These little sweetheart buddies are sure to be a hit with your sweetie on Valentine’s Day! They are chocolatey, crunchy, and sweet. What a wonderful take on the classic Muddy Buddies! I had no idea that there is a such thing as chocolate Chex cereal. What rock have I been living under? Not only is it great as a cereal, it’s perfect in sweet treat mixes like this one!
Sweetheart Buddies are fun to make and just as fun to eat. Make a double batch because they won’t last long.
These homemade Jolly Rancher lollipops were so much fun to make, and even more fun to eat! I’ve made these several times for friends, neighbors and Anita’s co-workers. They are always a major hit. They’re just fun to eat. And there’s no denying that they are homemade. You can make whatever flavor combinations that you want. Heck, you can make them all one flavor if you want!
The key to making these homemade Jolly Rancher lollipops is to not make too many at a time. They set up quickly, so if you have too many of them they’ll cool before you can get the sticks in them.
Preheat your oven to 200 F. Line a baking sheet with foil and then parchment paper.
Open the individual candies. To make a lollipop, arrange 3 candies one after another on the parchment paper. Do this about 4 times on a single baking sheet. If you do too many they will set before you can get the sticks into them.
Bake for about 15 minutes. You'll want to keep an eye on the first batch to get a feel for how long they take to melt in your oven. Remove them once they have melted together.
Take a lollipop stick and place it into the melted candy (don't touch the candy with your fingers or you'll get burned!) and twist it to coat it.
Oh yummy! Fun-to-eat (and make!) Reindeer noses make for great holiday treats! We love making a big ole batch of ‘noses’ and sharing them with Anita’s co-workers. How can you make these without smiling? How can you eat them without smiling? You can’t! They’re great! Creamy chocolate, crunchy sweet M&Ms and salty pretzels. The perfect combination!
You can also make these reindeer noses with Hershey’s Kisses instead of Rolos, but you might have to keep them in the oven a little longer so that the chocolate melts enough.