Easy 15-Minute Valentine’s Day Vanilla Candy Tutorial

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My daughter came to me the other day and suggested this Valentine’s Day candy blog post.  I’ve always made her cake pops for her birthday and she absolutely loves the candy coating I dip them in so she’s always thinking of things to make with it.

She happened to come across a couple of bags of the candy in our pantry and wanted to eat some of it.  I explained that it probably wasn’t a great idea since it was right before dinner. I happened to have my cookie cutters sitting out and she came up with this fun idea instead.

About 10 minutes later, a tray of these festive sweet treats was hardening in the refrigerator.

For a candy that only takes a few minutes to make with only a couple of supplies, it sure looks beautiful.  She’s planning on making them for teacher gifts this year.

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Mint Marshmallow Cookie Candy Recipe

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I am warning you right now that when you try this recipe, it will probably end up being one of your favorite candy recipes ever.  Yes, it’s that good.  How can it not be when it’s got marshmallows and mint sandwich cookies all blended together with melted chocolate chips!  To me it’s the perfect mint candy, not too strong, but definitely minty.  It’s also unbelievably easy to make and it stores well, which makes it that much better.

This is now my candy choice when I put together my Christmas cookie trays.  In fact, if you ask my daughter and my brother, it’s a requirement for my holiday baking list, and my brother usually gets a batch when his birthday rolls around.

The recipe makes about 44 large pieces of candy, but it can easily be doubled for those of you who have large events to attend, or assemble lots of cookie trays to give out at the holidays.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cracker Candy Recipe

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When I started getting the ingredients together for this recipe, my daughter came into the kitchen and said that this candy looked like it was going to be the best thing I ever made.
Wow, high praise from an 11 year old!  She and I both agree that chocolate and peanut butter together is just about the best tasting combination there is.  And if you enjoy this flavor combo as much as we do, then she was pretty much right on the mark with her comments.
These candies are out of this world delicious, and they are pretty easy to make.  Be warned though, that the process does get a bit messy, but the result it worth it.  They are delightful mix of semisweet chocolate, salty peanut butter and crisp, buttery crackers.  Pure goodness that makes it hard to just eat one.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Dip Recipe

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I don’t know about you, but in my humble opinion there really is no better flavor combination than chocolate and peanut butter. Add some marshmallow, turn it into a dip, and you’ll find a hard time finding anything better.

This dip is reminiscent of “fluffer nutter”, but I like the added touch of chocolate.  Somehow it makes it richer. It’s incredibly easy to make and, if you are like me, you probably have most of the ingredients on hand.

I like to serve this dip with pieces of pound cake and fresh fruit. I also like it by the spoonful, but that’s probably not the best thing for me.  At least with the fruit I don’t feel quite so guilty eating so much.

It’s great to take to parties and family gatherings, just don’t be surprised when it’s one of the first dishes gone.

I’m pretty sure you won’t be disappointed if you try this recipe, and any sweet cravings you have will be completely satisfied! Continue reading