The Partiologist

Ice Wine Truffles!

A few years ago I had the pleasure of traveling to beautiful Victoria Island, Canada.  One of the things I remember the most is seeing Ice Wine in just about everything... teas, hard candy and chocolate to name a few.

After returning home, I decided to do a little research and see if I could find a bottle of Ice Wine and make my own Ice Wine Truffles.  It wasn't easy finding the Ice Wine, but when I set my mind to do something, I don't stop.  The first thing that came to mind while making the truffles, was how to display them.  They were too special to line up on a tray, in a candy wrapper.  Immediately it came to me, a cluster of grapes!
 
Ice Wine Truffles
 

Send Love and Rice Krispies!

Most of my shopping experiences end up with me coming home with everything except what I went to buy in the first place.  I don't know, maybe you could say I'm easily distracted by all the cute stuff I see in the Valentine isle.  If people didn't think it was weird, I would totally make myself a Valentine box and wait for it to be filled with sweet little notes.  I realize if I did that, it would sit in my kitchen empty and there would be no class party.
 
I tried to stay away from all the Valentine cuteness, but it eventually got the best of me.  Hello Target's Dollar Spot!  They put it right in the front of the store for people like me...those that can't walk past it.  Truthfully, if they put it in the back of the store, I would find it.  I was amazed how many people didn't even stop to take a look.  I'm like...really, did you just walk right on by without even taking a glance?  I took more than a glance and came home with adorable 3D stickers.  Then I made treats to match.

Rice Krispie Treats
 

Cake Pops and More...

Today I wanted to share several beautiful creations, however, it was one of those days.  Of everything I created, I couldn't pick a favorite.  I didn't really love anything, in fact I didn't even like anything.  But when I went to add the cake pop photo to my blog, they just made me smile.  Keep reading.
 
Valentine Cake Pops
 

Heart & Arrow Chocolate Truffles!

Do you get your steps in everyday?  I try, but without a fit bit, I just hope for the best.  Everyone is always taking about getting their steps in...everyone meaning my daughter.  Anyway, after a quick trip to Target, I decided to walk to my next destination, several blocks away just to get my steps in.  It just so happened, I walked right past Party City and really, I couldn't get past the front door without going in.  I am The Partiologist after all.  I almost got out of there without a purchase, but then I found the little picks.
 
Oh, I'm sure you've seen them a hundred times one way or another, it was this way that had me making a purchase.
 
Heart & Arrow Truffles
 

Chocolate Covered Caramel Marshmallow Hearts!

Did you know you can buy a GIANT marshmallow?  Like bigger than any marshmallow you've ever seen?  You're probably wondering why anyone would want to buy one.  Not me, because I'm the one who sees a gazillion ways to use it.  But I was hesitant...would it even taste good? And I am happy to report, YES it tastes great!  And tastes GREAT-ER when topped with caramel and covered in chocolate.

Chocolate Covered Caramel Marshmallow Hearts!

Mini Hershey Kiss Cookies!

When I bought the little Hershey Kiss cookie cutter, I couldn't wait to use it.  But, like I've said before, Valentine's Day comes and goes and the little cutter gets packed away until next year.  Here it is, not even February and I've already made the little chocolate cookies. 
 
Then I took it one step further and packaged them just like the original Hershey Kisses.
 
Mini Chocolate Hershey Kiss Cookies
 

Lace Valentine Cookies!

Do you want to impress your Valentine?  I'm here to tell you, you can!  Would you believe no intricate piping is involved?  As you probably already know, I love the chocolate cookies I've been making and I really, really LOVE these cookies.  So simple, yet so elegant.
 
Lace Valentine Cookies


Hugs & Kisses Tic Tac Toe!

Who wants to play a game?  If it involves chocolate, count me in.  Actually, I don't think there are many games involving chocolate, so I thought it would be fun to make and give Hershey Kiss Tic Tac Toe Valentines this year.  Are you in?

Hugs & Kisses Tic Tac Toe!

French Kisses!

Bonjour! Wouldn't it be so exciting for me to be sending a blog post from France?  Because I'm not expecting European travel to happen any time soon, I decided to send French Kisses.  It all started when I got my new Eifel Tower and Poodle cookie cutters.
 
French Kisses
 

XOX Valentine Cookies with Video!

I'm on a roll... a chocolate sugar cookie roll.  It's my new love, I can't stop making chocolate sugar cookies and I can't stop eating them!  It's the perfect cookie for Valentine's Day, right?  I made XOX cookies to show you the love.
 
XOX Valentine Cookies!
 

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