It's almost Valentine's Day, do you celebrate? I have never really been all that into it. I mean, when I was a kid it was great because it meant we would have a class party at school and eat lots of candy. Now? I just don't care.
I love when my husband brings me flowers and chocolates or a gift, but it doesn't seem to mean as much if he's doing it because he's supposed to. Right?? I much prefer spontaneous displays of love!
This doesn't mean I’m anti - Valentine's Day though. I usually surprise my hubby with a little something and I like to do fun little things for my kids, because they really love it and it makes them feel special. I usually make a fun heart-shaped breakfast and have a heart shaped balloon and box of chocolates waiting for them at their seat at the table first thing in the morning.
We also like making treats like these chocolate lover's cookie sticks or valentine fudge. These are both easy enough for my little ones to help me make, and of course, they are covered in sprinkles, which is always a hit!
While these chocolate raspberry magic bars aren’t overtly Valentine’s Day themed, I think they still fit the bill. I love all the layers, textures, and flavors in these bars. It’s like a party in your mouth!
The crust is slightly chewy and it’s topped with crunchy almonds, smooth chocolate chips, shredded coconut, creamy condensed milk and raspberry jam. The pop of red is so pretty in these bars and it makes them look nice and festive too.
One of my 4-year-old twins made these with me. He loves when he can make something almost all by himself - he feels so proud. I hope you enjoy these bars as much as we do!
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