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Sweetheart Treat Recipe

Sweetheart Treat Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + standing YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 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.

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.