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Try these recipes out this Valentines Day to impress your valentine rather than buying the regular box of chocolates. These recipes can be prepared even by a novice in cooking and the sweat and love put in by you to make these candies is sure to create an impact on your sweet heart.

Bon Bons

1/4 cup melted butter
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 lb. powdered sugar
1 14 or 16-oz. pkg. coconut
1 6-oz. pkg. chocolate chips
1/2 cake Parawax

Mix together butter, milk, coconut and sugar and chill it for half an hour. Make small balls out of the dough and chill it for the second time. Melt wax and chocolate in a bowl placed over a bowl of hot water. The wax is added to keep the chocolate solid even at room temperature. Dip the coconut balls in the chocolate liquid and put on greased paper to cool. The Bon Bons are ready.

Bourbon Balls

1/2 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
4 tbsp. bourbon
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1 lge. pkg. semisweet chocolate chips
1 tbsp. paraffin

Mix together butter and sugar to a cream. To it add bourbon and pecans. Make small balls from the dough and put it on waxed paper. Freeze these balls for half an hour. Liquefy chocolate chips and add paraffin. Dip the balls in the chocolate and allow it to solidify and become hard on a wax paper.

You have also to think how to present the made candies in an attractive way. You can wrap the candies in a crimped candy wrapper and arrange them in a valentine box. Alternatively you can wrap them one by one in colored cellophane paper. A stuffed small teddy bear or a bunch of roses can be added to the presentation. One should use his creativity in the arrangement that your valentine is full of praises for the gift given with effort and love. These gifts speak volumes than the last minute flowers or readymade chocolates. It also shows reflects your love for her.

The art of cooking is among the most intimate things that we can do for another.
Charlie Trotter

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