Making candy for Valentine’s day is one of my favorite things. It really is the perfect holiday to say ‘I think you are wonderful. Here are some really cute and tasty homemade candies.’ Plus when else during the year would anyone get away with that much red and pink…together?
Cake Pops Upper left
Thursday I got the privilege of making about 250 of these with some pretty amazing ladies. We spent the day turning these cute little things into a fundraising opportunity for missions. We made chocolate, vanilla and red velvet and had a lot of fun doing it.
I then came home and made another batch of them for friends and family. The ones above are strawberry cake pops…strawberry cake, strawberry frosting and white, pink and red candy coating. If you like strawberry these are to die for! I really can’t think of anything cuter than a dozen or so cake pops grouped together.
Baked Cake + 1 cup frosting + candy coating and sticks = amazing!
As I have stated before, there is plenty online about cake pops from people who have made hundreds more dozens than I have, so if you are interested Bakerell is a great place to start.
Truffles Upper Right
These are a Valentine’s Day tradition for me. Every year I make a batch or two of Oreo truffles. I love them…as do my friends. I prefer Oreo truffles as to chocolate cake truffles, the Oreo truffles have a richer taste, like a true truffle.
1 package oreos (I like to use double chocolate, but you can mix it up with different flavors if you wish)
1 8 0z package cream cheese, softened
12-16 oz Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, melted
Crush cookies to fine crumbs; place in medium bowl. Add cream cheese; mix until well blended. Roll cookie mixture into 42 balls, about 1-inch in diameter.
Dip balls in chocolate; place on wax paper-covered baking sheet. Garnish. I like to use different color melted wafer chocolate and pipe it on the tops, swirls, zigzags, hearts. You can use pretty much anything you can think up.
Let set, about 1 hour. Store leftover truffles, covered, in refrigerator.
Here is a little tip when dipping candy, they have a special tool to help allow the chocolate to drip off after dipping, if you don’t want to go purchase one of those…take a plastic fork and break the two center pieces out of it. It is exactly like the special tool, and you can just throw it in the trash!
These are super easy but they look so cute! You know those pink strawberry marshmallows that are everywhere you look right now? Well grab a bag and drizzle melted chocolate on them, cover immediately with Valentine’s day sprinkles. If you want you can even put them on a stick! So simple, but just an extra little something to make your table look prettier or fill up a clear little bag.