Cereal pops recipe, great for Valentine's Day! Repin to save.

If you’re like me, you probably don’t want to spend a lot of money on Valentine’s Day. It’s a lot more fun to get in the kitchen and make your own treat than dropping $20 on a box of chocolates.

This is the classic Rice Krispies Treats recipe – although I used corn flakes instead. A whole big batch of treats costs less than $5.00.

To cut the cost down, use store-brand cereal.

Get your kids involved! Get out the Valentine’s Day sprinkles and come up with your own unique designs.

I made some of these into cereal pops and others into individual bars made in a muffin tin. You could also try cutting out fun shapes with a cookie cutter.

Cereal pops recipe, great for Valentine's Day! Repin to save.

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Cereal Pops

Cereal Pops

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This is a classic cereal bar recipe. Feel free to use whatever kind of cereal you have on hand. Rice Krispies, corn flakes, and Fruit Loops all work well.


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 10-ounce bag marshmallows
  • 6 cups cereal (See note above. I used corn flakes.)
  • Sprinkles
  • Melted chocolate chips
  • Lollipop sticks (purchase from a craft store)


  1. In a large microwaveable bowl, heat butter and marshmallows until melted, about 3 minutes. Stir about half way through. Add cereal and stir. Allow cereal mixture to cool for a few minutes.
  2. To shape into cereal pops, take about 1/3 cup of the cereal mixture. Using buttered hands, shape into a ball. Place on a non-stick surface. Press a lollipop stick into cereal balls. Top with sprinkles and melted chocolate.