Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Take a "Pizza" My Heart Valentine's Day Sweet Treats

A Valentine's Day Inspired Sweet Treat Idea

 Who doesn't love Pizza?
With all the craziness going on this year, I think February is the perfect month to focus on love and fun and things we love to have fun with-- like making desserts.
Personally, I'm not a great cook. I mean, I can whip up a dinner meal and grill, bake, cook, saute and smother meat and veggies any day, but nothing that tastes particularly ground-breaking.
I can, however, come up with sweet treats to make everybody smile. And I think that's what these candy pizzas can do, especially if you want to let someone know their love takes a "Pizza" your heart!

These may look a bit time-consuming but they're not!
They are home-made Rice Krispy treats cut into circles, which is probably the step that takes longest to complete. And I don't mean cutting the Rice Krispy treats, since that's easily done with a cookie cutter, I mean actually making them from scratch although in reality, that only takes about 15 minutes. Find an easy recipe here.

The rice cereal treats are topped with a layer of Fruit Roll-Up (cut into a smaller circle). Tip: Since Fruit Roll-Ups can get really soft, take them out of their packaging, extend them on a plate and refrigerate for a few minutes. This will help avoid a mess and cut out the circles much faster with a pair of scissors.

Top the Fruit Roll-Up or, ahem, marinara sauce, with shaved coconut and/or shaved white candy melts which you can make with a grater to look like cheese and top off with M&Ms, sprinkles and gummy bear bits.

Aren't they cute? Best of all, they're super-duper yummy.
Personal recommendation: limit one per child...hehe.
I hope everyone enjoys a Fabulous February!

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