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Valentine’s Day Snacks

What’s a better way to spend Valentine’s Day than making and sharing a sweet treat with the ones you love most?? These adorable and delicious heart-inspired snacks (and a yummy drink, too!) are a perfectly festive way to feel the love and make special memories together. See the recipes below and start some new Valentine’s Day traditions.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Lollipops

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How cute are these chocolate-covered strawberry lollipops?! This snack is a little healthy, a little indulgent, and a whole lotta delicious.

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

  • Wash strawberries and let soak in 3 cups water and 1 cup of vinegar for 15 minutes (this will also help them last longer in the fridge) 
  • Cut tops off strawberries and then cut in half
  • Cut a small “v” at the tops of the strawberries to make into a heart shape 
  • Put sticks into bottom of strawberries
  • Melt chocolate chips in 20 second increments (you can put a small amount of milk – about 1.5 Tbs – with chocolate chips to prevent burning) and stir until melted
  • Dip strawberries in chocolate first and then into sprinkle mix
  • Place on cookie sheet with wax paper and put in fridge for about 20-30 minutes to allow chocolate to harden
  • Enjoy!!

Heart Hug Pretzels

Salty meets sweet with these heart hug pretzels. They’re super easy to make and look as good as they taste!

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 350Β°
  • Place pretzels on a parchment-lined cookie sheet 
  • Put Hershey’s Hugs & Kisses on top of pretzels 
  • Bake for 1 to 2 minutes (until chocolate is soft enough to press M&M’s into) 
  • Press M&M’s into chocolates – (if chocolate is too soft, let harden a bit before continuing) 
  • Allow chocolate to harden completely and enjoy! 

Sweetheart Buddies

This crunchy delight is perfect for sharing with your sweetheart! Make your mix, put on your favorite romantic movie, and enjoy.

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

  • Divide Chex cereal into two bowls (2 1/2 cups each) 
  • In microwave – melt chocolate chips with 1/2 tsp of shortening (to help evenly spread) in 30 sec increments (careful not to burn chocolate)
  • Melt the red candy next with other 1/2tsp of shortening 
  • Pour over each bowl of Chex cereal
  • Use a large zip lock bag or Tupperware container with lid to mix 1/2 cup of strawberry cake mix and 1/4 cup of powdered sugar (for each bowl) together – add Chex cereal – close lid and shake until completely covered
  • Repeat previous step for the second bowl of Chex mix 
  • In a large bowl mix together both bowls of Chex cereal and add 1/2 bag of M&M’s – stir together and then enjoy! 

Love Bug Cocktail

This Love Bug Valentine’s Day drink can be kid-friendly or adult-friendly and is so much fun to sip on! Pair with one of the festive snacks above or have it on its own as a yummy happy-hour treat.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3oz white cranberry juice (can also use regular cranberry juice) 
  • 2oz Sprite (or lemon lime soda) 
  • 1oz grenadine syrup

**Adults – add 1oz vodka to spice things up! 

DIRECTIONS:

  • Fill glass with ice
  • Add grenadine syrup
  • Pour juice and soda into glass (adults can add vodka here if desired)
  • Stir up and sip away!!

Thanks for reading! Which of these love-inspired treats will you be trying this Valentine’s Day? Let us know xo.

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