Bear-y Happy Valentine’s Day treats

Rice Krispies treats are good for any occasion, but with a little creative flourish, you can make these an un-bear-ably cute Valentine’s Day goodie.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (14 oz.) caramels, unwrapped
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free half-and-half or fat-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 cups Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal
  • Canned frosting or decorating gel
  • Food coloring
  • Assorted candies

Directions

  1. In large saucepan combine caramels and half-and-half. Cook and stir over medium-low heat for 5 to 10 minutes or until smooth.Remove from heat.
  2. Stir in vanilla. Add KELLOGG’S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.
  3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper, evenly press mixture into15 x 10 x 1-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Using cookie cutters coated with cooking spray cut eight 2 1/4-inch circles, eight 1 3/4-inch circles, eight 1-inch circles and twenty-four3/4-inch circles.
  4. For each teddy bear place one 2 1/4-inch circle adjacent to one1 3/4-inch circle. Gently press together. Halve one of the 3/4-inch circles and use for ears. Attach two 3/4-inch circles for feet.Place one 1-inch circle on the 1 3/4-inch circle for nose. Decorate with frosting and/or candies. Best if served the same day.
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