Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Sweet Valentine

 Maddie spied some heart shaped, strawberry flavored marshmallows at the grocery store this week and there was certainly no swaying the girl from her NEED for them. Initially the only plan in mind when I tossed them in the carriage was keeping the whiny child happy but when we got home and I realized I had a huge stash of chocolate chips I knew marshmallow pops would be on the agenda for the afternoon!

 I always melt my chocolate in a double boiler with a bit of Crisco to help thin it out. 

 To be completely honest these marshmallows are a pain! Keeping their heart shape was practically impossible but alas I managed with a few.

 Who doesn't have a stash of seasonally appropriate sprinkles?

 I took care of dipping the marshmallow pops in the chocolate. This was by far the nicest one! You can still sort of tell they are heart shaped!

After I layed the pops out on wax paper Maddie took over with the sprinkles.

We have been storing the pops in the fridge which makes them perfect for dipping in hot cocoa! They help cool down the cocoa to nice temperature for Miss Maddie. Of course they are also delicious right of the stick too! I think they would be just adorable individually wrapped with a package of hot cocoa for a cute little Valentine's Day gift!


Michelle said...

Very cute!!

Gotta love the stash of holiday sprinkles :0)

Day 2 Day Living said...

Adorable and yummy looking.

Life With the Crazies said...

So cute, and I have those very sprinkles!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

So cute! And easy to make! I love it!!!

Anonymous said...

I like the stir stick idea, I was thinking about using wooden skewer and putting five or six on it then dipping for Valentines treats. I took the easy way out and dipped pretzel rods in chocolate then added holiday sprinkles and the marshmallow like a jewel.

Anonymous said...

What a neat idea! My son "NEEDED" them too, but I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them besides just using them as snacks. I was thinking I would make strawberry flavored rice krispy treats with them. Now I think I'm going to have to buy more and do both! Now I'll have to add the heart sprinkles the rice krispies as well!

Elle Belles Bows said...

Oh yummy! I am the one in the family that cannot walk by the novelty marshmallows without passing them by. So, this will be for me! Thanks for sharing! Kerri

Morgan said...

LOVE this idea!! As always, you come up with the best stuff to do :o) I made these with my girls tonight, I'll be sure to post a linky back here to ya!