Wednesday, February 3, 2016

36 Valentine’s Day Treat Ideas

Looking for something sweet to make on the fourteenth? Check out the links below to some of my past posts for fun Valentine’s Day ideas. I think there’s a little something for everyone… from super cute treats to easy chocolate sweets. Hope you enjoy!

LOVE Cake Pops

1. Mini Cake Pops Display

Tinier than tiny cake pops to spell out L O V E and X O, too!

Assorted Box of Cake

2. Box of chocolates cake

This box of chocolates is all cake… okay not the wrappers ; )

Chocolate Truffles

3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

These are a super easy no-bake treat.

One of my all-time favorites!

Big Love

5. Big Love Butterscotch Cookie

Use pink M&M’s to say it all on this giant chocolate covered cookie heart.

Fourteen Layer Cake

6. Fourteen Layer Cake

This cake will delight anyone you serve it too.

Meringue Kisses

7. Meringue Kisses



8. Cha Cha Chocolates

Make your own mini candy bars with these candy wrapper templates.

Cheesecake Pops

9. Cheesecake Pops



10. Red Velvet Cake


Cookie Stands

11. Sugar Cookie Dessert Stands

The tiniest sugar cookies shaped like desserts will delight.

Puppy Love Mini Cupcakes

12. Puppy Love Mini Cupcakes

So cute with heart candy noses, bow ties and ears.

Whale Cookie Valentine Treats

13. Whale Cute Sugar Cookies

Get the template to make these treat bag toppers.

S'mores Brownies

14. S’mores Brownies


Strawberry Cake Pops

15. Strawberry Cake Pops



16. Valentine Bear Cake Pops


Candy Cupcake Toppers

17. Sweet Shape Candy Cupcake Toppers

Get my Sweet Shapes candy mold here.


18. Cookie Molds

Make intricate designs look easy with fondant and heart-shaped cookie molds.

Chocolate Fudge Brownie Bites

19. Itty-Bitty Brownie Bites


Kit Kat Cream Cheese Brownies

20. Kit Kat Cream Cheese Brownies


Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

21. Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies


Salted Caramel Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

22. Melty Salted Caramel Hazelnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies



23. Cupid’s Arrow Red Velvet Cupcakes


Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Bars

24. Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Bars


Mocha Brownie Milkshakes

25. Brownie Mocha Milkshakes



26. Vintage Valentine Cookies


Peanut Butter Cup Cake

27. Peanut Butter Cup Cake

An all-time favorite of mine. I think you’ll love it, too.

Give Someone A Big Kiss

28. Oreo Kisses


S'mores Cupcakes

29. S’mores Cupcakes



30. Big Kiss Cake Pops

Give someone a big kiss with these cute cake pops.

Fire & Ice Cupcakes

31. Fire and Ice Cupcakes


Cocoa Cake Pops

32. Cocoa Cake Pops


Doodle and Daydreams Cake

33. Doodles and Daydreams Cake

Use this as inspiration and draw sweet nothings with a black edible ink pen.

Present Cake Pops

34. Give Love Cake Pops


35. Cookie Kisses

Tags and templates to make the cutest Kisses cookies.

Groundhog Cupcakes

36. Gopher Cupcakes

So these were really made for Groundhog Day but I can’t stand how cute they turned out and hope someone makes them for Valentine’s Day, too.

Just create little tags and attach to toothpicks for toppers that say… “I Gopher You!”

Hugs and kisses and I h you have a sweet and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Happy Cake Pops Day!

Today is National Cake Pops Day! YAY! But, I’m going with International Cake Pops Day because we can’t limit all the sweetness from these tiny treats to just one nation, right. I’ve seen so many truly spectacular designs from all over the globe and it makes me so happy to see how creative you guys get.

Here’s the first post I made about these cupcake pops back on February 1st, 2008. Wow… how can eight years have gone by so fast. Let’s just say that I had no idea then how much people would fall in love with them. And here’s a post from a few years ago and some of the impact cake pops have made. It’s been a crazy adventure. Thanks for joining me and making your own cake pop adventures, too!

Big hugs!!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Oreo Cookie Rolls

I made some pretty sweet buns to nibble on. They’re made just like cinnamon rolls but without the cinnamon swirled inside.

That’s because these are stuffed with Double Stuf Oreo cookies instead.

The rolled dough is covered in melted butter, cocoa, granulated sugar, brown sugar and crumbled Oreo cookies.

Spread everything out evenly so you’ll have deliciousness in every section you slice.

