VDay is tomorrow! I sure hope you're ready!
Here are the treats I made for the kids' classmates.
Yes. I know. I like to call them "A whole heap o' sugah on a stick." Or Valentine Gummy Wands. Either one.
It's a good thing they're cute, because let me tell you one little thing about these treats.
1. They are messy to make.
There. I said it. They're messy. They're a pain, really. But, they are SO. VERY. CUTE! Cuteness has a price, right?
Yes. That's the leftover sugar. If that scares you, just find another cute thing to make. These will not be your friend.
I decided to test mine out last week - something I *never* do. I'm a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kinda girl, but these gave me a little case of nerves, so I did a trial run last week and then the marathon today.
Here's how I made mine:
I cleared my kitchen table and pulled out all the sugary goodies.
I found some items worked better than others. The strawberry heart-shaped marshmallows, for example, were a hot mess on the stick. Just not good. They tore as they slid on and just made a big ole mess. So, I axed those after the first go.
I added peach rings because I thought the whole thing could use some yellow?!? Call me crazy. (You won't be the first.)
It's all up to you what color scheme you decide to use. I went with colorful, because...well...that's me. (Did you see the yellow kitchen? Okay then.)
They are a bit time consuming, too. I made an assembly line.
Wait. No. I don't think one person can qualify as an assembly line.
I guess what I did was make mine in shifts.
I skewered each one individually and stuffed them into the baggies one at a time.
Then I tied the tags on.
After that, I stuck them all in buckets and called it an afternoon.
See the time on the stove?? 4:26pm.
I was DONE with Valentine's Day treats before 5 o'clock the night before Valentine's Day! That's what I like to call a miracle, people! Indeed.
I hope your Valentine's Day turns out to be just wonderful.