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Lots of Love Lollipop Treat Recipe

By Kate |

Thank you to everyone who voted on the best recipe for the Rice Krispies Treat After School Conversation Starter Challenge. The landslide winner is….

The Lots of Love Lollipop Treat!

I had a feeling this would be popular, but the voting wasn’t even close. The idea behind this Rice Krispies Lollipop Treat that you can make a regular batch of Rice Krispies Treats and quickly and easily make a special afternoon snack. You can make any shape you want using a cookie cutter, but the heart looks as sweet as it tastes. And, the shape – no matter what you decide to use – can be a great conversation starter with schoolkids of any age. For my little guy I said, “I love you very much. What did you love about school today?”

While you can make one treat from a regular batch of Rice Krispies, this recipe is to make an entire batch of Lollipops.

Rice Krispies Treat Lollipop Recipe

What You Need

  • 3 Tablespoons Margarine or Butter (I strongly prefer butter!)
  • 1 Package (10 ounce, about 40) regular marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows (Get your kid involved tip: My son helped me count out 40 marshmallows)
  • 6 Cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal
  • 2 Cups Chocolate Chips (I used milk chocolate but semi-sweet is perfect, too.)
  • 1 Tablespoon Shortening
  • 1 Cup crushed Nuts
  • Cookie Cutter
  • Lollipop Sticks

Directions

  • Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  • Mix in Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated.
  • Spread the mixture using  a buttered spatula or waxed paper evenly into a 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan coated with cooking spray. (To make them more even and compact, I place waxed paper on top and another pan on top of that to flatten them out.)
  • Let Rice Krispies Treats cool completely. Using your favorite cookie cutters, cut out shapes.
  • Melt the chocolate chips and shortening together in a double boiler. (If you don’t have a double boiler, place a few inches of water in a saucepan, place a metal bowl into the pot leaving room between the bottom of the bowl and the water. Melt the chocolate and shortening in the bowl.)
  • Dip shapes in melted chocolate. Lay on waxed paper and sprinkle with crushed peanuts. Insert lollipop stick in the bottom of the shape to create a lollipop!
  • Let lollipops cool and then enjoy!

Rice Krispies Treat Lollipop keep well in the refrigerator for a few days. Makes approximately 12 lollipops, depending on the size of your cookie cutter.

This post is part of a compensated program for Rice Krispies facilitated by TheMotherhood.com. (Read the complete rules.)
Kate

Kate

Kate started The Shopping Mama™ in January 2009 when, after graduating law school, she traded in online legal research and writing for locating the best products for children. She shops for three kids ages 7, 5 and 2 from their home in Japan. Her military family is making the most of back-to-back overseas assignments by traveling every chance they get.

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    Gena

    YUMMY! I can’t wait to try it!

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    Rhea

    Those are so adorable! I love them.

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    Lori A.

    Yay! That’s the one I voted for. :)

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    Very creative…. and looks DE-LISH-US! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Nice job Kate! So cute and I’m sure delicious! :)

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    Yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe, it looks cute and scrumptious. Excited to try this one.

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    These are SO cute! I’m afraid mine wouldn’t look as appealing as yours, but I just might give it a shot :)

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      KateKate

      LOL Trust me, if *I* can do it, anyone can do it!

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    Amy HAmy

    Super cute, Kate! Nice work. : )

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    Cindy

    What a great idea. I’ve made chocolate candy using a mold but this looks so much easier and my kids would love it. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Those came out perfect! I love them! You could probably also do something similar with red candy melts!

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    Those look very sweet and good!

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