Showing posts with label Candy Hearts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Candy Hearts. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Candy Cane Hearts!

If you have any candy canes left over from Christmas, this is the perfect reason to use some of them. These little Candy Cane Hearts are a fast and simple last minute valentine treat. And they are cute too!

Candy Cane Hearts
Mini Candy Canes 
White Almond Bark
Conversation Hearts
Place your candy canes like in the picture.
Make sure you use parchment paper or wax paper 
on your baking sheet under the candy canes.
Melt your white almond bark according
 to the package directions, then pour the 
almond bark into your heart.
This would be the perfect time to  place your candy
heart in the middle. As you can see, I forgot, and I had to 
add it at the end. You could also add red hots 
or red and pink sprinkles too!  Let set up.
Wrap in plastic, tie with a bow, and you have a quick and cute
valentine's treat!!

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Chocolate Valentine Bark!

Here is a sweet and simple Valentine treat! I made these to put in Valentine Tins that I sent to my son and his roommates. I love making sweet treats for him while he is away at college. It lets him know I miss him; a lot!! And it's so much fun for me!!

Valentine Bark!
12 ounces Milk Chocolate
12 ounces White Almond Bark
M and M's 
Conversation Hearts
Valentine Heart Sprinkles
Melt the chocolate chips over medium heat in a double boiler.
Melt and stir until the chocolate is completely smooth.
Spread the milk chocolate onto a baking sheet until it is smooth.
Put the chocolate baking sheet in the freezer for approx. 15 minutes.
Melt the white Almond Bark over medium heat in a double boiler.
Mix until it gets smooth like the milk chocolate did.
Smooth it out over top of the milk chocolate.
Sprinkle the M and M's, the hearts, and the sprinkles
on top of the white chocolate.
Let sit at room temperature until set.
I let mine sit overnight.
Place in freezer for approximately 20 minutes.
Take out of the freezer.
Start randomly cracking the bark in 2 bite sizes.
Wrap up in a Valentine bag.

Happy Valentine's Day!

I will do 1 thing different when I make these next time.
I'll add something salty, like pretzels or peanuts. 
This would help cut the sweetness.
Sweets for the sweet!