Thursday, January 25, 2007

Sweet Bouquet

Remember, Valentine's Day will arrive on February 14. It does so every year on the same day.


12 wooden skewers
Cotton swab
Green food coloring
12 large strawberries
14 ounces of candy melts (buy pink or use white chocolate bark and add a drop of red or pink coloring)
Fresh mint

For flower stems, use a cotton swab dipped in green food coloring to tint the wooden skewers. Let them dry (ours took about 2 hours).

Stem the strawberries, then insert a skewer into each one.

Heat the candy melts according to the package directions. Dip each strawberry into the melted candy, twirling it to coat it completely.

Stand the skewers in a vase or tall glass and let the candy harden. Add fresh mint to resemble rose leaves, and keep the bouquet chilled until it's time to give it to your sweetie.

[ via Family Fun magazine, February 2007 ]

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