Love is in the Air - Valentine’s Day Recipes

Valentine's Day is just days away. Are you ready? How do you like to celebrate? My and hubby usually stay in, as we hate the crowds & waiting just to grab a bite to eat. So that usually means its us + the kids. So every year to make it fun I usually do a dinner & sweets with some type of heart theme to go with the mood and to make it fun for the kids. Its also a great time for me to spend some time baking with the kids. Over the years the kids and I have tried and baked some sweet treats, so I wanted to share some of our favorites with you because they are not only fun, but so easy! 

Valentine’s Dipped Rice Krispies Treats

Okay ladies, I am all about simplifying. So I am all for cutting out some steps and using pre-made stuff to help cut time. Rice Krispy Treats has a Pre-Made Party-Size Treat Sheet which is just up my ally to simplify.


Ingredients

1 Marshmallow Treats - Pre-Made Party-Size Treat Sheet 32oz available on Amazon

Candy melts color of your choice

Sprinkles

Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter available at Target


Directions

Step 1 Cut the treats into heart shapes with cookie cutters

Step 2 Melt the candy melts according the package directions.

Step 3 Dip the edges of the treats into the candy and decorate with sprinkles.

Step 4 Allow the chocolate to cool and set before serving.




Heart Shaped Pizza

If you’re like us and stay in on Valentines day & are looking for something to feed the whole family, but still be festive, then this pizza would be perfect.  Plus, who doesn’t like pizza?


Ingredients

1-2 Store bought dough (if your in the southern region of U.S. you can get some at Publix or

Pillsbury Pizza Dough will work too)

1/2 tbsp of olive oil

1 16oz jar of tomato sauce

1 - 2 bags of shredded mozzarella cheese or cheese substitute like Daiya

Desired toppings - for extra pizzahs (get it . . . pizza-hs) cut toppings into heart shapes


Directions

Step 1 Roll or cut dough out into a heart shape

Step 2 Brush oil all over the dough

Step 3 Add desired sauce

Step 4 Add cheese

Step 5 Add desired toppings

Step 6 Bake on pizza pan at 400 degrees F for 18-22 minutes. It’s done when lightly browned and cheese is bubbly.  (The cooking time varies greatly with the thickness of the rolled dough and your oven, so keep a close eye on it the first time and adjust from there if necessary.)




Easy Garlic Roll Hearts

These easy-to-make garlic knot hearts are the perfect touch for a perfect Valentine's Day Dinner.


Ingredients

2 tubes Pillsbury bread stick dough

1/8 cup Olive Oil

2 tablespoons butter

4 cloves garlic, crushed and finely minced

1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Directions

Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Step 2 Roll in both sides of each bread stick to form a heart. Pinch the bottom to create a V or the point of the heart.

Step 3 Place knots on a baking sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until they are a golden color.

Step 4 While the knots are baking, in a small microwavable bowl combine the olive oil, butter, parsley and garlic. Stir and please in the microwave for about 50 seconds or until the butter is melted. Remove from the microwave and mix in the Parmesan cheese.

Step 5 After removing the knots from the oven brush the sauce to fully coat the knots.



Heart Fruit Kabobs


Ingredients Cantelope Watermelon Strawberries

Fruits of liking Shish Kabob Sticks


Directions

Step 1 Cut fruit into 1-inch-thick slices. Using a small heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut hearts from melon slices.

Step 2 Then thread fruit on shish kabob sticks.




Valentines Day Popcorn


Ingredients

10 Cups of Popped Popcorn

3 tbsp. Butter (Sweet Cream, Salted)

3 cups Mini Marshmallows

M&M Minis – Red

M&M's Valentine's Day Cupid's Mix Milk Chocolate

Valentine's Sprinkles


Directions

Step 1 Pop 10 cups of popcorn and salt liberally and place in a large bowl.

Step 2 Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a medium sauce pan.  Once the butter is melted, add 3 cups of mini marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows are melted. Turn off the heat as soon as the last marshmallow has melted.

Step 3 Pour 3/4 of the marshmallow mixture over the popcorn in the bowl and then gently fold the popcorn with a spoon until most of the kernels are covered in mixture.

Step 4 Pour the marshmallow popcorn onto a prepared cookie sheet.Drizzle the remaining marshmallow mixture over the popcorn on the cookie sheet.

Step 5 Sprinkle the candy and sprinkles over the popcorn. Allow the popcorn to cool. Break apart into pieces and serve.





Teddy Bear Cookies with Conversation Hearts

These are the perfect snack to pack insides the kids lunch bags for a special Valentine’s Day treat!


Ingredients

Teddy bear cookies Candy conversation hearts Betty Crocker™ Decorating Cooking Icing


Directions

Step 1 It’s pretty simple. Just add a dab of frosting to the back of each heart and stick it on a bear. You’re done!




Heart Shaped Cinnamon Rolls

These easy-to-make heart shaped cinnamon rolls are as simple as using store bought cinnamon rolls to create these this Valentine’s Day breakfast.


Ingredients

1 (13 ounce) refrigerated flaky cinnamon rolls

Valentine Sprinkles


Directions

Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Step 2 Spray a pan with non stick cooking spray.

Step 3 Unroll each roll into a long strip of dough

Step 4 Roll in both sides of each roll to form a heart. Pinch the bottom to create a V or the point of the heart.

Step 5 Place rolls on a baking sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until they are a golden color.

Step 6 After removing the rolls from the oven pour the icing that came with the cinnamon rolls.

Step 7 Top with sprinkles and enjoy.




Sweet Snack Board


Ingredients:

Cutting board, platter, tray or plate

Fresh strawberries

Biscoff Cookies

Jolly Ranchers Jelly Hearts

Almonds

Assorted Cookies

Reese's Peanut Butter Hearts

Chocolate Hearts

Wafer Cookie Straws

Pink Hershey's Kisses

Valentine Pretzels 

Dipping Chocolate

Dipping Caramel

Peanut Butter


Directions:

Step 1 Arrange the sweets on a large board. If you don't have a large board, you can use a few platters and bowls. Set the sweet spread out for your guests and let them enjoy!

Step 2 Note-the above items are just ideas. Get creative and incorporate your favorite snacks!




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