Candy Conversation Heart Valentine’s Day Treats
What can you do with the stash of candy conversation hearts your child brings home? These Valentine’s Day treats are iconic snacks. But sometimes you just can’t eat the entire heart-shaped haul. If you have more conversation hearts than you know what to do with, try these easy ideas!
Conversation Heart Cupcakes
Forget about the sprinkle. Your kiddo can help you to decorate cute holiday cupcakes with conversation hearts. Simply bake your favorite cake recipe or use a boxed mix. Let the cupcakes cool and frost them with Valentine’s Day themed colors, such as red and pink. Top the cakes with a crown of candy hearts.
Turn this traditional campfire dessert stacker into a holiday delight! Use the same graham crackers that you would to make classic s’mores. Instead of plain marshmallows, choose pink or strawberry versions. If you can’t find pink marshmallows, make your own by soaking the standard option in cherry or strawberry juice. Add white chocolate and heat the stacker in the microwave for 10 seconds–or until the marshmallow fluffs. Carefully remove the hot stacker and let it cool. Coat the top in holiday-hued icing and add the conversation hearts.
Conversation Heart Cookies
Cut sugar cookie dough into hearts shapes and bake–using your recipe pick or a boxed mix’s directions. Frost the baked and cooled cookies with red, pink and white icing. Use the conversation hearts to create a colorful decorative border at the edge of each cookie.