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Sweetheart Treat

 Sweetheart Treat
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
6-8 ServingsPrep: 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 351 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 270 mg sodium, 59 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.