There's nothing that says nostalgic dessert quite like a good ol' rice crispy treat. And what better reason to whip up a batch of these addictive little snacks than for Valentine's Day?! Whether you're making these vegan rice crispy treats for your sweetheart, a friend, a co-worker, or yourself (no judgment here!), this is the ultimate rice crispy and marshmallow treat recipe if you're looking for something quick, inexpensive, and *incredibly* tasty! In under ten minutes, these adorable heart-shaped desserts are ready to eat, and they're perfect for decorating! Drizzle these vegan rice crispy treats with dark chocolate, throw on a handful of sprinkles, or eat them as is. Enjoy!
Valentine’s Day Vegan Rice Crispy Treats With Marshmallows
Recipe Type: Sweets
YIELDS 8 large heart-shaped treats (12 small squares)
- 6 cups brown rice crisps
- 1 bag vegan marshmallows (such as Dandies Vegan Vanilla Marshmallows)
- 1/4 cup vegan butter (such as Earth Balance)
- 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
1. In a large pan, melt 1 bag of marshmallows with 1/4 cup of vegan butter on medium heat and stir until thick and creamy. 2. Once all of the marshmallows have melted, add in 1/2 teaspoon of red food coloring and mix coloring throughout the entire mixture. 3. Remove from heat and add 6 cups of brown rice crisps. Stir until all of the cereal crisps are mixed into the melted marshmallows. 4. Pour mixture into an oiled baking pan and spread flat with a spatula until it's about 1-inch thick. 5. Let mixture cool for 5 minutes and, using a heart-shaped cookie cutter or knife, cut out heart-shaped pieces. (I turned the pan upside down over parchment paper (so the mixture would come out in one piece) and cut the shapes out on the parchment paper as it was way easier than cutting them in the pan). 6. Your heart-shaped Valentine's Day vegan rice crispy treats are ready to eat! (Store remaining marshmallow treats in an airtight container for up to 3 days.)
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