Valentine’s Day is already next week! Conversation hearts are one of the most popular candies associated with the holiday. While they are great to snack on and have a ton of cute sayings, you can also utilize them in your Valentine’s Day baking.
Need treat for children to take to school? Make conversation heart cookie pops. These cookies involve baking heart shaped cut-out cookies, covering them in icing and then decorating them with crushed and whole conversation hearts. The fun part about the recipe is that they are on sticks. You can package them all individually and hand out with cards or make a fun heart pop bouquet by filling a vase with beads, colored rocks, rice, or candy and placing the cookie pops into the vase like you would a flower.
If you want something quick and easy make conversation heart bark. Traditionally bark is melted chocolate with add-ins like nuts and dried fruit but this bark has a little twist. The base is white chocolate and Rice Krispies and is then topped with bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate, and of course, conversation hearts.
Don’t want to use actual conversation heart candies in the baked goods? If you would rather use the conversation hearts as a snack and inspiration then conversation heart cheesecakes are the way to go. These individual cheesecakes are made in a heart silicone mold and are the perfect way to send a personal message to someone you love. With a little added food coloring the cheesecakes look just like conversation heart candies.
Whether you use conversation hearts whole, crushed, or merely inspiration, be sure to make conversation hearts as part of your Valentine’s Day baking!
Pick up the perfect Valentine’s Day baking supplies at the following Madison area locations:
• Vanilla Bean: 6805 Odana Rd. in Madison WI
• Michael’s: 4271 Lein Rd. in Madison WI
• Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft: 6741 Odana Rd in Madison WI and 2021 Zeier Rd. in Madison WI