I think the pops came out great. They're really cute, and a very affordable way to make a fun contribution to a Valentine's Day party.
CEREAL HEART POPS
Butter or spray 9x13 pan (Katie used a 10x14 pan, and it was fine)
Heart-shaped cookie cutter, 2" or so
lollipop sticks, found in candy/craft stores
3 tablespoons butter
10 oz. bag marshmallows (or 7 oz. container Marshmallow Fluff)
6 cups Rice Krispies (or similar cereal)
2 ounces good chocolate, melted to use later to keep sticks in place
In large pot, melt butter. Add marshmallows and stir constantly until completely melted. Turn off heat. Add cereal and thoroughly combine with marshmallow mixture.
Dump all of cereal/marshmallow mixture into pan. With buttered spatula, press down evenly and compactly so that you have an even, level surface.
Let sit for a few minutes. Turn out onto wax paper (or parchment paper) or cutting board. Dip bottom of cookie cutter in melted butter and cut out as many hearts as you can. Move to another sheet of waxed paper. With lollipop stick, create hole for stick. Dip end of stick in melted chocolate and insert in hole in bottom of heart. Let sit until chocolate sets up and stick is firmly in place.
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