Pink heart peppermint candies

By | June 24, 2014

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How has it been two weeks since I told you about our baby girl? At 17 days, she’s obviously still a newborn, but I feel like she’s already outgrown that fresh-from-the-hospital, teeny tiny look. Or maybe not. Her fashionable newborn socks (courtesy of mom) keep falling off, so we’re not quite beyond teeny tiny. Which is good, because tiny people are that much cuter. So. Anyone want a peek inside my freezer?

I started looking for pink kiddush ideas as soon as we found out that we’d be having a girl. It was months ahead of time, but that was no reason not to pull up endless pages of Google image results for “pink desserts” or to scroll through Pintrest like there was no tomorrow. I started bookmarking recipes and photos of anything that (a) could be made pink, (b) would be cute at a kiddush, and (c) was reasonably realistic.

The inspiration for these heart candies is very similar to the official KitchenAid recipe for cream cheese mints that I made for our son’s bris. Those were pale blue and rolled in sugar, and while I definitely liked how they came out, I wanted something different this time.

Piping the candy “batter” into hearts is a lot less work than rolling it into balls and then in sugar, or rolling balls, making indentations, and filling them with chocolate. And you can make these in any color to match whichever simcha you’ve decided would be simply incomplete without a big batch of heart peppermint candies. That was kind of how I felt, anyway.


4 Comments

Leah on June 24, 2014 at 7:52 pm.

Wow how r u up to baking just two weeks after u gave birth ? What’s your daughters name if I may ask

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Tali Simon on June 24, 2014 at 9:28 pm.

It’s totally fine to ask, but I reserve the right not to answer. :) I’m just not so comfortable sharing these things on such a public platform. Drop by the yishuv, though, and you can meet them in person!

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Maryam on June 25, 2014 at 1:29 pm.

yaY ! So glad you’re back…I’ve been checking in daily to see where you are holding. It’s so hysterical you had this baby on Shavous because I was also stalking you then to find out what crazy thing would stand in your way this year and wallah- what do you know!? :)

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Tali Simon on June 25, 2014 at 2:35 pm.

At least having a baby is much better than having strep, the flu, or morning sickness!

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