5 fab Valentine’s Day treats (and one easy recipe!) to fall in love with this holiday
Halloween is all about the candy and at Christmas, treats are plentiful, but there is one holiday that does decadent better than any other: Valentine’s Day. Indulge this year with these tasty gifts:
Nothing says Valentine’s Day better than a box of chocolates. This eight-piece set is perfect for sharing with someone special. Classic Gold Ballotin, $15, Godiva.com
You can’t go wrong with two dozen chocolate-covered strawberries in the quintessential heart-shaped box. With All My Heart Berries, $85, Edible Arrangements
Send a playful, yet romantic message with this adorable assortment of cookies. Valentine’s Day cutout cookie kit, $24.99, Cheryl’s
Give your man a treat with this snack set that includes everything from hickory smoked summer sausage to crunchy milk chocolate malt balls. Sweet and Savory Snack Gift for Him, $49.95, Harry & David
This sumptuous gift set marries wine and chocolate, making it just right for a romantic night in. Red Wine Duo & Chocolate Suitcase, $189.99, GourmetGiftBaskets.com
Homemade from the heart
And finally, if you’re looking to make your own treats this Valentine’s Day, or something the little ones can help create, try chocolate covered pretzels. They’re easy, festive and tasty!
- Large pretzels sticks or regular pretzel twists
- Candy melts (pink, red and white)
- You will also need bowls or cups for melting the chocolate and wax paper.
- Melt the candy melts in the microwave using a microwave-safe bowl/cup.
- Dip the pretzels into the melted chocolate and allow the excess to drip off.
- Cover the dipped pretzels in sprinkles.
- Lay the pretzels on wax paper to harden.
- Children can have a blast making these pretzels, but adults should handle the melting of the chocolate.
- Only dip pretzels about halfway into the chocolate. They’ll be easier to handle that way and not too sweet. In fact, using coffee mugs for the melted chocolate makes it easier to dip the large pretzel sticks.
- After dipping a pretzel into one color, skip the sprinkles and allow it to harden. Then drizzle another color of chocolate over it for a different look.