I love this “recipe” (in quotes because – as you’ll see below – it barely qualifies as a recipe, it’s so easy).
I love it because it is proof that you don’t need fancy ingredients or a culinary degree to make a sweet and adorable foodie gift for your valentines.
Yes, you WILL need some heart-shaped molds to make them – well, heart-shaped. But don’t despair. You can use any silicone mold or ice cube tray – or even spread out the mixture on a baking sheet and break into chunks. A pretty cellophane bag tied with red and pink ribbons will Valentine that gift right up.
And as much as I love the ease and simplicity of this recipe, what I love even more is its versatility.
I made two batches here. One is vegan, using dairy-free chocolate chips, and the other is gluten-free, using gluten-free brown rice crisps and white chocolate chips. Mix and match as desired!
A note here about working with chocolate chips: many recipes warn against using chocolate chips for anything other than making chocolate chip cookies. They will tell you that the chips won’t melt properly, and that they are inappropriate for a recipe such as this.
They are wrong.
Now go make a batch or two of these cuties – Valentine’s Day is around the corner!
1 cup chocolate chips (white, milk, dark or dairy-free)
1/2 cup rice krispie cereal (regular or gluten-free)
Melt the chocolate in the top half of a double boiler set over barely simmering water. Stir in the cereal.
Transfer the mixture to a disposable pastry bag or ziploc bag; snip a 1″ opening. Pipe the mixture into your molds, then tap the molds a few times on the counter to level. Place in the fridge or freezer to set; remove hearts from the molds.
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Check out my Pinterest board for more Valentine’s Day ideas!