With Valentine's Day being tomorrow I thought I'd share some ideas for Valentine's treats! This past week was my turn to do snacks for our small group and I wanted them to be V'day themed but I was totally coming up blank on ideas.
I have my go-to Christmas desserts and my go-to summery desserts but as far as Valentine's Day, I had nothin'...
I did the obvious and asked my dear friend Google for help. I found some cute ideas and kind of varied them to make them work for me! They turned out great and were so super easy so I thought I'd share.
Sweet Treat #1:
Valentine's Fruit Bowl (I didn't need Google's help for this one, lol)
I just mixed together strawberries, raspberries and purple grapes to get the "love" color scheme going:
Sweet Treat #2:
Chocolate Covered Marshmallows
I bought two bars of Ghiradelli semi-sweet chocolate and broke it up into the little squares (YUMMY!):
I just placed the bowl in the microwave for 30 second intervals mixing in between each turn until it was all completely melted.
I then just halfway dipped the marshmallows in the chocolate and sprinkled them with red, sugar sprinkles (AW wanted to get an action shot, haha).
I placed the marshmallows on a wax-paper covered cookie sheet and put them in the fridge for about 20 minutes for the chocolate to harden:
Here's the final product with little red toothpicks to complete the Valentine's theme. Too easy & so yummy!:
Sweet Treat #3:
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods
I just used the melted chocolate and a spoon to cover the tops of the pretzel rods. I then sprinkled them with the red, sugar sprinkles and placed 3 in a mug and put them in the fridge for about 5 minutes for the chocolate to set.
I only did 3 in a mug at a time because I didn't want them to touch and look all crazy...I couldn't think of a better system but if you have one please share!
After I tested the first round I was nervous that they looked a bit phallic:
I asked AW what he thought and he said he thought it was fine and that it was a small group of married people so they probably wouldn't mind, haha...
Here's the final product:
In all it only took me about an hour to make these treats and the best part was that the red, sugar sprinkles made them look all sparkly! How fun!