Showing posts with label Valentine's Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Valentine's Day. Show all posts

Valentine's Day Bath Bombs


Sometimes the best way to spend Valentine's Day is to have a nice relaxing bath. Who says you have to spend it with your loved one, sometimes you just need a night to yourself! Throw one of these Valentine's Day Bath Bombs into the tub and let all your stress melt away.

Make some of these so your loved one can unwind or just for yourself because you deserve it!


Materials Needed:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salts
  • 1 tsp water
  • 2 tsp essential oil
  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • Food coloring
  • Heart molds

Directions:

  1. Whisk together baking soda, citric acid and Epsom salts in a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, stir together the water, olive oil, food coloring and essential oils.
  3. Pour the liquid mixture into the baking soda mixture and use your whisk to mix it all together until the color blends throughout.
  4. Take about a tablespoon (or more depending on your mold) of the mix and place it into your mold, pressing it firmly into place. Let it dry.
  5. Pop them out and then you can put them in a cute little jar and give them as gifts or display them in your bathroom!

Homemade Marshmallow Hearts


With Valentine's Day right around the corner, we have the perfect excuse to breakout those heart shaped cookie cutters and make all the adorable snacks possible. These Heart Shaped Marshmallows are adorable and delicious and will be a huge hit in your house.

You can make them in any color you want and use what ever size cookie cutter works best for you. Make some of these with the kids and let them make their own delicious treat! So much better than the bagged kind!


Ingredients:

  • 3 packages (1/4 ounce each) unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup cool water, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 /8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, divided
  • Food coloring - optional

Directions:

  1. Coat a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Add your gelatin in a large bowl with 1/2 cup of water and let soak.
  3. In a small saucepan add your sugar, corn syrup, salt and 1/2 cup cool water over a medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Raise the temperature to high to allow it to boil for 1 minute, without stirring.
  4. Remove from heat and mix together the gelatin with the sugar syrup, slowly at first then increase to high speed until mixture is thick and fluffy. Add in the vanilla and beat in.
  5. If you want to make your marshmallows colorful, add in a couple drops of color now and stir it in.
  6. Pour the mixture into baking dish and spread it with a greased spatula until even.
  7. Sprinkle powdered sugar over the entire thing and refrigerate overnight.
  8. Use a greased cookie cutters to cut out your marshmallows then lightly coat them each in powdered sugar.

Valentine's Day Lollipop Bouquet


Valentine’s Day is coming up and you might be wondering what to get for that special person in your life. Typical gifts like flowers and candy sometimes seem a bit boring so you want to find a way to up the anti. What if you could combine the two and make one super gift that is not only adorable but quite yummy?

A Lollipop Bouquet is the absolute cutest way to show someone you care. You can personalize it to their favorite colors and it will stand out in their mind as something special and different. They are super easy to make too so give it a try!


Materials Needed:

  • 5-6 bunches red roses (or another color if you feel like trying something different)
  • 2 boxes Tootsie Pops
  • Pot or container 4 1/2" across the top
  • 5" styrofoam ball

Directions:

  1. Start by cutting the roses off the stems and deconstructing them by pulling the petals apart.
  2. Cut the hole in the center of the petal so that it will fit over the lollipop stick.
  3. Put about three petals from the rose onto your lollipop.
  4. Rest the styrofoam ball into the pot.
  5. Then start placing the little rose pops into the styrofoam, being careful that they are close enough together that no white is peeking through the flowers.
  6. Keep going until your whole thing is covered in adorable little lollipop roses and give it to someone you love!
  7. Regular flowers are great and all, but these are much tastier!

Valentine's Candy Bark



This Valentine's Candy Melt Is the Perfect Last-Minute Treat to Serve a Crowd
If you're still looking for that special Valentine's Day treat to serve a crowd, we've got you covered with something quick and easy that looks super impressive!

This Valentine's Candy Bark is easy as melting up some chocolate, and decorating with sprinkles! SO much fun on a cold winter day. This chocolate bark is a little more structured than your usual cut-anywhere chocolate bark, but the result is so cute! Little squares make the perfect Valentine's treat for a children's class or bake sale!


Ingredients:

  • 24 ounces light cocoa candy melts
  • 6 ounces white candy melts
  • 1 container jumbo hearts sprinkles
  • 1 container Valentine's nonpareils sprinkles
  • 48 regular pretzels

Directions:

To prepare the candy:

  1. melt your light cocoa candy melts according to package directions.
  2. Pour melted candy into cookie pan.
  3. Tap pan to spread candy evenly.
  4. Make rows of eight pretzels, pushing down slightly to set pretzel.
  5. Quickly sprinkle with nonpareils and chill until set, about five minutes.

To make the hearts:

  1. melt 6 ounces white candy melts according to package directions.
  2. Place melted candy into parchment bag.
  3. Cut small hole in tip of bag.
  4. Pipe white candy inside pretzel to form heart shape.
  5. Immediately add one jumbo heart sprinkle to center of heart, pushing down slightly to set.
  6. Continue until all pretzels are filled. Chill until set, 30 to 35 minutes.

To unmold the candy:

Transfer entire piece to cutting board and let come to room temperature. Using a knife, cut candy into squares and serve!