My Momma is very creative.
As a Special Education teacher for decades, she used her talents daily by employing unconventional teaching methods to make the curriculum fun and easily digestible.
Her creativity extended into our home and it was those quirky, fun, and unusual moments from my childhood that I treasure - like when she made giant "Hershey Kisses."
Kisses have such an iconic shape and even their name suggest love and affection - perfect for Valentine's Day.
Momma sent me with these treats as my class Valentines one year. They were a hit. I mean, how could a kid (and by "a kid", I mean "I") not want a tennis ball sized "Kiss"?
What happens when you combine Cocoa Puffs and Rice Krispie treats? You've done the near impossible by elevating marshmallow treats to new heights, your kiddo is the class hero, and you get the "Coolest Mom of the Year" award.
And Moms, you know it's easier to get an Oscar than it is to get the coveted "CMY" award.
You can write or print out cute little tags to have sticking out the top.
These are not healthy but let's face it, Valentine's Day is not the holiday for the health conscience.
1 10oz. bag Marshmallows
1/4c. Butter + more for buttering of hands
11.8 oz. box of Cocoa Puffs
Tin Foil (it will make your life much easier if you use the pre-cut kind already laid out)
Funnel, Sprayed with Cooking Spray
Melt marshmallows and butter in a heavy bottomed pot over low heat. Stir frequently.
Once they have come together into a smooth pasty goo, throw in the cereal.
Stir to combine.
Take off any rings and BUTTER YOUR HANDS. This is a very important step because this stuff is STIIIIIICKY.
Take your funnel and squash a good handful of the mixture into it to give it shape.
Tap it out onto a piece of the foil and wrap to look like a Hershey kiss.
Hang the tag out of the top of the foil.
I managed to get 15 out of a batch with my funnel. Depending on the size of funnel used, you may get more or less than that.
Please also visit my fellow foodies' sites to see their delectable Valentine's Day desserts or you can also follow us with the hashtag #foodelicious on Pinterest and Twitter.
Mooshu Jenne - Blood Orange Panna Cotta
Call Me PMC - Red Velvet Cookie Dough Truffles
The Baking Fairy - Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes for Two
Homegrown & Healthy - Valentine's Day Chocolate Hand Pies
Pary Moppins - Valentine's Kisses
Savvy In The Kitchen - Nutella Cheesecake Bars
A Conquered Mess - White Chocolate Raspberry Bark
Little Family Adventure - Strawberry Soup
Life a Little Brighter - Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart
Bespangled Jewelry - Valentine's Day Strawberry Brownie
Temping Thyme - Special K Bars
This is part of FPT.