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Valentine's Day Treats: Lip Smackers & Chocolate Covered Marshmallows

Having a Valentine's Day party? Or, want to give your sweetie a lovey-dovey surprise? Try these adorable and very easy to make Lip Smackers, recipe from Parents Magazine, or Chocolate-Dipped Marshmallows, recipie from Real Simple .

3 packages (3 ounces each) red flavored gelatin (or your favorite flavor)
4 envelopes unflavored gelatin
Pink decorating icing

1. Place all the red gelatin in a large bowl.
2. Pour in 3 cups boiling water; stir to dissolve gelatin, about 3 minutes.
3. In another bowl, sprinkle 4 envelopes unflavored gelatin over 3 cups cold water. Let gelatin sit to absorb water and stir to combine.
4. Pour clear gelatin into red gelatin, and stir to combine.
5. Pour mixture into a 9 x 13-inch baking pan, and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.
6. Dip lip-shaped cookie cutter into hot water, then cut out shapes from set gelatin. NOTE: to make it easier to remove "lips" from pan, place bottom of pan in hot water for 5 to 8 seconds, then remove the cutouts with a thin spatula.
7. Pipe outline of lips using pink decorating icing and enjoy!

Chocolate-Dipped Marshmallows
recipie from Real Simple

12 marshmallows
2 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
3 tablespoons toppings (such as chopped pistachios, shredded coconut, and crumbled graham crackers)

Dip half of each marshmallow in the melted chocolate, letting the excess drip off, then sprinkle with your desired toppings. Make it creative by using crushed graham crackers, chopped pistacios, shaved white chocolate, toasted coconut...there are lots of possibilities here! Serve immediately or chill until firm, about 20 minutes.

1 comment :

  1. What an elegant-looking treat. The chocolate-dipped marshmallows could also be used as inexpensive (but not cheap looking) wedding favors. The look of truffles at a fraction of hte cost!