Smarties Valentine’s Day Treats! #Cbias #IAmaSmartie

Growing up my mom always made Valentine’s Day a big deal.  One reason was because my sister was born on a V-day… the other reason is because she just loved any reason to dote on her girls! I am no different.

Smarties Mini Parfaits {Recipe Below}

Now that I have 3 little girls of my own I love making memories with them just like my mom did with me.

My mom would always have several gifts with candy wrapped and waiting for us when we got up on Valentine’s day… one of the things that I remember being in there were the Smarties Love Hearts!!!  I just love Smarties… they are the perfect blend between sour and sweet!  The white ones are my absolute favorite, but they are all great!  Smarties are certainly one of my favorite candy treats and I wanted to share with you two ways you can serve them this Valentine’s Day.

Isn’t this adorable?  I went for the “nerdy glasses” for this one.  “snort”  :)  They are super easy to make… and the best part is inside each heart is filled with Smarties! I know my kiddos are going to love these!
What you will need: 
1 roll of Smarties Love Hearts
Construction/ scrapbook paper:  I used 1 sheet pink and 1 sheet black
masking tape
black marker
printer
tape
sewing machine or stapler
First print this Smarties roll out: Just save to your computer then open and print.
Next make 4 hearts about 3 inches wide of the pink for the “pouches”  and 2 slightly bigger hearts (about 3 1/4 inches) black for the glasses (you can see I started out  with red then switched it to black… either one looks fine- I just prefer black!)
Sew 2 pink hearts together at a time leaving space to fill it with Smarties.  I used about 5 Smarties Love Hearts for each pouch.  Sew up the open hole as best that you can or just tape it up.
Next take your other two hearts and cut a heart shaped hole in the middle so that when laid on top of the pouches you can see the pouches peeking through.
Now put a piece of construction paper between the two hearts and tape it together.  Then take your masking tape and wrap it around middle.  Next eyeball the two ear pieces… they should resemble candy canes.  Then tape them to the back and fold them around.
Now cut out the Smarties print out and write the words Be A on the first heart and then tape the Smarties below that.  Then on the other heart write Be My Valentine!  Now you are finished!!!
Wait though… I am not done!!! You don’t want to miss out on these tasties:
Not only do these mini parfaits have Smarties sprinkled on top… but they have a secret.  That is not strawberry yogurt… it is Smarties flavored yogurt!  I think its appropriate that “parfait” means “perfect” in french because these are just that!
What you will need:
7 rolls of Smarties Love Hearts
1 cup Vanilla Yogurt (sweetened)
whipped cream in the can
red or pink food coloring
8-10 plastic “shooters” which I found at Party City
6 strawberries chopped
coffee grinder
hammer or mallet
Ziploc bag
piping bag/ coupler and any medium sized decorators tip (this is not necessary, but very helpful for filling the cups)
First take 6 of the rolls of smarties and break them up in a Ziploc bag with a hammer or mallet… be careful where you do this step!  Once they are broken up into smallish pieces take half of them and run them through a coffee grinder and grind until powdery.
Mix the powdered Smarties with the yogurt and food coloring.  Put the yogurt mix into a piping bag fitted with a tip and then pipe the yogurt into the bottom about a 1/4 inch up.  Then put a layer of strawberries followed by a layer of whipped cream.  Repeat until you get to the top then sprinkle on some crushed Smarties.  Finish it off with a bit of whipped cream and one whole Smarties Love Heart!
These are so delectable!!!
Happy Creating!!! 
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Comments

  1. Titus 2 Work in Progress says

    I see your link to Google+ but I have no idea what to do there….can you help me?! I have an account but don't know what next lol…I'm clueless…

  2. Angela says

    In Canada, we call those candy's "Rockets". Our Smarties are candy coated chocolates, like M&M's. I was wondering how you were making Smartie flavoured yogurt!! :)

  3. Jenn Erickson says

    Absolutely love the glasses. So clever and original! Your parfaits look delicious too! I wanted to stop by, say hi, and cheer on a fellow Creative Bias Smarties Ambassador! Beautifully done post!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  4. says

    These parfaits look sooooooooo delicious
    Here we don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, but in less then a month we have a similar holiday.

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