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Peanut’s Inspired Valentine’s Chocolate Covered Donut Holes

Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner? Gosh, I can’t. Every year we have our traditions like making Valentine’s. Josh is older now, but I’m so glad that he still does it with me! His class has long stopped the traditional Valentine’s Day party (I know, it’s sad), but we like to still make some and drop them off at the retirement center near our house. Spreading love…that’s our plan!


One of our other traditions is watching the Peanuts special! It really doesn’t matter what holiday it is, I’m all about the Peanuts special! I think everyone has some Charlie Brown in them. He’s always there and while we may laugh at him a bit, we are always rooting for him! One day he will kick that football!


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So the other night Joshua and I spent our evening watching A Charlie Brown Valentine and making an easy treat to package up – Chocolate Covered Donut Holes! YUM! They are quick, super simple, totally festive and so sweet you just need one to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Chocolate Covered Donut Holes

You will need:

  • Donut Holes or regular donuts if you want to coat the tops of them
  • Candy melts – I used red and white
  • Valentine’s Day sprinkles
  • Valentine’s Day straws (optional)

Chocolate Covered Donut Holes

I cut the straws in half and inserted them into the donut holes. You can either have them as donut pops or just use the straws to make dipping easier for little hands!

Chocolate Covered Donut Holes

Spread out a sheet of parchment paper and melt your candy melts according to the package instructions. Dip your donut holes into the melt. Set them on the parchment paper to harden.

Chocolate Covered Donut Holes

We dipped ours in red and after it hardened (it won’t take long!) we dipped them again in white. You can do a solid color or pipe zig zags or even three colors! Get creative!

Chocolate Covered Donut Holes

When you have enough candy coating on them, sprinkle them with sprinkles. Let them sit until the candy has hardened.

Chocolate Covered Donut Holes

Super simple and super fun!

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Chocolate Covered Donut Holes

Aren’t these sweet? (Hahaha. I’m so funny!)

Win a Peanuts Valentine's Day Prize Pack

All of these goodies came in my mailbox the other day and I’m so excited I get to give a set away! It’s the perfect prize pack for gifts for your kiddos, great treat holders for holding your Chocolate Covered Donut Holes, and a few goodies for you to keep for yourself!

  • Oriental Trading’s treat box to color, crayons and stickers
  • Snoopy and Woodstock Pez
  • Simon and Schuster’s Happy Valentine’s Day
  • A Charlie Brown Valentine from Warner Home Entertainment
  • Whitman’s Chocolates featuring a Snoopy Plush
  • Valentine card from Hallmark

And don’t forget that there are TWO prime time specials from the Peanuts gang. Be My Valentine Charlie Brown is the 13th special based upon the famous comic strip. It’s been airing since 1975! The second, A Charlie Brown Valentine is the 40th special! Originally aired in 2002, it’s already a loved classic.

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Disclaimer: I am a Peanuts Brand Ambassador. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own however I did receive gifts for my honest opinions and ideas. All Charlie Brown love, Woodstock obsessions and Snoopy infatuations are all my own. 🙂


9 Awesome Valentine’s Day Ideas – Moms Check In

Are you as excited about Valentine’s Day as I am? I’m not sure if it’s all of the pink or the hearts, but something about it gets me feeling all happy. Here are some of our favorite Valentine’s Day ideas! #MomsCheckIn


Valentine’s Day is so much fun for us. I mean…chocolate, right? And love. What could be better? One of our favorite homemade Valentine’s are these Rainbow Loom cards. Just print out the free template and attach the bracelets my daughter can make in her sleep. She gave them out last year and the kids loved them. On Valentine’s Day we have to have dessert too (of course)! This Valentine’s Day Pudding Parfait is so easy, pretty, and totally delicious! Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

– Lindsay is the mom of 2 and author of See Mom Click. She shares great deals, Disney happenings and recipes. You can follow her on Twitter here!

I LOVE Valentine’s Day. It’s fun to create special memories with Sam including home made crafts and treats. We always have a great time together. I also try to do a special dinner date with Mike each year.

– Stephanie is the mom to Sam and the author of Spaceships and Laser Beams. If you ever need party ideas her site is the place to visit! Specializing in all things boy, it’s full of inspiration! Follow her on Twitter here!


Valentine’s Day is just the coolest. We love to make our own Valentine’s Day cards for little man’s classroom exchange. They’re just always a bit more unique and fun, I think. Here are some really great Valentine’s Day printables for cards, treat toppers and more. We also make up baggies of these strawberry muddy buddies to pass out in his classroom. That stuff is SERIOUSLY addictive – so beware!! xoxo

– Jenni is the mom of one and the author of Sweet Pennies From Heaven. A hearth and home website, Sweet Pennies From Heaven focuses on recipes, crafts and creating a comfortable home. Follow her on Twitter here!


Every year we make homemade Valentines to pass out at school. We try to do something more than candy and super fun. A few years ago I made printable tags to attach to mini boxes of cereal. They were a HUGE hit! This year we are sending in lip balms for the girls and bags of chips for the boys.

– Amanda is the mom to Joshua and owns It’s a Fabulous Life. If you are looking for a one stop place for all things mom, It’s a Fabulous Life is it! Full of recipes, fashion, DIY projects, recipes and parenting articles it’s the place for all of Mom’s favorites to come together! Follow her on Twitter here!

How do you plan on celebrating Valentine’s Day?

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10 Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas

10 Valentines Day Dinner Ideas

Have you heard? Valentine’s Day is coming! Soon! Do you know what you are going to have for dinner to celebrate? Maybe you go out with your spouse, but if you are thinking of staying home here are 10 Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas to help make it the best Valentine’s Day ever!


How to Grill the Perfect Steak

Six Sisters’ Stuff shares with you the secrets to grilling the perfect steak! Very important stuff! 🙂

Heart Meatloaf Muffins

Miniature Love Meatloaf

B-Inspired Mama made these super adorable meatloaf muffins. Everything is fun in miniature sizes and add a ketchup heart and you have a festive meal!


Heart Shaped Pizza

Heart shaped pizza is a fun and kid friendly dinner! Cut the pepperoni into hearts and you have a festive pizza pie! This one is from The Homespun Heart!

french bread pizza

French Bread Pizza

Here is another pizza inspiration for you from the Workman Family! I love the idea of the French Bread!


Hamburger Hearts

Hamburger shaped like hearts? How fun! This idea from Celebrating Holidays would be a big hit in our house!



If there is one thing that makes dinner fun at our house is having individual size foods! Messy Aprons hits it out of the park with heart shape calzones that can be customized with the fillings of your choice. (I like mine with spinach and Ricotta!)

bacon hearts

Bacon hearts

Bacon can make just about anything better! The Paper Mama not only shows you how to make Bacon Hearts but shows you tips and tricks to get the best hearts!



This adorable salad is also from The Workman Family. Cut cucumbers, cheese slices, tomato slices, etc with mini cookie cutters. Try hearts, x’s or o’s!


Heart Shaped Roasted Potatoes

I think that Haniela’s Heart Shaped Roasted Potatoes are absolutely the cutest potatoes I’ve ever seen. This would be a great way to make lots of roasted veggies!

Rhodes Rolls

Heart Shaped Rolls

Heart rolls? Yes please! Rhodes has the how to for you to make some for your table!

There you are! 10 ideas to make your Valentine’s Day dinner the best ever!