Junior Mint Valentines

• 12 February 2012

I am not a candy person, but I do have a penchant for Junior Mints.  Frozen.  And in movie theatres (forget popcorn and soda, it's all about these minty buttons).  Once I spotted the heart-shaped Junior Mints last week at our local drugstore, I instantly thought of sharing this idea, as not everyone has time to make a homemade treat on Valentine's Day.  You can whip these up in minutes, particularly if you already have a few pretty embellishments on hand. 

Here's how in 3 easy steps:

1. Drive to Walgreens, Bartells, Rite Aid, what have you.  Buy heart-shaped Junior Mints.

2. Wrap Junior Mints in kraft brown paper (found at Xpedx, Packaging Specialities, Big Lots, etc.) and whatever ribbon, trim, tags, etc. you have on hand.  I wrapped mine in watercolor heart garlands and baker's twine.

3. Place wrapped candy boxes in the freezer overnight. Take out the next day just before delivering.

If you're worried about water/ice possibly coming into contact with your pretty l'il packages whilst they freeze up nice and easy, then place your wrapped candy boxes inside a ziploc bag first. 

Enjoy delivering your treats and Happy Valentine's Day!

images by Stephanie Brubaker / stephmodo


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