Thursday, January 3, 2013

Personalized Valentine's Day Fortune Cookies

Is it really time to think about Valentine's Day already? I'm still enjoying the aftermath of Christmas - and enjoying our last few days of vacation before school starts! How about you?

Today,  I am sharing a creative Valentine's food activity I thought would be a perfect little treat for you to surprise your kids or someone special! (I shared this last Valentine's Day on Mess for Less, so I'm excited to share it here now too!)

Just a hint -- there is more to these fortune cookies than meets the eye… {wink!}

I love making special treats for my kids around the holidays and this easy snack is one of my favorites! So first, I set the stage for what looked like just a simple Valentine's day treat -- Strawberry milk and fortune cookies.


Then I let my boys open up their surprise fortune cookies:



What was the secret inside? Their own personalized fortune!


To make this whole treat, you will need:
-STRAWBERRY MILK: 8oz. Milk + 1 Tbs Strawberry Mix = Pink Strawberry milk!!

  -1 package of Fortune Cookies
  - paper towels
  - notes (pre printed or hand written!)


Personalized Fortune Cookies step-by-step:

1. Wrap one fortune cookie in a WET paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds.


2. IMMEDIATELY take the fortune cookie out of the microwave, unwrap from the paper towel,{Usually after 30 seconds things aren’t too hot, but be careful if you do this multiple times!} and GENTLY open up the fortune cookie just enough to pull out the original fortune.

3. Take out the old fortune and put in YOUR personalized fortune!


4. Fold the fortune cookie carefully back into it’s original shape and hold while it cools and re-hardens. {They literally take SECONDS to cool which is perfect if little hands want to help! As soon as you remove things from the microwave your kids can help shape and hold the cookie – unless you’re surprising them like I did!} :) FYI: Since they cool so fast, so I started out microwaving one cookie at a time. I got up to 3 cookies at a time once I got in the routine. You could make more if you had help! :)



Can you see my brand new fortune peeking through?


Because they cool so quickly, as soon as you are done making all your fortunes, you can enjoy your treat! To make this snack more festive I wrapped glass bottles with some cute Valentine printables…


…poured in the strawberry milk, and voilà! An instant Valentine’s snack that literally took just a few minutes to make!


To save you even more time, I’ve added the bottle wrappers and some premade fortunes here for you – for free!  Just right click on the image below to save, print and enjoy!



Are you ready to make your own? Have fun and thanks so much for reading! With this treat you are sure to have one fortunate little Valentine! xoxo

One fortunate reader will also win one copy of Mark Montano's new book of bling! Click here to enter!


Colville Clan of TN said...

Love that! Nice surprise, I might just use that for my anniversary this year. :-)

Heidi said...

What a GENIUS idea! It is almost midnight...but I want to run right out to the store and buy some fortune cookies right now! I am definitely going to have to do this, and maybe do the fortune cookies with Bible verses for Sunday fun!


Pepper said...

You are such a smartie pants! When I saw the title of the post I thought you were going to have me make my own fortune cookies, which sounds like way too much work. Your way is much better! Love it!

Melissa @ LoveBugLiving said...

What a good idea! This is much easier than making your own. Thanks!

Jenny@NorthwestLovelies said...

This is so cool! I just tried it and it works!! How fun! Thanks for posting!! :)

Christine said...

Oh WOW!! How fabulous is that! LOVE IT!

Kristine Foley said...

Too cool and will def be trying!! Wish I would've thought of these for our wedding favors! Again TOO COOL :)

Kristine from The Foley Fam {unedited} Blog

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Such a fun idea! :)

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