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Foodista: Sweet Treats for Valentine’s Day

Nothing says love and romance more than some super decadent desserts, which is why Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays to whip up some love-themed recipes and spoil my man and little ones. And if you’re like me, you’ve been scouring Pinterest to find the best of the best when it comes to V-day treats.  So to make it easy on all of you busy momistas, I’ve put together a list of my 5 fave Valentine ’s Day sweets that you can make for the ones you love.

Valentine’s Jello Hearts via The Hungry Housewife

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You all know about my love affair with jello molds, so when I saw this dessert I knew I had to include it in my list. Jello feels so retro to me which I love, and these sweets look as delicious as they do chic. You can find the recipe for these little cuties HERE


Red Velvet Milkshakes
via Pizzazzerie

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Red Velvet is definitely my favorite cupcake flavor, and the colors are perfect for V-day, so when I found this milkshake I knew it was gonna be a winner. This sounds absolutely delicious, and is something even my littlest ones would love, as well as the bigger ones and my hubby. You can find the recipe for this sweet sip HERE


2 Ingredient Strawberry Fudge
via Cookies & Cups

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This recipe had me at “2 ingredients”… nothing a busy mama loves more than a great recipe that’s easy to make! These little fudge hearts are SO perfect for Valentine’s Day, and I bet they taste as good as they look. Also, I think I know a certain young lady who would LOVE these… is it me or do they have Stella McDermott written all over them?! Get the quick and easy (and very pink) recipe HERE

Valentine’s Dipped Rice Crispie Treats via Cooking on the Side

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These treats caught my eye because I feel like the kids would LOVE making them with me.  I love a good old fashioned rice crispy treat, and the Valentine’s Day spin on these is super cute and totally kid friendly. Find out how to make these little guys HERE

Strawberry Cake in a Jar via Cupcake Lovers

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I must say, I love a good dessert in a jar.  I think using mini mason jars (I LOVE mason jars!!) to serve your sweets is absolutely genius, and is something that I’ve done at parties and have sent as gifts. Who wouldn’t want to eat a red velvet cupcake in a jar??!! I really like the ombre effect here… looks very Valentines and very delicious too! Find out how to make this cute cake in a jar HERE

Will you be whipping up any red and pink treats for your loves this Valentine’s Day?  Share your recipes in the comments!

Love,

T

 

Photo Credit: The Hungry Housewife, Pizzazzerie, Cookies & Cups, Cooking on the Side, Cupcake Lovers

  • Ashley Taylor

    Super cute! I think I will be lucky if I can pull off heart shaped sandwiches for my girls’ lunches! ;)
    http://www.thedoseofreality.com/2013/02/06/hotsean-and-bothered/

  • Arthur B

    Yummy!

  • Kathy Strahs

    I’m so glad you liked my rice krispies treats! Thanks so much for featuring them. My little girl and I just decided we’re making those cute jello hearts for a Valentine’s party over the weekend. :-)

  • heather lewis

    Yummm I love all your ideas

  • Jaime Knox

    Definitely going to make the Red Velvet Milkshakes and Strawberry Fudge!

  • Brandy Black

    Hi Tori! Love the cupcakes in jars! It is totally what my job is all about! Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery in Seattle, home of the molten cake in a jar!!

    getyourhotcakes.com

  • desi

    Love all these receipes, but especially the 2 ingredient fudge! That is definitely my kind of recipe! I won’t be making anything though as I am going into the hospital that day for a hysterectomy. My valentine’s present to me!

  • The Hungry Housewife

    Ohhhh yeah…I am so glad you featured My Valentines Jell-O Hearts!!! I am sure your kids love them as much as mine do!!!

  • Kelly Parthen

    And check out this savory dish for Valentine’s Day Dinner! The Heartbaker:
    http://beansprouts.com/heartbaker

  • Myeleah

    Love the cupcakes in a jar idea, so pretty & I’m sure delicious too. Simple but cute Valentine’s breakfast, heart shaped pancakes (add a little red food coloring) with strawberries & whipped cream.
    To the poster “desi”: wishing you much luck with your upcoming surgery! May it go smoothly & your healing be gentle & quick! Be well!

  • Suzanne Brown

    We will for sure and thank you for sharing these! I haven’t decided which ones we will be making guess I will let the kids decide!

  • momof2boys

    I’ll be doing my own take of these cupcakes that I found on Pinterest for my boys classes. I’m using my own frosting colored for Valentine’s day with Dark chocolate fudge cupcakes. I tried it out last night and it was the best cupcake I’ve made yet. http://www.glorioustreats.com/2012/01/sweet-heart-cupcakes.html

    May also make some Valentine’s Day cake pops since they are so popular with my kid’s classes. http://www.facebook.com/jennhasacupcake

  • Darren Martin

    Everything looks yummo. I’ll have to make the strawberry fudge for Drea! Thanks for sharing!

  • Myeleah

    momof2boys, LOVE your dark chocolate/heart cupcakes!!!! Going to try them for sure…they look so “high end”, but the *assembly* looks like a snap!!! Thanks for the recipe & tips! :-)

  • Jeanne Tutt

    omg so cool! This year I ordered these chocolate covered fortune cookies from birchbox.com. I got the dark chocolate version for me and the light chocolate version for my husband. He has no idea and they are SOOOO good! She has all sorts of goodies on her site

    http://www.emilyschocolates.com/

    the fortune cookies are obviously under her cookie section. the dark chocolate ones are FABULOUS!

  • Kelgeeinaz

    love the rice krispie heart idea! could put them on sticks and serve them like cake pops or suckers!

  • Pammy K

    Hey Tori

    I made your red velvet cupcakes with my daughter.. I have to say they were delicious and easy to make…Thanks for the receipe.

  • Cammy Gollner

    I know I’ve commented on this before – but whenever you can, please substitute real foods for the red dye. Believe it or not beets do not change the flavor of foods, and actually make cakes very moist! Instead of a chocolate red velvet cake, why not a vanilla red velvet cake using shredded/cooked beets for that beautiful red color. Other foods like strawberries and raspberries can be used. Be creative and google “natural food dyes.”

  • Denise Engelmann

    Made The Fudge this Weekend also did Chocolate with Peanut Butter morsels Awesome!!!

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