I love conversation hearts. Well technically I love the idea of them but not the taste. One night, as I was packing lunches, I had a great idea to put one in my husband’s and daughter’s lunch so when they sat down for lunch they got a heart from me that said “Love Ya” or “XOXO.” I thought I was so clever. The problem was that they were so small neither one saw the little heart I sent them. I was telling Laurie the story and she came up with the idea of making Conversation Hearts Rice Krispie Treats. They turned out so cute and the family loved them!
How to Make Conversation Hearts Rice Krispie Treats
You will need:
- Kellogg’s Rice Krispie Cereal
- Mini Marshmallows
- Butter (Sweet Cream, Salted)
- Wilton Color Right Food Coloring – Blue
- Wilton Color Right Food Coloring – Pink
- Wilton Color Right Food Coloring – Red
- Wilton Color Right Food Coloring – Yellow
- Wilton Color Right Food Coloring – Green
- Best Buttercream Frosting (or Royal Icing if your prefer)
- Heart Cookie Cutter
For each color batch of Conversation Hearts Rice Krispie Treats you make you will need 2 tablespoons of butter, 2 cups of marshmallows and 2 cups of Rice Krispies Cereal. Melt the butter in a large pan on medium heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until melted. I was able to make 6 hearts out of this batch but your number may vary depending on how big your heart cookie cutter is and how thick you make your Rice Krispie Treat hearts.
For the White Conversation Hearts Rice Krispie Treats, simply mix in the 2 cups of Rice Krispie Cereal to the marshmallow mixture without adding any food coloring.
For the colored Rice Krispie Treat hearts, add food coloring to the melted marshmallow mixture before you add the Rice Krispie cereal. We used the follow food coloring combinations to make these pretty iconic conversation hearts colors:
Yellow: 1 drop of Yellow Wilton Color Right Food Coloring
Green: 1 drop of Green Wilton Color Right Food Coloring
Pink: 2 small drops of Red Wilton Color Right Food Coloring
Purple: 1 drop each of Pink, Red and Blue Wilton Color Right Food Coloring
We used a medium sized heart cookie cutter.
We made one color of the Rice Krispie Treat mixture at a time because you don’t want the mixture to cool too much while you are making the Hearts Once the mixture had cooled enough so we could handle it without burning our fingers we started filling the cookie cutters to form our hearts. We like molding the mixture into the cookie cutters this way instead of making a sheet of Rice Krispie Treats and cutting out the hearts like a traditional cookie. You will have smoother and prettier edges this way.
We made a half batch of our Best Buttercream Frosting to pipe on the Conversation Heart “sayings”. It is easy to make and so delicious. You will find the recipe and detailed instructions on how to make it here. We tinted it red with 4 drops of Red Wilton Color Right Food Coloring.
Finally we piped on some fun sayings on our Conversation Hearts Rice Krispie Treats.
Adorable! We love how these turned out! So cute and so yummy!
Our Conversation Hearts Rice Krispie Treats are a great Valentine’s Day treat and so easy to make. What a fun dessert to take to a child’s classroom for a Valentine’s Day Party. And your family will love them too!