Valentine's Day Treat Ideas

Valentine's Day Treat Ideas

Valentine's Day Treat Ideas

A thoughtful sweet treat doesn't have to take hours on end! Here's some of our favorite, all things pink and Valentine's Day treat recipes that are great for the whole family and friends alike!

 

Pink Brushstroke Sugar Cookies by Sugar and Charm

   

Serves: 24
INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 cup coldunsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 cupgranulated sugar
  • 2eggs
  • 4 cupsall-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cupcornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoonkosher salt
  • 1 teaspoonvanilla extract

    

DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, and line baking sheets with parchment.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar, just until smooth and combined.
  3. Mix in the eggs until incorporated one at a time.
  4. Add the flour, cornstarch, and salt, and mix on medium low speed, until the dough gathers itself into a ball and pulls away cleanly from the sides of the bowl.
  5. Stir in the vanilla.
  6. Divide dough into three parts.
  7. Roll each section of the dough ¼ inch thick between two sheets of parchment paper.
  8. Refrigerate while you do the next section of dough.
  9. When all three parts are finished, take one part of the dough out of the fridge, remove top sheet of parchment and cut out shapes.
  10. Roll second section, cut out and combine remaining dough from first section, roll back out between parchment, refrigerate and continue on with 3rd section.
  11. Bake for 9 to 12 minutes.
  12. Cool completely, then roll and cut out fondant hearts.
  13. Spread a small layer of buttercream frosting on each cookie and place the fondant on top.
  14. For the Brushstroke
  15. Mix pink and white gel paste together to form a desired color you like
  16. Use cake decorating brushes to make brush strokes onto the white fondant.
  17. Mix and match colors and use gold dust for another charming touch.

    

 

Raspberry Coconut Smoothie by Creme de la Crumb

INGREDIENTS:
    • ½ - 1 cup coconut milk (depending on how thick you like it)
    • 1 medium banana, peeled sliced and frozen
    • 2 teaspoons coconut extract (optional)
    • 1 cup frozen raspberries
    • optional: shredded coconut flakes, sweetener of choice, to taste
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Add coconut milk, frozen banana slices and coconut extract to your blender. Pulse 1-2 minutes until smooth. Add frozen raspberries and continue to pulse until smooth.
  2. Pour into your fancy schmancy serving glass, top with a couple of raspberries and a little shredded coconut, and enjoy! Serves 1.

   

 

Pink Chocolate Covered Strawberries

YOU WILL NEED:

2 cups of strawberries
1 - 6 oz. package of white chocolate
sprinkles
icing bag
chocolate paper liners
parchment paper 


TO MAKE:

Wash and dry the strawberries completely.  The chocolate won't stick to the strawberries if they are wet.  In a microwaveable bowl, break up 6 oz. pieces of the white chocolate and microwave on high for 30 seconds.  Stir.  Return to microwave and microwave for 30 more seconds.  Stir again.  If still not melted,  microwave again for another 30 seconds.


Place some parchment on a cookie sheet to collect the dipped strawberries. 

Remove chocolate from the microwave and stir.  Once smooth, start to dip strawberries, one at a time by holding the strawberry by it's stem until the strawberry is completely covered.   Place on the parchment. Decorate with sprinkles immediately so they stick.  If not decorating with sprinkles, but with a drizzle of another colour of icing, let sit to harden.

Once you have dipped about half (how many you prefer in the plain white chocolate), then start to colour the chocolate with one drop of pink (or red) food colouring.  Stir until mixed.  Dip the other half of strawberries in the pink.  Set aside, or decorate with sprinkles.  You could also make a few even a darker pink, by adding another drop of pink to another set like we did.

To add a drizzle decoration, pour the preferred colour of melted chocolate into a piping icing bag, and cut a small hole in the bottom.  Quickly drizzle the icing over the pre-dipped strawberries.

Place each strawberry in a chocolate paper liner and serve! Yum!

Valentine's Day Popcorn Recipe by Mom Foodie

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 bag of microwave popcorn, light or regular butter (full sized, not snack)
  • 3/4 cup pink chocolate candy melts*
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate candy melts*
  • Valentines sprinkles
  • Valentines Peanut M&Ms

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Pop the popcorn and remove the unpopped kernels.
  2. Place the candy melts in small bowls or glass measuring cups, one for each color.
  3. Microwave the pink candy for 40 seconds then stir, repeat in 20 second intervals until melted and smooth. (takes 1-1 1/2 minutes dependent on melt brand and your microwave).
  4. Drizzle half over of the bowl of popcorn and toss to coat, Add the remaining pink chocolate candy melt (use a silicone spatula to ensure you get it all out.) Toss the popcorn with your hands until nicely coated. Then spread out onto a large serving platter (or baking sheet, if you are going to bag the popcorn up after).
  5. Melt the white candy melts and drizzle over the platter of popcorn, immediately top generously with candy sprinkles. They will adhere to the melted white chocolate candy.
  6. Finally, toss on the M&Ms. Allow the Valentines Popcorn to cool a few minutes before serving.

 

Valentine's Day Wafers by Glitter and Bubbles

INGREDIENTS
  • Valentine’s Day Sprinkles
  • Vanilla Wafer Cookies
  • Baker's White Chocolate Bars
  • Red Food Coloring
DIRECTIONS
1. Begin by finely chopping the chocolate bar and melting it in the microwave (this will be the frosting), it takes approximately 1 minute per bar. Remove from the microwave and stir, adding in 1-2 drops of the red food coloring. Dip your wafers into the chocolate and place them on a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Sprinkle the sprinkles over the chocolate and place the cookies into the refrigerator so that the chocolate will harden. This will take 15-20 minutes.
3. Remove from the refrigerator and serve to your little ones and friends!
Hope everyone has a lovely pink Valentine's Day!!
xoxo, 
Flirty Home

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