For a Valentine’s Treat — and one which your teenage son will love to pull out in front of his friends . . .
Try these hearts made from rice crispies.
Melt one stick of butter. I do this in a large flat bottomed wok.
Add 1 package of marshmallows right on top of the butter. Melt over medium heat, making sure to stir so you don’t toast the marshmallows . . .
Make sure all the marshmallows are completely melted. . .
So keep stirring . . .
Add in a few drops of pink food coloring for your teenage son . . .
Fold in 8 cups of rice crispies or other puffed cereal. Turn the heat down to low, but keep on the heat to help keep mixture warm while mixing.
Pour out onto greased pan or the waxy side of freezer wrap.
Press out to about 3/4 inch thickness.
Cut with heart shapes.
Tuck in lunches. Your daughter will probably share these with friends as intact hearts because they’re so cute. You son will probably first break them in half (so they don’t look like hearts) before sharing them with friends and eating them, and wonder with his friends where the pink color came from . . .