Makes 24 servings
Conversation hearts and a splash of color transform ordinary crisp rice treats into cute love notes.
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 package (10 ounces) marshmallows
1/2 teaspoon MCCORMICK All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract
10 to 12 drops MCCORMICK Red Food Color
6 cups crispy rice cereal
Valentine’s Day conversation hearts, for garnish
1.Line 13” x 9” baking pan with foil. Lightly butter or spray foil with non-stick cooking spray.
2.Melt butter in large saucepan, or Dutch oven, on low heat. Add marshmallows; stir constantly until marshmallows are melted. Remove from heat.
3.Stir in vanilla and food color until smooth. Quickly add cereal to marshmallow mixture and stir until well coated.
4.Press into prepared pan using a buttered spatula. Sprinkle with Valentine’s Day conversation hearts. Cool. Cut into bars, or use heart-shaped cookie cutters.
TIP: FOR THE MICROWAVE: Melt butter and marshmallows in large microwavable bowl on HIGH for 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute. Continue with Step 3.
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