Monday, February 13, 2012

Rice Krispie Valentine Treats

Thanks to Pinterest, I decided to make a homemade Valentine gift for Keegan's classmates. I knew there would be a few issues or problems with the idea in my head, but I knew I could make it work.

First off you need to make a batch of Rice Krispie Treats, according to the box directions.

Put the tray of treats in the fridge for an hour or so to really firm up.

Before taking the treats out of the fridge, chop and melt your chocolate.

 I used half a big block of Almond Bark and make 17 heart treats. Worked out perfectly.

Next, cut out your rice krispie treats. I used a heart for Valentine's Day.

Now comes my first hurdle. The first time I dipped the treat in chocolate then tried to put the lollipop stick in. Big mess. So push the stick into the treat to create a hole, then remove it before dunking in chocolate. I was also worried that the treats would be too soft to hold up. So make sure you coat the entire back of the heart shape to give it some stability. Lay out on a sheet of wax paper. Sprinkle with candies shortly after dipping so the candy will stick to the chocolate.

I wrapped each treat and closed with a red bow.

I had my son pose for a picture with his fist up in the air. I used photoshop to add a heart, border and text. Then I had Walmart print 4x6 copies.

Make a small slit at the top and bottom of the hand with an xato knife.

Insert the lollipop stick into the holes so that it looks like they are holding the lollipop.