Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's Day goodie cups

I volunteered to make goodie cups for my son's class for their Valentine's Day party. I decided that I would fill the cups with candy and little goodies and make Rice Krispie pops to stand up in the cup. I had never made Rice Krispie treats, and I must say that I don't think I will make them again for awhile! I was thinking this would be a super easy, quick little treat, like chocolate covering strawberries which I absolutely love! By the time I finished the Rice Krispie pops, I must admit I had said a few choice words. I will just say that I am glad I had enough to make some extras in case I had an "oops" (which I had several of!). I followed the original Rice Krispie recipe that is on the box, and here they are all nicely pressed out ready for the cookie cutter...

After I cut the hearts out with my cookie cutter, I just inserted the lollipop sticks and stuck them in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes to cool and harden...

Next, I melted my chocolate in the microwave (I prefer the Kroger brand chocolate bark for melting chocolate because it melts so smooth and hardens pretty quickly) and dipped the hearts in the chocolate and covered them in sprinkles. This is where I had the "oops" moments. I think I should have left them in the refrigerator for awhile longer, so they would have been harder before I dipped them in the chocolate. When I dipped the first one in chocolate, the chocolate more-or-less melted the Rice Krispie treat right off the stick. It was a hot mess! If I were to do it again, I would leave them in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to harden and really cool. After it was all said and done, I think the goodie cups turned out super cute and the treats were pretty yummy too...

I just wrapped them up and tied some curling ribbon around the top. The little cups were a steal - 4 for $1 at Kroger. I figured you can't beat that, so I cleaned Kroger out of the little cups! And drumroll please, 6 hours later... Here they are, all packaged up and ready for Mothers Day Out. :) I hope these are the best Rice Krispie treats these 2 year olds have ever seen! :)

I hope that everyone had a great Valentines Day filled with lots of love! :)


  1. Hi, Ashley! I remember commenting on this a few weeks ago and this is such a good treat.

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  2. Hi! I have gotten a little behind on my posting! :( I have done several things that I have been wanting to post, just haven't found the time to actually sit down and post! Thanks for posting the link! :)

  3. Hey Ashley! Thanks for stopping by my blog. These treats look AWESOME! Great job! I'm a new follower :)

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  5. Thanks guys! :) I am still trying to get in the swing of things with this new world of blogging! :)