Try sweet rice krispie treats, one of our favourite easy valentine’s day recipes for kids


Simple baking ideas are great for kids big or small and Rice Krispies will square up to any occasion.

To ensure a recipe for success, add in marshmallows using the following steps as a treat to make with the kids that can double up as a Valentine’s gift for your kid’s friends and teachers!

What You Will Need:

◦Cooking spray or oil
◦3 tablespoons of margarine
◦6 mini cups (or 60 regular-size) marshmallows
◦Red food colouring
◦9 cups of Rice Krispies cereal
◦Heart-shaped cookie cutter
◦Plastic bags, ribbon

What To Do:

1.Let the kids coat a baking sheet with cooking spray then leave it to set.

2.Melt the margarine in a large pot over low heat.

3.Let the kids carefully place the marshmallows in as you stir, you can count with them as they do it, counting each marshmallow as they place them in the pot. (Make sure you explain to them about splashing or the baking fun will turn into hot margarine on your kitchen top!)

4.Stir the marshmallow and margarine continuously until they melt.

5.Remove the pan from the heat and let the kids put drops of red food colouring into the mixture while you stir, until you reach your desired colour.

6.Let the children add the Rice Krispies into the mixture while you stir until they are evenly coated with marshmallow.

7.Spoon the mixture onto the baking sheet.

8.With waxed paper (or lightly buttered hands), smooth out the mixture, spreading it to an even thickness.

9.Let the kids cut out hearts with the cookie cutter.

10.Have the kids place each heart in a plastic bag while you tie them with a ribbon into a bow.

11.Place in the fridge until you are ready to give them out!


  1. Another idea is to use the multi colored marshmallows. Then you can have different color. The also make the marshmallow in pink and chocolate now…

    Posted by Debbie |

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