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Sweet and Salty Valentine Treats

With Valentine’s Day around the corner here's a cute idea for your favorite little valentines.  First:  Make up your preferred party snack mix.


Next, add you favorite candy coated chocolate to the party mix. I found these valentine M & M's at Target


Then melt some white candy-chocolate wafers and drizzle it over the mix. Let it cool and firm up. 


Meanwhile, decorate your valentine containers.  (I found these cute red milk cartons after Christmas at Michael's craft store.)   


Taking some valentine stickers and some package twine I customized each carton. Filling each one with valentine party snack mix.   



 Wishing a Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours. 




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