Friday, February 12, 2010

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Sweeties

((Countdown to Valentine’s Day-3 days))

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The day for all things love--

hearts, teddy bears, flowers, diamonds,

and of course sweet treats!

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If your not going out to eat for Valentine’s Day, why not put together a romantic dinner at home? Find ideas here and here! It’s almost more fun to cook together anyway :-)

Even if your not celebrating Valentine’s, use it as an excuse to whip up some fun holiday treats! I usually come up with cookies/baked goods/etc. around things that are on sale. That’s what I did with today’s treat!!

Who said cute and delicious goodies have to break the bank—not me!

  • Cake mix= $0.84
  • Valentine’s M&M’s= $2.69
  • 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips= $1.79

TOTAL for 28 cookies=$5.32

1 cookie=0.19

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Sweeties

--Makes approximately 28 cookies--

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Ingredients:

  • 1 box Pillsbury strawberry cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 c vegetable oil
  • 1 bag Valentine’s M&M’s
  • 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Pink granular sprinkles, optional

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Meanwhile, mix cake mix, 2 eggs and oil together thoroughly until mixed.

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  • Roll into 1-inch balls and place 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 9-11 minutes—do not let edges brown.

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  • Let cool completely—1 hour.
  • Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips in a double boiler on stove or in a microwave safe bowl for 2 min and stirring every 30 seconds to prevent burning.
  • Carefully dip one half of each cookie into chocolate and shake of excess. Place on tinfoil and shake sprinkles if using. Then place 3 different colored M&M’s evenly across the chocolate coated side. Let cool completely—2 hours.

Side note: I dipped about 4 cookies at a time before adding sprinkles and M&Ms.

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Stay tuned for another festive treat I created tomorrow!

9 comments:

Jenny said...

aw girlfriend, you would be the best valentine EVER! these cookies are so precious :)

Krista said...

Those look great! Too bad I didn't know about this recipe yesterday or I would've made the cookies for our office get together today!

Nutritious is Delicious said...

OMG! You have the cutest blog! And I want one of those cookies so bad! :D

Tanya said...

Looks like you're looking forward to V-day :-)

Nicole, RD said...

Those are so pretty! And, simple enough...score! Saving this recipe for sure! You know I'm a lover of your cookie recipes considering I made ALL the Christmas ones you posted! :)

Kim said...

Those are some of the prettiest little cookies I've ever seen! I love them:D

Fashion Meets Food said...

Hello! I just found your blog! Those cookies are too cute, and look absolutely fabulous! I may have to try them out!

Anonymous said...

What a great resource!

AnickH said...

such a cute idea