Whether you are spending this Valentine’s Day with the love of your life, your girlfriends, or alone with a bottle of wine paired with your favorite chick flicks, Valentine’s Day can be celebrated by all. We always say that Valentine’s Day is one of the best excuses to pull out the glitter and sprinkles and get crafty!
After years of exchanging flowers and chocolates, Valentine’s Day starts to seem a bit generic. While we admit to falling into the cheesy trap of purchasing singing teddy bears and heart shaped chocolates, we strongly believe that Valentine’s Day cards are a perfect opportunity to not only get creative, but to show your individuality. The more personal you can make your Valentine’s Day cards, the more your recipient will appreciate it. It is a favorite tradition of ours to craft our own Valentine’s from scratch. Here are a few of our favorite ideas that we wanted to teach you so that you can make one for your Valentine this year!
We can’t imagine spending Valentine’s Day without making sweet treats to indulge in. This is certainly a holiday that deserves a free pass from counting calories. In fact, we have always felt this way since we were little girls. As sisters growing up we spent almost every Valentine’s Day eve making sugar cookies and decorating them with pink and red icing, topped with sprinkles for days. This year we have certainly kept the tradition going, and we still had more fun with it than ever!
We also put a spin on one of our favorite holiday treats, and made it Valentine’s Day appropriate. Try out our marshmallow pops at home. We will certainly be adding them to our must have Valentine’s Day treats from now on!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
With all of the decorating ahead of us, we like to get a jump start on our cookies by using pre-made cookie dough, but if you prefer to make your cookie dough from scratch, here is a recipe we love! This will make 28 cookies.
-2¾ cups allpurpose flour
-1 tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. baking powder
-2 sticks softened butter (1 cup)
-1½ cups sugar
-1 tsp. vanilla extract
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
2. Insert straws into marshmallows, stopping just before the stick comes through the marshmallow top.
3. Lay marshmallow sticks on a plate, and place in the freezer for 19 minutes.
4. In a small microwave safe bowl, heat white chocolate chips for 30 seconds. Stir chocolate, then heat for an additional 30 seconds, and stir again until chocolate is smooth. If you wish to make your chocolate pink, add 3 drops of liquid red food coloring to the melted chocolate, and mix until the chocolate is pink through and through.
5. Place your variety of sprinkles into small bowls.
6. Remove marshmallow sticks from the freezer. Dip the first marshmallow into the chocolate, and let the excess drip away.
7. Immediately dip the marshmallow edge into your desired bowl of sprinkles, and place on a plate to dry.
8. Keep marshmallow pops spaced out from each other on the plate so they do not touch. Once they have completely dried, enjoy!
Have a Lovely Valentine’s Day!