Looking for a treat to make the kids, a "galentine" or that special someone this Feb. 14?

Rice Krispies Treats with a festive flare are an easy option that deliver on taste and nostalgia in less than 30 minutes.

Baking teacher, mom, cookbook author and self-described sprinkle enthusiast Lynn April shared her sweet treat for Valentine's Day with "GMA" Food to keep everyone satisfied.

PHOTO: Homemade red velvet Rice Krispies Treats.
Lynn April of Fresh April Flours
Homemade red velvet Rice Krispies Treats.

Red velvet Rice Krispies Treats

1/4 cup unsalted butter
10 ounces mini-marshmallows
1/2 cup red velvet cake mix
5 cups Rice Krispies or other crispy rice cereal
Valentine's Day sprinkles optional


Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Spray heart-shaped cookie cutters or a 7-by-11-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Set everything aside.

In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Stir in the red velvet cake mix. Add Rice Krispies cereal and stir until well-coated.

Gently press warm cereal mixture into heart-shaped cutters (or prepared pan) with oiled or buttered hands. Do not force mixture in, otherwise your treats will wind up hard and crunchy. Add sprinkles, if desired, and gently press sprinkles into tops of treats. Remove from cutter and place on parchment to cool completely. If you put your treats into a pan, allow to cool completely before cutting into desired shapes.

Store treats in an airtight container up to one week.