Happy (early) Valentine’s Day! As many of you prepare for the big snowpocalypse that is taking over most southern states, I am preparing to drive to Disney World for a weekend of fun in the sun. Don’t judge me too hard.
These sweet treats are my new favorites. I love them! Not only are they so easy to make, but they are so.good.
I introduce to you: melt-in-your-mouth snow kisses, delicious heart-shaped rice crispy treats, and super sweet think pink parfaits!
If you are planning a party at school with all your friends (and by the way, who isn’t?) then these are the perfect yummy treats to bring!
Valentine’s Day is an awesome holiday. It’s the only holiday that is dedicated solely to telling the people you love how much you love them. What could be better than that? But I hope that this Valentine’s Day you make a resolution to tell the people you love that you love them more often than just on Valentine’s Day. I think this holiday is a great jumping off point, but let’s take it a step further…
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So technically these little snow kisses are called french meringues, but I mean, how much fun are snow kisses? Every time I say snow kisses I instantly take on the impression of Olaf talking to his nose in Frozen… “it’s like a little baby unicorn” ha ha
Anyway, I adapted this recipe from an awesome post on allrecipes.com. These meringues are so airy and melt-in-your-mouth good.
And if you’re like me and had a million icing tips in your pantry but no piping bags, a zip lock bag will work. Your hands might get messy, but just close it up every time you pipe and they will still turn out like these!
- 4 egg whites
- 2½ cups powdered sugar
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla
- 2 drops red food coloring
- Earth Balance butter (for greasing)
- Flour, can be gluten-free if need be (for greasing)
- Preheat oven to 225 degrees F.
- Spread the butter over two baking sheets.
- Sprinkle the flour on top until evenly coated. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites until fluffy, about five minutes.
- Slowly add in the powdered sugar while stirring.
- Mix in the vanilla and food coloring.
- Using a piping bag with a flower shaped tip, pipe the meringues onto the baking sheets in small circular pieces about the size of a quarter.
- Place meringues in oven and bake *with a wooden spoon in the door to keep it open* for 1 hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours, until they are light and airy.
These heart-shaped rice crispy’s were so fun to make! I love rice crispy treats, and these were no exception. The perfect treat to take to school and give out to your friends! just put them in a little plastic wrap with a bow and your valentine’s card, and you’ll be set! The typical cool kid valentine’s treat dating back centuries to when our own parents were our age
- ¼ cup Earth Balance butter
- 1 package of mini marshmallows
- 5 drops red food coloring
- 5 cups rice cereal
- In a large pot, melt the butter and marshmallows together on high heat until completely melted.
- Stir in the food coloring.
- Add the rice cereal and stir until fully combined with melted mixture.
- Pour into a 9x13 baking dish and set aside until cooled, about 30 minutes.
- When fully cooled, cut into square pieces and using either your hands or a heart-shaped cookie cutter, create the hearts. I just used my hands and molded them into the hearts.
Aren’t these little cake parfaits just the cutest? I can’t even handle it. They are the perfect treat to take over to a friend’s party or just enjoy with a small group of your friends at home. That’s what my little sister and three of her closest girlfriends did, and they loved them! It’s also fun to see what your heart candy on top says.
But seriously, angel food cake is just the best, and with pink icing? There’s nothing better. The strawberries add the perfect contrast between the rich layers of icing. Mmm, hit’s the spot!
- 1 package of pre-made angel food cake (I found mine in the bakery section at Publix)
- ½ cup shortening
- ½ cup Earth Balance butter or margarine
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- up to ¼ cup almond milk
- 3 drops red food coloring
- 2 cups thinly sliced strawberries
- 8 16-ounce clear cups
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together the shortening and butter until smooth.
- Add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, and mix together.
- Stir in the vanilla and red food coloring.
- Slowly add the almond milk*.
- Mix for one more minute until completely smooth.
- In each cup, add a little piece of cake, a layer of strawberries, and a spoonful of icing until the cups are filled.
- Sprinkle red sprinkles on top and add some strawberries and heart candies on top for decoration.
P.S. You could also make all of these as a nice Valentine’s Day to yourself, ya know what I mean?