Saturday, February 11, 2012

Love Bites

I pinched this recipe from a box of Rice Krispies, converting it to a Valentine’s treat children and grandchildren are sure to love! Kids always want to use the heart-shaped cookie cutter … be sure they cut right through to the bottom of the pan. I’ve modified the original recipe, making these extra tasty!
Prepare this, and you’ll feel like a kid, again! Simply put: Find the joy in your life. Here’s a little something to inspire you, Dollinks!
Love Bites:
¼ c. butter or margarine
5 c. mini-marshmallows
½ tsp. vanilla extract
6 c. Rice Krispies cereal
1 c. white chocolate melting wafers
Valentine’s (or other candy) sprinkles, as required
In a large, microwave-safe bowl, heat margarine and marshmllows on full powder for 3 min., stirring after 2 min. Add vanilla. Stir in Rice Krispies cereal until well coated. Using lightly buttered hands or buttered spatula, press into greased 13 x 9-in. pan. Allow mixture to cool slightly. Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut and remove from pan, cooling further on a wire rack.
Heat melting wafers by placing a metal bowl over - not in - simmering water, stirring until partially melted. Remove from heat, continuing to stir until fully melted. Quickly paint each heart with a thin coat of melted chocolate, scattering top with sprinkles. Re-warm chocolate as needed, repeating until all heart-shaped Love Bites have been cut out.
- With thanks to the Kellogg Corporation

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