, who doesn’t love chocolate?! Read further for recipes on chocolate dipped rice krispie treats, heart cupcakes, and chocolate bark.

 

Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treats

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 tablespoons of butter, as well as extra for buttering pans
  • 1 (10-ounce) package regular marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • Semisweet chocolate – 12 ounces (I used chocolate chips)
  • Sprinkles (optional)
  • DIRECTIONS:
  1. Add butter to a large 11×17 in. baking sheet (with rimmed edges) or two 9X13-inch pans; then set them aside.
  2. Melt butter over medium heat in a large saucepan.  Add the marshmallows and stir until they are smooth and melted.
  3. Turn off the heat and stir in the Rice Krispies. Press the mixture into the pan(s) and set aside to cool for about an hour.
  4. Using a 2 to 3-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter ( I used a vary of sizes) , press the cutter into the cooled Rice Krispie treats, removing the treats to a wax paper or parchment paper-lined baking sheet or work space. If you minimize space between the hearts, you should be able to cut out right around 24 hearts. Do what you want with the extra.
  5. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the 12 ounces of chocolate chips for 1 minute on 50% power. Stir. Continue this process until the mixture is melted and smooth, but not overheated (bubbly).
  6. If desired, push a lollipop stick into the bottom of the Rice Krispie treats (optional). Holding one side of the Rice Krispie (or using the stick as a handle), dip half of the Rice Krispie treat into the chocolate, and then transfer to the wax paper or parchment paper. While the chocolate is still warm on the Rice Krispie heart, sprinkle the festive Valentine (or other) sprinkles onto the chocolate (optional). Let the treats cool completely and the chocolate harden before serving, (1-2 hours).
  7. Store in an airtight container (best eaten within 24 hours of making).

 

Reviews:

“They tasted like happiness in my mouth.” – Ava B.

 

Heart Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 batch of cupcakes (I used a box)
  • Cupcake liners (I used valentine’s day ones)
  • 1 small bag of marbles (the heart shape is optional)
  • 1 batch of frosting (I used a can)

Instructions

  1. Make cupcake batter according to recipe directions on the box or homemade.
  2. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners. Spoon batter into liners, being careful not to fill each cupcake more than 1/2 full of batter. (If you fill them too full, they will lose their heart shape!)
  3. After filling the liners, place a marble between the liner and the pan. Place it so it with curve in.  You will see the cupcake take the shape of a heart!
  4. Bake cupcakes according to the directions
  5. Allow to cool completely before adding the frosting.
  6. Have fun decorating!

 

Reviews:

“First, it touched my taste buds, then it touched my heart.” – Chris R.

No words – Thumbs up” – Patrick R.

 

Chocolate ark

Ingredients

  • 7 and ¼ grahm crackers (whole)
  • 1 4.25 oz. bar of chocolate (yum!)
  • 1/2 c M&M’s (or more…)
  • Sprinkles (perferable valentine’s day)

Instructions

  1. Layer graham crackers in a 9″ x 13″ baking sheet. ( I needed more than 7 and ¼ but I wasn’t counting)
  2. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. ( I used a bowl over boiling water.)
  3. Spread over the crackers. (Be careful it’s hot!)
  4. Sprinkle the M&M’s
  5. Sprinkle the sprinkles.
  6. Let it sit to set in the refridgerator for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Break.
  8. Enjoy!

 

Reviews:

“This is the best dang bark I’ve ever had.” – Chris R.

“It was super easy it make.” – Ava B.

 

You can try one, two or all three of these recipes! They are delicious, (trust me)! So, if you have a sweet tooth and love chocolate these are for you! This Valentine’s Day have some sweets!

 

References

 

[email protected] “Valentine’s Day Chocolate Bark Recipe.” Crunchy Creamy Sweet, 28 Jan. 2014, www.crunchycreamysweet.com/2014/01/28/valentines-day-chocolate-bark-recipe/.

Cafe, Mel’s Kitchen. “CHOCOLATE DIPPED KRISPIE TREATS {HEART SHAPED!}.”Mel’s Kitchen Cafe, 30 Jan. 2012, www.melskitchencafe.com/chocolate-dipped-krispie-treats-heart-shaped/.

Allen, Lauren. “HEART CUPCAKES (MADE WITH A MUFFIN TIN).” Tastes Better From Scratch, 24 Jan. 2014,https://tastesbetterfromscratch.com/heart-cupcakes-made-muffin-tin/

 

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