Since December last year, I have been living on cereals and granola on and off. Out of the blue I can not stand the smell of food cooking, any food, or eating cooked food, not even the best cooked steak. BUT, there are those odd days in between where I wake up and all is normal.
One good thing is that I have lost about 12 kilograms (roughly 26 pounds), although I know it is not a healthy way to lose weight. I spoke to some other people who had the same thing happen to them and it seems this kind of thing lasts about 2 months. For now, I'll ride it out and if my usual appetite does not return soon, I'll go see the doctor.
Anyhow, back to me eating cereals - of course I had to change it up every second day or so, because who can stare the same bowl of cereal down every single day. We always have at least 3 to 4 boxes of Coco-Pops in the pantry and I also buy a bunch of other cereals as my son and I like a wide variety.
So, one day last week, I was having a bowl of Coco-Pops and thought of making some Valentine's Day treats, but instead of the brown Coco-Pops I decided to use Kellogg's Strawberry Pops. I mean it is pink after all, strawberry flavored and just perfect for Valentine's Day.
Same thing as the plain Rice Krispies, but Strawberry flavored.
And I have all these silicone pans lying around with about 4 different sized heart shaped ones.
Using the silicone pans made everything a breeze, press the Krispie mixture into the pans whilst hot, let cool to set and press them out from the bottom - easy, peasy !
If you can not find a box of Strawberry Pops in your store, have a peek at International Foods Online (I am not an affiliate)
Strawberry Krispie Hearts
5 cups (quantity of treats depending on your silicone heart size)
3 TB Butter
5 cups Kellogg's Strawberry Pops
White Chocolate, melted, to drizzle
1.) Melt the Butter in a large saucepan over medium heat - add the Marshmallows, stir occasionally until melted.
2.) Add the Strawberry Pops cup at a time, stirring well after each addition until well combined.
3.) Press spoonfuls into the silicone heart shapes, evening out the tops - let set at room temperature or place in the refrigerator for 15 - 20 minutes.
4.) Drizzle with melted White Chocolate and add your choice of Sprinkles - chill for a couple of minutes until the chocolate is set.
Serve and enjoy - no need to keep chilled, but store in a sealed container.