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I am soooo excited to have 2 of my most wonderful friends posting on Floralshowers today! It has been a long time since I have had a guest blogger…so yay! I’m glad to have them here! Make sure to check out their cute blog…I know you’ll like it!!!
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Hello! We are Nancy & Michelle from She Said. When our awesome friend Anne asked us to share a Valentines craft with her Floral Shower readers we were thrilled and since we {love} Anne so much we were more than happy to share a craft that you can make for that special man in your life!

 

She Said presents…..A Manly Box of Chocolates:
Chocolate boxes aren’t just for the ladies anymore and while the chocolate makers are starting to get wise that we don’t all like nougat centered chocolates we think it would be sooo much fun to receivea box of chocolates tailored to your actual likes. What man wouldn’t want a chocolate box full of all the treats he loves?

 

First : The BOX (There are quite a few options you have for this one):

 

– you can buy a chocolate box & eat…I mean throw out the chocolates (save the little chocolate liners to use for later if applicable)
– Martha Stewart has a great tutorial on building your own giant heart chocolate box
– for those of you who own a Silhouette there are many favor boxes that you can download I personally like the 3d Heart Shaped Box {which is on sale for 75 cents!}

 

Once you’ve got your box, pull out those scrap papers, cut outs, stamps, letters & glue and decorate it in any theme you see fit.

 

Second: FILL IT

 

What are your hubbies favorite snacks or treats? I put a wax paper liner on the bottom of my box to set my treats on top of. If you have those little cupcake/chocolate liners those are great. You can also use regular sized cupcake liners to fill with goodies. Fill it Up! Unwrapped fun-sized candy bars are the perfect chocolate box candy knock-off, but instead of gross orange cream it can be Snickers or Almond Joys. Does he prefer the brown M&M’s over the colored ones? pick them out of the bag and fill a cupcake liner with them {and you can eat the rest}. Other ideas: brownie bites, gum, jerky,doughnut holes, truffles, rice krispy treats, trail mix, small cookies, mints….the sky is the limit! Anything that can fit in a chocolate box that he LOVES will be perfect.

 

What would Nan do for hers?
My “Manly Valentine Box” would include:

 

Peanut Butter Squares
1/2 c butter, melted
6 graham crackers, crushed
1/2 c creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 c powdered sugar
Cream together. Press into 8×8 pan. Melt 6 oz chocolate chips and spread over the top. Chill and cut into squares.

 

Homemade Twix Bars (I haven’t actually made these before, but I’ve had the recipe Pinned for months)

 

Butter Rum Lifesavers (Mr. W’s favorites)

 

Michelle’s Manly Valentine Box would include:

 

Rice Krispy Treats  – of any kind-any form – Mr. S. LOVES them

 

Oreo Truffles
1pkg Cream Cheese
1 pkg Oreo Cookies, finely crushed & divided (4 1/4 Cups)
2 pkgs Bakers chocolate, melted
Mix together the cream cheese & 3 cups of crushed Oreo cookies until well blended
Shape into 1 inch balls (or footballs) and dip into melted chocolate sprinkling the left over Oreocrumbs on top
Refrigerate 1 hour until firm and store in an airtight container.

 

something with Nutella in it &

 

David’s Nacho Cheese Sunflower seeds

 

What would you put in your hubby’s box Anne?

 

I would put in an assortment of nuts

 

 

and perhaps some AMANO chocolate squares…his ultimate favorite. What can I say, he has expensive taste!!!

 

Me & Nan got to witness Anne & her hubby meet & fall in love….so sweet…they’re like the Jim & Pam in our office :)

 

Happy Valentines!!

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