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Valentine Lollipops

Ingredients

safflower oil
2 plastic 6-count lollipop mold (6-count)
8 ounces imported white chocolate
8 ounces imported bittersweet chocolate
12 lollipop sticks
12 red cellophane bags (optional)
12 gold ribbons (optional)

Directions

1. Lightly oil lollipop molds.
2. In small bowl set over saucepan of
3. simmering water, stir white chocolate just until melted and smooth.
4. Remove bowl from over water.
5. In another small bowl set over same saucepan of simmering water, stir bittersweet chocolate just until melted and smooth.
6. Cool chocolates slightly.
7. Drizzle small spoonful of white chocolate into bottom of each mold.
8. Drizzle small spoonful of bittersweet chocolate over.
9. Using toothpick, swirl chocolates slightly to marbleize. Repeat layering of chocolates and swirling until mold s are filled.
10. Insert lollipop sticks into groove in molds and rotate sticks to coat with chocolate. Gently tap molds on work surface to release air bubbles.
11. Refrigerate lollipops until very firm, at least 3 hours or overnight. Refrigerate cookie sheets until chilled.
12. Invert molds onto chilled cookie sheets.
13. Gently bend corners to release lollipops (it may be necessary to let molds stand 30 seconds and then repeat bending). If desired, insert each lollipop into cellophane bag and tie decoratively with ribbon.
14. (Lollipops can be prepared 3 days ahead. Cover tightly and keep refrigerated.)

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TIme Taken
20 minutes with 20 minutes of preparation

Number of Servings
12 servings

Radioactive Valentine Oatmeal

Ingredients

1/4 cup oats
1 tablespoon strawberry syrup
1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring

Directions

1. Take your oats and strawberry syrup ( you can also use strawberry ice cream topping syrup or flavoring) placing them in a microwave safe container.
2. Mix in the water evenly.
3. You can also mix in 1 tablespoons of marsh mallow creme for extra sweetness.
4. Once all of the ingredients are mixed in, the vanilla is optional, you will microwave it for about 1 minute and 20 seconds.
5. Be careful when you take it out because it will be HOT.
6. Enjoy it all by yourself or have your special subject ready for it.
7. As additional yummie dipping dishes or toppings I like are cool whip, cinnamon, or additional marsh mallow creme etc. Ice cream could work too.
8. You could also chill this for a summer snack.

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TIme Taken
5 minutes with 3 minutes of preparation

Number of Servings
1 serving

Valentine Rich Rolled Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup butter (yes, 2 sticks!)
2/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

Icing
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 pinch salt
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
water

Directions

1. Cream butter and sugar.
2. Beat in egg and flavoring.
3. Combine and add flour and salt.
4. Chill dough 3-4 hours.
5. Preheat oven to 350°F.
6. Roll thinly and cut.
7. Bake 8-10 minutes.
8. Ice with almond flavored icing.

TIme Taken
45 minutes with 15 minutes of preparation

Number of Servings
30 servings or 60 cookies

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