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Get Ready to LOVE these Valentine’s Day Treats

You can learn how to make some delicious cake balls during this story. Photo courtesy of PxHere.

You can learn how to make some delicious cake balls during this story. Photo courtesy of PxHere.

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As Valentine’s Day rolls around many feelings come with it. Whether they are feelings of love or sadness food goes with everything. If you’re sitting on the couch watching Netflix and want something to eat, just make these delicious recipes. All recipes are by Grace Miller. 

Heart Shaped Oreo Truffles:

  • Ingredients:
    • 24 Oreos, crushed into crumbs
    • 5 oz. softened cream cheese
    • 12-14 oz. of white chocolate (candy coating or almond bark)
    • Optional- heart shaped sprinkles
  • Directions:
    • Line a baking tray with waxed paper
    • Crush up the Oreos (with the filling in) to very fine crumbs
    • Combine the crumbs with the cream cheese
    • When the mixture is evenly combines, transfer it to the baking sheet and spread it in an even layer (about ½ an inch thick)
    • Put the tray in the freezer for about 45 minutes or until it is hard enough for cutting
    • Cut out the truffles with a heart shaped cookie cutter and put them back in the freezer for 20-30 minutes before dipping them in the chocolate
    • Line another tray with waxed paper and set aside
    • Melt the 12-14 oz of chocolate
    • Take a few hearts from the freezer (don’t take them all out at the same time because you don’t want them to soften while you are dipping the other ones)
    • Dip one heart at a time with a fork and let the excess drip off
    • Top with sprinkles
    • Let the chocolate set up and enjoy 🙂

Strawberry Puppy Chow:

  • Ingredients:
    • 9 cups of rice chex
    • 2 cups white chocolate chips
    • 1 small box of strawberry jello
    • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • Directions:
    • Melt chocolate chips and pour over chex in a small bowl
    • Mix well
    • Mix dry jello and powdered sugar
    • Add to chex, shake to ensure a good coating
    • Enjoy 🙂

 

Red Velvet Cake Balls:

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 red velvet cake mix
    • The ingredients on the cake mix (normally something like 1 cup water, ½ cup oil and three eggs)
    • 1 15 oz container of cream cheese frosting (or you can make your own)
    • 1 pound of almond bark
    • Optional: red candy melts for stripes on top
  • Directions:
    • Bake the cake according to the directions on the package
    • Let it cool completely (freezer works best for this or you can cool it overnight)
    • Put the whole cake into a bowl and crumble it up
    • Stir in the frosting (about ½ cup at a time) until it will hold its shape
    • Form the mixture into balls and place them onto a baking sheet covered with waxed paper
    • Put them into the fridge for about 3 minutes to firm up
    • Melt the almond bark
    • Dip each ball into the melted chocolate and place back on the pan with waxed paper
    • Decorate with sprinkles if you want before the chocolate hardens
    • Put in the fridge and let the chocolate set up
    • Melt red candy melts
    • Spoon melted chocolate into a Ziploc bag and cut a hole in one of the corners
    • Drizzle the chocolate onto the cake bites
    • Enjoy 🙂

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