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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Treats For Your Sweethearts

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Guest Blogger: Morgan from Bouts, Pouts and Shouts

Hey guys! I wanted to do a little guest post for my friend here at Everyday Mama and I got the idea from a fellow blogger over at Funny Days with Mommy and Maddie. I did basically everything the same. Here's my ingredient list:

1 bag milk chocolate chips (you can use whatever tickles your fancy)
1 bag heart-shaped marshmallows
Valentine sprinkles
Lollipop sticks
Wax paper
1/2 package almond bark

It's pretty simple really, prep is important though. First you can cover a couple of cookie sheets with some wax paper. Then it's time to skewer the marshmallows on the lollipop sticks. Now, after trial and error, I found that it you dip the stick in water, the marshmallows will just glide down the stick instead of getting caught and ruining the heart shape.....sometimes even destroying it. I also let them sit out for a good hour to they harden together just a tad. I find this helps when dipping - if you don't wait, it'll make it easier for the hearts to come off the stick.

Look how clean! Wish I had figured this out before I started....

Now you can melt your chocolate (I add a little Crisco to thin it out) and dip away. I dip 4, add sprinkles, dip 4 more, add sprinkles, etc. It's easier for the sprinkles to stay on the pops; you don't want the chocolate to harden because the sprinkles won't stick. After you're done, just pop in the fridge for about 30 minutes to an hour and there you go, the perfect treat for your Valentine :o)

All wrapped and ready to go for my daughter's classmates

Now I ventured off and did my own thing here. I melted some almond bark to do pops in a different flavor. I also coated some Teddy Grahams and they were scrumptious!! Tasted WAY better than store bought iced animal cookies. So just have fun with it :o)

And of course it's delicious dipped in some hot cocoa :o)

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

(This post has been written by a guest blogger. The opinions and views expressed by the guest blogger may or may not be those of Everyday Mama. If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Everyday Mama.)