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Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite times to find something sweet to celebrate the sweetness of our love for family and friends.
Chocolate tends to be the go-to ingredient, with strawberries coming at a close second. Instead of going for the traditional strawberries dipped in chocolate (which honestly don’t always come out right), try some of these other fun recipes of expressing your adoration, while also satisfying your sweet tooth.
Valentine’s Day Pancake Recipe – Kick off your Valentine’s Day celebration first thing in the morning with this easy pancake recipe from Passion for Savings. It’s a very cute and easy idea without adding sugar, but still adding some fun. Best of all, you probably already have everything you need right in your kitchen.
Heart Pancake Skewers – Take your pancakes to the next level with these pancake and strawberry skewers for breakfast, from Cincy Shopper. They may take a little more time to make in the morning, but how much fun will they be?
Frozen Yogurt Hearts With Granola – Oh My Creative has this simple healthy treat that would be great for a snack, dessert, or even as part of a meal. They are quick and easy and you can experiment with your favorite yogurt flavors.
Easy Strawberry Shortcake Jars – Mason jars are hot right now in food preparation. They are the perfect reusable container for making individual meals and snacks. Mommy Musings came up with this easy and tasty twist on strawberry cake, made right in a mini mason jar. It’s the perfect size for a little indulgence, without making you feel like you have gone overboard in the sweets.
Red Velvet Mason Jar Cakes – Maybe your tastebuds prefer the luscious flavor of red velvet. Sunny With a Chance of Sprinkles has a great mason jar recipe, complete with cream cheese frosting, that is sure to delight.
Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies – Did you know that you can use cake mix to make more than just cakes and cupcakes? This Mama Loves has a fantastic recipe for making cookies with cake mix. Imagine that strawberry flavor with white chocolate chips stirred in. It’s an easy one that your kids can even help you make!
Homemade Gumdrops Heart-Shaped Candy – Another classic Valentine’s Day treat is gumdrops. Save some money and make your own at home with this recipe from Simplee Thrifty, that uses Jell-o, gelatin, and applesauce that you set, cut out, and roll in sugar.
Sixlets Valentine’s Day Party Mix – Something is so soothing about that mix of savory and sweet. Lady Behind the Curtain has a Valentine’s Day twist on the classic Chex mix snack that we all grew up with. Try to stay away from this snack bowl that you can leave in your kitchen or take to a party!
Kid Friendly Dipped and Decorated Pretzels for Valentine’s Day – Keep up on that savory and sweet idea with these dipped pretzels from 5 Minutes For Mom. Not only are they pretty to look at, they taste really good. And, your kids can very easily help you make them.
Cream Cheese Heart Mints – Cream cheese and mint are two flavors that you don’t usually think of as going together. And yet, the combination sounds almost decadent in this candy recipe by Generations of Savings. Not into mint with your cream cheese? She also provides other flavor options for you to try in this easy recipe.
Which one of these tempts you the most?