, Valentine’s Day for Kids, Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, and it’s always a nice excuse to eat chocolate (if we needed an excuse :)!

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I’ve made these chocolate caramels around Christmas time, and packaged them up so prettily,

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but they’re perfect for Valentine’s Day as well, and they are so easy and quick to make with only two ingredients!

, Valentine’s Day for Kids, For slightly more detailed instructions see my post here, but all you do to make these treats, is to melt 1/4 milk or semi sweet chocolate chips (I like using the mini ones), and stir till their nice and smooth. 30 seconds in the microwave is usually enough.

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Then for each 1/4 cup of  chocolate chips, use 6 caramels, and soften them for about 10 seconds in the microwave, then roll them around in the melted chocolate till they are covered,

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and lay them on wax paper or parchment paper to harden for about two hours.

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You can wrap them in colored foil, or put them in these little baking cups found in the baking aisle of the grocery.

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I picked up some cute little decor items from the dollar section at Target to make serving them even more festive for Valentine’s Day!

, Valentine’s Day for Kids, Here’s what they look like inside, yummy!

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Another fun idea for Lego lovers, is these cute silicone molds that can be purchased on Amazon.

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I bought some months ago, and decided this was the perfect time to use them. They were a cinch to use and clean!
I simply melted chocolate chips and also a few colored candy melts that I had on hand in the cupboard, poured the melted chips into the molds,

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and after letting them harden in the refrigerator for a little while, out came these charming fellows!

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My kids were thrilled, and I think even my husband liked them!  🙂

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A few weeks ago, my husband brought home some cupcakes from the grocery store, and they had these cute little plastic heart rings on them as toppers, and since I hated to just throw them away, I came up with a couple of ideas to reuse them.

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I found some foam flowers in my craft supplies stash, and used a hot glue gun to secure them to the tops of the ring to make pretty accessories for my daughter.

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For my youngest son, I raided his Lego stash, and found a small square piece that he could attach other little Legos too,

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and secured it to the heart ring with my hot glue gun.

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I thought both options turned out so cute!

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(Of course with little ones that may put things in their mouth, you would have to be careful!)

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For very little expense you can have some cute and fun Valentine’s options for the kiddos!

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Hope this gives you some fun ideas!!! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Blessings, Margo

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