Valentine’s Day is next Thursday and we thought we’d share a little love. We have lots of fun Valentine’s Day sweet ideas for the blog today. First up….Hyperion has offered a copy of my book, Sweet Designs, to 10 lucky winners. The book is filled with 175 sweet recipes and crafty ideas to make throughout the year and there are plenty ideas for Valentine’s Day! You can get a peek at the book if you click here. Scroll down for the contest details below. We’re also sharing my pink Meringue Kisses recipe, a free printable for chocolate bar wrappers, and a very fun Valentine’s Day check-list. Scroll on down to check it all out! Enjoy. xoxo
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Free Candy Bar Wrapper Printable – Feel free to download and print out our chocolate bar wrapper printable here to dress up a treat for a loved one!
Meringue Kisses Recipe – A Great Treat for Valentine’s Day….
Makes 24 Kisses
Ingredients:4 large egg whites 1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar 1 cup granulated sugar Pink food coloring gel
1. Adjust the oven rack to the middle position and preheat the oven to 175° Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine the egg whites and Cream of Tartar and whisk on medium-high speed until peaks form, about 2 minutes. Increase speed to high and add sugar gradually. Continue to whisk until the meringue is glossy and forms stiff peaks, about 2 minutes. Whisk in a drop of pink food coloring, or as much as needed to turn the meringue pale pink.
3. Transfer the meringue to a pastry bag or resealable plastic bag fitted with a small star tip (Wilton Star Tip #22). Pipe 12 kisses, each about 1 1/2 inches wide at the base and 2 inches high, onto the prepared baking sheet. Pipe them 2 inches apart.
4. Bake until crisp but still pale pink, about 2 1/2 hours. Do not let the meringues brown. Transfer the pan to a wire rack to let meringues cool completely.
Rules for the Book Giveaway Contest
Ten readers will receive a copy of Sweet Designs. In order to win, you must comment below what dessert you will be making for Valentine’s Day. The 10 commenters who we think give the most original dessert ideas will win. Only one comment per household. Contest ends on Monday, February 11th at midnight Eastern Time. Winner will be contacted via email and will need to respond with requested information within 48 hours or an alternate winner will be chosen. Amy Atlas Events, LLC and the sponsor reserves the right to cancel or end the contest at any time. Please feel free to share the contest with friends on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.