Monday, February 14, 2011

It's Amore!

I miss the days of picking out the perfect valentine for the crush in the class, hoping its message wasn't too obvious or too friendly, and cutting out the bonus cards on the back of the box for the teacher or the girl you didn't really want to give the card too because the ones on the back were hard to cut out!

So this year I decided to bring a little old school to the office with some valentine's and peppermint patties. Enjoy.

Mix powdered sugar, condensed milk, peppermint extract, and food coloring in blender. Shape into balls.

Press down with fingers or use bottom of drinking glass to flatten.

Melt chocolate chips in double boiler or use melting chocolate and melt in double boiler or microwave.

While chocolate melts, consider dipping into your own v-day dinner dessert, cakeballs from Patty's Cakes.
Dip patties into chocolate, let harden.
Artfully, or not so artfully, decorate with contrasting melting chocolate.

Just like the aforementioned valentine selection, choose the right valentine for the right person, especially in the office. And the right sweet treat-like Oreo's for the vegan friend.

Happy Valentine's Day!