With Valentine’s Day right around the corner I thought I would share another simple project for all of you that are running to the store for last minute gifts, cards and classroom goodies. Yesterday, I shared a simple Valentine’s Day Gift Container that can easily be made in an afternoon. Honestly, there are so many different ways you can fill the container from a movie night treats to quick picnic lunch. Bonus, the gift recipient can reuse the container well after Valentine’s Day. Today, I thought I would share another super easy way to fill the container with a Valentine Snack Box idea. It’s Busy Girl approved and can also be created in an afternoon with just a few supplies. Here’s a look at how you can make these delicious sweets too…
Candy Melts (we chose red & white vanilla flavor but you can choose the flavors and colors you like best.)
Cookies (we used Pepperidge Farm Raspberry and Chocolate Cookies but you can choose the cookies you like best just make sure they’re sturdy cookies. The soft cookies we tried didn’t hold up very well.)
Pretzels (we used these pretzel crisps but pretzel rods would also work well.)
Strawberries (make sure they’re washed and completely dry prior to working with candy melts.)
Special Toppings, if desired (see below)
Microwave-Safe Bowl (you’ll need one bowl for each color or flavor you choose to use.)
Before you get started, place a piece of wax paper on a cookie/baking sheet.
Add candy melts (depending on how much you need) to a microwave-safe bowl and
follow the directions on the back of the bag.
Once the candy melts come out of the microwave, you may need to stir them just a bit before dipping your favorite cookies or fruit into the mix…
Add toppings if desired then set aside on wax paper to cool.
Keep in mind, if you want to add special toppings you’ll need to put them on the Valentine treat prior to the candy melts cooling or the toppings will fall off. We tried Dutch chocolate dust,
cookies and cream,
Line your DIY Valentine Container with wax or parchment paper prior to placing the treats into the box.
No playing you guys, this process couldn’t be easier and there are so many flavor combinations to try.
You can make a Valentine’s Snack Box for your family and friends, teachers, neighbors, coworkers or any one you care about in an afternoon. It’s a simple way to let them know how much you appreciate them this Valentine’s Day or really any day.
These are so easy, they’re Busy Girl approved!