Valentines Day Sweet Treats
by Angela Billings
Children love to decorate for all holidays and they love to
help out in the kitchen and make crafts. The following cover all three of
these areas for some special family fun!
Valentines Day Popcorn Cake
conversation heart candy
chocolate covered peanuts
red hot candies
Melt butter and marshmallows in a large heavy pan over low
heat. Stir often. Put popcorn into large pan. Pour marshmallow mixture over
top. Stir and mix well. Add peanuts and candy. Mix together. Put mixture into
a well greased angel food cake pan or cake pan. The deeper the pan the better
the cake will look when you place it on your cake plate.
Valentines Day Candy House
Get your family together and make these adorable Valentines Day
houses. Each person will need the following:
sturdy paper plate to sit their house on,
square box such as a pint size milk or juice carton
graham crackers to cover their boxes
Everyone will need easy access to the following:
white chocolate to use for glue
Arrangement of bowls of candies and other edible decorations such as:
Conversation hearts, chocolate kisses, pretzels, red, pink & white sprinkles,
colored sugars, red hots, coconut,
How to Put the House Together
Simply paint the crackers and the box with the melted white
chocolate and put the crackers where you want them on the house in order to
cover it. For the roof it is easier to just lay the graham cracker down flat
instead of trying to angle 2 together for the roof. Then use the melted
chocolate to adhere the candies to the house. Sprinkle with powdered sugar for
a frosting of light snow.
Display your Valentines Day town for all to see. Don't forget to
get some pictures of the cute houses and the fun time making them.
Angela Billings is a stay at home wife and mother who publishes an online
newsletter Home and Family Ezine.