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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine's Day Countdown: 7

Only a week left until Valentine's day!
Yesterday my kids were in the making mood, so I decided we would try our hand at candy.
Thanks to Make Monthly for the recipe for our own Conversation Hearts.
The kids didn't know it at the time, but the hearts would also serve as their surprise treat.
I just love that making their own surprise is just fine with Ian and Brynn.


Candy hearts call for only a few ingredients: Powdered sugar, water, light corn syrup and unflavored gelatin, but require quite a bit of muscle. We added vanilla for flavor and food coloring too.
Then you roll out the dough and use cookie-cutters to make the hearts.

After that they only need to dry overnight.
I forgot to buy a food-safe marker, so we didn't get to write on ours.
This morning, I packaged a few up in these little take-out boxes (another search through my wrapping paper box turned up these forgotten items) and popped them in the mailboxes.


Happy Valentine's Day!



5 comments:

~ Tandis ~ said...

M&M would FLIP over making these!

The picture of both the kids looks like trouble. :) Brynn has a very mischievous little grin and Ian is always up to something. Hehe. Totally cute!

MommaMindy said...

What a fun mommy you are!

Jessica said...

If I'd only known! I have safe markers for food that are just drying out in my frig. Do they taste good? Will Grammie get one?

Dana said...

Gotta admit, I am not thrilled with the taste. The recipe didn't say how much flavoring to use, so I used about 3 tsp. NOT ENOUGH! But Ian loves them, so maybe you will too.

Bassett said...

You're such a fun mommy!! =)

Hey, think any of those conversation heart candies will be left when we come this weekend? ;-)