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Heart-Shaped Rice Krispie Treats

If you are looking for a quick and easy Valentine’s Day-themed treat, try making these heart-shaped rice krispie treats! They’re a breeze to make and perfect for school parties or home!

In our house, we tend to make holiday-themed food. It’s just fun – and it doesn’t have to be difficult!

At Halloween, for example, we might make jack-o-lantern food.

For Valentine’s Day, we like to make heart-shaped food! For example, dinner at our house may be Easy Heart-Shaped Mini Pizzas with Air Fryer Valentine’s Day Homemade Strawberry Pop Tarts for dessert.

And this year, as I was planning out what I plan to do for the class party, I decided it was TIME to do heart-shaped rice krispie treats!

Before the pandemic, I would have made things that didn’t necessarily NEED to be packaged individually.

But now, instead of the Valentine’s Day Dessert Charcuterie Board (which we do at home), I make things like Valentine’s Day Candy Bark, Valentine Cake Pops, and Valentine’s Chocolate-Covered Edible Lovebirds!

And this year, I made heart rice krispie treats – and my kids are THRILLED!

Oh, and what if I told you that I turned these heart-shaped rice krispie treats into heart pops?

How To Make Heart-Shaped Rice Krispie Treats

If you’ve ever made Rice Krispie Treats (like these Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treats) before, you know they’re super simple to make. Here’s how to make Valentine’s Day-themed rice krispie hearts!

Planning a Valentine’s Day party at school? Grab these free Valentine’s Bingo printables and other activities to make planning easy and keep kids laughing and having a great time! Click the image below. 👇

Heart Rice Krispie Treats Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make these fun Valentine’s Day treats. I’ve included a few handy links to make finding certain items easier.


  • Heart-shaped mold
  • Parchment paper
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Silicon Melting pots for chocolate, optional


  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 10 oz mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups rice cereal
  • 1 drop Pink gel food coloring
  • 12 oz Red candy melts
  • Sprinkles
  • Nonstick spray


At first glance, this recipe may look difficult, but it really isn’t! Just follow these step-by-step instructions, and in a short time, you’ll have heart-shaped rice kripsie treats to enjoy!

Step 1

First, melt your candy melts at 30-second intervals until fully melted.

Step 2

Pour chocolate into heart-shaped cavities making sure to get it completely up the sides.

Step 3

Place in freezer for 10-15 min until set.

Step 4

While that’s freezing make your rice cereal filling.

Step 5

In a large microwave-safe bowl, add butter and marshmallows, heat on HIGH to 2.5–3 mins until melted.

Remove and stir until smooth. Add 1-2 drops of pink gel food coloring to your heart-shaped rice krispie treats mix.

Step 6

Stir well, then add in rice cereal and sprinkles. Mix until combined.

Step 7

Remove the heart mold from the freezer and carefully add cereal mix to the molds, do not press hard at all, or the chocolate may crack.

Step 8

Cover the back with more chocolate and place back in the freezer for 7-9 mins.

Step 9

Carefully peel the molds and remove the cake pops and place them on the parchment paper.

Step 10

Melt the red candy melts in a piping bag in 30-sec increments.

Once melted, let them rest for 1-2 mins, then cut a small hole in the tip of the piping bag and create a drizzled design! Zigzags, circles, or lined patterns can all be fun ideas!

Immediately add sprinkles.

Let rest for 10-15 mins before serving.

Plain Hearts Variation (Not Candy-Coated)

Make the pink rice cereal mix for your heart-shaped rice krispie treats as stated above.

Pour into a pan lined with parchment (sprayed with nonstick spray). Let rest for 10 mins and remove from the pan but keep them on the parchment.

Use a 3-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the shapes. Drizzle melted chocolate over the top and top with sprinkles.

Let set completely for 15-20 mins before bagging.

Heart-Shaped Rice Krispie Treats Notes

Here are a few notes to help ensure these treats come out perfectly every time!

  • Using silicon pots helps control waste and spillage. You can leave the chocolate inside until it’s cool then peel it out and save it to use again another time!
  • If you plan to bag these treats, let them rest for 30 minutes before placing them in a bag. This helps avoid smudging. Once bagged, they can be stored at room temperature for 3-4 days
  • Spray your hands with nonstick spray before pressing them into molds or a tray.
  • If you want to individually wrap these treats, use these cellophane bags!

More Valentine’s Day Inspiration

I hope you and your kids love these heart-shaped rice krispie treats as much as we have! If you want even more fun ideas, check out these popular posts:

  • DIY Valentine Card Box For School
  • Free Printable Cactus Valentine Tags
  • Valentine Cake Pops + How to Make Cake Pops
  • Free Printable Dog Valentine Cards For School
  • Valentine’s Day Color By Number Free Printable

Planning a Valentine’s Day party at school? Grab these free Valentine’s Bingo printables and other activities to make planning easy and keep kids laughing and having a great time! Click the image below. 👇

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