Cute Holiday-Inspired Edible Crafts
If you're short on money this year and want to surprise the person you love with a gift they'll love, make one of these amazing edible crafts. Not only are they cheap to make, they're pretty fun to gift, too.
Who needs diamonds when you can have a sugar cookie pendant? OK, that might be a stretch, but these are fun, cute crafts for your valentine, no matter their age.
Sugar cookie heart pendant
- 1 roll sugar cookie dough
- Valentine's Day-colored sugar
- Valentine's Day-colored sprinkles
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips
- Red food dye
- 1-2 teaspoons canola oil
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Slice the sugar cookie dough into 1/3-inch thickness and stamp out heart shapes with a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Bake the cookies for about 8-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Let them cool for about a minute and then sprinkle with the colored sugar.
- Melt chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl for about 90 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds. Add canola oil and red food dye and stir to combine until red velvet-colored.
- Drizzle the sugar cookies with red velvet drizzle and add sprinkles. Let them cool until the chocolate has hardened.
- Using a skewer, stamp a small hole through the top of the heart. Carefully push the twine through the cookie.
Mini chocolate pie hearts
Yields about 5
- 1 refrigerated pie crust
- 5 teaspoons chocolate chips
- 1 egg white, beaten
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- Red food dye
- Valentine's Day sprinkles
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Stamp out heart shapes from the pie crust with a heart-shaped cookie cutter (you'll need about 10 hearts). Top 5 of the shapes with 1 teaspoon of chocolate chips. Top with another pie crust.
- Press the crusts together and use a fork to stamp the sides. Brush the tops with egg whites.
- Bake for about 18 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl for about 90 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds. Add the red food dye and canola oil until the mixture is melted.
- Drizzle the pie crusts with red velvet chocolate drizzle and top with Valentine's Day sprinkles.
- 20 conversation hearts, 2 of each color
- 10 mini white chocolate chips
- Place a mini chocolate chip on top of 10 conversation hearts. Place on a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high for about 30 seconds. Place a piece of twine over the chocolate and top with another conversation heart of the same color. Press to set.
- Repeat with the 9 other candy hearts until you have 10 on the string. Let it sit at room temperature until the chocolate has set.
Warm fuzzy cheese balls
Yields about 6
- 3 butterfly crackers, cut in half
- 6 tablespoons chive and onion cream cheese
- 6 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese
- 3 black olives
- Round decorating tip
- Mini red heart sprinkles
- Uncooked spaghetti noodles
- Place the shredded mozzarella cheese into a shallow bowl. Roll each tablespoon of chive and onion cream cheese into a small ball. Roll it in the mozzarella cheese. Place each ball on top of the half crackers (to make feet).
- Use the round decorating tip to stamp small eyes out of the black olives. Stick 2 eyes onto the top half of each cheese ball.
- Break the spaghetti noodles into small pieces and stick them out of the head of the cheese ball to make antennas. Stick 2 small heart sprinkles to the tip of each spaghetti noodle using a dash of cream cheese.
Yields about 6
- 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate
- Conversation candy hearts
- Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 50 percent power for 1 minute. Stir thoroughly. Continue to microwave until smooth. Using a pastry brush, brush 2 tablespoons of chocolate into a muffin cup liner. Slowly rotate the liner until the edges are coated. Chill until set, about 25 minutes.
- Carefully pull the liners away from the chocolate and serve as a bowl with conversation hearts.
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