As you are reading this, I am probably breaking a personal record by sleeping in until the late afternoon. HAHAHAHAH just kidding, I am probably already awake. However, I am extremely tired (and I know this even as I write in the future) because I just returned home from Disneyland!
I was at an amazing conference called TechMunch that is geared exclusively for food bloggers. And the conference was actually held at and in Disneyland… which means my butt was running around from class to class, churro booth to churro booth, and riding rides until Mickey himself kicked me out of the park, night & day for three days.
AKA, I’m a liiiiittttle bit tired.
So here’s a super easy, fool-proof recipe for y’all to whip up for your Valentine’s, or because it’s Saturday, or for Super Bowl tomorrow, or just because it’s seriously TWO ingredients that 99.9% of you probably have on hand. These Sugar Hearts are adorable confections that will surely put a smile on anyone’s face. Plus, who doesn’t love sugar!?
*from the genius Francois at Sweet Explorations
- 2 cups white sugar
- 3 Tbsp water
- Red food coloring
- Place the sugar in a large bowl. Begin by adding a Tablespoon of water at a time until you’ve hit three Tablespoons. Add in a couple drops of red liquid food coloring.
- Using a spoon, combine the sugar, water and food coloring until the mixture resembles wet sand and begins to clump together.
- Flatten the mixture on a clean, flat work surface. I flattened mine evenly into about a ¼” thickness. Using a very small heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut hearts out of the sugar mixture. I like starting toward the edges and working my way toward the center since the sugar can crack a little. If it cracks you can always push it back down into the mixture.
- Place the sugared hearts carefully onto a parchment-or-silicone-lined baking sheet. Place the candies into a warm oven (about 150 degrees F) for about 10-15 minutes to allow them to set and dry. Remove from the oven, cool on the tray and serve!
I love how easy and versatile these little treats are! They may be small and simple, but they make a HUGE and powerful impression for those you love! Switch things up by using different shaped, miniature cookie cutters for different occasions — try footballs for Super Bowl, shamrocks for St. Patty’s Day, or pumpkins for Halloween! You could also consider adding a drop of any extract of your choice for a hint of flavor to these petite candies — try cinnamon or cherry for these hearts for a nice surprise!
Have a delicious day!