Here are a few more tips for using Valentine’s Day leftovers or saving at after Valentine’s Day sales:
You can cut out the pictures and hearts from leftover Valentine cards to glue to packages wrapped in tissue paper. I use them when I write letters to my grandkids and cut out parts of the card and glue to my letter.
Hershey’s – KissesOne year Tawra found several bags of Hershey’s Kisses for almost free. She stocked up on them, buying bags and bags of them. Her family couldn’t eat that much candy but the leftover Valentine’s candy worked great in place of chocolate chips for recipes like chocolate chip cookies, pancakes, cakes or anything else that calls for the addition of chocolate.
Conversation Hearts -If you are planning a wedding then think of buying and using some conversation hearts (you know the candies that say be mine and I luv you) for part of your decorations. Place them in clear containers with candles, scatter them on tables in place of confetti, glue them on almost anything. These would also be fun to use on a cake or for games at a bridal shower.
Red Hots – These are great used in tea, applesauce or mix with peanuts for a different snack.
Chocolate – This can be used of course chopped and replacing chocolate chips in cookies and deserts.
Misc. -Any other types of candy can be chopped or add to a almond bark or sprinkled on cupcakes and cakes.
Don’t forget to add them to milk shakes to make your own blizzard.
To be honest I don’t do many of these things because candy in my house lasts a micro second and we never have leftovers but it is nice to have a list in case some day I might. :-D
-Tawra and Jill