Monday, January 21, 2013

Little Sweethots


Greta and I have this thing where we talk to one other in funny voices. It usually starts with me being a little goofy and singing "Max & Ruby" or saying something like, "Try again, Sweetheart..." in a silly voice that I know will get her attention. The great thing about Greta is she doesn't miss a beat - she takes on the same silly voice and picks up the same ridiculous facial expressions - and we sometimes end up talking or singing that way for the rest of the afternoon!


"Try again, Sweetheart" has become one of our favorite things to say to one another...and taking on the voice of an old gangster has become our favorite way to say it! Can you hear it? If you say it just right, it sounds a little like..... sweethot!

 
And that's the story of how these little treats got their name :)

I've actually had the ingredients for these sitting on my counter for months... I just never got around to making the green Christmas wreaths I had in mind. So... with Valentine's Day just around the corner, I swapped the green food coloring for red, pulled out my heart molds, and got to work!


Greta helped me...which worked especially well since the majority of the recipe is just melting and stirring!


I decided to use these cute little heart molds instead of a cookie cutter (I tried both ways and found that the molds were much easier!)


So quick and easy - we had 24 tasty little treats in a matter of minutes. When Jorden came into the kitchen, he took one look at them and said, "You have GOT to stop making those!" because, of course, they're too good to resist :) 


All I said was, "Love you.....Sweethot."   :)





p.s. For those of you keeping track of my "Sweet Kindle Fire" themed posts, I'll have you know this one is both sweet and fire-hot...... :)


Little Sweethots
10 oz. bag marshmallows
1 stick butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. almond extract 
1 tsp. red food coloring
4 cups cornflakes
1/8 cup cinnamon red hots
1 set of heart molds

Melt marshmallows and butter in large saucepan over low heat. Mix in flavorings and food coloring. Add cornflakes and stir until coated. Add red hots.

Using buttered hands, press mixture into heart molds and let set momentarily; remove from molds and place on wax paper.

Makes 2 dozen.




Thanks for taking a peek inside my Lemon Tree Dwelling!
I hope you feel right at home :)
-Cathy

16 comments :

  1. With her bright pink sweatshirt decorated with the sparkly heart, Greta looks like quite a little "sweethot" herself.

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    1. Awwwwww...she'll get a kick out of that - especially if I use the voice :)

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  2. love these! and I have a Greta too (great name!)

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    1. Oh I love Greta...and I don't hear it too often! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment! :)

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  3. Your silicone Wilton mold is on my wish list! I have the larger one and have been using it nor for food, but to make solid sugar scrubs and lotion bars!

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    1. Oh nice!! Great use for it...the small one is perfect for bite-size treats - I actually found mine at a thrift store!

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  4. What a great idea! They are so cute, just like your precious Greta! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. :)

    hugs
    kathy

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  5. So cute! These look so yummy! Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party!

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  6. What a lovely idea and presentation!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - see you there again next week with more deliciousness :)

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  7. Congratulations! You've been featured on this week's Martha Mondays! :) Swing by to pick up a "Featured" button and do a little bragging! :)

    http://www.watchoutmartha.net/2013/01/martha-mondays-features_28.html

    Amanda
    www.watchoutmartha.net

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  8. I love red hots! Might have to give these a try :)

    I hope you'll link up at Off the Hook!

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  9. Do you have any instructions on what to do if you don't have any clean pans to melt the butter and marshmallows in?

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    1. Ooops! Nevermind! I found one buried in the back of my cupboard :)

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