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Easy Valentine’s Day Patties

You're going to love this Easy Valentine's Day Patties recipe! Super easy to make, fantastically festive, and always a hit with kids and adults alike. These holiday treats are perfectly sweet treats for friends and family on this special day!
Course Candy, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword valentine's day patties
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 83kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 4 cups powdered sugar divided
  • 1 tsp your choice of extract or candy flavoring 1 to 2 tsp
  • food coloring preferably gel or paste
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar to roll balls in


  • Combine butter and corn syrup together in a small bowl.
  • Add 2 cups powdered sugar and your choice of extract and beat until well combined. Add extract 1/2 teaspoon at a time until the mixture reaches your desired flavor.
  • Stir in an additional cup of powdered sugar.
  • Turn bowl onto a cutting board sprinkled with last cup of powdered sugar.
  • Knead the mixture until sugar is absorbed and is completely smooth.
  • Divide dough into three portions.
  • Tint one portion red with the red food color/gel and one pink. Leave one portion white.
  • Shape into 3/4 inch balls and roll in granulated sugar.
  • Flatten gently with a fork.
  • Use a small heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut into heart shapes. (Optional)
  • Let candies stand, uncovered, at room temperature for 1 day.
  • Store in an airtight container.


Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 14mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg