Oh boy, Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and if you don’t have a single thing for all of your boos and best b*tches, then consider this post our Valentine to you. These no-bake ombre Rice Krispie treats are just what the procrastinator ordered. Not only are they simple to make, but they look super impressive and are made with things you can pick up from your corner store. Get the basics down using this tutorial. If you’re feeling extra creative, personalize them for that someone special and enjoy a sweet treat together. Awww… true love.
— 9 cups Rice Krispies
— 9 cups marshmallows
— 3 tablespoons butter
— 3 tablespoons coconut oil
— food coloring of choice
— cooking spray
— parchment or wax paper
— a small cookie cutter (we went with a heart)
1. Line baking tray with parchment or wax paper and set aside.
2. In a medium saucepan over low heat, add 3 cups of marshmallows, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of butter, stirring until melted. Remove from heat and add desired food coloring. You’ll be creating three Rice-Krispie-treat layers. The first layer should be the lightest, so you’ll add more drops as we move along.
3. Pour melted marshmallow mixture over 3 cups of Rice Krispies, stirring to ensure an even distribution. Transfer onto the baking tray, and press down with a soft spatula for a level surface.
4. Repeat this process two more times with the rest of the ingredients, adding more food coloring to get darker shades each time. Transfer the mixture directly onto the previous layers and press down for a flat surface. Allow to cool for 15 minutes.
5. Cut two-inch-thick strips (if your cookie cutter is bigger, your strips will also needs to be bigger). Use a small heart-shaped cookie cutter (sprayed with oil) to cut out hearts. The scraps can be remolded and re-used, so don’t throw them out! Cutting the hearts is a little more laborious, so feel free to just cut into squares to get the same ombre effect.
Your treats can be stored in an air tight container and eat within three to four days. But let’s be real, there’s no way these babies are lasting that long.
This recipe can be made with any colors or shape, so don’t hesitate to try something different and experiment!
Like… a game of edible tic-tac-toe, anyone?
Got any last-minute V-Day edibles of your own to share with us? Let us know in the comments below!