Dairy Free Valentine’s Day Rice Krispie Hearts

Gimbal's Cherry Lovers candy in a pretty paper cupcake cup on a valentine's day napkinDairy Free Rice Krispie Treats and dairy and peanut/tree nut free chocolate are two of my boys’ favourites. Therefore, it made sense to me to incorporate the two into something special for Valentine’s Day.

Happy Valentine’s Day Boys!

dairy free rice krisipie hearts in a valentine box

A fun treat to create as an activity together in the kitchen or to make as a surprise!

I can tell you…when I first made these…my boys were definitely surprised!

“Wow! Is that chocolate on top?” Quickly followed up by Michael with…”What did you do with the extra bits left over?”

“Rolled them into balls and dipped them in melted chocolate…what else!”, I replied.

You should have seen Michael’s eyes widen in excitement!

Dairy Free Rice Krispie Hearts

Make a batch of Dairy Free Rice Krispie Treats.
Let them set for about 5-10 minutes.
Using a heart cookie cutter, cut out your hearts in the Rice Krispie Treats.

Dairy free rice krispie treats being cut into hearts with cookie cutter

Place hearts on a large cooling rack.
Meanwhile, heat a small amount of water in a saucepan and let simmer.
Place a heat proof bowl on top of simmering water and add Enjoy Life chocolate chips. (use a double boiler if you have one)
Stir chocolate chips until they are melted.
Using a pastry brush or small spatula, drizzle melted chocolate across the Dairy Free Rice Krispie Hearts.

dairy free rice krispie hearts drizzled in melted enjoy life chocolate chips

Dairy Free Rice Krispie Chocolate Balls

Roll leftover Dairy Free Rice Krispie Heart bits into small balls.

dairy free rice krispie heart leftover bits rolled into ballsUsing a pastry brush, brush melted chocolate over the balls and rest on plate to cool.

brushing dairy free rice krispie ball in melted enjoy life chocolate chipsPlace a Gimbal’s Cherry Lovers candy on top to finish it off.

dairy free rice krispie ball covered in melted enjoy life chocolate chips and topped with a Gimbal's Cherry Lovers candy

Package up your treats in a pretty bag!

dairy free rice krispie hearts drizzled in melted enjoy life chocolate chips in a gift bag

In a valentine shaped tin surrounded by Gimbal’s Cherry Lovers candy.

dairy free rice krispie balls covered in melted enjoy life chocolate chips topped and surrounded with Gimbal's Cherry Lovers candy in a heart shaped box

Above all…have fun and enjoy!

enjoying a dairy free rice krispie ball covered in melted enjoy life chocolate chips

Happy Valentine’s Day!

discovered gluten free rice krispies by kellog's at the grocery store today

Update: Discovered Gluten Free Rice Krispies by Kellog’s at the grocery store today!

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6 thoughts on “Dairy Free Valentine’s Day Rice Krispie Hearts

  1. Hi Susan,

    Do you have a list of nut free chocolate chips? My Matt wants me to make chocolate chip cookies for the bake sale at school on Friday – even though I think mini-chocolate cakes are easier and would sell better… lol

    Thanks
    Sue

    • Hi Sue, Enjoy Life chocolate chips are free of wheat, gluten, milk, peanuts/tree nuts, mustard, sulfites, egg, soy, fish, crustaceans, shellfish and sesame. They can be purchased at the Superstore, Foodland, and most health food stores such as Feel Good Natural Store. They are soooooo good…especially melted on the Dairy Free Rice Krispie Hearts! Another option is to order from Guardian Angel. Their chocolate chips are free of peanuts, nuts, milk and eggs. They contain soy and may contain traces of wheat. Really yummy too! Hope that helps! Thank you for baking peanut/tree nut free chocolate chip cookies…I am surprised schools are still having bake sales?

      • Hey Susan,

        They did stipulate that all items had to be peanut/nut free. St. T’s as you know is very conscious of this. I think I will stick to my chocolate cake – either made in small pans (not quite cupcake size) or cut into 1/6 of the cake size.

      • I called the principal and a note is coming home today stipulating that the baked goods sent in for the bake sale should not contain any peanut/tree nuts. However, the baked goods sent in could conceivably contain trace amounts of peanut/tree nuts due to the process that they were made in the home ie. the cookie sheets could have had peanut butter cookies last baked on them and were not properly cleaned. There are also, no controls on what the baked goods may or may not have come in contact with that could cross-contaminate them with peanut/tree nuts. The principal understood this issue and stated that all students with peanut/tree nut allergy will be given peanut/tree nut chocolate bars so as not to feel left out. I will be sending Matthew in with a little something to have as his ‘bake sale treat’. I appreciate all that you are doing to make sure your baked good is peanut/tree nut free.

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