Valentine’s Day Rice Krispie Treat Cupcakes

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Valentine’s Day Rice Krispie Treat Cupcakes are a super cute dessert to share on Valentine’s Day! The Rice Krispie Treat’s pretty pink color comes from strawberry cake mix, but you could use any flavor you’d like!

For another sweet Valentine’s Day dessert try my Easy Heart-Shaped Sugar Cookies or my Valentine’s Day Strawberry Cream Cheese Bars!

Three Valentine's Day desserts on pink napkins
A couple of Rice Krispie Treat Cupcakes on a dessert platter with a ribbon

Valentine’s Day Rice Krispie Treat Cupcakes

Can you believe Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away? There’s not nearly as much prep as at Christmas, but I know some people and kids put quite a bit into it. I know I used to love getting my Valentines and candy together to give to my friends. I think if I were to pick out valentines right now, I’d go for the Disney princesses. I’m a lifelong fan.

But as an adult, it’s not nearly as fun. The hubs and I really don’t do that much for it, but that’s on purpose. We did more when we were younger, but I see no need for it now. We’ll have a date or something and that’s all we need.

However the hubs and I started dating in high school and he went ALL OUT for our first Valentine’s Day. He talked to my mom the night before and had her leave the garage door unlocked so that he could get to my car. Then in the middle of the night he decked out my car with Valentine’s Day stuff. I had one of those oversized cards on my windshield, a teddy bear, candy, flowers, balloons – the works – in my car. It was the sweetest thing and he made me feel so special.

Valentine's Day Rice Krispie Treat Cupcakes on festive napkins and a white platter
A close up of a Valentines Day Rice Krispie Treat dessert

My Husband Loves Rice Krispie Treat Desserts

My gift for him wasn’t nearly as exciting, but it was thoughtful. He’s always been a big rice krispie treat fan, so I got a heart shaped cake pan and made him a giant rice krispie treat. Should’ve known back then I’d be a dessert blogger. πŸ˜‰

So here I am sharing a rice krispie treat for Valentine’s Day treat! Fitting, right? Perfect for the hubs and loved by all.

This Rice Krispie Treat Recipe Is Easily Customizable

They’re made even better by the addition of a cake mix. You know I love me some cake batter flavor. I used a strawberry cake mix, which was perfect because it turned them pink. You could use any flavor you want though, or no cake mix at all.

It’s A No Bake Recipe That Is So Easy To Make

These treats are no bake and easy to make with your kids and they’d be a great treat to share with friends. It’s kind of like two treats in one – a rice krispie treat and a gummy heart! Yay! I love gummy hearts. πŸ™‚

A bunch of Rice Krispie Treat Cupcakes on a white platter with a ribbon
A Rice Krispie Treat Cupcake with a bite missing on pink napkin

More Valentine’s Day Desserts You Might Like:

Strawberries and Cream Puppy Chow
Mini Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Cups
Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches
Layered Red Velvet Cheesecake Bundt Cake
Red Velvet Ice Cream

Valentine’s Day Rice Krispie Treat Cupcakes

Valentine’s Day Rice Krispie Treat Cupcakes are a super cute dessert to share on Valentine’s Day! The Rice Krispie Treat’s pretty pink color comes from strawberry cake mix, but you could use any flavor you’d like!

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 16-18 cupcakes 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

RICE KRISPIE CUPCAKESΒ 

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 10 oz bag marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup dry strawberry (or other flavor) cake mix
  • 56 cups rice krispie cereal

VANILLA ICING

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 tsp water
  • gummy candy hearts

Instructions

1. Grease a cupcake pan so that the rice krispies won’t stick.
2. Melt butter in a large pot over low heat.
3. Add marshmallows and stir constantly until they are fully melted.
4. Stir in the dry cake mix. Remove pan from heat.
5. Stir in rice krispies cereal until it is completely coated in marshmallow mixture.
6. Spoon rice krispies into individual cupcakes and light press into pan. Don’t press too hard, or your treats will be hard.
7. Allow to cool.
8. To make icing, combine butter and shortening and mix until smooth.
9. Add powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
10. Add vanilla extract and 1-2 tsp of water or cream and mix until smooth.
11. Top cupcakes with icing and a gummy heart.

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Enjoy!