Use a sharp knife to cut even sections. The rolled dough yields enough for 18 rolls. And, if you use disposable square aluminum pans, then you’ll easily have one pan to enjoy and one pan to give away. That is if you’re feeling generous.

Before baking, allow the dough to rise again and then pop them in the oven for about 15 minutes at 375 degrees fahrenheit.

Ooooh yes and yum!

Yum yummier!

The rolls get covered in a cream cheese icing and then sprinkled with more cookie pieces and cookie crumbs.

Makes every bite just right!

I made these Oreo Rolls using my Basic Cinnamon Roll Recipe and just switched up a couple of things:

Filling: Instead of cinnamon, sprinkle 2 tablespoons cocoa powder and 10 chopped Oreo cookies on the rolled dough.
Icing: Follow the instructions for the cream cheese icing variation and then sprinkle more cookie pieces and crumbs on top… about 4.

Note: The Oreo flavor in these could have been stronger. I think I would sprinkle a few more cookie pieces on top instead of crumbs.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Cookie Kisses

How cute are these chocolate sugar cookies. I mean … totally adorable for a Valentine’s Day treat don’t you think?!

You can use this sugar cookie recipe and directions for the dough. Just swap out 1/2 cup cocoa for 1/2 cup of the flour and then use all vanilla extract and you’re good to go.

These are the cookie cutters I used. I love how many different sizes the candy shape comes in. And now that I’m done baking and photographing, they are proving hard to find on a google search. Go figure. So here are a couple of options for you if you want to make them, too.

1. Just cut out triangle shapes from your cookie dough and pipe royal icing to create the iconic shape.
2. You can use a template to cut out your shapes from the cookie dough. Here’s a pdf that you can use to scale to the size you want.

Once baked, these little morsels are good enough to eat all by themselves or you can decorate them with royal icing.

Here’s the royal icing recipe I used. Just halve the ingredients … using all vanilla extract and chocolate brown icing color to tint.

Outline the cookies with a thicker icing consistency using a #2 decorating tip.

Then add a little water until the royal icing consistency is more fluid and you can easily fill in the shapes using a small squeeze bottle.

For bigger shaped cookies, I just spooned a small amount in the center and used a toothpick to coerce the icing and cover the cookie. Easy!

Now, let these little guys dry completely. That means overnight to make sure.

Because now, they’re getting all wrapped up for treating someone special.

Kisses to You!

To package these cuties, you can use 4×4 inch square foil candy wrappers to cover the cookies. Foil candy wrappers are a great alternative to regular aluminum foil because the foil wrappers are super thin. Then just tuck a sweet saying inside.

Here’s a pdf for you that contains:

Kisses to you” and “Hugs & Kisses” sayings that you can cut into strips.
And there’s a bonus label, too … you know … if you want to package them in treat bags instead of wrapping them up.

In the pic below, just tuck two cookies in the bottom of a 6 X 3.75 inch treat bag with a foil candy wrapper placed behind them. Trim the top of bag as needed to reduce the height and then fold the label over attaching to the front and back of the treat bag with double-sided tape.

xoxo … and enjoy!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Blueberry Pancake Poppers

Here’s an easy breakfast bite treat to try. These are blueberry pancakes baked in mini muffin shapes. You know … to make mornings fun and dunkable.

You just need a few baking basics for the pancake batter.

I’ve added mini chocolate chips to these before and loooove them (see here), but this time I’m all about blueberries and oats as the add-in ingredients.

Just mix all the ingredients together and then scoop the batter into the cavities of a greased mini muffin pan.

This is way easier than flipping flapjacks a few at a time.

After baking, use a toothpick if necessary to run around the edges of the muffins while still in the pan to make them easier to remove.

Serve them right away with melty butter or maple syrup …

Or stack some up to save for later. Freeze them a few at time for a quick morning meal.

Mini Oatmeal Blueberry Pancake Poppers

1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg
2 tablespoon maple syrup
2 tablespoon melted butter
1 cup blueberries

(makes 24 mini pancake poppers)

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease mini muffin pan.
  • Combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar in a medium bowl. Stir together with a wire whisk.
  • In another bowl, stir buttermilk, egg, maple syrup and melted butter until just combined. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir with a spoon until combined.
  • Stir in blueberries. Reserve a few blueberries to press into the tops of the pancake batter. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly and remove from the pan. You can use a toothpick inserted around the edges to separate the pancake muffins from the pan.
  • Serve immediately with warmed butter or dip in maple syrup. You can also freeze and remove a few when you need them for a quick on the go breakfast.


Dunk away and enjoy!!!

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