Rice Crispy Treat Conversation Hearts

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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.

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.

Conversation HeartsI hope you enjoy!

You will need:

conversation hearts

Rice Cereal
Marshmallows
Butter
White Chocolate
Food Coloring
Edible Red Marker
Heart shaped cookie cutter(s)

How to:

  1. Make rice crispy treats. I followed the directions on the back of the marshmallow bag.
  2. Once your treats cool, cut out your heart shapes. I used large hearts and small hearts.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.conversation hearts
  5. I popped them back in the freezer to firm them up, then took them out after 5 minutes so they didn’t freeze.
  6. 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.

Rice Crispy treat conversation 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.

If you think your friends would like this recipe, feel free to share! Thank You!!

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January 11, 2016
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16 Comments

  • Reply Katie

    These are SUPER adorable!!! Can’t wait to make them for our kids valentines party!

    January 11, 2016 at 3:52 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Thank you!! I hope they like them!

      January 11, 2016 at 4:08 pm
  • Reply twitchetts.com

    These turned out great! What a fun idea 🙂

    January 12, 2016 at 6:51 am
  • Reply Lauren

    These turned out great and my kids would love writing on them!

    January 12, 2016 at 8:42 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Thank you!! Yeah! Good idea! So fun!

      January 13, 2016 at 11:16 am
  • Reply DebbieZ

    These are yummy and adorable! I am always on the lookout for cute Valentine treats to make and share.

    January 12, 2016 at 4:36 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Thank you so much! They were really fun!

      January 12, 2016 at 5:11 pm
  • Reply Erin

    OMG these are adorable!!! This is a legit treat I think I could swing!

    January 12, 2016 at 4:39 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Thank you!! Ha, they were really fun!

      January 13, 2016 at 11:16 am
  • Reply Shann Eva

    These are so cute!!! I love the idea of the conversational hearts too .These look way better tasting than the candy .

    January 12, 2016 at 6:02 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Thank you! I think they’re better than the candy for sure! Ha!

      January 12, 2016 at 6:16 pm
  • Reply Alana

    I never liked the taste of those dreadful candies. The rice crispy version, on the other hand, look AMAZING!!!! Z’s class is so lucky to get these. I had no idea there was such thing as an edible marker. Did you get it at Michael’s? The last time we brought snacks to school they were your Halloween spider cupcakes. Looks like we are Mama by Firing it for V-day too! Pinned and stumbled and obviously going to make!

    January 12, 2016 at 7:15 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Hahaha!! Yay!! That’s so cool!! I did get them at Michael’s. They’re in the cake decorating section. But as mentioned, I ended up dipping the marker in red food coloring to get a better effect. Let me know how they turn out!!

      January 12, 2016 at 7:24 pm
  • Reply Tamara

    I saw these on your instagram earlier and thought they were such a fun idea!

    January 13, 2016 at 6:01 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Thank you!! They’re tasty too! ?

      January 13, 2016 at 6:26 am
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