It's no secret that I *heart* peanut butter. I was trying to come up with a dessert to make for Valentines Day and I decided on these cute Rice Krispy treats made in the shape of a heart! Even though I took a month off from blogging - I was still cooking (a little...)! Obviously you don't have to wait around for next valentines day to make these treats! Cut them into squares and you've got a perfect little snack! I dipped mine in chocolate and covered them with pink and red sprinkles. Unfortunately I was a little lazy that day and didn't get a picture of the finished product, but you get the idea.
- 3 tbsp Earth Balance Spread (Margarine)
- 1 10oz bag of Vegan Marshmallows
- 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
- 4 1/2 - 5 cups rice cereal
Spray a 9x13 cake pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper - leaving a little bit of overhang to help you remove the rice krispy treats from the pan after they're done cooling.
Melt the margarine over low heat. Once melted add in the marshmallows. Stir frequently until the marshmallows have melted and the margarine has blended in with the marshmallows.
Remove from the heat and stir in the peanut butter. Once everything is well combined - stir in the cereal and coat with the marshmallow/peanut butter mixture.
Pour the cereal into the cake pan and press down firmly until all of the cereal is compacted tightly. Allow to cool and set. Once cooled - remove from the cake pan by gently pulling up on the overhanging parchment paper. Cut into shapes using any of your favorite shaped cookie cutters or just cut into classic squares! I even dipped mine in melted chocolate for an extra special treat!