First, I will apologized for the recipe amounts. The amounts are close to what is needed but vary a little with how much you leave on and in the middle of the cakes. I just kept dipping and adding jam and chocolate until they were all finished. This is how I did it.
Valentine Petit Fours -Cheater Style!!
1 Box Vanilla Wafers (I used Nilla)
24 oz. White Almond Bark (White Chocolate would be even better!)
1/2 cup Raspberry Jam or Cake Filling
Valentine Decorating Hearts and Sprinkles
Decide whether you want to make double layer or triple layer cakes or a combination of each. Count out the number of bottom layers you can make and set them on a wax paper lined cookie sheet flat side down.
Set the cookie sheet in the fridge for 4 to 6 hours to chill until firm enough to dip. I actually put mine in the freezer for a half hour and they were fine. As they warmed up the last few started to slide so you may want to only take a few out at a time to dip.
Melt the Almond Bark as the directions direct. Please watch carefully to make sure you don't get it too hot. Stop heating as soon as or even a little before the chunks are completely melted. Then stir until smooth. Set the cookies on a fork and lower into the Almond Bark until fully covered. Lift them out and tap gently on the side of the cup to loosen the extra candy off, then swipe the bottom of the fork across the cup and set the cake on the wax paper to set up. After every other one is dipped, add your sprinkles or decorations before the candy sets up.
I was disappointed when I tried one of these right after they set up because they were so crunchy and hard to cut and eat. I took them to the other aides I work with at school the next day ready to tell them they were not that great. As I ate one I was so happy to see that letting them sit overnight had softened the inside to a cake consistency and they were delicious! The filling was fun too. I do wish I would have added a little more filling so I will try it that way next time.
I think these would be great for not only Valentine's Day but Wedding Showers or other nice events! Have fun with these and Please!!! drop a note or a picture if you try these and let me know how you liked them! Thanks for dropping by!
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