Valentine’s Day sneaks up on me every year and I usually find myself a bit unprepared. I like to show my affection for my loved ones by sending flowers or little tokens in the mail or baking treats and making homemade cards. This year I thought I’d try making chocolate dipped rice krispie treats. They’re pretty easy to make in a pinch and are best eaten right away anyway so I thought I would give it a whirl!
I was inspired by a gorgeous Pinterest photo from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. I didn’t actually follow her recipe to make these treats, but instead used my own slight variations on Kellogg’s Original Treats recipe. I just winged the chocolate dipping part. It was fun to play and experiment in this way! While they’re certainly not perfect, I am actually very pleased with the way they turned out. I learned a few things along the way, including the very important lesson not to let chocolate dipped items set on a wire rack. Despite this snafu, the end result is a very cute and tasty treat! I popped each one into a clear cellophane bag and tied with curling ribbon for a festive presentation. I plan on delivering these to my loved ones today.
** Please be advised that the original Rice Krispies & Cocoa Krispies cereals are not gluten-free. You need to purchase specifically marked Gluten-Free cereals to make gluten-free treats. **
I thought it would be fun to film my experiment. If you’d like to see the process of how I made these treats, check out this video:
I think this concept of taking inspiration from Pinterest and testing out fun DIY crafts and treats is really fun and I’d love to make it into a series if there’s interest. Let me know what you think! I already have my eye on a couple of fun projects to try out.
I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day celebrating the people you love!