I have a treat to share with you all today!
My bloggy friend, Rhonda, from Abide at Home is popping by to share some kitcheny valentine fun with us! Rhonda and I both share passions for cooking, crafting, faith, and family, and I’m thrilled to introduce her to all of you! She’s sharing one recipe that I’m a total sucker for, and one that’s new to me (but not for long!)
I’m a huge fan of getting messy and creative in the kitchen with my kids, and so is Rhonda! These treats, however, are much less of a disaster for your kitchen than they are for your waistline! So without further ado…I give you Rhonda and her generously shared and easy-to-make Valentine yummies!
Hello everyone! I’m Rhonda and I blog over at Abide at Home! I’m so excited to get to fill in for Logan today and to get to share some sweet recipes from our family to you!!
Don’t you just think that Valentine’s Day and chocolate were just MADE for one another?!!!
Kind of like Christmas and peppermint….
Autumn and apple cider…..
Strawberries and the 4th of July….
Pizza and Friday night….(Oh, is that just MY family?!)
To me, finding ways to make homemade goodies with the kiddos for Valentine’s Day is a fun way to celebrate the season! What better way to express love between family than to have a goodie-making night?! Sounds like a great idea! Although, admittedly….any excuse to make sweet treats is a great idea in MY book!
Here are a couple of our family favorites! Both are kid-friendly (will need a bit of adult help, but there are still plenty of little jobs for the wee ones!)
If you haven’t heard of Oreo Balls or tasted them yet, let me just warn you……SO DELICIOUS. You may very well hurt yourself. I should probably go ahead and put a disclaimer…..something like, “Eating Oreo Balls has been proven to be highly addictive and may contribute to a five-pound weight gain over the course of one weekend of indulgence.” Or something like that! They’re THAT good. Mmmmm…….
Here’s the jist –
- One package classic Oreos (or store brand – no difference)
- One package cream cheese (softened)
- One package almond bark, or vanilla candy coating
Now – how to do it…..using a blender, food processor, or mixer, blend the ENTIRE package of Oreos along with the cream cheese. It will look gross. Not to worry.
Looks are deceiving!!
Roll the black gunk into small (walnut size or slightly larger) balls and lay out on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Stick in the freezer for an hour. Or twenty minutes. That’s up to you! Just until they get chilled enough to have some oomph to them.
Next melt your bark/candy coating. You can do this one of two ways: THE PERFECTIONIST WAY: Use a toothpick to pick up the little oreo balls and dip them in the candy coating, replacing them on the wax paper; or… THE KID-FRIENDLY WAY: Spoon/drizzle the candy coating over the top of the balls and be okay with the fact that they don’t look like they came out of a magazine. They will taste the same in the end!
Chill again for another twenty minutes. Or an hour.
Voila! Yummies are ready!!
And remember, it’s NOT our fault if you eat too many!! You can’t say that you weren’t warned!
This recipe may be new to your family! It’s fun and easy to do!
- One package wonton wrappers (found in the produce section)
- One package Hershey Kisses
- Oil for frying
- Powdered Sugar
Pour oil into a skillet and turn up to medium to medium-high heat. (I used an electric skillet at 375 degrees)
Allow the kiddos to remove the wrappings from the number of Kisses that you want to use.
To assemble the kisses, take a wonton wrapper, put a Kiss into the middle of it, brush the edges of the wrapper with water and seal, then press the edges downward.
Fry in hot oil for 2.5 minutes or until golden brown – remove and dust immediately with powdered sugar. (Forgive the picture – with hot oil, there was no time to get a better camera – iPhone had to do!)
Beautiful!! See the chocolaty insides! Mmmmm….! This could even be dessert on an Asian-themed dinner night! Now there’s an idea?! Also – you can add a small slice of banana or strawberry in the wrapper too, to change things up a bit!
Regardless of whether you make these recipes or a whole different set, take time to cook with your kids – they love to help and they love the opportunity to participate in meal preparation! What a great way to bond together. And hey, if you get icky Oreo batter on the floor – you can blame it on the baby!
Thanks Rhonda so much for sharing! I am really excited to make the wonton kisses myself (never done those before!) Imagine the possibilities too…I’m seeing these also wrapping up mini Reeses cups, Rolo caramel candies, regular caramels….yummers! And when like me, after one night you’ll need to get these things out of your house to promote greater willpower, you can always grab a cute little asian styled box or gift bag and take some treats to a friend or neighbor for Valentines Day! Happy cooking!