If you are looking for a yummy treat for your kids for Valentine’s Day, you might like this one – candy coated marshmallows! (My hubby ate 3 of them last night so they must be pretty good!) 😉
You will need marshmallows, paper sticks, candy melts and sprinkles or edible decorations.
Melt some candy melts in a small container according to the package directions. I melted mine in the microwave.
After the candy melts are melted, dip one end of a paper stick into the candy.
Push the stick into the middle of the marshmallow.
Submerge the marshmallow in the melted candy, turning it so it is completely covered with the candy.
Allow the excess candy to drip back into the dish and then lay the coated marshmallow on a piece of wax paper. Or if you have a piece of styrofoam, you can stick the marshmallow into the styrofoam to hold it.
Quickly, before the candy hardens, add the sprinkles or edible decorations to the marshmallow. I used gourmet white sugar…
And candy hearts.
You can also use more of the melted candy wafers to decorate by letting some strings come down from a spoon.
And there you have it! Pretty candy covered marshmallows for a fun Valentine’s Day treat! You can stick them in a block of styrofoam for serving too. Or put them into individual plastic treat bags and tie them closed with a ribbon bow. 🙂
Are you looking for a fun treat for the kids for Valentine’s Day? Remember Jello Jigglers? Wow, I haven’t thought of them in ages! Kids love them! To make them special for Valentine’s Day, use heart shaped cookie cutters to cut them out. 🙂 It all starts with Jello…preferably a red flavor for Valentine’s Day.
The recipe is on the Jello boxes. You only need Jello and water to make them. The recipe on the box calls for 4 small boxes of Jello to make a 9 x 13″ pan, but I made half that amount and used an 8 x 8″ pan.
Bring the water to a boil and stir it into the Jello.
Pour the Jello into the pan and put it in the refrigerator for 3 hours to set up.
After the Jello has set up firmly, take it out of the refrigerator and gather your heart shaped cookie cutters.
Press your cookie cutters down into the Jello. A word of caution…I found it more difficult to remove the larger hearts so you might want to stick to using smaller sized cookie cutters. Also dip the bottom of the pan into hot water for a bit to help the bottom of the Jiggler to come free. Remove the Jigglers carefully, using a small spatula to help get them loose. Arrange on a dish.
For an added flair, you can top them with whip cream or pink colored yogurt.
I don’t recommend feeding these to children that don’t have a mouth full of teeth yet. They take a bit of chewing! 😉 Hug your Valentines close and enjoy your treat together! 🙂