Sweetheart Treat Recipe
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This is the perfect dessert for any romantic dinner or holiday. Forming the cute heart is simple and is so delicious.—Alyssa Harris, Elizabethton, Tennessee
MAKES:
6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + standing
VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
MAKES:
6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (10 ounces) marshmallows
  • Red gel or paste food coloring
  • 6 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup vanilla or white chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening

Directions

Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Draw a 9-in. heart on waxed paper. Coat with cooking spray; set aside. In a large saucepan, heat butter and marshmallows over medium heat until marshmallows are melted, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in food coloring and cereal. Shape mixture into a heart on prepared pan, using the drawn heart as a guide. Let stand for 1 hour or until set.
In a heavy saucepan or microwave, melt chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Spread a 1-in. border near edge of heart. Place remaining melted chips in a pastry or plastic bag; cut a small hole in the corner of bag. Pipe initials in the center of heart. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Sweetheart Treat in Country Woman January/February 2003, p24

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 351 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 270mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (10 ounces) marshmallows
  • Red gel or paste food coloring
  • 6 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup vanilla or white chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening
  1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Draw a 9-in. heart on waxed paper. Coat with cooking spray; set aside. In a large saucepan, heat butter and marshmallows over medium heat until marshmallows are melted, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in food coloring and cereal. Shape mixture into a heart on prepared pan, using the drawn heart as a guide. Let stand for 1 hour or until set.
  2. In a heavy saucepan or microwave, melt chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Spread a 1-in. border near edge of heart. Place remaining melted chips in a pastry or plastic bag; cut a small hole in the corner of bag. Pipe initials in the center of heart. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Sweetheart Treat in Country Woman January/February 2003, p24

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