Place a chocolate kiss in the center of a wonton wrapper. (Keep remaining wrappers covered with a damp cloth or paper towel until ready to use.)
Moisten all four corner edges of the wonton wrappers with water; pinch corners together over candy kiss and press to seal. Repeat. In a large skillet, heat 1 inch of oil to 375 degrees F.
Fry wontons on their sides for about two to three minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels and dust with sugar.
Source: Found these at Taste of Home a couple of months ago and had forgotten about them until just now looking up Valentine recipes in my recipe file folder.
By Deeli from Richland, WA
Note: To toast almonds, heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread almonds in thin layer in shallow baking pan. Bake 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light golden brown; cool.
By Carolyn from E Northport, NY
Note: Cherry is the best, but you can use any pre-made canned pie filler you like.
Open the defrosted Cool Whip, and can of cherry pie filling. Tear the cake into bite size pieces.
Place a layer of cake pieces in the bottom of the pan. Layer this with the pie filling and Cool Whip, spooning a tablespoon dollop of pie filling and right beside it a dollop of Cool Whip.
After each cake/filling layer, tap the pan on the counter top to "pack" the ingredients down. Continue layering till the pan is full.
The top will look attractive enough, but you can spread more Cool Whip and decorate with single cherries if you want. Refrigerate covered at least 2 hours after making, as it needs to set up.
Chocolate IS Valentine's Day
Stir in chocolate pieces until melted. Add marshmallow creme, nuts and vanilla. Beat until well blended. Pour into a greased 13-by-9-inch pan.
Cool at room temperature. Cut into squares. Makes 3 pounds.
Spread evenly into wax-paper-lined 8-inch square pan. Chill 2 hours or until firm.
Turn fudge onto cutting board; peel off paper and cut into squares. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.
Combine 1/2 cup margarine and chocolate chips in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir occasionally until melted and smooth. Spread over peanut butter mixture. Let cool completely before cutting into bars.
Check out my article on ThriftyFun about recycling tins. Add some red or pink paint and decoupage a great picture on the top and you are all set for making Valentine's Day sweet and memorable.
By Debra Frick
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. In a bowl, stir the flour and baking powder together. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar and mix well. Add the egg, milk, and vanilla and mix again. Add the flour and baking powder to the mixture gradually.
Flatten the dough, cover it in plastic and chill it in the refrigerator for about two hours. Take the dough out of the fridge, and roll it out on a lightly floured surface until it is about 1/4-inch thick.
Cut out hearts or other shapes with cookie cutters. Place the shaped dough on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until very light golden brown. Let cool. Use your favorite icing and sprinkles, chocolate chips, etc. that you like.
Source: Passed on to me from my mother in law many years ago.
By bobbie g from Rockwall, TX
Put 12 ice cubes in a punch bowl. Pour in the grape juice, orange juice and ginger ale. Add the sugar and mix very well. Peel and slice the oranges. Remove all seeds. Float the orange slices in the punch bowl.
Bake 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in the pan. In a small bowl, melt coarsely chopped chocolate in the milk; let cool slightly. Invert cake onto platter when cool and spread with melted chocolate
Source: Recipe clipped long ago from a Cosmopolitan magazine
Cook eggs, butter and sugar in a double boiler for 2 minutes. Then cool and add pineapple and pecans. In a 9x13 inch pan, place half of the graham crackers. Pour cooled mixture over and place another layer of crackers on top. Over all, pour prepared strawberry gelatin, which is beginning to thicken. Put in refrigerator to set. When ready, add a layer of whipped cream or Dream Whip.
By Robin from Washington, IA
Decorate with a little whipped cream (use food coloring if it's homemade) and cake glitter. Serve immediately.
What kind of chocolate do you use in the giant kisses made with a funnel?
Carol from Fairview, TN
By Robin from Washington, IA