Valentines day is here and love is all around us! So lets whip up one of these edible heart bouquets, to give to your loved one. Check out the tutorial below:
Things you need:
- Rice crispy cereal
- Bag of marshmallows
- Paper straws
- Lollipop sticks
- Jar or vase
- Valentines stickers in assorted shapes
- Wooden skewer
- Construction paper in white, red, or pink
- Heart cooker cutter (small and large
To get started follow the original recipe for making rice crispy treats, you can find it here. When the directions call for you to pour you contents into a pan let cool for about 5 minutes and start cutting your heart shapes with your cookie cutters. Set to aside on a plate. Don’t stack because they will stick together.
Take some of your lollipop sticks and cut them in half. We are going to use these to make arrows to stick through our heart rice crispy’s. Start by taking a sticker and sticking it to both ends of the cut sticks. I used a bigger heart for the top and a smaller heart for the bottom.
Now it’s time to assemble them all together. Use your paper straws and slide it through the bottom of your heart. Take you heart arrows and place one through the top side of the heart and the other diagonal from the first to give the effect of an arrow going through each heart. Put these to the side once you have them all assembled and let them cool completely. If you start moving them before they are set the sticks will start coming out!
While your hearts are cooling get your construction paper and sketch out the word LOVE. Cut out with scissors and use either double stick tape or a small amount of super glue to attach them to the wooden dowels.
Put some candy in the bottom of your vase and start arranging your bouquet. You can add as many hearts as you want.
I had some stickers left over and stuck them to my vase. I also wrote love all around with a black sharpie.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. — Corinthians 13:7-8 –