Every holiday is an excuse to throw the diet, detoxing, and clean eating out the window to enjoy some treats. Next to Halloween, Valentine’s Day is the holiday that is most synonymous with candy and desserts. Remember the conversation hearts, gummies and chocolates we used to exchange with classmates on Valentine’s Day in elementary school? Just because we’re adults now doesn’t mean we should skip celebrating a holiday that kids enjoy. Whether you’re with your partner or friends, whip up a Valentine’s Day treat and celebrate the real meaning of the holiday – indulgence.
Here are some tasty recipes to spark your imagination this Valentine’s Day:
Strawberry Jam Crescent Rolls
Start your day off with these delicious crescent rolls stuffed with sweet strawberry jam. Even though they’re quick and easy to make, they can still make an impression on your Valentine’s Day brunch or dinner guests.
Read more at French Press
Goat Cheese and Strawberry Breakfast Tarts
Valentine’s Day treats tend to run a little juvenile because of the hearts and red and pink colours. These breakfast tarts stuffed with goat cheese and strawberries definitely appeal to an adult palate.
Read more at Saveur
If you’re struggling for a way to impress your boyfriend, girlfriend or significant other this year, these bacon hearts are just the thing. Who doesn’t love bacon or breakfast in bed? You can use the same technique for vegan bacon options too! Serve them with eggs, hash browns, toast, and pancakes for a delectable Valentine’s themed breakfast.
Read more at The Paper Mama
Heart-Shaped Rice Krispie Treat Pops
Whether you’re a busy mom or are short on time, these no-bake Rice Krispie Treats are a quick and easy way to make an impression. If you have the time, you can decorate them with sprinkles, icing and melted chocolate.
Read more at Pint-Sized Treasures
Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownie Recipes
This dessert is perfect for Valentine’s Day thanks to the bold red colour and white cheesecake trimming. Try not to eat the whole batch in one sitting (that’s not a dare).
Read more at Crafty Morning
Champagne and Raspberry Cupcakes
These cupcakes go all out with the addition of champagne. It also makes the batter moist, light, and fluffy, creating one tasty cupcake. If you’re having a Leslie Knopp inspired Valentine’s Day party, serve these to your best gal pals to show them how much you care. They’d also make an amazing dessert after a home-made Valentine’s Day brunch or dinner.
Read more at The Cake Blog
Valentine’s Day Peek-A-Boo Pound Cake
Creating the double heart centre for this cake is surprisingly easy, but will make you look like a genius to your lover or guests. Serve it with strawberries and ice cream to keep with the red, white, and pink Valentine’s Day theme.
Read more at Belly Full