Make Your Own Rilakkuma Valentine’s Day Treats With Kai’s Recipe Kits

22.January.2020 | FOOD

Cupid is readying his arrows for Valentine’s Day 2020 which is right around the corner. It’s the time of the year to show your special someone that you love them with some tasty chocolatey treats.

 

If you’re wanting to make a grand gesture this year by making your own gifts, but are struggling for ideas or are intimidated by the task, the Kai Corporation in Japan has you covered with its collection of Rilakkuma goods. Now you can make some Instagram-worthy gifts with little effort. Let’s take a look.

 

Make lots of Rilakkuma chocolates with this simple tool

Rilakkuma Silicone Chocolate Maker – ¥850 (Before Tax) – Buy Here

Five different patterns of Rilakkuma, Kiiroitori, and Korilakkuma make up this silicone tray, allowing you to make lots of bite-sized chocolates at once. This is perfect for sharing between you and your loved one or amongst friends. It can be used for making gummy treats and ice for drinks too, meaning it’s useful for the entire year.

 

Make cute cookies by simply pressing your dough

Korilakkuma Cutter Set – ¥650 (Before Tax) – Buy Here

Anyone can make cute Korilakkuma cookies easily with this cutter set which you simply press the dough with. It comes with two different poses so you can make an assortment of them. If you know someone who’s not a fan of chocolate, then this is a perfect alternative.

 

Decorate your sweets and desserts with this mini chocolate tray

Mini Chocolate Tray – ¥650 (Before Tax) – Buy Here

This chocolate tray makes makes chocolate bears which can hold things like nuts and candy. They can be used in a lot of creative different ways. The tray was made in collaboration with Cookpad.

 

Super simple recipes that take out the work

Here are some super simple recipes that remove the labour out of making and decorating sweet treats. Learn how to make Instagrammable delights with these items and techniques.

Korilakkuma Cookie Marshmallow Sandwich – Item Used: Korilakkuma Cutter Set

All you need to do is warm some marshmallows in a microwave and stick them between two cookies for a gooey and crunchy treat. At some toppings like freeze-dried strawberries for colour and to make them even cuter.

Gateaux Chocolate Cupcakes – Item Used: Rilakkuma Face Cupcake Paper Wraps (5 Included)

Make your Valentine’s cupcakes even more adorable with these paper wraps with Rilakkuma’s kawaii face on them.

Tiny Bear Chocolates: Item Used – Mini Chocolate Tray

There are many creative ways you can utilise these tiny bear chocolates. Make them hold small candy, nuts, and other delicious bites, or just simply top them on another dessert.

 

Take the stress out of making something for Valentine’s Day this year with this range of items from Kai.

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