(Video Tutorial) Easy Valentine's Treats for kids

Easy-Valentines-Treats-picHappy Valentine's Day everyone!  We hope you have enjoyed sweet treats and spending time with friends, family or loved ones.  This is only a calendar holiday in our house so it’s celebrated lightly and we don’t make a big deal about it.  We love each other everyday and we don’t let a calendar holiday dictate our love and affection for each other.  But, even still it’s lots of fun!  We created some really easy sweet treats for you today.  Valentine’s Rice Crispies treats and Cake batter cookies.  I wanted to give you a recipe that you may already have the ingredients in your pantry.
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Here’s what you’ll need:
Ingredients
Follow the directions on the back of the rice crispies cereal box:
3 Tb butter
6 cups of rice crispies cereal
1 10oz bag of Jet puffed marshmallows
1 large mixing pot
baking dish
parchment paper
In a large pot melt your butter and slowly stir your marshmallows into your melted butter.  Your burner should be on low heat.  Mix the butter and the marshmallows together until well combined and add your cereal stirring continuously. melted-ingredients

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Remove the mixture and pour into a sprayed baking dish to press flat.  Use your parchment paper to press the treats nice and smooth. 
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Now on to the fun part.  Use your cookie cutter and cut into your desired shapes.  We used the heart shape.  For the treats with your fingers.
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Pop your candy melts into the microwave for about 30 seconds to a minute until melted and your a spoon or your desired utensil to spread the candy melt onto the rice crispy treat.  Add your candy to your treat, let them sit for about 10 minutes and enjoy!

Cake-batter-cookies

For the cake batter cookie recipe you will need:
1 box of cake mix (we used strawberry)
2 eggs
1/2 cup of oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
In a large bowl combine your ingredients and stir until well combined. 
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Scoop your dough onto a sprayed cookie sheet and bake for 9-10 minutes until edges are brown and the cookies come out clean from the center. 
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Soft on the inside and crisp just a bit on the outside, cookies couldn’t get any easier than that.  Use this recipe for those days when you just don’t have time for homemade.  Homemade is my method of choice but, this was the easiest cookie ever.  This recipe can be modified to fit your needs.  Enjoy!
XoXo Sandy

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