Send a message of love this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a time for building memories and connections with your child to show the special people in your life you care. With so many options for gifts and little ways to show how you feel, it’s hard to decide where to start… and why limit the fun? This year, start a new tradition by creating a basket full of treats and fun activities your whole family will love.

Hershey is making Valentine’s Day unforgettable this year with family-fun filled treats to create lasting memories and help you send a “message of love” to your other Valentine – your kids – with baskets full of new and classic treats.

From candy to baked goods to activities you can do together, here are five basket themes you can consider to help send a message of love this Valentine’s Day!

Sprinkle Your Valentine with Love Basket

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with an activity you can do together? Pull together a fun basket of goodies with different ingredients for a delicious baked good you can make together. Need inspiration? HERSHEY partnered with Betty Crocker to create fun recipes such as these “Sweetheart Cookies,” perfect for Valentine’s Day:

What You’ll Need:

1 pouch BETTY CROCKER sugar cookie mix (Butter and egg called for on cookie mix pouch)

2 tablespoons GOLD MEDAL all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons white sparkling sugar or granulated sugar

3 tablespoons coarse pink sparkling sugar or pink decorator sugar

1 tablespoon instant coffee powder or granules

About 36 HERSHEY’S KISSES Milk Chocolate Candies, unwrapped

About 36 HERSHEY’S HUGS Candies, unwrapped

1. Make cookie dough as directed on package, stirring in flour. Roll dough into 36 (1-inch) balls. Combine sugars and coffee powder in small bowl. Roll balls in sugar-coffee mixture. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

2. Bake at 375°F 7 to 9 minutes or until set. Immediately press one HERSHEY’S HUGS Candy into center of each cookie. Allow to stand about 5 minutes until soft; press lightly. Top melted candy with chocolate candy.

3. If desired, reverse the candies on the cookies. Cool; place on cooling racks. Cool completely.



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