Spreading the Love
I grew up in a house where Valentine's Day was just as important as any other holiday. It was always the best excuse for my father to bring home flowers for my mother and me. We would all exchange chocolates and little gifts. When we adopted my sister in 2002, we found out her birthday was also on Valentine's day, making the holiday that much more special.
I enjoy making the most of Valentine's Day, so I braved the cold last weekend after the big storm hit Boston. I trekked out with my lovely roommate to capture the beauty of the fresh snow paired with some Studdly Valentine's Day promos. Although I already ran one sale for the holiday, I decided to add an extra one because I love you all, and this holiday, so much. Use code "BeMine" tomorrow for $5 off any order above $25.
Once I was back in my warm apartment, I whipped up a batch of these bad boys:
Each year, I would spend time making valentines and treats for all my best friends. My newest tradition, since 2013, has been Valentine-themed homemade Reese's Cups.
They've been a hit and it's a pleasant surprise to see how much people appreciate them. It's those little acts that can really turn around someone's Valentine's Day. PLUS, they're super easy to make. All you need is a microwave, a fridge, and 5 ingredients:
- dark chocolate
- peanut butter
- powdered sugar
- valentines sprinkles
- mini cupcake papers
The process is simple. Lay out the mini cupcake papers. Melt the chocolate. Pour a layer of chocolate on the bottom of each paper. Refrigerate until hardened. Use a small bowl to incorporate the powdered sugar into the peanut butter. Just keep adding sugar until it is no longer sticky. Roll small, blueberry-sized, peanut butter balls to place over the first layer of chocolate, leaving room around the edges for more chocolate. Melt more chocolate and fill the remaining spaces of the cup around the peanut butter with it. Add the sprinkles (while still melted) and refrigerate until hardened.
These little treats are sure to spread the love. Happy Valentine's Day!