Valentine’s Day is around the corner. And today I bring you a favorite: Cocoa Rice Krispy Treats… but first let’s catch up…
How is it that we’re here already? Although the month of January always feels eternal to me, we’re suddenly in February and it feels like the holidays were just yesterday. However, I’m not too sad about the fast paced life these days because I want this little man to arrive soooooon! The holidays were so fun with Gracie this past year! And now, I’m over the moon excited about doing holidays with a little boy coming soon!! :)
Here we are at another holiday. Valentine’s the month where everything is pink and red oh so cute! On Superbowl Sunday, I decided to take a trip to Target (what better time? It was empty!). I picked up Valentine’s themed M&M’s, red velvet cake mix, Cocoa Krispy cereal, sprinkles and all things red, white and pink! So excited to use it all up!
Cue the best dessert of the season: Cocoa Rice Krispy Treats
A couple of years ago, I made some fun Valentine’s M&M Cookies and everyone LOVED them! They were a hit with my family as well as on the blog. They got thousands of views on Pinterest and still do. So since I knew chocolate and M&M’s are pretty much the language of Valentine’s Day, I decided to bring you guys a couple of more recipes with these. Valentine’s M&M Cocoa Rice Krispy Treats were a hit at home.
We faithfully buy Rice Krispy treats, but nothing beats a homemade batch. I will admit I pretty much ate the whole batch by myself. Mikey wasn’t home and I had to sneak bites here and there to avoid sharing these with Grace all day long. I probably should’ve sent some of these to work with Mikey but they were just too dang good.
The recipe is easy. Just like the original recipe, with just a few tweaks and tricks. Give it a try, eat the whole batch, and let me know how they were! If you want to tag me in a photo so I can see, I’d love that, too! Enjoy!
Valentine's Cocoa Rice Krispy Treats
- 3 Tablespoons butter
- 4 cups mini marshmallows
- 6 cups Cocoa Rice Krispie cereal
- 1 cup M&Ms
- Place the butter into a large pot and melt over medium low heat. Add marshmallows and stir constantly until fully melted.
- Remove from heat and add the cereal. Stir until fully combined. Add in M&Ms and mix quickly so the chocolate doesn't melt or colors bleed.
- Press into a greased 9x11" baking pan. To make it easier to press down, butter your hands so they won't stick to the marshmallow or use parchment/wax paper to press down.
- Let it completely cool, then cut and enjoy!
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