Conversation Heart Rice Krispie Treats

These Conversation Heart Rice Krispie Treats are easy and fun to make. They are the perfect little dessert for Valentine’s day. Nothing says I love you like a homemade treat for your sweetheart.

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How cute are these Conversation Heart Rice Krispie Treats?? I’m not sure where my rice krispie treat obsession came from, but I’m not mad about it.🤣 LOL. I believe it’s because rice cereal treats are so easy to make, they are delicious, and there are so many possibilities to be creative.

You can probably count on more rice krispie treat variations for other holidays just like my Santa Hats, Reindeers, or Frankensteins. They are just too fun to pass up and make each holiday a little more festive.

conversation heart rice cereal treats with candy coating and sprinkles

How to Make Conversation Heart Rice Krispie Treats

  1. Prepare a 9×13 pan with non-stick spray. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until fully melted in the butter. Stir in the red food coloring and almond extract.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the rice cereal. Add to the prepared dish and press into the pan as much as you can. Place the pan in the fridge for 10 minutes to cool.
  3. Turn the pan with the pressed rice cereal treats over onto a cutting board. Take your heart-shaped cookie cutter and cut out as many hearts as you can.
  4. Melt the candy coating using a double boiler or in the microwave. Once the coating is melted, add the vegetable oil and stir it in.
  5. Separate the coating into separate small bowls. Add the food coloring to each one and stir to combine. Using a small spoon, spread a layer of the coating on top of each heart. Place the hearts on a piece of wax paper to catch any drips.
  6. Working quickly, add sprinkles to the top of the heart while the coating is still soft. To make the messages, once the coating has slightly cooled, press the letters on the top to emboss the words into the coating.
rice krispie valentine hearts on a cake plate

Different Types of Candy Coating

For this project, I used candy coating, which is also sometimes called almond bark (it does not contain almonds). It usually comes in a brick form and can be found at most grocery stores. There are also candy melts or wafers that are small discs and available in different flavors and colors. Another option is white chocolate chips. They have a similar taste and consistency and will work just the same. You can usually find these products in the baking section at the grocery store, at craft stores, or online.

Tools to Make Valentine Rice Krispie Treats

This is the cookie letter stamp I had to create the messages on the hearts. You can also get just the letters as shown below. They can be used for so many fun projects!

Tips for Making Heart Shaped Rice Krispie Treats

  • No matter what, have fun with these treats. They may not turn out perfect, mine had a few cracks and folds, but they were still delicious and everyone loved them.
  • I added a touch of almond extract to my cereal treats for a special twist on the original recipe. This is completely optional.
  • Spray your hands with a little non-stick spray before you press the cereal treats into your pan. This will keep it from sticking and make it so much easier.
  • Whatever you do, don’t get water in your melted candy coating! It will immediately seize and you can’t really save it. Trust me, been there, done that.
  • You have to work fast once you coat the rice krispie treats because you need the candy coating to still be soft, but not too soft, to emboss the letters. This takes a little patience and practice but after a few tries, you will get the hang of it.
  • Or, just skip the letters and use sprinkles. Everyone loves sprinkles!
rice krispie conversation hearts on a table with sprinkles

Other Fun Dessert Recipes to Check Out

stack of rice krispie hearts on a cake stand

Rice Krispie Conversation Hearts

Make these fun and sweet Conversation Hearts for Valentine's Day using your favorite childhood treat!
5 from 21 votes
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 18 hearts
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • large pot/saucepan
  • 9×13 pan
  • non-stick spray
  • small bowls
  • cookie stamp letters
  • wax paper
  • double boiler setup or microwave-safe bowl

Ingredients

Rice Cereal Treats

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 6 cups rice cereal
  • 4 cups marshmallows
  • red gel food coloring
  • 1 tsp almond extract (optional)
  • 12 oz candy coating/almond bark
  • 1 tbsp vegetable or coconut oil
  • pink, purple and blue food coloring

Instructions

Rice Cereal Treats

  • Prepare a 9×13 pan with non-stick spray. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until fully melted in the butter. Stir in the red food coloring and almond extract.
    melted butter and marshmallows
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the rice cereal. Add to the prepared dish and press into the pan as much as you can. Place the pan in the fridge for 10 minutes to cool.
    red rice krispie treats in a pan
  • Turn the pan with the pressed rice cereal treats over onto a cutting board. Take your heart-shaped cookie cutter and cut out as many hearts as you can ( I was able to get 18 hearts).
    rice krispie hearts
  • There are 2 ways to melt the candy coating and both work great. The first way is to use a double boiler and slowly melt the chocolate. I have a nifty silicon double boiler bowl that I used, or you can use a glass bowl that fits on top of a saucepan without touching the water. The second way to melt the candy coating is in the microwave in a microwave-safe bowl. Start with 1 minute and then move to 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until the coating is fully melted. Once the coating has melted, add the vegetable oil and stir in. This helps to slightly thin out the coating for easier application.
    silicone double broiler bowl on a pan
  • Depending on how many colors you are making, separate the coating into individual small bowls. Add the food coloring to each bowl and stir to combine. Using a small spoon, spread a layer of the coating on top of each heart. Place the hearts on a piece of wax paper to catch any drips.
    candy coating melted in a bowl
  • Working quickly, add sprinkles to the top of the heart while the coating is still soft. To create messages, wait for the coating to cool slightly, then press the letters into the top. Don't worry about being perfect, just have fun with it!
    blue conversation heart with xoxo

Notes

  • These treats can be stored in an air-tight container for 3-4 days. 

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

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