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Crispy Chocolate Hearts

Surprise your family, neighbors and even coworkers with a thoughtful Valentine's Day gift. Fill heart-shaped chocolate boxes or pretty tins with homemade goodies and give them away with a smile. It takes less than an hour to prepare each of these treats, but it'll look like you worked all day.

All You FEBRUARY 2005

  • Yield: 15 hearts
  • Cost Per Serving:$.45


  • 1 (12 oz.) package semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups peanuts
  • 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 2 (2 oz.) chocolate bark coating squares, melted
  • White nonpareils, optional


Microwave chocolate morsels in a large glass bowl on high for 2 minutes or until they're fully melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Add peanut butter, stirring until mixture is well blended.

Spoon in cereal, peanuts and marshmallows. Line a 13-by-9-inch pan with foil; lightly grease foil. Press mixture into pan. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Sprinkle with white nonpareils, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 575
  • Fat: 42g
  • Saturated fat: 11g
  • Protein: 18g
  • Carbohydrate: 45g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 89mg

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