Treasured Valentine Recipes

Sweet for the sweet is the theme of Valentine s Day. Valentine s Day is the best time to spend the day in the kitchen creating time honored snacks with the little ones.

White chocolate with dark chocolate swirls will be a wonderful treat for a Valentine Day dessert buffet. Kids like chocolate and strawberries. The combination makes for a yummy and fun activity.
Red Strawberries & White chocolate fondue

Ingredients:

* 1 cup whipping cream
* 10 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
* 2 oz white chocolate, chopped
* Fruit to fresh strawberries, sliced bananas, orange
* Sara Lee Pound cake cubed

Instructions:

1. Pour the whipping cream into a small saucepan
place over medium heat.
2. Bring cream just to a simmer
3. Remove from heat.
4. Add the semisweet chocolate and stir until chocolate is melted and smooth.
5.Transfer mixture to a small ceramic fondue pot over a tea light candle.
6.Sprinkle the chopped white chocolate over the dark chocolate mixture.
7.Let stand for a minute or two to allow it to melt
8. Gently run a spoon through the mixture two or three times, just until marbled.
9. Serve with strawberries, and other fresh fruit and chunks of cake for dipping.

Valentine Day Cupcakes
A special treat to serve on Valentine s Day

INGREDIENTS:

* Red Velvet Cake Mix
* Cream Cheese Frosting
* Cinnamon Hearts
* Heart shaped cake molds

Instructions:

1. Make your cupcake batter according to the package directions
2. Pour into cupcake cups in the cupcake pan.
3. Frost and decorate with cinnamon hearts.

These cookies are so easy, even the tiniest of helpers can participate in the excitement. Quick assembly and cooling is all that is required.

Valentine Day Cookies

Ingredients:

* 1 box Vanilla wafer cookies
* 1 pkg. Round pretzels
* 1 bag of Hershey s Kisses
* 1 box Candy hearts
* 1 8oz Valentine M& M candies

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
2. Place vanilla wafer cookies 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Set a Hershey s chocolate Kiss on the center of each cookie.
4. Bake at 200 degrees for 5 minutes.
5. Remove from oven and gently press an M& M candy or a candy heart into the center of the softened Hershey s Kiss.

Allow to cool completely to let the chocolate harden again. You can cool in the refrigerator, but the chocolate will soften again after coming out of the refrigerator. Just allow them to sit long enough to harden up again.

Valentine Day PRETZELS

Place pretzels 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Place a Hershey s chocolate Kiss in the center of each pretzel and bake for 5 minutes.
Remove from the oven and gently press an M& M candy or candy heart into the center of the softened chocolate.

When pushing down you may want to wiggle the chocolate around a little to fill in any gaps between the chocolate and the pretzel. This will help the chocolate adhere to the pretzel. Allow to cool completely.

Next time you are looking for Valentine s Day recipes or any day you want to make something special with or for your children, pull out these recipes and give them a try.

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