Valentine's Day is upon us, and it's the perfect time to show those you love (or like) how you feel about them by making them a homemade sweet treat.
Sure, you could just buy a red, heart-shaped box of candy or even a bag of seasonal M&M's. But trust me—if you put the time and effort into crafting any of these super cool, totally unique creations, it will truly drive home the message about how much they mean to you.
These thumbprint cookies with a heart in the center will really let him know that you think he's worthy of two thumbs up. Even if his support is mostly virtual, that doesn't mean you can't show your appreciation "in RL" (in real life).
Nothing makes her happier than a splatter film and a big bowl of popcorn. This snack looks like it combines her two favorite things (gore and buttery, fluffy kernels), but it's actually a clever recipe for Red Velvet Popcorn that uses pre-made red velvet cupcakes.
He's held your hand through heartbreak and gone shopping with you when you hated everything in your closet. Show him you share his pride and are happy he's found love with these adorable rainbow heart cookies. The video gives perfect step-by-step instructions for how to make them.
She always says what's on her mind, and you can count on her to always tell it like it is. But you know that her bark is really worse than her bite, and inside she's a sweetie. This conversation heart chocolate bark lets your gal pal know that you appreciate all her sides.
Maybe you thought that mom loved him best when you were kids, but now that you're both adults it's great having someone in your life who's known you since you were small—and still loves you. Tell your bro that he's a good egg by making these heart-shaped hard-boiled eggs or some over-easy ones.
It's 9:00 p.m. on the night before Valentine's Day, and Little Susie lets you know that she told her teacher she'd bring in treats for the class party tomorrow. Never fear—these Valentine Rice Krispie treats are super easy and fast to make, and you probably have all of the ingredients in your cupboard already.
He can always make you laugh, always sends you funny videos when you're down, and can always be counted on to be the life of the party. Show your crazy guy friend that you're nuts about him with this Valentine's variation on classic Chex Mix "puppy chow."
S/he is the one you want to wake up with, and nothing says "I love you" more than leaving a warm bed to go make your sweetheart breakfast. Put your love on display, and on the plate, with these heart-shaped pancakes. And some naturally heart-shaped raspberries can go on top to sweeten the deal.
They've loved you since Day One, and Valentine's Day isn't just about romantic love. It's also a chance to show your folks how much they mean to you. These delicious ricotta and cherry hand pies are a way of saying "thank you" to the people who have always been there to give you a hand when you needed it.
So what if your friend is single; he can still enjoy a sweet treat! This ingenious variation of the classic kids' "dirt" dessert, that makes use of Walking Dead candy molds, shows your chum that you know he's more than just a love zombie, and that you'll still be friends even when you're both basically just mobile corpses.
These ten Valentine's Day treat ideas are just some of the ways you can show the essential people in your life that you appreciate them today… and the other 364 days of the year. There are a plethora of other nifty ideas out there for delicious and heartfelt (get it?!) food-based crafts and creations; feel free to put your ideas in the comments, and share the love!
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