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3 yummy treats for your V-Day party

 

Looking for some delish pink'n'red treats to please your BFFs (and that cutie from math) this V-Day? These quick, cute desserts are party-perfect and *so* easy!   

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    Gorgeous gummies

    Satisfy those sweet tooths with candy so scrumptious and chewy, your friends will refuse to believe you made ‘em in your very own kitchen.

    What you’ll need:

    • 1 Cup Sugar
    • ¾ Cups Apple Sauce
    • 1 3oz package Jell-O, Strawberry
    • 1 .25oz package of unflavored gelatin
    • 1 tsp lemon juice
    • 1 cup Granulated sugar for coating

    What you’ll do:

    1. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray and place in the refrigerator.

    2. In a medium sized saucepan, combine sugar, applesauce, jell-o, unflavored gelatin and lemon juice.

    3. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly. Allow to boil for 1 minute.

    4. Pour mixture into cooled baking dish.

    5. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until firm.

    6. Once the mixture is firm, turn out onto a baking sheet sprinkled with granulated sugar.

    7. Using a sharp knife or cookie cutters cut out your gumdrops.

    8. Give the gumdrops one last good coat of sugar and allow to dry overnight.

    Recipe by: amittenfullofsavings.com 

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    Chocolate lover’s dream

    Ooey, gooey, bite-sized perfection. These super tasty chocolate truffles only require four ingredients and will disappear from the snack table faster than you can pop one (or three) in your mouth.

    What you’ll need:

    • 3 doz. chocolate sandwich cookies (like an Oreo)
    • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
    • 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate baking squares
    • 4 oz. hot pink melting chocolate wafers

    What you’ll do:

    1. Place cookies in a gallon-size sealable plastic bag, seal and crush with the back of a large wooden spoon (you can also use a food processor.)

    2. Empty cookie crumbs and softened cream cheese into mixer and mix until fully incorporated.

    3. Transfer chocolate mixture to a bowl, cover and refrigerate for an hour. Roll mixture into 1” balls and place on rimmed cookie sheet lined with wax/parchment paper and freeze for an hour.

    4. Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl/glass measuring cup and heat on low for 1-2 minutes until it starts to melt. Stir for 60 seconds. If chocolate pieces remain, microwave for another 60 seconds and stir until chocolate is completely melted.

    5. Remove chocolate balls from the freezer and drop one by one into melted chocolate. When completely covered, return to wax/parchment-lined cookie sheet. Repeat process until all are covered.

    6. Melt hot pink chocolate wafers in microwave for 1 minute and stir until completely melted. Spoon into a sealable plastic bag, seal and snip off just the very end of a bottom corner. Pipe chocolate decoratively over truffles.

    7. Return truffles to the freezer until completely set and then store in the refrigerator.

    Recipe by: partybluprintsblog.com 

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    Fun n’ fruity kabobs

    A definite crowd pleaser for all of your health-nut buds, these fruit kabobs are a cute and nutritious alternative to desserts high in sugar.

    What you’ll need:

    • Popsicle sticks
    • 1 small watermelon
    • 1 container large fresh strawberries
    • 2” heart cookie cutter

    What you’ll do:

    1. Rinse & dry the strawberries.

     

    2. Slice the strawberries in half vertically. Slice the watermelon in half, and then in 1” thick layers.

     

    3. Use the cookie cutter to cut heart shapes from the strawberries and watermelon, and slide on the popsicle sticks.

    Recipe by: stylemepretty.com 

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by Brittany Goers | 2/1/2016
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