Valentine Crispy Cut-Outs
Happy Healthy Holidays!
Valentine Crispy Cut-Outs are rice krispie treats similar to the Marshmallow Delights only no red hot candies are used. They are tinted red and decorated with white icing.
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 package (10 ounce) marshmallows OR
1 package (10-1/2 ounce) miniature marshmallows
8 drops red food coloring
6 cups crisp rice cereal
Melt butter in large saucepan on low heat. Add marshmallows; cook until melted and mixture is well blended, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add food coloring; mix well.
Add cereal immediately; mix lightly until well coated. Press into greased 15 x 10 x 1-inch pan. Cool completely.
Cut into heart shapes with greased (4-inch) cookie cutters. Decorate with icings.
Use Your Microwave
Place butter in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high 45 seconds or until melted. Add marshmallows; toss to coat. Microwave 1-1/2 minutes or until marshmallows are melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after 45 seconds. Continue as directed.
You can use this recipe and get creative, making snowmen, or any other holiday shaped cookie cutters and holiday-specific decorations.
Recipe makes about 10 servings Valentine Crispy Cut-Outs.
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Manufactured cards, decorated with cupids and hearts, appeared near the end of the 18th century. A purchased valentine became the most popular way to declare love during the early decades of the 19th century. Miniature works of art, the cards were usually hand painted and were often decorated with laces, silk or satin, flowers, feathers, glass filigrees, gold-leaf or even perfumed sachets!