It’s true that Valentine’s Day is known the world over as a celebration of love. However, it also is a celebration of food. Now, nobody is saying that Valentine’s Day is on par with Thanksgiving. Without question, Thanksgiving is the day set aside on the calendar to eat as much as you possibly can. However, Valentine’s Day is all about food as well. Instead of being about harvest food, the holiday on February 14th is all about romantic food. Romantic food can take many different forms. For example, it might be found in a romantic Italian dinner. Many people also find romance in seafood on Valentine’s Day. Of course, candy, especially chocolate, is without question a food of choice on Valentine’s Day. However, did you know that almost any food can become romantic with a little bit of time? It’s true. For example, check out these three tasty treats that have a Valentine’s Day spin added to make them perfect for the holiday.
First, you can consider making some adorable pretzel buttons. You will need chocolate kisses, pretzels, and candy hearts for this candy project. Gently melt the chocolate kisses, and place them on top of the pretzels. Put a candy heart on top of each chocolate kiss. Put the treats inside of the freezer for ten minutes. The result is a tasty Valentine’s Day treat! There is a terrific blend in this treat between salty and sweet. The pretzel offers a salty flavor, and the chocolate brings in a dose of sweetness. Remember, sometimes opposites attract for romance on Valentine’s Day. The same is true for your taste buds once you samples these candy heart pretzel treats.
You can also try to make some heart popcorn for the holiday. For this recipe, you will need 8 cups of popcorn and 12 ounces of melted chocolate. To add the Valentine’s Day flavor, you will need some colorful sprinkles and candy hearts. Place the popcorn into a bowl. Pour the melted chocolate onto the popcorn. Finally, spread the mixture on some wax paper to add the sprinkles and candy hearts. The result is a colorful and tasty treat. This is a perfect treat to create quickly in large amounts to please anyone at a Valentine’s Day gathering.
Finally, consider whipping up a batch of Rice Krispie hearts for your Valentine’s Day party. For this recipe, gather butter, red food coloring, Rice Krispies, marshmallows, powdered sugar, milk, and sprinkles. Melt the butter and marshmallows in a pan. Add the food coloring. Slowly pour in the Rice Krispies. After the cereal becomes gelled together, transfer the mixture onto wax paper. Shape the treats into hearts. Finally, use the milk and powdered sugar to create a glaze. You can sprinkle the glaze over the treats. The resulting treats will make a beautiful addition to any Valentine’s Day party. You can also share them with others to spread a little Valentine’s Day cheer.
If you want to take any of these treats to the next level for the holiday, consider wrapping batches of them in pink cellophane. This will help preserve the life of the treats, and it will add another piece of Valentine’s Day cheer to these tasty items.
All of these Valentine’s Day treats are a cinch to make, and they all go perfectly with the holiday. You can check out the video below to make sure you know exactly what to do. Make sure that your Valentine’s Day is celebrating food just as much as love. Make some of these Valentine’s Day treats today. Afterwards, let us know how they turned out below!