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easy valentine treat

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.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Valentine Treats for Kids
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 20 treats
Calories 68kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


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


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


  • 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 the cereal mixture and remove from pan as quickly as possible to avoid melting the chocolate.
  • Reserve some candy to sprinkle on top and then press into the treats with wetted fingers if desired.
  • We like to order cookied cutter from Amazon, here are some heart shaped cookie cutters.


Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 52IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg