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Thursday, February 9, 2012

I Love You More Than Chocolate Marshmallow Hearts

Eli and I are heading to library story time today. I'm kind of embarrassed to admit that my poor neglected third child has never been to story time. I took the boys all the time when Henry and Grant were little, but for a million and one reasons I've never taken Eli. A friend has invited us a few times over the past few months, and I had planned to start going in January....but I got sick, and it rained, and I had laundry to do...a million and one reasons! So we are going today! And today just happens to be the special Valentine party, which means if I'm going to show up for the first time I have to bring something cute with me:) Actually I probably don't have to take anything, but I bought these cute heart shaped marshmallows at Walmart a few weeks ago and I was kind of excited to have somewhere to take them!
So here are my SUPER simple, less than ten minutes to make, and really really really yummy
I Love You More Than Chocolate Marshmallow Hearts!
 I started with a bag of pink and white heart shaped marshmallows, melted chocolate candy coating, and a handful of toothpicks.
 Stick the toothpick into the side of heart shaped marshmallow and then give it a good dunk in the melted chocolate. Carefully shake off any excess chocolate.
 After dipping, place them on foil...
 ...and add a few shakes of some pretty Valentine sprinkles.
 After the chocolate hardens, carefully pull out the toothpick. You can dip another toothpick into the melted chocolate and covered up the hole where you pulled out the dipping toothpick, or you can just leave them as they are. 
Place your chocolate marshmallow hearts directly on a serving tray, or put them into cute papers cups like I did. They fit perfectly into mini baking cups that I picked up on clearance last year at Target. These were a big hit at our house yesterday {my boys begged to eat the extra chocolate marshmallow hearts last night after dinner}, so I'm hoping they will do just as good at story time today. What preschooler doesn't love sprinkles?!?
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Unknown said...

very cute, where did you get the heart marshmallows??

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

So cute!
I bet they will be a huge hit!

Unknown said...

These are so adorable! Great job!

Kelli said...

I am so happy to have you as a blog friend because you have the BEST ideas. These are really cute. Where did you get the marshmallows?

Foursons said...

Wow, you take snacks to story time at the library?! I bow to you. *bowing*

Myya said...

I love anything heart shaped & add chocolate to the mix... YES PLEASE!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Y.U.M. ;) So funny, because I'm taking Michaela Byrd to story time this morning...and we haven't been too many times.

The Guyers said...

So cute!! And it looks easy enough for me to try. Thanks for the how-to! Visiting from TT&J.

Brittney said...

hello, how could those NOT be a huge hit? they have the 3 favoritea ingreds of all kid-dom: sprinks, chocolate, and mallows. so pretty to boot!
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Lindsi B said...

oh yummmmmmy! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays_10.html

Anonymous said...

What a simple Valentine hearts idea. I am going to do this tomorrow for the kids while they are at school!

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Unknown said...

Yummy.. Looks super good <3


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Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

Yum! They look good!

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