Valentine’s Treats!


Hey guys! Valentine’s Day is upon us and I wanted to share with you a few little things I made for my husband and son. In the past few years my husband and I have exchanged extravagant gifts for Valentine’s Day. This year I told him no flowers*, no gifts. Just a nice dinner out and a night to ourselves is all we are giving each other… but who am I kidding??? I just had to make my guys a few fun treats for today and the two that I picked were Oreo Balls and Rice Krispie Treats!

(*update* during the middle of writing this blog post my darling husband came home with flowers for me. He got Kaleb up out of bed and had him bring me the flowers. It was so cute and romantic and yes I said no flowers but… they are beautiful and I love them!!!) 


 Now you might remember from one of my older posts, I have made these Oreo Balls for you once before. They were in The shape of bats for our Halloween bash we threw in 2015. These are one of my husbands favorite treats! 

I’m giving them a sweetheart flair with “cupids” sprinkles I found at Wal-Mart. 


Oreo Ball Supplies:

  • 1 package of regular oreos
  • 1 package of room temperature cream cheese (any brand)
  • Lollipop sticks
  • 1 package of chocolate chips (I bought the Hershey’s chips like you see in the photo and they melted quite well in the microwave)
  • Sprinkles
  • Baking sheet
  • Wax paper
  • Blender, food processor etc. 

Instructions:

  1. Blend entire package of Oreos in blender, ninja, food processor etc. (save out 1/4 cup of crumbs for topping later)
  2. Add cream cheese & blend until completely mixed 
  3. Line baking sheet with wax paper
  4. Roll Oreo mixture into 2 in. balls
  5. Add lillipop sticks to each ball
  6. Freeze balls for 20 minutes
  7. Empty chocolate chips into microwave safe bowl
  8. Melt on high for 30 second intervals until melted, stirring each 30 seconds 
  9. Take balls out of freezer and start dipping in chocolate. You might have to use a spoon in this step to completely cover your Oreo ball. 
  10. Decorate your Oreo ball however you’d like!
  11. Repeat steps 9 & 10 until you are done
  12. Refrigerate & enjoy!!

This sweet treat is sure to bring happiness to everyone you gift them to!

Another fun treat I made today were heart shaped Rice Krispie Treats. I have never made them before (although they were a staple in my household growing up) so when shopping for the ingredients this morning I had to turn to the Rice Krispie legend herself, my mother. 

My mom has been making this treat for as long as I can remember, and it’s no wonder everyone loves them!!! She gave me her recipe which I noticed is different from the one they give you on the box, and I will share it with you!!


Supplies:

  • 10 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 bags of marshmallows
  • 1 bag of Hershey’s chocolate chips (optional)
  • Sprinkles (optional)
  • Heart shaped cookie cutter (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Melt butter on low heat in a large pot
  2. Add marshmallows & melt completely
  3. Remove from heat and add 10 cups of Rice Krispies
  4. Mix well
  5. Pour on greased cookie sheet 
  6. Spray your hands with cooking spray (so it doesn’t stick to you) and pat down until flat and even
  7. Refrigerate for 20 minutes
  8. Empty chocolate chips into microwave safe bowl
  9. Melt on high for 30 second intervals until melted, stirring each 30 seconds 
  10. Take your cookie cutter and start cutting out hearts
  11. Dip your hearts in chocolate. You might have to use a spoon in this step
  12. Decorate as you would like
  13. Enjoy!

A few other things that I made for this Valentine’s Day are custom Valentine’s using my cricut.  I left these for the girls I work with from Kaleb. The Mickey Mouse valentine was something that I had thought up and then I took it a step further with Kaleb’s Valentine’s Day card from us! 


What are some crafts and recipes you’ve done for Valentine’s Day? I would love to see your DIY’s!

And because it wouldn’t be an official day off without having to fix something…  today we get to go to the hardware store and get new plumping for our kitchen sink which leaked all over the place last night, and a new screen door hinge since it was so windy here yesterday the door blew open and it broke.. ahh the joys of homeownership 😂

Stay Crafty!

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