As I was thinking about my kids' class valentines this year, I was trying to come up with something unique and different. Since I'm in the candy business, we have done a ton of fun candy Valentines through the years. Now that my boys are getting older, we are looking for something a little less cheesy and a little more sweet.
So we decided to make these Hershey mini candy bar wrappers for Valentine's day. They are great because they aren't too lovey, they can be for a boy or a girl, are filled with yummy chocolate, and can be personalized for each kid in their class.
And since it's the first of February,
I created them so you can print out two pages of A-Z letters, or so you can import each specific letter into your graphics program to spell a specific name or Valentine message. (You just need to make sure the wrappers are 1.5 inches wide by 3.25 inches long after importing so they will fit the candy bars.)
Once you have them designed to say your message, print and cut out each wrapper. I love my Fiskars 12 Inch Scrapbooking Trimmer* to do this. It makes cutting out all my candy bar wrappers and other projects so easy!
Now grab a bag of Hershey miniatures. Lay the miniature on the unprinted side of the wrapper so that the letter is facing the front side. Wrap the top part down and then the longer bottom side up. Add a little bit of glue or tape to the back of the wrapper and secure.
Line up your candy bars so your name or message spells out correctly. Starting with the last candy bar, add to a pretzel bag. I like the Wilton Pretzel Party Bags because they are long for those longer names or messages and are wide enough that you can fit the candy bars into the bag without fighting it.
When all your letters are in the bag, use some red curly ribbon to tie a bow at the top of the bag. Trim off any excess bag topper and enjoy!
After making mine, I decided we needed to have a "from" candy bar wrapper so the kids could sign their names to the Valentine, so we added that to the candy bar wrappers! You can just add it to the bottom of the bag below the personalized name for a fun and yummy Valentine!