Not to toot my own horn, but around here, I am pretty much amazing when it comes to Rice Krispie Treats. Every time I make them, I get so many compliments on them. I can't even remember the last time I made regular ol' Rice Krispie Treats, because I am usually trying to come up with new ways to make them different.
Recently, I got the idea to add cherry flavored Kool-Aid to the batch of marshmallows for a fun and flavorful Valentine's treat. Talk about yummy! I only ate one, but I totally wanted to sneak away with the whole batch and eat myself into a sugar coma! Of course, these can be made with any flavor of the already sweetened Kool-Aid packs, and I look forward to trying these with some of the other flavors in the future.
If you're a mom, and you've never made Rice Krispie Treats, you need to get on the ball! Rice Krispie Treats are like an important part of being a kid. Nearly every box of Rice Krispies has the recipe for Rice Krispie Treats on it, even those generic brands, so I don't think you need me to give you the recipe, but just in case, here is the original recipe.
To make Cherry Kool-Aid Valentine Rice Krispie Treats...
simply add one packet of Cherry Kool-Aid Singles to the batch, right before you add the Rice Krispies, and stir. Afterwards, spread the mixture into a greased pan, add lots of sprinkles on top, and put into the fridge for about 15 minutes to set. After they are slightly firm, pull them out and use a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut. Serve and enjoy!
Wanna know the best part about these particular Rice Krispie Treats? It only cost me $.50 to make them. The Aldi near my house had leftover Rice Krispie Treat Christmas boxes and I got them deeply discounted for $.25 each after Christmas. Inside the box there was everything to make them except the butter. They even came with candy, icing, and molds to make snowmen or gingerbread houses. I let the kids eat the candy, we saved the icing for another project in the future, and put the molds away for next Christmas. Can't beat that, huh?
Be on the lookout for some other fun Valentine's treats using Kool-Aid in the coming weeks!