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You’ve got my {Sweet}Heart!

Valentine's Rice Crispy Treats by Miss Renaissance Valentine's Rice Crispy Treats by Miss Renaissance Valentine's Rice Crispy Treats by Miss Renaissance Valentine's Rice Crispy Treats by Miss Renaissance

As promised, the last post for these next few weeks is a sweet Valentine’s Treat! I couldn’t bear leaving you all for vacation without at least one Valentine’s Recipe/DIY idea!! These rice crispy treats are just as simple to make as the regular ones. All you need in addition is some red food coloring & a heart-shaped cookie cutter.

To be exact, I used 2 tbsp of butter & melted it in a pot on medium heat. Then I added 2.5 cups of mini marshmallows and let the mixture melt. When melted, I added 3 drops of red food coloring and combined the mixture with a spatula. Then I added 4 cups of Rice Crispies and combined everything (really well!) with a wooden spoon. Last, I spread the mixture into a small baking dish (about 9 x9 inches), pushed in down evenly, and let it cool. Once cool, all you need to do is cut out the hearts with your cookie cutter – Voila! SO easy & cute, right? To amp things up even more, you could individually wrap these hearts in gift bags with a custom written Love Note! Now if that’s not sweet & lovely then I just don’t know….


{All images by Miss Renaissance.}


A {Sweet} Ticket


Wow!! Talk about Chocolate Heaven!! As you can see, I’ve been having a blast with this little Choco-inspired photo shoot. Yesterday (and part of this morning) I transformed part of my house into a set – complete with props and accessories – and took way too many pictures of these yummy & decadent chocolate treats from The Ticket Kitchen.

Before I go any further, let me briefly preface this: I am an absolutely independent (The Ticket Kitchen knows nothing of my obsession…) fan of their innovative and delicious products! They neither pay me for this post nor do I get any kind of discounts with them. I simply feel that this Female-owned company deserves mad props for doing what they’re doing!

Anyhoo….with Valentine’s Day almost upon us, I decided to go ahead and give myself an excuse to order pretty much every Hot Coco Stick flavor they currently offer and inspire you all to maybe give it a try sometime, too. Their flavors run the gamut from simple & creamy French Milk Truffle, to daring & spicy Chili Dark Chocolate. The Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate is my current favorite. You can order any flavor in single-serving sticks, get a sweet little “Serving for Two”, which also includes homemade marshmallows to add to your hot coco, or you can go all the way and order a larger variety pack. Their simple, and eco-friendly packaging is beautiful – these little boxes are perfect gifts for chocolate lovers dontcha think?!


{All Pictures by Miss Renaissance.}


A {Red Velvet} Kind of Day


Oh, Red Velvet….who doesn’t love the taste, color, and general awesomeness of a Red Velvet Cake or Cupcake with a perfectly smooth & sweet Cream Cheese Frosting to make each bite heavenly?! You know what’s even better than all of that?? Enter the Red Velvet Whoopie! Whoopies are the new Cupcakes – just you wait and see! I had a lot of fun making these little lovers. In the spirit of Valentine’s Season I decided to take the Whoopie to a lovely new level and give it a heart shape. Now please excuse me while I devour a few more of these before they’re gone…(recipe here.)


{All Photos By Miss Renaissance.}