Little Ones Valentine Recipes

Sweet for the sweet is the theme of Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day is the greatest time to spend the day in the kitchen baking treasured treats with the little ones.

White chocolate with dark chocolate swirls will be a wonderful treat for a Valentine Day dessert buffet. Little ones like chocolate and strawberries. The combo makes for a deliciously fun activity.
Red Strawberries & White chocolate fondue


*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

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 treasured treat to serve on Valentine's Day


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


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 littlest of helpers can join in the fun. Fast assembly and cooling is all that is necessary.

Valentine Day Cookies


*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


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 pressing down you may want to wiggle the chocolate around a tad to fill in any gaps between the chocolate and the pretzel. This will help the chocolate stick to the pretzel. Allow to cool completely.

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