Simple & Sweet XOXO Crispy Treats

February 6, 2020  |  Recipes  |  Written by
The Dollarista

XOXO Crispy TreatsCrunchy crispy marshmallow-filled treats hold nostalgia for all of us, especially for me and my family! I tend to make our favorite treats even more special around the holidays and have even come up with this super simple 3-ingredient recipe, which is fail-proof and can be molded into any shape. I simply add a few drops of food coloring to create a festive dessert and use X and O cookie cutters to make them with love! If you don’t have X and O cookie cutters, you can mold the marshmallow crispy treats using your hands.

Serving up a batch of these crispy treats adds edible décor to your dessert table. You can even wrap an X and O in a clear treat bag and tie it closed with a pink ribbon to make the perfect sweet favors for your party guests!

Shop at Dollar Tree – Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 3 Tablespoons of Butter
  • 4 Cups of Marshmallows
  • 6 Cups of Rice Cereal
  • Red Food Coloring
  • Optional: X and O Cookie Cutters, Knife
  • Saucepan
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Casserole Dish or PanXOXO Crispy Treats

Simple Step-by-Step Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.XOXO Crispy Treats
  2. Add rice cereal to the warm pan and stir until well coated.XOXO Crispy Treats
  3. Split the mixture in half and pour one half into a bowl. Mix red food coloring into the bowl until the mixture is red (or pink depending on how much food coloring was added).
  4. Use a spatula to evenly press both mixtures, keeping them separate (one half of the pan the colored mixture) in your prepared pan. Cool completely.XOXO Crispy Treats
  5. Use X and O cookie cutters to press into the firmed crispy treats. If you don’t have X and O cookie cutters simply use a knife or your hands to cut out or shape an X and O.XOXO Crispy Treats
  6. Arrange your X and O’s on a serving platter or bag individually as a party favor or valentines!

Looking for more sweet treats to whip up this Valentine’s Day? Try out this recipe for an easy and tasty brownie batter dip!

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