Valentine Pixie Bites

2013-02-14T00:00:00Z Valentine Pixie BitesBarb Ruess nwitimes.com
February 14, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Today is Valentine's Day. Yes, I tend to agree with many of you that it's a made-up holiday with an inordinate amount of associated pressure. I also think it's a good excuse to give the loved ones around you a little treat, a little smile, an acknowledgement that they mean something special.

Here's a little treat (literally) that you can bake up to surprise your kids (or significant other) tonight. Or this weekend... who says you have to give Valentine's treats *on* Valentine's Day anyway?

Valentine's Pixie Bites

  • 6 TB butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix (or a Devil's Food and add red food coloring)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  1. Preheat oven to 375. Melt butter and set aside to cool slightly. Mix powdered sugar and corn starch together in a shallow bowl, set aside.
  2. Place cake mix, cooled butter, eggs and lemon zest in a large bowl. Mix with your hands until well-blended. It should feel like a dough not a cake batter.
  3. Form dough into 1-inch balls and roll in the powdered sugar mix. Place on an ungreased baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  4. Bake for 9-11 minutes.

Barb lives in Crown Point with a hungry family that includes three kids. You can find her out running, wishing for a day warm enough to visit Lake Michigan, on Twitter and writing her daily blog, Quick Like A Bunny where you never know what she'll be talking about.

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