Mr Sweet and I have been married for 21 years this April. I'm not one to push unwanted advice upon others, and I realise that a marriage spanning multiple decades is not on everyone's must have or even mildly want list but for the rest of you I will share one of my secrets.
I have never given Mr Sweet a furry toy or any type of balloon that declares how much I love him.
Not that there's anything wrong with it, but it's just not our thing and Mr Sweet seems to be happy with that.
However chocolate with hearts, and in particular easy to make treats that have Oreo cookies included in some way, do seem to be the way to my man's heart.
These no bake Oreo Valentine treats I whipped are pretty much store bought cookies, topped with some chocolate frosting and then a handmade fondant topper pressed on top.
They are easy enough for nearly anyone to make and pretty enough that they would even look great on a party table and you can replace the Oreos with a homemade cookie, brownies or cupcakes if you like.
No Bake Oreo Valentine Treats
I've made a quick you tube tutorial so click on the picture below to check it out before you read the instructions below:
You Tube tutorial:
You will need:
Fondant toppers (see instructions below)
piping bag with star tip (I used #22)
Place Oreo cookies on a baking tray. Swirl on a dab of chocolate frosting. Press a fondant topper on top of the frosting.
Store in an airtight container until required. Up to 3 days.
Fondant Topper Instructions
You will need to make toppers at least one day in advance. You can make one type or a variety:
cutters (specific cutters under each photo instruction)#
small plastic rolling pin#
brush and water
#Fondant, rolling pin and cutters can be purchased at online cake and decorating stores, ebay or craft stores.
Line a flat tray with baking/ parchment paper.
This is the easiest topper and you can find heart cutters at most supermarkets or discount stores.
Dust workbench with cornflour (corn starch) and roll out red fondant until quite thin. Cut out heart shape and place on prepared tray overnight or until set.
carnation cutter 5cm (1 5/8th")
5 petal heart cutter 2.5cm ( 1")
Dust workbench with cornflour (corn starch) and roll out white fondant until quite thin.Cut out carnation shape and place on prepared tray.
Roll out red fondant until thin and cut out the 5 petal heart cutter shape. Brush a little water into the middle of the white carnation shape and press the red 5 petal heart shape into the middle. Leave on tray overnight or until set.
round scalloped cutter 4.5cm (1 3/4")
heart cutter approx 2.5cm ( 1")
Dust workbench with cornflour (corn starch) and roll out white fondant until quite thin.Cut out round scalloped shape and place on prepared tray.
Roll out red fondant until thin and cut out the small heart shape. Brush a little water into the middle of the white scalloped round shape and press the red heart shape into the middle.Using the toothpick press a hole into each rounded scallop on the edge of the white round fondant shape.
Leave on tray overnight or until set.
Topper 4 (pressed fondant flower)
rose/ flower cutter 6cm (1 7/8")
Dust workbench with cornflour (corn starch) and roll out white fondant until quite thin.Cut out rose shape and place on prepared tray.
Pinch off a small amount of red fondant and roll into a round Brush a little water into the middle of the white rose shape and press the red fondant into the middle and then flatten out. Brush more water all over the red middle and then shake red sprinkles on the middle of the flower.
Leave on tray overnight or until set. Once set remove excess sprinkles.
I've added this idea over at Tip Junkie's Tip me Tuesday:
Linda Vandermeer is a blogger, baker, maker and author of the cookbook ' Sweets on a Stick': More than 150 kid friendly recipes for cakes, candies, cookies and pies on the go!. Published in the US the book is available at most online book stores.
Original Ideas, photography and recipes by Linda Vandermeer do not reuse without permission.