Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine treats for your Peeps

Check out this great treat from Family Fun magazine...

Makes: 6 pops
  • 12 mini candy canes
  • 6 (6-inch) paper lollipop sticks
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • 1½ teaspoons vegetable oil
  • Red, white, and pink nonpareils or sugar sprinkles
  1. Heat the oven to 235°. On a parchment-lined baking sheet, arrange the candy canes as hearts and bake them for 10 minutes.
  2. Slide the hearts, still on the parchment paper, onto a work surface. Quickly pinch each heart onto a lollipop stick as shown below (an adult's job).
  3. In the microwave, melt together the chocolate chips and the oil in 10-second intervals, stirring between heatings.
  4. Spoon the chocolate mixture into the center of each heart, then top with nonpareils or sugar sprinkles. Cool the pops before serving or wrapping them.

    Also, I read about this fabulous idea for Valentine's morning: make a trail of Hershey's kisses leading from your kids' bedroom doors to a small gift somewhere else in the house.  Right now Hershey's sells a tri-colored mix of Valentine's kisses, one color per child.

    Another idea from Family Fun:
    "Puppy Love"

  • hot-dog
  • piece of uncooked linguini
  • cheese
  1. Cut the ends from a hot-dog at a diagonal and place the cut edges together as shown.
  2. Spear the heart with a length of uncooked linguini.
  3. Add pieces of cheese trimmed to resemble the ends of an arrow

    Sending joy and wishes for 
    chocolate bliss your way!


  1. OOOh, I like the idea with the kisses especially since I've got three kids. Thanks!

  2. Love all things candy! The hotdog heart is so creative....what a fun idea!

  3. Awesome ideas!!!!!!!


  4. i'm so gonna use the hershey kiss tip... perfect, especially for older kids! :)
    happy valentine's polly!

  5. That hot dog thing "just ain't right!" LOL, Happy Valentine's Day!

  6. Happy Valentine's Day Polly! I so enjoy your blog. Love to all of you!!! Stacey

  7. Polly, I am anonymous because I am just ignorant will all this tech stuff. For years I did the hershey's idea or wrote notes on little hearts that they followed like a scavenger hunt to the last gift. They loved it. I should do it again, but not today. Love, Stacey


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