Valentine’s Day

Are you looking for a thrifty dessert idea?  This is a recipe I have been making for years and seems to always be a hit, so I thought I would share it with you.  Plus most the items I already have in my “stockpile” which is an added bonus!

You will need:

  • 1 bag of mini marshmallows
  • 4-6 Hershey’s Full sized chocolate bars broken into bits
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream  or half and half (add more to thin if you would like)
  • Crock Pot
  • Fondue sticks

Treats to dip into it:

  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Bananas
  • Pound cake or Angel Food Cake
  • Brownie bites
  • Rice Krispie treats
  • Oranges
  • Cookies
  • pretzels


In a Crock pot add Marshmallows, Chocolate bits and Cream

Put the lid on, and turn on high

In about 20-30 mins it will start to melt, give it a stir

Stir again  in 10 minutes

Stir every 10 minutes, till it is smooth and creamy.  Depending on how hot your crock pot is and how even it heats it will take 40 minutes to an hour.  Once it is mixed well, TURN DOWN to keep warm setting.  Eat right away or it  will keep for several hours so you can make it ahead of time if you like!

If you do not have a crock pot the same recipe can be made on a stove top over low heat, stirring continually as to not scald the cream.

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Honey Bee… Mine Valentine, DIY Sweet Treats

Oh my word these are adorable right… almost too cute to eat. Tell that to my kids, they would gobble them up in no time but enjoy every bite for sure. They are a great DIY Valentines Sweet Treat Idea. They do take a few steps but easy to get an adorable end project!

What you need to make these:

  •  Hostess Twinkies Snack Cakes
  • Wilton candy eyeballs
  • White and Milk Chocolate chips to make modeling
  •  Black frosting
  •  Frosting (or use Nutella, peanut butter)

 

Honey Bee My Valentine CakesDirections:

Begin by preparing your modeling chocolate (recipe below). While the chocolate is cooling unwrap your Twinkies
Once chocolate is cooled you have a nice chocolate clay to work with.
Roll out black and white modeling chocolate to about 1/16? thickness. Use a knife or pastry wheel to cut 1/2? wide by 5?-6? long strips from the brown. Gently shape these around your bee to make the stripes of the bee aspictured, cut off excess at the bottoms as needed.
Using a sharp knife gently cut the wings from your white modeling chocolate, once cut to desired shape place them into the fridge for about 10 minutes to allow them to harden.
Cut off about 1 1/2? pieces, rolling them with your hands to make thin logs and curl up one end to make antennae. Once you have reached your desired shape place them into the fridge for about 10 minutes to allow them to harden.
To finish decorating your bees, Use a dab of frosting to attach the wings and eyes. Use a toothpick to poke two holes in between the eyes and the first stripe. Then stick an antennae in each hole. Paint on a black frosting smile.
Enjoy!

How to Make Modeling Chocolate
Ingredients:
16 ounces chocolate
1/3 cup light corn syrup (add more if needed)
Directions:

Melt chocolate in small saucepan or in the microwave using 30 second intervals.
Allow the chocolate to cool to about 91 degrees, stirring often. If you don’t have a thermometer, test the temperature of the melted chocolate by putting a drop on your finger. It should feel cool. If it’s hot, let it cool longer.
Pour in corn syrup.
Stir slowly until well mixed. This chocolate mixture will become thick very quickly, so be sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl to incorporate all of the melted chocolate.
Pour mixture out onto a flat surface, using powdered sugar if needed to help shape the dough
Knead until glossy and smooth. If your hands are warm us a plastic dough scraper to knead the modeling chocolate.
Wrap the modeling chocolate in plastic wrap and place in a zip top bag or airtight container.

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