Love Buns and Pink Hot Chocolate

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Valentine’s day is getting closer, and with two pink loving little girls in the house, it’s time to start celebrating. Today is a wonderful, lazy, don’t need to be anywhere Saturday at our house. We have done crafts, watched Valentine’s Day cartoons, and played all day. I had an idea for a really sweet snack. I was inspired by Kim at Party Frosting, who was inspired by Andy at Poppies At Play, to try and make heart shaped cinnamon buns. Andy made great looking heart shaped cinnamon buns from scratch. They look amazing, and like a lot of work! Kim suggested trying it with store bought buns. So, I tried it.

I started out with Pillsbury ready to bake Cinnamon Rolls with icing.

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I tried to half un-roll them.

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Then I re-rolled them, and pinched the bottom to form a heart shape.

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Then I baked them in rows on a small baking tray, according to the package instructions.

With a little icing and heart shaped sprinkles, I think they turned out pretty well, and the kids loved our “love buns”.

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I thought it would be fun to have them with some pink hot chocolate. I saw a very expensive can of it at HomeSense this week, and I thought I could do my own version. I had some white hot chocolate, that I bought very inexpensively from the bulk barn.

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I added a couple of drops of red food colouring, and voila, PINK HOT CHOCOLATE! And it seemed like the right occasion to pull out my little heart shaped tea cups.

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One final little sweet detail…heart shaped marshmallows. I cut a regular marshmallow in half, and then used a mini cookie cutter to cut out the shape.

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We all enjoyed our Valentine’s day love buns and pink hot chocolate.

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Life is a party, a pink party!

This post is linked up at Tatertots and Jello, Be Different Act Normal, TidyMom, WhipperBerry, The Shabby Nest, A Little Lovely, Cupcakes Kisses ‘n’ Crumbs, The DIY Show Off, and Under the Table and Dreaming.

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  1. AWESOME!!! I love the sprinkles and your pink hot chocolate! Thanks for trying! I posted your link on Party Frosting’s Facebook page!

    hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

  2. brilliant! Oh I’m going to do this with my nieces next week! Thank you for the wonderfully sweet idea πŸ˜‰

  3. This is soooo cute, love it!!


  4. Love the pink hot chocolate & heart mallows! Great idea, Dannyelle. xoxo

  5. I am so going to use this! My kids love a good theme meal! Thanks for the darling inspiration!

  6. found ya through one of the link parties…. love this idea! I wanna make the pink hot chocolater πŸ˜‰ ~Cara Lee

  7. That’s a great idea…Love the marshmallows!

  8. what a great idea! cute little tea party too! πŸ™‚

  9. This is a great idea and so cute. I can’t wait to try this with the kids.

  10. This is so simple and sweet! I never would have thought to unwrap the cinnamon rolls!

  11. Stop it! You are too cute! Thanks for sharing such a darling idea.

  12. This is so much fun!! I wanted to let you know we featured this on WhipperBerry today! Thanks for sharing.

  13. VERY creative! I’ll be making this pink hot chocolate at my next Valentine’s Day party for sure!! =)

  14. Saw you on Whipperberry. What a fun and easy, creative and cool idea!! I can’t wait to surprise my kids on Valentine’s Day with this yummy treat!

  15. Thanks for linking up today! The cinnamon rolls would be a total hit here! And I will drink anything that cute!

  16. That is so cute! Big hugs from sweden!

  17. Dannyelle, thank you again for sharing this fabulous idea! I hope you don’t mind…I just posted about how much I loved your idea, and that when I made them I gave them a little twist. I linked back to you, but I just wanted to let you know πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend!

  18. I’m so baffeled I never thought of pink hot chocolate/ milk before. What’s wrong with me…
    Everything in this post is just adorable! Can’t wait to go shopping these days. You made me look for heart shaped tea cups. Γ’β„’Β₯

  19. I just LOVE this! So much that I had to share this link over at my blog ! Stop by and say Hi sometime! πŸ™‚ I am a new follower and I just love your page! I found you thru the link you posted over at DIY Showoff. Have a great day!

  20. How clever! I can’t wait to make these for my grandchildren.

  21. What a cute idea! I might even be able to pull that one off! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

  22. Looks really delicious, and what a great idea! I also love pink. πŸ™‚

  23. These look amazingly delicious and look absolutely darling! Featured them on my blog this week! Have a great weekend!

    Blessings to you,

  24. Delicious idea! My daughter loves these cinnamon rolls – now I just have to make them heart shaped! Love the pink cocoa too. Yum.


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