Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Valentine's Day will be here before we know it. It's the holiday of love, expressing
your feelings to the ones you love and your appreciation of your friends. To me Valentine's Day is not
just for couples. It's for families and friends. To show the ones you love and care for how much you
really do care for them. We give each other flowers, cards, and chocolate. I have something a little
different to share with you today. It's close to chocolate but not technically chocolate. But first story
When I was a kid I remember my parents including us kids in a little Valentine's fun.
Besides getting the usual thin cardboard cards with funny sayings and silly characters we would also
get a small gift. I got a few little things, nothing that cost too much, things like pencils and candy.
The one thing that stands out the most and I will probably never forget is a special heart shaped
lollipop that we seemed to get almost every year. To anyone it was just a cherry flavored lollipop
with Minnie Mouse on the wrapper, but to me it was the best lollipop ever. For two reasons; First, I
only got it for Valentine's Day. That made it special in itself. Second, it was a gift from my parents;
the people whom I looked up to the most and I still do. What's your favorite Valentine's Day memory
as a child?
These hearts are yummy and bring back childhood memories. Although they are not
cherry strawberry is the next best thing.
Ingredients: Makes about 30 candies
1 bag of red candy melts. or white chocolate that you would dye red
sprinkles of course
strawberry candy flavoring
heart candy molds
1. Melt candy melts at 30 second intervals, stirring after each until smooth.
2. Add sprinkle the the bottom of each heart mold.
3. Add 10 drops of candy flavoring. Stir well.
4. Put mixture into candy molds tap molds to release air bubbles. This will make the candy smooth
and pretty. And place in the fridge for 30 minutes or until set.
5. To remove the candy just turn the mold upside down and the candy should fall right out. If they
seem to be a little stuck just give the mold a tap or two on the counter and they should pop out.