Although Valentine's Day was days ago...and the heart shapped chocolate boxes around my house are now empty skeletons and the sugar-high has faded...I still wanted to take a few moments and share my Valentine's Day goodies with you.
First, here are the darling little suckers I made for my children to take as their Valentine's:
They are made from mini candy canes. You just place two mini candy canes in the shape of a heart on a piece of wax paper an fill the center cavity with some melted candy making chocoate (I of course chose white chocolate for these suckers). I purchased an inexpensive squeeze bottle from the craft store along with the chocolate to make the process go quickly and easy! Once I filled the center with chocolate I placed a sucker stick in the warm chocolate, dabbed on a few multi-colored sprinkles and the let them set up. In about 15 min or so you have these darling suckers that I baged and tagged...and ta-da!!
Then, as much as I love mint and chocolate together, I felt as though I wanted to do something a little different for all the adults in my life who I wanted to share a little love with. So what did I do? I baked! One of my newfound hobbies (like I needed another!) is to do cake decorating...so a spinoff from that is to do these cute little sugar cookies with all kinds of fun pipping on them.