Very Berry Valentine’s Day Heart Treats

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If you love making seasonal treats with your kids as much as I do, these Very Berry Cheerios Valentine’s Day Hearts are just the thing to make!

Very Berry Valentine Treats: This is the perfect recipe for us busy parents when you need to bring a treat to your kids’ school.

As you can see from this fun video, the kids can easily help make this recipe.

What I love about these heart shaped treats is that I have all the ingredients in my pantry, including the Cheerios New flavor, Very Berry Cheerios. My kids can’t get enough of them in their cereal bowl since they have tiny berry bits in every single O.

Very Berry Valentine Treats: This is the perfect recipe for us busy parents when you need to bring a treat to your kids’ school.

You know my family and I are huge berry fans and I incorporate them into many of my recipes, so when we discovered this new breakfast cereal at the grocery, we were super excited. Finding a cereal that every person in the house loves isn’t always easy and with these being gluten-free and contain no artificial flavors or colors, it’s something I can feel good about letting my kids eat.

Very Berry Valentine Treats: This is the perfect recipe for us busy parents when you need to bring a treat to your kids’ school.

This is the perfect recipe for us busy parents when you need to bring a treat to your kids’ school. Although my kids are homeschooled, they have 6-8 kids in their homeschool-tutoring center; and this year, they wanted to bring something to share with their friends.

Making this recipe together was like being back in kindergarten and playing with our food. The gooey marshmallow texture turns the Cheerios into a flexible dough until it cools, and then we can turn it into any shape we want. The simplicity of this recipe is one of the things I like most, and with all the tiny berry bits in each bite, there is no need for additional flavoring.

Very Berry Valentine Treats: This is the perfect recipe for us busy parents when you need to bring a treat to your kids’ school.

One thing is for sure, you’ll hear squeals of laughter in the kitchen since they love buttering up their clean hands to spread the mixture and stealing a few (or a lot) of the Cheerios as they are pressing down. “But mom, we have to try them to make sure they are good!”

Very Berry Valentine Treats: This is the perfect recipe for us busy parents when you need to bring a treat to your kids’ school.

The 30-seconds of working with the marshmallow dough turns into 10 minutes of finger-licking to make sure every bit of the stickiness is gone –hard work I tell you.

The hardest part is waiting for the mixture to cool enough so they can take the cookie cutter and cut the mixture into heart shapes. While dipping the treat into chocolate isn’t necessary, it’s the ultimate finishing touch to this recipe. Oh, yes, the sprinkles too of course!

Very Berry Valentine Treats: This is the perfect recipe for us busy parents when you need to bring a treat to your kids’ school.

Right now, you can find the new Very Berry Cheerios at many retailers near you; and people are sharing how much they love them using #berrieseverywhere on social media.

What are your favorite Valentine’s Treats to make with your kids?

Very Berry Valentine’s Day Heart Treats

Very Berry Valentine Treats: This is the perfect recipe for us busy parents when you need to bring a treat to your kids’ school.
  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Yield: 2 dozen, will vary by size

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 10-ounce package marshmallows
  • 6 cups Very Berry Cheerios
  • 1 ½ cups white chocolate chips (optional)
  • Red granular sprinkles (optional)

Instructions

  1. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter and marshmallows, stopping at 30 and 45 seconds to stir and combine.
  3. Add in Very Berry Cheerios and toss everything together with a wooden spoon.
  4. Transfer cereal mixture onto the lined baking sheet and press down throughout, distributing evenly around to about ½ inch thick.
  5. Set aside to cool for about an hour or refrigerate for 20 minutes until set.
  6. Using a heart shaped cookie cutter, begin to cut out the hearts. Meanwhile, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate chips, stirring to make sure they don’t burn every 30 seconds.
  7. Begin to dip each corner of the Very Berry hearts and transfer to the clean, parchment lined baking sheet for chocolate to set. Sprinkle with sprinkles.
  8. Optional: After the hearts are fully cooled, push a cake-pop stick through the center of the heart and wrap with small cellophane bags to share with your friends.

