That Day is Here…And Gone

Oops, I missed it! Sadly I couldn’t get this post written and published by Valentine’s Day. 🙁

What? What day? Why am I asking myself these questions?

Well, if you didn’t already know(which you probably did) it’s, or I guess was, Valentine’s Day. Not many people know the story of how Valentine’s Day came to be. But I don’t have time to explain it, so just click the link–>right–>over–>there–>on–>Wikipedia.

So if you just clicked the link and bothered reading it, that’s why we do what we do. If you didn’t click it, I’m not explaining, just read it already.

heart in hand by D Sharon Pruitt

Everyone always bakes goodies and gets treats on Valentines day for everyone. I don’t though, because I don’t know any recipes for cookies or chocolates that I could make! So every Valentines Day I’m left in the dark, are you? Probably not. Maybe, though most likely no. For those few people who are, I’m giving you a recipe you can try, it’s in my schools newspaper, so it has been tried. So, here it is:

Chocolate Candy

You will need:

  • three cups sugar
  • three cups milk
  • five tablespoons cocoa powder
  • one tablespoon butter
  • one teaspoon vanilla
  • candy thermometer

Combine cocoa powder, sugar and milk in a saucepan (pot with handle), and bring to a boil while stirring. Boil to two-hundred thirty-five two-hundred forty degrees Fahrenheit or the soft ball stage. Use the thermometer to check the temperature.

Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla until creamy. Pour into buttered tray and allow to cool. Cut into hearts with a cookie cutter, or cut into squares with a knife.


Image Credit to D Sharon Pruitt

Edited by Molly and Meghan