I’ve seen so many cute treats for Valentine’s Day – from cake pops and cookies, to elaborate cakes.
But I needed something NOW.
Something that I could whip up fast that will stay fresh for at least a couple days and something that will hold up when being shipped in mini flower pots… Just stick with me, it will all make sense.
I call this stuff Heart Munch… thanks to Crazy for Crust who originally hummed up the name “heart munch”… cute, isn’t it?!
Here’s what you will need – and if you have anything else you want to add in – go for it!
- 1 (16 oz.) package Vanilla CANDIQUIK Coating
- 4 cups mini pretzel twists
- 2 (16 oz.) packages Chocolate CANDIQUIK Coating
- ½ of a (12.8 oz.) box Rice Chex cereal
- ¾ cup salted cocktail peanuts
- ½ cup raisins
- 1 cup M&M's
- ½ cup mini marshmallows
- Prepare dipped pretzels first by melting 1 package of Chocolate CANDIQUIK Coating and Vanilla CANDIQUIK Coating according to the package directions.
- Dip 2 cups of the mini pretzels in the vanilla coating and the remaining 2 cups in the chocolate coating; place on wax paper to dry.
- Place the cereal, peanuts, and raisins in a large bowl.
- Melt the remaining package of Chocolate CANDIQUIK Coating and pour directly on top of the cereal mixture. Quickly fold chocolate in with the mixture and pour onto a large sheet of wax paper, spreading into a thin layer. Let dry.
- Once set, break the cereal mixture into small pieces and toss in a large bowl with coated pretzels, marshmallows and M&M's.
Dip your pretzels first. They look prettier this way.
I love these personalized M & M’s.
“Dip it Good, LHF Luvs U, Dippin’ Pals, Melting Hearts, and Miss CandiQuik”
To package these into cute little gift bags:
Purchase some clear gift bags and then I used labels (again, needed something fast) for my gift tags.
Feel free to use these labels. I used 3M I.D. Labels (2″ x 2 5/8″) 7300-B (same size as Avery 6572). Or you could print them on cardstock and cut out.
You can print them -> Heart Munch Labels
Then I placed these cute little treat bags in these flower pots.
I purchased these from Oriental Trading Co. (they are really cute, you can design your own flower pot and they were only a little over $1 each).
And of course with flower pots, you must have flowers…so I made sure there was a packet of seeds in each.
Here are the other flower pot designs I used… you can download and print them if you like: Flower Pot Template (3) – make sure you are printing on a 12×18 sheet if using this template. If you wish to print on normal (8.5 x 11) sized paper, use these: Flower Pots 1, Flower Pots 2, and Flower Pots 3
Here are a few free printable Valentines as well.
To print, please use the links below:
Ohh and if you happen to stop by Target, they brought back these adorable little mailboxes (I used these for Valentine’s last year)… they are ONE DOLLAR and super cute. I simply printed some cute little stickers and personalized mine… just another idea!
Happy Valentine’s Day!