Very Berry Valentine Treats: This is the perfect recipe for us busy parents when you need to bring a treat to your kids’ school.

Leave a Reply 24 comments

Sherri - January 9, 2017 Reply

This looks berry berry good – cant wait to whip up these valentines day treats with my kids!

Debbie Hausher - January 17, 2017 Reply

Looks like a perfect activity for me and 4 year old granddaughter. I think her pre-school class will love them. Now to track down a box of Very Berry Cheerios at the grocery stores..

Sarah - January 17, 2017 Reply

I made these yesterday (after hunting down berry cheerios) and they were SO GOOD!!!!

Jenna - January 17, 2017 Reply

I didn’t see berry cheerios at the store so I made these with honey nut cheerios (all I had at home) they were awesome. my boys didn’t care for the “heart” shaped so we used other cookie cutters. it was so fun.

    Laura Fuentes - January 17, 2017 Reply

    That’s so great! Simple yet you can customize them to your liking, and the kids!

Matt - January 17, 2017 Reply

I bought berry cheerios to make these and well, they were gone before I could make these treats. Should have bought two boxes! I think this might be our new favorite cereal.

    Laura Fuentes - January 17, 2017 Reply

    It’s so tasty! 🙂

Jazmin - January 17, 2017 Reply

My kids are going to love these. Making a “practice” run this weekend! Thank you

Stacey T - January 17, 2017 Reply

Yum and Yum! I love cereal and chocolate! I cannot imagine these being anything but delicious.

Stephanie - January 17, 2017 Reply

Found the Very Berry Cheerios this weekend and we have been eating them since. My kids just love them and so do I. Cannot wait to try making some cute Valentine’s day treats with them.

Tiffany - January 17, 2017 Reply

Where did you find that cute heart cookie cutter?

Jessica - January 17, 2017 Reply

My kids watched the youtube video and insisted on a “test run”. Good thing we didn’t have to make them for their class or else I would have run to the store for more!

Darnell - January 17, 2017 Reply

I made these with plain cheerios and they were awesome! Now off to find the strawberry cheerios at my store!!

Sandra - January 17, 2017 Reply

I made these today and cut them into small hearts (I didn’t have a big heart cutter just little ones) and I packed them in my kids’ lunches as a treat! Nice to remind them that they are special. Will make more before valentine’s day for their friends. Also, we are now converts to the Berry Cheerios!!! THEY ARE SO GOOD!

Emma - January 18, 2017 Reply

These look great! I’ll have to make these with my little ones soon.

Zoe - January 18, 2017 Reply

I didn’t know Cheerios came out with this new cereal. Love it. I already put in on my shopping list.

Lexi - January 18, 2017 Reply

We made these yesterday and it was so much fun! I didn’t have a heart shaped cookie cutter so we used stars.

Olivia - January 18, 2017 Reply

My kids are going to love these!

Dara - January 27, 2017 Reply

I made these yesterday after school for a bunch of neighborhood kids. they loved them! will be making them again and cutting it up cute. Also, I found the Cheerios cereal at Target.

Stephanie Hall - January 30, 2017 Reply

We JUST made these today. they were SO GOOD!!!

Andrea - January 30, 2017 Reply

We didn’t even wait to cut them all cute. they were DEVOURED. the strawberry flavor was SO GOOD I sent my husband back to the store to buy out the entire shelf just in case this is a seasonal cereal. Thanks for the recipe!!!!

Jennifer J - February 10, 2017 Reply

I’m making a “test” run this weekend, before making these for my sons classroom Monday night! Wish me luck….to not eat them all! 😉

Tricia - February 10, 2017 Reply

I finally found Very Berry Cheerios! Thanks for sharing

    Laura Fuentes - February 10, 2017 Reply

    buy out the row because it will become your family’s favorite cereal! makes the milk taste like strawberry without any added sugars or flavors.

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