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A Valentine’s Giveaway from Cococo Chocolatiers
With Valentine’s Day being next week, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to do for your sweetheart. More people these days are opting for something that can be consumed or experienced rather than more stuff. Cococo Chocolatiers have the perfect chocolate experience just in time for the day of love.
happy valentine’s day!
valentine’s day round up
The best treats are the home made ones. Here are some ideas for the special people in your life for Valentine’s Day!
It’s crazy how easy these are to make!
These are super cute and perfect in getting the kids in the kitchen.
Another favourite treat on a stick! Oreos are a hit with everyone!
Coconut, almonds and chocolate. Definitely a match made in heaven.
Homemade Ferrero Chocolate
Even better than the real thing, these can be a little dangerous!
Sugar Cookie Glaze
The perfect glaze to top your sugar cookies and take them to the next level.
Almond Crescent Cookies
Hard to believe that Q and I made these cookies the first time four years ago!
A crunchy treat with caramel, chocolate and pecans.
valentine marshmallow pops
Here’s another fun and easy Valentine’s idea. It’s another treat on a stick, which seems to be popular with kids of all ages. This is so simple to do and a perfect way to get the little ones involved.
Using chocolate wafers for dipping, melt them in the microwave at 30 second intervals until nice and smooth. Meanwhile, poke a large marshmallow with a cookie stick. Dip each marshmallow into the chocolate and then dip in a plateful of sprinkles.
valentine oreo pops
Here’s a fun little treat for Valentine’s Day – Oreo Pops! Food on a stick is always fun and these cookies are no exception. These are perfect for a class party or a Valentine’s favour.
These pops are super easy to make. Take a cookie stick or a straw and put it in the middle of the cookies. If you’re using a straw, you will have to flatten the end of it. Melt chocolate wafers for dipping. I melt them in the microwave at 30 second intervals until it’s nice smooth. Finish with sprinkles.
happy valentine’s day!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you all have a fabulous day celebrating with sweets and chocolate.
This year, Q wanted to make some cookies for his friends. I thought it would be a great time for us to try a new roll out shortbread recipe. I found one that had gotten some great reviews but for some reason it didn’t work for us! I ended up with a really dry and crumbly dough that just wouldn’t come together. I played around, added butter, then more butter…. Finally a splash of cream turned it into a pliable dough. Despite the additions to the recipe, the cookies tasted great – butter and cream makes everything good!
Q had fun rolling out the dough and cutting out the hearts. It was a great Valentine’s activity.
I wanted to decorate the hearts but needed something fast and without sprinkles. This glaze worked perfectly. One dip of the heart in the glaze and they were fully decorated. Half the recipe coated 35 hearts.
Sugar Glaze for Cookies
2 cups icing sugar
1/3 cup milk
Mix the ingredients together and it’s ready to use.
wordless wednesday: getting ready for valentine’s day
sweets for my sweetie on valentine’s day
Happy Valentine’s Day! With my birthday being next month and our anniversary the month after, we aren’t big on store-bought gifts. I remember our first Valentine’s Day, I made my honey some home-made truffles. Hard to believe that was eight years ago! It was definitely time to make the truffles again.
People always seem impressed when you make chocolates but it really is so easy! It’s also messy, so be prepared to get your hands dirty. My favorite combo is chocolate with roasted almonds but any topping will work – sprinkles, dusted cocoa, even icing sugar.
8 oz. chocolate chips or squares
1/2 cup whipping cream
chocolate chips, melted
toppings (nuts, sprinkles, cocoa, etc.)
Over a double boiler, melt the chocolate and whipping cream. Refrigerate the resulting ganache for a few hours. With a melon baller, scoop out little balls from the chocolate and refrigerate again. Take the scoops of chocolate and make them into round balls with the palms of your hand. Dip the balls of chocolate first into the melted chocolate and then into the topping of your choice. Enjoy!
almond valentine’s day cookies
Any excuse for my toddler and I to make cookies together, we take it. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we just had to make cookies to celebrate. Q gets up on the counter and helps pour things into the mixing bowl, watching as everything is incorporated. His favorite part is decorating, especially when sprinkles are involved.
These are cookies from my childhood. Almond cookies shaped into crescents. Sometimes topped with icing sugar, sometimes dipped in chocolate and nuts. Not too sweet, they are perfect with a cup of chai.
We dipped the ends of these ones into chocolate and covered them in heart-shaped sprinkles. A delicious surprise for all of Q’s little friends.
Almond Crescent Cookies
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup margarine
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup finely ground almonds
1 1/2 cups flour
Beat the sugar and margarine until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix. Next add the almonds and flour until the dough comes together. Make dough into a disk and refrigerate for 10 minutes. Take rounds of dough and shape them into crescents. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Makes 1 1/2 dozen cookies.