When I was a kid, I loved the conversation heart candies. Well, I loved the idea of them, anyway. They were so cute and fun to give to a friend. I ate plenty of them in my day, and it wasn’t until college, when I began forming opinions of my own, that I realized those little heart shaped candies tasted like chalk!
But I still think they’re adorable. With Valentine’s Day squeezing its way into all of the stores (two days before Christmas, to be exact), those crunchy candies are everywhere.
This is the first year my daughter gets to celebrate V-Day at school. She gets to write her name on 13 little Star Wars themed Valentine’s Day cards, and I get to figure out the treat that goes along with them.[Tweet “Rice Crispy Treat Conversation Hearts are a fun twist to the standard #ValentinesDay favorite.”]
Instead of buying candy that I dislike immensely, or chocolate that wouldn’t even make it to the school, I thought I would make my own version of the conversation hearts. And so was born the rice crispy treat conversation hearts.
You will need:
Edible Red Marker
Heart shaped cookie cutter(s)
- Make rice crispy treats. I followed the directions on the back of the marshmallow bag.
- Once your treats cool, cut out your heart shapes. I used large hearts and small hearts.
- Put the treats in the freezer. Melt about a 1/4 of the chocolate for 30 seconds at a time in the microwave. When you can stir it smooth, add your color of choice. Stir well.
- Put the chocolate on the rice crispy treat. I used an off-set spatula for this part. Make it as smooth as you can. If you’d like, you can dip the treats in the chocolate too. But you’ll likely have to dip, let it cool, then dip it again. Repeat this step until you use all of the colors you want.
- I popped them back in the freezer to firm them up, then took them out after 5 minutes so they didn’t freeze.
- Using the red edible marker, write your message. I will say here, that I wasn’t impressed with the markers I got. I was using Wilton’s. (Also, in the picture I have fine tip markers, but I actually used the bold tip. I ended up dipping the tip of the marker in red food coloring to help it out.) Maybe I was doing it wrong. Either way, I made it work and I was able to get the words on the hearts.
For my daughter’s preschool class I will give each of the kiddos two of the small hearts in a cute baggie attached to their little Valentine’s Day card.
Do you like to make treats for Valentine’s Day? Please leave your recipes in the comments.
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