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:
subway art valentine card (designed by ‘designs by cp‘)
‘sending some love your way’ valentine card (designed by Ink Tree Press)
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!
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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
Oh YUM! Those pretzels look to die for. I love your tags!
Sarah @ Candiquik says
Thank you Dorothy! Such a cute name for a party mix – thanks for the inspiration
Thanks for your sweet comments on at Dwell on Joy! I also have a link party on Friday’s if you would like to share any of your projects! And…thanks for the Candiquik tip…I’ve never seen it in the store or maybe I always get distracted by the almond bark I’ll look hard next time and try it, thanks for the tip!
Sarah @ Candiquik says
Another Sarah! And yes, I’ll be sure to check out your link party on Friday’s! Yea – the almond bark is great too (same manufacturer), but the CandiQuik is just an alternative and a higher quality candy coating – it has more refined sugars, all natural ingredients, more cocoa and milk products – you should be able to taste the difference
Looking forward to Friday & thanks for stopping by!
I definitely need to try this out!! I tried clicking on the 20% off for the M&M’s but nothing came up. Does that mean I missed out?
Sarah @ Candiquik says
Hi Maysem! Thanks for stopping by! Try entering this promo code at checkout: LUVBIRDS (20% off of $30 or more). Act fast though, expires 2/13/12
What a cute bag of popcorn…and I love it in the decorated mailbox!!! Thanks for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesday!!!