easy Valentine snack food

Each year I find myself looking for easy treats for my kids’ valentines party at school.  I like to take a snack that most kids enjoy, is easy to make and isn’t too expensive.  So, crispy rice cereal treats are always a winner.  This year we’re going to step up our game by adding Valentine M&Ms and using a cookie cutter to make heart-shaped treats.

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Tips for Easy Valentine Treats

  • Wet your fingers to smooth out the treats in the pan.
  • A thin layer of treats is much easier to cut with a cookie cutter.
  • Candy on the treats is like icing on a cake, it’s just a great addition!
  • Using a cookie cutter takes a little time, so just cut squares if you’re up against a deadline.
  • Get the kids involved so you get to have quality time together.
  • Stir chocolate candy into cereal mixture and remove from pan as quickly as possible to avoid melting the chocolate.

Here are a variety of heart shaped cookie cutters that are available on Amazon.

easy valentine treat

Elementary School Valentine Party Food

As a working parent, I always try to take time off to be at school parties.  They’re fun, it’s a chance to be around my kid a little more and there’s only a few of them each year in elementary school.  Since I enjoy cooking I like to bring along a snack that kids actually want to eat.  These treats are cute, easy and small enough that kids actually eat them along with some other snacks.

If you want to be a parent that brings cute and functional food, this is your recipe!

easy treat for kid party

I make several versions of cereal bar treats including Easy Unicorn Party Food, these Easy Halloween Treats and treats for St. Patrick’s Day.  We hope you enjoy these fun and easy treats as much as we do!

Printable Valentine Food Recipe

Easy Valentine Treats for Kids

Each year I find myself looking for easy treats for my kids' valentines party at school.  I like to take a snack that most kids enjoy, is easy to make and isn't too expensive.  So, crispy rice cereal treats is always a winner.  This year we're going to step up our game by adding Valentine M&Ms and using a cookie cutter to make heart shaped treats.

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal

Instructions

  1. Melt butter over medium heat, add marshmallows and stir until melted.


  2. Remove from heat and stir in cereal. Stir in chocolate candy and remove from pan as quickly as possible so it doesn't melt. Place mixture in a greased pan. Wet fingers to smooth out treats. 

 

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