Friday, February 18, 2011

New Take on Valentine's Day Bears

Happy belated Valentine's Day!  I got a great idea for my Valentine's Day treats this year from Bakerella.  She is best known for her cake pops and created the amazing book, Cake Pops.  I still have yet to buy it but it's on my list.  

They are actually very easy to make.  You bake any kind of cake in a 13x9 pan.  Once it has cooled down, cut it into 4 sections.  Take one section out, break it in half and rub together so that it crumbles up.  Repeat this until all of the cake is crumbled up.  Add 2 cups (1 tub) of frosting and mix together.

Shape into 1 1/2" balls and stick in the freezer for a little while to firm up.  Then shape into a peanut shape.  Take a large candy heart and press it into the cake to flatten out one side of the peanut shape.  See below for a picture of the cake.

Take the candy pop stick and dip it in the melted candy coating and stick about halfway into the cake.  Stick chocolate chips in for ears and a nose.  Then put in the refrigerator to firm up.  Melt the chocolate candy coating and dip the cake pops in straight down and straight back up.  Let the chocolate drip off the cake pop and put back in the refrigerator.  Once it has hardened, place the large candy heart on the stomach, two Hershey Kisses as legs, M&M's as arms, and use a black edible ink marker to draw the face, and wafer sprinkles for the pads on the feet.  They are as cute as can be!  Serve and enjoy!  No need to store them in the refrigerator.

Happy Valentine's Day!  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Until next time, keep baking!

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