2.16.2012

Valentine's Recap & Recipes

We had a fun Valentine's Day passing out cards & treats to our loved ones & neighbors.

Cupid stopped by our house & gave the girls a gift:
One of my favorite parts about Valentine's Day is making goodies for family & friends.
I love anything Peanut Butter & Chocolate, so I made peanut butter cookies, but instead of a hershey kiss in the middle, I added a reeses peanut butter heart to the middle after the cookies were done baking. I thought they turned out so cute!
Here is what you need if you want to make them:
1 can sweetened condesed milk
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups Bisquick
1 teaspoon vanilla
Bag of Reeses Peanut Butter Hearts

Heat oven to 375ºF.
Mix milk and peanut butter in large bowl until smooth.
Stir in Bisquick and vanilla.
Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls (I use my cookie scoop)
Roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Do not over bake or they will be too dry!
Immediately press 1 chocolate heart into top of each cookie.
They are so yummy & so festive for Valentine's Day! I made these for our Small Group & they were a big hit!

Another treat I made for our neighbors was Pretzel Hugs & Kisses.
So easy to make. All you need is a bag of waffle pretzels, a bag of Hershey Kisses or Hershey's Hugs and m&m's. I was making a lot, so I used 1 bag of Kisses and 1 bag of Hugs.
The hardest part of these is unwrapping all the candies...but I put the girls to work & they unwrapped ALL of them for me. SCORE!
Line the pretzels up on a baking sheet & then place the kisses/hugs on each pretzel.
Bake at 250 degrees for 8-10 minutes. The candy should be soft.
As soon as you pull them out, press an m&m on top.
I then put them in the fridge to set for about an hour.

Another treat I made for Valentine's Day is Peanut Butter Ritzies.
Recipe HERE
We bagged up some of the goodies for our neighbors & attached the girls Valentine card to it.
Then we went door to door via Pink Jeep and passed out the treats to our neighbors.

16 comments:

  1. sounds like you had a great valentine's. I love all the stuff you made and that the girls drove around to deliver them, how sweet

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  2. love that they delivered them. So cute. HAPPY DATE NIGHT.

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  3. Oh my my my....yumminess and cuteness all at the same time!

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  4. cute vday goodies.
    love the pic of kate!
    and proposal the day after vday is pretty smart! enjoy your night out!

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  5. What a beautiful Valentine's Day. I've made most of those yummy treats myself, except for the cookies. I'm about to raid the pantry to see if I've got all of the ingredients. (Like we haven't had enough sugar this week already.)

    Hope you have a great date night. Sounds like fun and very well planned.

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  6. i want to sit in a barbie car with treats
    will you be my mother?

    happy date night to you!
    my husband is in california all week...let me know if you see him out on a date :-)

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  7. I love the cards you made for Kate, what a great idea!

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  8. You guys rock for doing such sweet things for your neighbors, I bet it made everyones day to see your cute girls drive up and give them a treat!!

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  9. You're such a fun mom!!! All the treats you made looks yummy!

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  10. Your Valentines treats look amazing! I am going to make all of those next year. And maybe next week for Matt... :)

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  11. That is the best Valentines card ever!!!

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  12. Happy engagement anniversary, my engagement anniversary twin ;)

    The picture of the girls in the pink jeep is adorable!!

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  13. I love the idea of delivering to your neighbors!! We do it at Christmas but I've never thought about doing it at Valentines. :)

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  14. look at those treats! they look like they had a blast making them. simple and great for kids. thanks for sharing!

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  15. I am so intrigued with the PB cookie recipe. Bisquick and condensed milk? Super different. But I likey like. Must try!

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