Make a sweet for your sweetie this Valentine's day. How about hand dipped chocolate caramels? Couldn't be simpler, honestly!!
Buy some chocolate melting disks (I like Guittard's best), Kraft caramels, and some various toppings. I used toasted coconut, sea salt and non-pareils for mine. Melt the chocolate according to manufacturers directions, dip the caramels until completely coated and top. See...super easy!
I bought cake boxes from the wedding section at Joann's for my candy boxes. Larger and much cheaper than candy boxes. Cut parchment paper to fit, and shredded some red and pink tissue paper to pad the box. Put my candies in little paper cups, filled the box and then tied off the top with some organza ribbon and a cute heart sticker.
Cut some cute scrapbooking paper or cardstock to decorate the outside of your box. I cut a small section of grosgrain ribbon and glued it to the top of the box, then added a cute layered sticker. Your love will appreciate your loving gesture, go and make some (make sure you buy too much so you have to eat the leftovers, don't forget to share with the kids!).