Candy Making

Quick and Easy Valentines treats

Looking for something fun for you and your kids or need to bring something to a party and you’re short on time?  

Look no further- this is an easy ands so quick way to bring something fun.  All you need is a gigantic rice krispie bar, melting chocolate, sprinkles and a small heart cookie cutter.  


Margies Two Box Cake Mix

Margie liked to make baking easy, which is why she always recommended this recipe for a simple and tasty yellow or chocolate cake.

Makes two 9 x 12 x 2 cakes; or one 10 x 15 x 2 cake (plus a few cupcakes); or one 12 x 16 x 2 cake.

2 Duncan Hines Yellow Cake mixes without pudding added (Devils food cake for chocolate cake)

2 1/3 cups water

1 cup Crisco oil

8 eggs

1 box vanilla regular pudding cooked variety (chocolate for chocolate cake)

2 T. vinegar

1 envelope Dream Whip

  • Preheat oven to between 325 and 350.
  • Combine all ingredients in medium bowl (Kitchen Aid). Blend until moistened.
  • Beat on medium speed for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Pour in cake pan(s) and bake. Check after 40 minutes depending on cake pan being used. Allow for extra baking time for extra cake mix.

Chocolate Melting Instructions

Ever wondered how to melt chocolate without burning it? Read Megan's tips below for how to make even and glossy melted chocolate in five minutes!

Place chocolate or summer coating in a plastic container, not glass, and microwave on high for 15 to 30 seconds at a time, depending on the strength of your microwave. Stir the chocolate vigorously after each 15 to 30 second window. Please not that the inside of the melting wafer may be melted even though it retains its shape. A pound of chocolate will take one to two minutes to melt depending on your microwave.

You may also melt your chocolate in a double boiler using your hottest tap water in the bottom pan. Never melt your chocolate on the stove. It will get too hot and the sugars in it will burn.

Never add water, milk, cream, butter, flavors, or any other liquid. THIS INCLUDES LIQUID AND GEL FOOD COLORING because they will thicken the chocolate. Please note that colors, especially Red, Pink, Dark Green, and Super White may take a little longer to melt.