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Friday, January 28, 2011

Be My Valentine Chocolate Bars

Valentine’s Day and chocolate seem to go hand in hand together. I decided to create a few sweet treats for those who are near and dear to my heart.

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Cruising the clearance aisle of TJ Maxx I picked up several packages of foil wrapped Christmas chocolates. You can also find foil wrapped chocolates in your regular candy aisle~ Hershey and Ghirardelli both make the bars. However the price on the Christmas bars was fantastic and they were definitely still good. (I will remain mum on how I know this. :) I then selected some Valentine scrapbooking paper from the Target $1 spot and a few doilies I had on hand.

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I carefully removed the Christmas paper wrapping from the chocolate and used it as a cutting guide on the Valentine paper. I then wrapped each bar once with the paper, added a doily and a scrap of red velvet ribbon I had leftover from Christmas. (You could skip the doily and use any other wide ribbon you had on hand.)

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From there it was time to embellish with felt hearts and buttons (Martha Stewart~Michaels), crepe paper rosettes, punched paper and a wee bit of Stickles glitter glue.

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Here are a few bars that feature simple paper punched shapes. One of the bars has been added to the ever growing stack of Valentine bliss that I will be giving away next Friday.

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Some have asked, so I have also added a few new Valentine corsages to my Etsy shop.

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For more chocolaty goodness please visit the Metis Linens Blog. I have written a French Friday’s post featuring even more delectable chocolate~ the images truly will make your heart beat faster.

Laura

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