Iced Rice Krispies™ Treats for Valentine’s Day

Make these sweet iced Rice Krispies treats for the sweetest holiday. This is one of the biggest crowd-pleasing Valentine’s Day rice cereal treat ideas!

Iced Valentines Day Rice Krispies Treats

Iced Rice Krispies Treats for Valentine’s Day

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love sharing easy dessert ideas for classroom parties, football games, and birthday parties. Rice Krispies treats are a great, gluten-free snack with just enough sweetness to be crowd-pleasing.

We’ve added a bit of oomph to our normal recipe and dolled them up a bit. Although we made our Rice Krispies for Valentine’s Day, you can make this recipe with any color combination you can think of!

I want to make a unicorn Rice Krispies treat next…

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What’s You’ll Need for These Rice Cereal Treats

These delicious Valentine’s Day Rice Krispies treats are an easy recipe to follow. Here are what you need to have on hand to whip up a batch (note: below, I give you tips to make these even faster)!

  • Rice Krispies cereal
  • mini marshmallows
  • M&Ms (we used pink and white)
  • white frosting and red food coloring
  • 9×13-inch pan and wax paper

Valentines Day Rice Krispies Treats

Tips for Frosted Rice Krispies Treats

We make these rice cereal treats often and have learned a few things. Below are some top tips:

  1. Stir constantly – it really helps and doesn’t take that long.
  2. You can buy Rice Krispies treats in sheets (oh, yes you can!), making it easy and quick to make large quantities of shaped or decorated rice cereal. Note: purchased Rice Krispies are not gluten-free.
  3. If you need a basic, gluten-free Rice Krispies treat recipe, this is it. However, if you add candy melts (the frosting / icing used here), know that most manufacturers have not been PPM (parts-per-million) tested. Because of that, I would not recommend feeding this recipe to those with celiac disease. You can replace with melted gluten-free chocolate.

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Iced Rice Krispies™ Treats

Valentines Day Rice Krispies Treats

Make these sweet iced Rice Krispies treats for the sweetest holiday. This is one of the biggest crowd-pleasing Valentine's Day rice cereal treat ideas! 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


Rice Krispies Treats

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies (or other rice cereal)
  • red, pink, and white M&Ms

Iced Frosting for Rice Krispies Treats

  • white frosting (premade or from scratch)
  • red gel food coloring


  1. Line a 9x13-inch pan with wax paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add rice cereal and M&Ms.
  3. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. When melted, add mini marshmallows, stirring constantly until melted.
  4. Fold the marshmallow mixture into the Rice Krispies and M&Ms, working until coated. Transfer the mix to the prepared pan and set aside for about 30-minutes. Cut into squares or rectangles.
  5. Drizzle with icing, varying the look of the treats. Add a few M&Ms on top of the icing, if desired, and your Iced Rice Krispies treats are done! photo collage of how to make rice krispies treats for kids


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 182Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 118mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

All nutrition information is estimated (doesn't include the icing). Please calculate your exact brands and ingredients when accuracy is desired.

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