These treats taste just as sweet as they look-and they are easy enough for a 5 (or 6 ) year old to make!

I use vanilla melts (from Joann’s in their baking section, Walmart in their craft/wedding area, or your grocery store), marshmallows (honestly buy the more expensive ones(or at least not the cheapest!), the cheap ones are usually smushed and don’t look nearly as nice when finished-and are more difficult to work with because they don’t stand up right!), and valentine colored nonpareils.

1. Melt vanilla melts in a pie plate (or a regular sized glass plate) in 50 second intervals in a microwave. Try not to over melt as they tend to get clumpy. The best melt is when it is just barely melted enough-they cover very smoothly and dry nicely.

2. Dip the top of the marshmallow into the melted vanilla melts, then dip into the nonpareils and place onto a piece of wax paper to let dry (harden). You can also set the marshmallow down and then sprinkle the tops of them with the nonpareils if you prefer.

3. Wait till they dry and voila! Adorable, too delicious and a perfect valentine treat!

To check out our Mother’s Day variations of the marshmallow melts in peanut butter and milk chocolate flavors-click here. These were my then 5 year old’s idea-“Mom, can we make marshmallows with sprinkles?” Hmmmmm, I thought, I think we can!