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I’m Fondue of You: Easy & Delicious Chocolate Fondue for Valentines Day

I’m Fondue of You: Easy & Delicious Chocolate Fondue for Valentines Day
Ingredients
  • 1 bag Dove Brand Dark Chocolate Hearts
  • 1 bag Milky Way Brand Minis for Valentine’s Day
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Assorted fresh and dried fruits (pineapple, apple, strawberries, grapes)
  • Regular-sized marshmallows
  • Heart-shaped cookies
Instructions
  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate hearts, candy bar minis and heavy cream.
  2. Heat in microwave 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Pour warm chocolate mixture into bowl surrounded with fruits, marshmallows and cookies.
  4. Can be made in advance, and re-heated when ready to serve!

 

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A chocolate fondue is perfect in front of a fireplace on a cold evening, to celebrate your love on Valentine’s Day or any day, or as a special treat for the family.

A Little Bite Goes a Long Way With Love-ly Valentine Cupcakes

love dotsThese delectable bite-sized Valentines Day goodies featuring chocolate, pecans and mini cupcakes are the perfect way to show the love.

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Dove Brand Dark or Milk Chocolate Hearts
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups pecans, finely chopped, divided (optional)
  • 28 mini paper cupcake liners
  • Mini muffin pans

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in egg, and slowly stir in flour and (if desired) 1 cup chopped pecans.
  3. Roll nicely rounded teaspoons of dough into 1 1/4-inch balls; then (if desired) roll balls in remaining pecans.
  4. Line mini muffin pans with liners. Place 1 ball into each cup, and bake until golden (about 12 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean).
  5. Remove from oven, and place 1 chocolate heart firmly on top of each ball.
  6. Return to oven 3 minutes, remove, and let cool completely.
  7. Serves

    Makes 28 mini cupcakes.

    Source:
    M&Ms Seasonal Brands via Family Features

Valentines Day Heart Cake Makes Kids’ Hearts Go Pitter-pat

polka dot heart cakeHere’s a 3 tier heart cake covered with candies that kids will love for Valentines Day – or a centerpiece for your Valentines Day party.

Ingredients

  • 1 bag M&M’S Brand Milk Chocolate Candies for Valentine’s Day
  • 2 16-ounce boxes pound cake mix*
  • 2 16-ounce cans vanilla frosting, divided
  • Red food coloring
  • 1 9 x 13-inch pan
  • Resealable plastic bag

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 9 x 13-inch pan.
  2. Prepare both cake mixes according to package directions. Pour batters into prepared baking pan, and bake 45 to 55 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  3. Remove from oven, transfer to wire rack, and let cool completely. *For easy cutting, make cake a day before, or place cooled cake in freezer for an hour before cutting. Arrange all three sizes of printed heart templates on cake, and cut out 1 cake of each size. If tops of cakes are slightly rounded, trim so they are flat!
  4. Using red food coloring, tint 1 can vanilla frosting light pink. Spoon 1/2 cup remaining vanilla frosting into resealable plastic bag; set aside.
  5. Cover largest and smallest heart cakes with pink frosting; set aside. Cover remaining heart cake with vanilla frosting. Place cakes in freezer 15 minutes before assembling.
  6. Place largest heart cake on serving platter. Top in center with remaining heart cakes. Arrange red M&M’S on outer edges of each cake.
    Snip a corner of resealable plastic bag, and randomly pipe dots of frosting all over cakes. Then, place an M&M on top of dot.

Source:
M&Ms Seasonal Brands via Family Features


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