Give A Giant Kiss For Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, giving your friends or loved ones a homemade Rice Krispie treat shaped as a giant Hershey’s Kiss is a great way to show how much they mean to you.

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Wrap your treat in tin foil, covering the parchment paper message, but letting the part that hangs off the top be free.

Sammi Tester, Columnist

Whether or not you have a Valentine this year, giving someone a present for this holiday is a nice way to show someone how much you care. Instead of going to the store and going up and down the bright red and heart-filled aisle, try making this simple, inexpensive, and tasty treat for Valentine’s Day this year.

You will need:

  • 6 cups of Rice Krispies (or a generic brand… no one will know)
  • 40 Marshmallows
  • A funnel
  • A bowl (with a bottom the size of your funnel hole)
  • Parchment paper
  • Tin foil

1. Coat 40 marshmallows in 3 tbsp. of melted butter.

2. Microwave your marshmallows for 45 seconds and stir them. Be careful because the marshmallows will be hot. Microwave them for another 45 seconds.

3. Add 6 cups of Rice Krispies to the melted marshmallows.
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3. Add 6 cups of Rice Krispies to the melted marshmallows.

4. Fill your funnel to the brim of the mouth, but don’t fill the stem of the funnel with the Rice Krispies and marshmallow mix.

5. Put the funnel base-down on a piece of parchment paper, making sure the bottom is flat.
5. Put the funnel base-down on a piece of parchment paper, making sure the bottom is flat.

6. Fill your bowl with the rest of the Rice Krispies mixture.

7. Put a piece of parchment paper on the top of the mixture in your bowl and press lightly to make sure it’s flat.
7. Put a piece of parchment paper on the top of the mixture in your bowl and press lightly to make sure it’s flat.

8. Put your funnel and bowl in a refrigerator to let the Rice Krispies and marshmallow mixture to shape and cool.

9. While your treats are setting, write a message on a strip of wax paper. I used the phrase “Happy Valentine’s Day,” but you can personalize it to be more sentimental.
9. While your treats are setting, write a message on a strip of wax paper. I used the phrase “Happy Valentine’s Day,” but you can personalize it to be more sentimental.
10. Take the bowl out of the refrigerator and turn it over onto another sheet of parchment paper. If it doesn’t come out easily, place the bowl in some hot water (making sure none of the water gets inside your bowl) and try again.
10. Take the bowl out of the refrigerator and turn it over onto another sheet of parchment paper. If it doesn’t come out easily, place the bowl in some hot water (making sure none of the water gets inside your bowl) and try again.

11. Repeat step 10 with the funnel. If it doesn’t come out of the funnel easily, try squeezing the mouth a little to loosen it.

12. Place the funnel-shaped part on top of the bowl-shaped piece. Mold the two pieces together to get rid of the gap.
12. Place the funnel-shaped part on top of the bowl-shaped piece. Mold the two pieces together to get rid of the gap.
13. Place the message you wrote on parchment paper on the Hershey’s Kiss shaped Rice Krispie treat, letting it hang off the top a little.
13. Place the message you wrote on parchment paper on the Hershey’s Kiss shaped Rice Krispie treat, letting it hang off the top a little.
Tip: Put two pieces of tin foil down in a cross. This way, you can cover the whole treat when you are wrapping it.
Tip: Put two pieces of tin foil down in a cross. This way, you can cover the whole treat when you are wrapping it.
14. Wrap your treat in tin foil, covering the parchment paper message, but letting the part that hangs off the top be free.
14. Wrap your treat in tin foil, covering the parchment paper message, but letting the part that hangs off the top be free.