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Valentine’s Day Rice Krispie Treats


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These Valentine’s Day Rice Krispie Treats are such a fun and easy snack idea. Your little monsters will love sharing these monster themed Valentine’s Day treats with their friends.

If you love easy Valentine’s Day treats like this one, then you may want to try this Valentine’s Bark recipe. This kid friendly snack is great for class parties or just to celebrate the holiday.

Valentine Rice Krispie Bars with pink frosting and monster candy eyes on a plate with more in the background on a heart cloth

Monster Rice Krispie Treats

To make these Valentine’s Day Rice Krispies Treats we are going to use candy melts. If you don’t know what candy melts are, they are a type of candy coating that has been invented to get smooth melting and dipping every time.

My favorite thing about using candy melts is that there is less risk of the chocolate seizing up, plus they come in so many festive colors.

Why I Love This Recipe

These delicious and oh-so-festive Valentine Rice Krispie Treats are the perfect snack for your little monsters to enjoy on Valentine’s Day! Not only are these treats made with candy melts, but they also have a super simple preparation time and an amazing flavor.

  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Always a hit at parties

If you love sweet Valentine’s treats then give these Easy Cake Mix Valentine’s Cookies a try next time!

Ingredients

Did I mention that this easy Valentine’s Day treat is a No-Bake treat? I love quick and easy recipes!! Just grab these simple ingredients from your local grocery and get ready to enjoy this sweet treat.

a tray with glass containers of pink candy melts and candy eyes, rice crispie treats and sticks.

Substitutions

Chocolate: If you don’t have candy melts, then you can use white chocolate chips instead. White chocolate chips will give the treats a creamier texture.

Rice Krispies Treats – instead of buying store-bought treats, you could also whip up a batch of homemade if you want to save a little money.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

These Rice Krispie Treats can easily be customized to fit your personal tastes.

Chocolate: Instead of using candy melts, you could also dip these into melted dark chocolate chips, or milk chocolate chips.

Sprinkles: While the candy coating is still wet add a sprinkle of your favorite Valentine’s Sprinkles for an extra festive touch.

Conversation Hearts: Instead of candy eyeballs, you could press some conversation hearts on the monsters for a fun twist.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this sweet treat! So, gather these tools and get ready to enjoy this tasty treat.

large baking sheet – You will need a large flat baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper.

small bowls – Make sure that you use microwave safe bowls to melt the candy.

How to Make Valentine’s Day Rice Krispie Treats

These Valentine Rice Krispie Treats are very simple to make and perfect for getting kids into the kitchen. Follow the instructions below and you will have an easy snack recipe in no time at all.

Step 1: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and remove the wrappers from your treats

Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper. And, then open each Rice Krispie Treat and discard the wrappers.

Step 2: Add the lollipop stick

Gently insert a lollipop stick stick into the base of each Rice Krispie Treat and place on the prepared baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.

a tray lined with parchment paper with rice crispie treats with sticks in them.

Step 3: Melt the candy melts

Pour 5 oz of each Wilton candy colors melt into separate microwave safe bowls. Place each bowl in the microwave one at a time – heating for 30 second increments, stirring occasionally until melted.

Step 4: Dip the treats

Dip the Rice Krispie Treats into the melted chocolate covering halfway and allowing the excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl.

Step 5: Add the candy eyes and then allow to harden

Place the Treats on the baking sheet and give each a few candy eyes, and repeat with all the Rice Krispie Treats. Allow the chocolate to harden before you serve them.

Valentine Rice Krispie Bars with pink frosting and monster candy eyes on a a tray lined with parchment paper.

Serving Suggestions

While these treats great for a school party, you could also serve them with a meal like this Instant Pot Tomato Feta Pasta and a side of this Instant Pot French Bread.

Pro Tips

Here are a few tips that you can use to make sure that your valentine rice krispie treats turn out perfectly.

  • If you are using chocolate instead of candy melts, make sure that you add a little shortening or coconut oil to help it dip smoothly.
  • While you dipping if the candy coating starts to harden pop it back in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds so that it loosens back up.
  • If the candy eyes are hard to stay in place, you can add a bit of melted chocolate behind them and press lightly.
  • If you want to give these at a party, place each treat into a cellophane bag, and close with a twist tie or ribbon.

Valentine Rice Krispie Bars with pink frosting and monster candy eyes on a plate with more in the background on a heart cloth

FAQs

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe.

How to store?

These treats will last for up to one week at room temperature stored in an airtight container.

How long do I need to chill the Rice Krispie Treats?

You will want to place the baking sheet with the treats and sticks into the fridge 15-20 minutes before you dip them.

Can I make these without the lollipop stick?

Yes, you can make these without the sticks. If you want to forgo the stick simply dip each treat in melted candy and proceed with the recipe.

More Valentine Recipes

If you like Valentine’s Day desserts, give these recipes a try:

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📋 Recipe

Valentine Rice Krispie Bars

Corinne Schmitt
Valentine Rice Krispie Bars are a simple and delicious snack. These fun monster themed Valentine’s Day treats are perfect for class parties. 
5 from 15 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 156 kcal

Equipment

  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • small bowls

Ingredients
  

  • 8 Kellogg’s Rice Krispie Treats 8 count
  • 10 ounces Wilton light pink candy melts
  • 10 ounces Wilton bright pink candy melts
  • 8 red, white and pink lollipop sticks
  • Large candy eyes
  • Small candy eyes

Instructions
 

  • Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper.
  • Open each Rice Krispie Treat and discard the wrappers.
  • Gently insert a lollipop stick stick into the base of each Rice Krispie Treat and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Place the baking sheet in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
  • Pour 5 oz of each Wilton candy colors melt into separate microwave safe bowls.
  • Place each bowl in the microwave one at a time – heating for 30 second increments, stirring occasionally until melted. Let cool a few minutes.
  • Dip the Rice Krispie Treats into the melted chocolate covering halfway and allowing the excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl.
  • Place the Treats on the baking sheet and give each a few candy eyes.
  • Repeat with all the Rice Krispie Treats.

Notes

  • If you are using chocolate instead of candy melts, make sure that you add a little shortening or coconut oil to help it dip smoothly.
  • While you dipping if the candy coating starts to harden pop it back in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds so that it loosens back up.
  • If the candy eyes are hard to stay in place, you can add a bit of melted chocolate behind them and press lightly.
  • If you want to give these at a party, place each treat into a cellophane bag, and close with a twist tie or ribbon.

Nutrition

Serving: 1TreatCalories: 156kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 33mgSugar: 19gVitamin A: 8IUIron: 1mg
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7 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Rice Krispie Treats”

  1. We sure have enjoyed featuring your delicious recipe this week and I just pinned it! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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  2. These are so adorable! My niece and nephew would love these. Valentine’s are not only for adults, but for kids, too, yes? 😀 Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party!

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  3. So cute! Thanks for sharing at To Grandma’s House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Link Party. I pinned this! Hope to have you join again next week. Have a great day!

    Reply

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