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6 Sweet edible Valentine's Day crafts

Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. ...

Fun edible crafts for Valentine's Day

Looking for a fantastic gift for your significant other, but don't have a ton of extra cash? Or would you rather spend the money on a fancy dinner? Give a gift from the heart with one of these fantastic edible surprises!

Who needs store-bought gifts when you can make your own instead? This Valentine's Day, release your inner Martha by crafting one of these delicious edibles for your special someone. And if you're single this year, just gobble them up as soon as you're done.

1

Sprinkled marshmallow pops

Sprinkled marshmallow pops | Sheknows.com

Serves about 4

Ingredients:

  • 8 large marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • Canola oil
  • Nonpareil sprinkles
  • Lollipop sticks

Directions: 

  1. Stick a lollipop stick into each marshmallow.
  2. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl for about 60 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds. Add canola oil and mix.
  3. Dip the marshmallows into the chocolate, covering about 3/4 of the way. Pour the sprinkles into a bowl and dip the chocolate-covered marshmallows in the sprinkles.
  4. Let them sit at room temperature until the sprinkles have set.
2

Chocolate strawberry bugs

Chocolate strawberry bugs | Sheknows.com

Yields about 6

Ingredients: 

  • 6 large strawberries
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • Canola oil
  • Twizzlers pull and peel
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Marshmallows

Directions: 

  1. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl for about 60 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds. Add canola oil and mix.
  2. Dip each strawberry halfway into the chocolate and place it on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Place them in the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours.
  3. Once chilled, add 2 dabs of vanilla icing onto the top part of the chocolate-dipped part of the strawberry. Add 2 mini chocolate chips in the center of the frosting dots to make pupils.
  4. Stick the mini chocolate chips into the "back" of the strawberry. Stick 2 small holes right above the face of the bug. Peel a string off the Twizzlers and then cut into 1/8-inch lengths. Stick the Twizzlers into the holes to make the antennae.
  5. Rip a small piece off the marshmallow and stick it right below the eyes (to make the nose).
3

Funfetti cookie pizza

Funfetti cookie pizza | Sheknows.com

Serves about 8

Ingredients:

  • 1 batch chocolate chip cookie dough (use this recipe
  • 1/2 cup red chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup nonpareil sprinkles
  • 1/2 cup vanilla frosting or icing (use this recipe)
  • 2/3 cup Valentine's Day sprinkles
  • Chocolate-covered pretzels, chopped

Directions:

  1. Mix the chocolate chip cookie dough together as stated in instructions but omit the nuts. Add in 1/2 cup of the red chocolate chips. Carefully mix in the sprinkles, being careful not to spill the colors. Grease a standard-size pie dish with nonstick cooking spray. Press the cookie dough into the pie dish.
  2. Bake at the temperature in the cookie directions for about 18-22 minutes, or until golden brown. Let it cool completely.
  3. Frost the pie with icing and top with Valentine's Day sprinkles. Add chocolate-covered pretzels and cut into slices.
4

Candy kebobs

Candy kebobs | Sheknows.com

Yields about 8 

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag gumdrops
  • 1 bag gummy bears
  • Mini skewers

Directions: 

  1. Assemble the candy on the skewers. We added 2 gummy bears, 2 gumdrops, 2 gummy bears and 2 more gumdrops. Repeat until all of the skewers have been made.
5

Marshmallow heart bracelet

Marshmallow heart bracelet | Sheknows.com

Yields 5 

Ingredients: 

  • 5 large marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup nonpareil sprinkles
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Skewer
  • 5 strings from a Twizzlers pull and peel

Directions: 

  1. Use the tip of a skewer to poke a heart shape into the center of the marshmallows. Carefully cover the shape with frosting. Liberally coat the frosting with sprinkles and shake the remaining off.
  2. Stick a skewer into the center of the marshmallows. Carefully pull a Twizzlers string through and fasten together to close.
6

Pink heart Rice Krispies pops

Pink heart rice krispie pops | Sheknows.com

Yields about 5

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 bag marshmallows
  • Red food dye
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Valentine's Day sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Heat the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the marshmallows and mix until melted, about 5 minutes. Add red food dye and stir until it turns pink.
  2. Pour the mixture over the Rice Krispies and stir to combine. Press the mixture into an 8 x 8-inch square baking dish with the back of a buttered spatula. Chill for at least 2 hours.
  3. Cut out heart shapes. Frost with vanilla frosting and top with sprinkles. Poke a lollipop stick through the tip of the heart to make it a pop.

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