You can also make this completely gluten free if you substitute the rice krispies for Gluten Free rice pops. The Doves Organic brand do a great box of gluten free rice pops (you can get these from Wholefoods Market).
Rice Krispie Cookie Hearts
5 cups of rice krispies - I used Sainsburys (use gluten free rice pops if required) .... a whole £1 cheaper than Kelloggs (sorry Kelloggs)
350g marshmallows (I used multi-coloured and turned my marshmallow goop pink...!)
A bag of Vanilla Wilton Candy Melts (I bought mine from Hobbycraft).
First melt the butter over a saucepan of water (double broiler method).
Then, when that's melted, add the marshmallows and melt those too.
Now this is the good bit - watching marshmallows melt and stirring the goop is very satisfying. I will challenge you not to dip you finger in this!
Then take off the heat when it's melted and cool for about 2 minutes. Then add the rice krispies. Yes they will 'Snap, Crackle... and Pop!'
When combined pour out into a baking try and spread into a big giant rectangle shape. Here's how one American Mum did it.... HERE (Which is where I got this idea from!) . I forgot to take a photo of this bit because it all got a bit sticky from here on it - marshmallows that are melted are Uber sticky. Just warning you!
Leave to re-harden in the open air for a good hour.
Use a cookie cutter (I used a heart-shaped one!) to cut out shapes. Lay on a piece of parchment paper.
Melt the Candy Melts in the microwave for 30 second blasts until melted.
Spoon over Rice Krispie 'cookies'. Decorate with sprinkles or chocolate letters like I did (I had some left over from a cake I made and fortunately could spell out 'Cool' and 'Hey U' with the letters I had left...hehe).
Reserve a few Marshmallows and pop onto a lolly stick.
Dip into the candy melts and then into coloured sprinkles - A very quick and easy and pretty pop-idea that is gluten free too!!
Two great ideas for gluten and wheat free diets and those who want to avoid chocolate this Easter.... but still enjoy something sweet!!