Tic Tac Love for Valentine’s Day

Tic Tac Love, that’s what I’ve got for you this Valentine’s Day. I was looking for both an easy way to celebrate the boys’ awesome group of friends, and jazz up the valentine’s card routine. You know when you’re a 10-year-old boy, nothing says love like an edible game of tic tac toe. Bake off a batch of square sugar cookies, top with royal icing, and fill a bag with Smarties Love Heart candies.

Stauuuup! There are so many hipster expressions on these adorable candies. Ever After. I’m Hooked. Kiss Me. Dream On. Hug Me. On & On….

YES. That is why I could not resist this sweet look a few years back. Best Halloween costume ever! Can you guess? Oooooo you’re such a Smartie Pants!

WORDS OF LOVE – MATERIALS

I copied the love messages on the Smarties candies and printed them on plain white craft paper. I added a Cindy original, CHASE ME, after watching the boys chase their friends around the playground endlessly.

THE SUGAR COOKIE GAME BOARD

I made sugar cookies and used a square cookie cutter to cut out an even game board. Flood the top surface with royal icing, and then add lines with black royal icing. Just to soften the white icing, I splattered pink edible paint to soften the top of the cookie.

CARE PACKAGE

The boys helped me stuff a plastic treat bag with a fun background I found at Michael’s, the printable words of love, and the cookie and smarties.

Time to switch it up from the average store-bought Valentines. Make those kiddos smile with a game o’ love!

OUR FAVES 

Photos by: Maria Hedrick Photography

17 Comments

  • Tessa
    2 months ago

    I love this idea! And I looooove Smarties. But not as much as the pic of you as a Smartie Pants! That’s sweet. By the way, I’ve made your sugar cookie recipe before and it rocks.

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      2 months ago

      Thanks so much Tessa. Love you to the moon and back.

  • Suzy
    2 months ago

    What a cute idea! Just in time for Valentine’s Day!!!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      2 months ago

      Appreciate that Suzy. Just in time is right!

  • 2 months ago

    That is the cutest and most creative idea ever!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      2 months ago

      Hi Pam! Appreciate the kind compliment. Made my day!

  • Tisha
    2 months ago

    This is such and adorable idea!!!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      2 months ago

      Thanks so much Tisha. Happy Vday!

  • traci
    2 months ago

    Adorable! And so clever! The kids would go crazy for this in school for Valentine’s. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      2 months ago

      Yeah, I love getting the “Wow” factor from the kiddos. I appreciate your nice words. Happy V-Day!

  • 2 months ago

    How fun! I absolutely love those little care packages. My kids would love making these. Definitely perfect for Valentine’s Day.

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      2 months ago

      Awww, thank you Tara. It was a really fun project with the kids! Appreciate the kind words.

  • Rose Marie
    2 months ago

    What a fun project! My kids are grown and gone, but my colleagues would love receiving this clever and yummy treat! Thanks for sharing!

  • Kendall
    2 months ago

    You’re such a fun mom! What a cute costume idea and an amazing valentine for the kids! I think it would be cute to take to my professors in college even. Love it!

  • Anna Ehrlich
    2 months ago

    These smartie cookie idea is fantastic and fun for all ages! Love that the boys helped you package this great valentine cookie’s for friends and love ones! I can definitely do this for the kids! Oh, I want to copy that Smartie Pants costume come Halloween too!

  • Ryan A
    2 months ago

    I want to make these so bad!! This is the cutest concept. Do you think they work for co-workers just as well as kids?? 🙂

  • Bee
    2 months ago

    How fun! This would be great for a classroom Valentine’s party! A sweet game of tic-tac-toe. Winner gets a cookie-yum! Thank you for this fabulous idea 🙂

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