Jazz up your marshmallow krispie treats with a cup of white chocolate chips, and then stir in a few sprinkles and pretty pink marshmallows for an easy Valentine’s Day treat.
Each year as Valentine’s Day nears, I sense more animosity than actual cheer. Whether I have a Valentine or not, I am a believer in cheer. You know why? Because after February 14th there is Februray 15th, and February 15th drops chocolate to 50% off. I am ready!
My Valentine’s offering to you today are these crazy easy but crazy good marshmallow white chocolate krispie treats and a collection of my favorite quotes on love.
“I said what I always say at weddings. That two people fall in love and decide to see if their love might stand up over time. If there might be enough grace and forgiveness and the occasional memory lapse to hold their love together.” -Anne Lamott, Some Assembly Required
“She was a dull person, but a sensational invitation to make babies.” – Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five
” ‘I love you,’ I say to my son, slipping away, but who should hear these words again if only to be able to recall much later on, ‘Somebody said that to me, and nothing since then has really seemed quite as bad as it might have.’ ” – Richard Ford, Independence Day
“You can be miserable before you have a cookie and you can be miserable after you have a cookie, but you can’t be miserable while you are eating a cookie.” ― Ina Garten
Go eat some cookies. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Marshmallow White Chocolate Krispie Treats
3 tablespoons butter
1, 10 ounce package of large marshmallows
6 cups puffed rice cereal
1 cup white chocolate chips
Valentine’s Day sprinkles
small pink marshmallows
- Melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat, then add the large marshmallows and melt them too.
- When the mixture is smooth, pour it over the cereal and mix until well coated.
- Add the white chocolate chips and continue to mix until everything is combined.
- If you are making these treats for Valentine's Day, now is the time to add as many sprinkles and pink marshmallows as your heart desires. Go slowly with the pink marshmallows as not all of them will fully melt (which is just fine).
- Press the mixture into a buttered 8 x 8 glass dish. This process will be much less frustrating if you spray a light mist of non-stick cooking spray over your hands before working with the mixture.
- Allow the bars to cool before slicing.
Using an 8 x 8 dish makes for thick treats. Feel free to use a 9 x 13 dish if you prefer thinner squares.
As for the sprinkles and marshmallows, sturdier sprinkles like the heart and lip-shaped ones pictured here or jimmies hold up better than straight colored sugar sprinkles.
A bag of pink marshmallows is difficult to find, but sorting the pink marshmallows out of a bag of multi-colored marshmallows is not at all difficult (although a bit time-consuming). Save the leftover orange, yellow, and green marshmallows and make a pastel pan of treats this spring.