I {Heart} You

I love surprising the littles with sweet afternoon treats.  This hot chocolate with a cool whip heart has been one of my go-tos for years now.  And, given the frigidly cold temps we’ve had this week, it was the perfect week for it.


It’s so simple and I do them for St. Patrick’s Day too!  Here’s how:

  1. Thaw your tub of cool whip in the fridge overnight.
  2. Stir in a few drops of food coloring.
  3. Line a 8×8″ square pan with parchment or foil.  Spoon in the colored cool whip.
  4. Refreeze.  Lift the parchment from the pan and use a cookie cutter slightly smaller than the size of your mug to cut the shapes.  If needed, use a knife to gently lift the shapes and slide on top of your hot chocolate.
  5. Easy peasy and SO yummy!

My littles also ADORE homemade pretzels.  And by “homemade”, I totally mean from a box mix.  I shaped them into hearts this week and found it even easier than trying to make a pretzel knot :-).

Now, speaking of hot chocolate and things I love, my new Keurig is right at the tippy top of my list.  Hello, lover.  More to come on that.


The baby is doing his Valentine exchange today, and John’s is Friday.  I think we are going to make a good, fancy din din at home Saturday night to celebrate.  I’m still trying to do decide if we invite the littles or relegate them to the upstairs :-)


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8 thoughts on “I {Heart} You

  1. LOVE those pretzels!
    Here is what you have to look forward to…MY HUSBAND AND I are being relegated to the upstairs so our oldest “little” can have a fancy dinner with his girlfriend!

  2. I totally just bought that coffee maker, thank you for the share! I have been looking for a new one for months & that sandy pearl is just divine!!! Mwah!!!

    1. I made them. I had planned to list in my etsy shop before Valentine’s Day but that didn’t happen. Hopefully by Christmas :-)

    1. I use two. One is Fleishmans (I’m sure I spelled that wrong) and the other is Aunty Anne’s. Both are at my Publix on the cake mix aisle.

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