Updated: Jan 19, 2021
Today I'm sharing a easy and fun activity you can do for yourself or with kids. With Valentine's Day around the corner I was intrigued to find something I could make myself for the occasion. Of course heart cookies were always an option but since we've sort of been there and done that I wanted to go a little further outside the box so sugar hearts it was.
This recipe is literally the easiest thing in the world and I guarantee you have everything you need in your pantry with the exception of maybe one thing.
What you'll need:
Measuring Cup (I used the 1/2 cup)
Measuring Spoons (I used the teaspoon)
Spatula & Bowl for mixing
Red food coloring
Silicon molds (I bought mini heart molds off Amazon but technically you can use any shape. Link to the molds I used is HERE)
Sugar (You can use regular sugar from the pantry or super fine sugar. I tried both and each batch turned out great).
So why sugar hearts? Well for one they are adorable and not to mention SWEET! I'm usually a coffee drinker but once in awhile I like to have myself a hot cup of tea and these would work perfectly. So calling all hot tea drinkers....this is going to be your jam!
These cute little beauties would also make a perfect gift for Valentine's Day. It takes minimal effort to make, they are cute as a button AND functional. A small sweet gesture to give someone to sweeten up their day. Sounds like a win win to me.
Here's how to make these darling little beauties....
Pour 1/2 cup of your sugar into a mixing bowl
Add 1 drop of food coloring for a light pink color (like pictured below) for a darker shade add more food coloring but remember a little goes a long way.
Add 1 teaspoon of water to the sugar just to make it damp, not wet.
Stir and then add 1 more teaspoon into the mix
Continue mixing until your sugar is pink and you have a damp paste kind of consistency.
Use your spatula to push the sugar down into the silicon molds. Make sure to fill the molds to the top and press gently so the sugar gets pushed down to the bottom.
Pop the molds into the freezer (I did mine over night but an hour or two should work just as well).
Gently pop the sugar hearts out of the mold and enjoy. (Warning these are fragile and will break if you're too rough with them).
So there you have it, an easy DIY sugar cube (or heart) for a fraction of the cost compared to what you'd find in the stores. Package them up in a little container or clear baggie with a bow and you've got a sweet little gift for someone special.
PS: I almost forgot, you can add flavors to these as well! I didn't have the time but hope to try again in the future. Just add your flavoring when you add the water and you've now just really showed your true Martha Stewart colors....wham bam, thank you ma'am!
Thanks for checking out this little DIY tutorial. As always, send me pictures or tag me if you try it out for yourself. I'd love to see your creations! If you're looking for more Valentine's Day inspiration stay tuned, more pink and white will be hitting this blog soon! xoxo Allison
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