10 Valentine’s Day Desserts

Valentine's Day Desserts

A few years ago I shared a post of 10 delicious Valentine’s Day treats and it’s one of my most read posts ever. I thought it was time to share another post with ten more of my favorites since the last one was so popular. Enjoy!

Valentine’s Day Cookies from Family Fresh Meals

Valentine’s Day Candy Popcorn from A Helicopter Mom

Strawberry Brownie Kabobs from Erica’s Sweet Tooth

Ice Cream Cupcakes from Bubbly Nature Creations

Hershey Kiss Cookies from Life Is Sweets

Valentine’s Day Patties from Mom on Timeout

Linzer Cookies from Cooking Classy

Pink Snowball Puffs from Pamela’s Heavenly Treats

Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Meringue Roses from U Try It

Cherry Cordial Cupcakes from Lemon-Sugar

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Dessert Designer Book & Baking Giveaway

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(Disclosure: I received a copy of the book and a baking set but all thoughts are my own.)

One thing the boys and I love to do together is bake delicious treats {and then eat them of course}. A book came out in February called Dessert Designer that is perfect for families like ours. The Author, Dana Meachen Rau, shows children and parents how to go beyond just baking and focus on the really fun part- the decorating! I loved flipping through the book and seeing all of the creative designs and the best part is that most of them looked fairly easy to put together.

Look at this cute design from the book:

 Aren’t those so creative? I am so in love with how many cute ideas are in this book and I think the boys are going to love decorating cupcakes to actually look like something {as opposed to just dumping half a bottle of sprinkles on a frosted cupcake}!

GIVEAWAY:

One reader will win a copy of the book, a set of nesting bowls, and a spatula.

HOW TO ENTER:

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1) Tell me what animal you’d like to decorate on a cupcake

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Giveaway ends April 14, 2013 at 11:59pm Central time. Giveaway open to US and Canadian residents ages 18 and older only. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way.

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Iced Mint Oreo Brownies {Recipe}

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Ingredients:

  • Aluminum foil
  • Cooking spray
  • 7 oz jar marshmallow fluff
  • 1/8 t mint extract
  • 10 drops green food coloring
  • 1 box brownie mix
  • Vegetable oil (amount depends on the brownie mix)
  • Eggs (amount depends on the brownie mix)
  • 17 oz package cool mint Oreo cookies
  • 3/4 c white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 t vanilla extract
  • 1 canister vanilla frosting

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. Line a 9×13 pan with foil & spray it with cooking spray. In medium bowl, stir marshmallow fluff, mint extract, & 5 drops of food coloring (or more) until light green color is achieved. In a large bowl, prepare the brownie mix as directed on the box, using water, oil, eggs, & fold in 12 hand crumbled Oreos at the end. Spread brownie batter in prepared pan. Place random dollops (about 1/2 c) of the green marshmallow mixture on top of brownie batter & save the rest for later. Gently pull a table knife through batter in S-shaped curves for a swirled looking top to your brownies. Bake until brownies are set, being careful not to overbake. I originally set my timer for 25 minutes but ended up having to bake them for around 40 minutes until they were done in the center. Cool brownies completely before icing. In another small microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate chips for 30 second intervals. Take out the chips and stir in between each 30 second intervals until they are completely melted and smooth. Add the melted white chocolate chips, vanilla extract, & the vanilla frosting to the reserved marshmallow mixture. Stir in 5 drops of food coloring or until your desired level of green is achieved. Once the ingredients are blended, spread over cooled brownies. Crumble Oreos by hand and sprinkle them over the brownies, pressing them in lightly. Let it set before slicing and serving.

Recipe and image courtesy of eMeals founder and mother of four, Jane DeLaney.

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St. Patrick’s Day Desserts

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Enjoy these St. Patrick’s Day themed desserts I found around the web!

Click on the pictures to be taken to the posts they come from.

Mint Chocolate Brownies

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Rainbow Cake In A Jar

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Shamrock Pretzels

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Layered Cake

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Shamrock Mint Oreos

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Caramel & Chocolate Covered Marshmallows

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Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

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Grasshopper Tart

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Rainbow Jello

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Shamrock Trifle

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10 Valentine’s Day Treats

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{Click on the pictures to be taken to the posts they come from}

{Update 2/2015: See the bottom of this post for 10 more Valentine’s Day dessert ideas!}

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10 Peanut Butter Treats

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Happy National Peanut Butter Day! To celebrate I’m sharing 10 delicious recipes made with peanut butter. {Click images to be taken to the posts they come from.}

Mini Peanut Butter Pies

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Peanut Butter & Chocolate Caramel Corn

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Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

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Peanut Butter Cookies With Peanut Butter Cups

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Peanut Butter Brownie Cups with Peanut Butter Frosting

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Peanut Butter & Toffee Bars

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Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake

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Peanut Butter Truffles

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte

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Pretty On Pinterest: Black & White Desserts

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The theme this week for Pretty On Pinterest {hosted by Simply Stacie and Sassy Mama in LA } is Black & White so I chose to focus on black and white desserts. Yum!

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10 Yummy Christmas Treats

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Here are 10 creative Christmas treat ideas perfect for holiday parties or just to enjoy yourself :)

Snowman Cookies

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Reindeer Noses

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Snowmen Faces

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Santa Hat Brownies

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Christmas Caramel Popcorn

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Lindt Truffle Reindeers

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North Pole Cupcakes

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Hot Cocoa Dippers

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Covered Cherries

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Peppermint Reindeer Food

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