Delicious Valentine’s Day Treats

Whether you are actually spending time with someone special or you’re watching Netflix alone, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to eat a lot of sugar. So, I consulted the mecca of cutesy, crafty and creative recipes, Pinterest, for the best treats to make this weekend.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Pops

Chocolate covered strawberries are classic for Valentine’s, but this recipe using red, pink and white candy melts and cute sprinkles add festivity and color. Also, using the lollipop sticks to turn them into pops makes the whole dipping process a little less messy.

Photo and recipe: A Spicy Perspectivevalentine_peanutbutter_cookies1

Valentine Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter cookies are already delicious, but add a heart-shaped Dove chocolate to it, and it is even better. This recipe is simple and fast, great as a gift for someone!

Photo and recipe: Cupcake Diaries Blog

Red Velvet Truffles

Red velvet is basically the official Valentine’s flavor because of its popping red color. Truffles can get a tad messy during the mixing and baking process, but look at this picture: They are worth it.

Photo: The Novice Chef

Recipe: Dixie Crystals

Sweetie Martini

I am all about the sweet drinks, especially for holidays. This pink martini is mixed with vanilla vodka, amaretto liquor, grenadine and white chocolate liquor. If that sentence doesn’t want to make you hit the liquor store, I’m not sure what will.

Photo and recipe: Inspired by Charm

Valentine’s Snack Mix

This is a bit of a diversion from the classic desserts, but this festive snack mix will still satisfy your sweet tooth thanks to the M&Ms, white chocolate, and melted candies drizzle.

Photo and recipe: Glorious Treats

French Macaroons with Marshmallow Frosting

This recipe can be a little tricky and is for a more experienced (or brave) cook. However, if you want to imagine you’re in France instead of on your couch, then this might be a good idea. Plus, who doesn’t love pink on Valentine’s Day?

Photo and recipe: Diethood

Heart-shaped Cinnamon Rolls

For breakfast on Saturday, turn boring cinnamon rolls into something festive!

Photo and recipe: Cake and Allie

 

Soft & Chewy Red Velvet Cookies

I’m back to red velvet. These are the perfect from-scratch cookies to make for your valentine. They’re not too difficult to make, so you don’t have to be a pro in the kitchen!

Photo and recipe: The Domestic Rebel

About Nicole Crites

Entertainment Director - Senior journalism major from Fort Worth, TX

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