Everyday Mom's Meals: Happy Valentines Day!!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Valentines Day!!

Almost that is. Yep, tomorrow is that one day a year we can set aside to make sure those we love most in the world know it. And before you say it, yes, I realize we shouldn't do this only on the 14th day of February, but instead show those whom mean the most to us, each and every single day just how much. I agree with that. But I also think in the hustle and bustle of life, it's nice to have a little friendly reminder on the calendar. 

I try to make Valentine's Day very special for both of my boys, big and small. It's really a family love fest in our house. That usually means some sort of sweet treat coming out of the kitchen too. And this year, it's one that I know you will love and your little sweethearts are going to be so excited for! In fact, these are so easy, and kid friendly, they could even help you make some tomorrow! 

When I was a child I didn't really enjoy Rice Krispie treats. I can't tell you why. They just weren't my favorite; and yes I was definitely the minority of every single classroom party in elementary school. But that's okay because I'm making up for it now because I can't get enough of them! I am totally addicted! So I figured I could do something super fun, super yummy and super lovable for my little man this year. 

If you are allowed to take homemade treats to your school, these would be great for a classroom party. Or really, any time kids are over! Birthday parties. Sleep overs. The possibilities are endless. And they can be adapted for each holiday so easily. I can't wait to do some in pastel colors for Easter! 

However you're spending the day tomorrow, I hope it's with someone you love. 

Mini Rice Krispie Cupcakes
Makes 36
1 (10 oz.) bag marshmallows
4 TBS. butter
6 1/2 c. Rice Krispie cereal
1 tsp. vanilla
Cooking Spray

In a medium saucepan, melt marshmallows and butter over LOW heat, stirring constantly. Add cereal to a large mixing bowl. When melted, remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour over cereal. Using a silicone spatula sprayed with nonstick spray, stir until combined. Spray a 24 count mini muffin tin generously with nonstick spray. Using your hands, or a cookie scoop, also sprayed, fill each well and pack down. Allow to cool. Remove carefully. Frost and add sprinkles. 

Shared on The Country Cook Feb. 13, 2015

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