Rice Krispie Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day is a no-bake sweet treat. The Rice Krispies and the surprise Jelly candies make these a hit every time !
These Rice Krispie Cupcakes are perfect for Valentines Day. Crunchy, gooey and chewy all in one, with a burst of flavor from the strawberry jellies.
I think these “cupcakes” would be perfect for the kids to take to school. Not too lovey-dovey and overly screaming Valentines Day (hey, I’m thinking about the boys here !). But enough of a Valentine sweet treat for the whole classroom to enjoy.
I remember my daughter used to always take something to school, for whatever reason. Valentines Day, her birthday, school closing/opening and I am sure I am forgetting a lot of other days as well.
Pity I worked full-time when she was in primary school and all the way into taking treats to school for her friends.
Back then I used to just grab whatever was available for the occasion in the stores and that was what she took with. Never made anything homemade.
I also have to mention that I used to hate cooking and especially baking ! Still can not believe I am actually writing about food, sharing recipes .. but, well, so life changes us.
Now I know candies, like the above jellies, differ from country to country. But do try to find something similar for this recipe – these are very soft in the center and just chewy enough to my liking.
I used silicone muffin cups as they bend easily and one of your hands stay sticky-free – most of the time, I have to add. No cooking oil sprayed or anything – just pressed the mixture into the cups and flattened the tops.
You do not have to flatten the tops, especially if you substitute the whipped cream for maybe a drizzle of white chocolate ?
Silicone molds work like magic !
Removing the cupcakes from the silicone cups are a breeze as they just slip right out and you can pop them into a pretty, clean paper cupcake liner.
Adding the Strawberry Jellies was an excellent idea. My family did not really know what to expect, only not to expect the usual Krispie treats !
Needless to say, all the Rice Krispie Cupcakes were gone in no time.
More Valentine’s Day recipes you might like:
- Valentines Serenade (Cocktail)
- Valentine Dessert
- Strawberry Mousse
- Message Chocolate Hearts
- Strawberry Krispie Hearts
Rice Krispie Cupcakes (Valentines Day)
- 3 TB Unsalted Butter
- 300 grams Marshmallows ( 10.5 oz )
- 5 cups Rice Krispies
- 1 cup Strawberry Jelly Candies (or similar candy)
- Whipped Cream, to serve
- Sprinkles, to decorate
- Melt the Butter in a large pot – add the Marshmallows and stir until melted and smooth – remove from heat
- Stir in the Rice Krispies, stirring between each cup added
- Add the Jelly candies and mix well
- Press into silicone muffin cups and chill until set – remove from silicone cups and transfer to pretty cupcake liners
- Pipe over whipped cream and decorate with Sprinkles just before serving
Serving Size1 Cupcake
Amount Per Serving Calories 204Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 8mgSodium 87mgCarbohydrates 44gFiber 0gSugar 26gProtein 1g
Serve and enjoy !