Mix together one large can of pineapple juice, six cups cold water and one packet of unsweetened tropical punch soft-drink mix. Stir well and pour over ice cubes placed in clear plastic cups. Makes 24 small servings.
Red Gelatin Hearts
Thaw 1/2 cup frozen strawberries and whirl them with the juice in a blender. Stir 4 envelopes unflavored gelatin into 2 cups cold wate and heat slowly until the gelatin is dissolved. Stir together the strawberries and the gelatin mixture and add one 6-ounce can unsweetened frozen apple juice concentrate. Coat a 9 x 12 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the strawberry gelatin mixture into the pan and chill until firm. To unmold, turn the pan upside down on a countertop. Then cut hearts out of the gelatin with a small heart-shaped cookie cutter. Cube and save the remaining jello when through, mix thoroughly with some whipped topping and store in the refrigerator for dessert the next night.
Queen Of Hearts Tarts
Let the children help make these tiny tarts for a fun valentine snack. In a mixing bowl blend together 1 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 4 tablespoons margarine and 2 tablespoons water. Form the dough into 16 or 18 balls. Make a deep thumbprint in each ball to form a tart shell. Place the shells on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. When cool, fill the tart shells with strawberry or red raspberry jam or jelly.
Use a favorite recipe to prepare cake batter. Pour the batter into one round pan and one square pan. Make a platter for the cake by covering a large piece of cardboard with foil. Place the square cake on the platter with one corner facing downward (diamond shape). Then cut the round cake in half and place the halves against the top two sides of the square/diamond cake to make a heart shape. Cover the entire cake with white, pink or red frosting and decorate as desired with other colored frostings or cake decorations.
Toast frozen waffles and let the children use cookie cutters to cut them into heart shapes. Then let the children decorate their waffle hearts with fresh sliced strawberries (when sliced from top to bottom - not across - they look like small hearts) and sprinke on powdered sugar.
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