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Sweetest Treats for Valentine’s Day

February 9, 2024

By:

Team LIY

Sure cards and flowers can be nice, but can we can we talk about the REAL star of the show for Valentine’s Day?! THE SWEET TREATS 🤤 🤣. When I think back to my childhood, these are the first things that come to mind for a Valentine’s dessert. Who’s with me?! As delicious and nostalgic as those may be, today we are sharing the yummiest and sweetest homemade goodies sure to please your friends, family, or hunny [and don’t forget yourself!] this Valentine’s Day!

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Valentine Sweetheart Mix

Valentine’s Sweetheart Mix

Cook Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups pretzels
  • 4 cups chex mix
  • 2 cups popcorn
  • 1 bag pink chocolate, melted
  • 1 bag white chocolate, melted
  • 1 bag Valentine's M&Ms
  • pink & red sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Melt the white and pink chocolates according to instructions

  2. Mix the pretzels with one of the chocolates, mix the chex mix with the other chocolate. Stir to coat.

  3. Add in sprinkles while chocolate is still wet.

  4. Mix in M&Ms

  5. Mix in popcorn.

  6. Enjoy!

Gluten Free + Dairy Free Chocolate Cake

The BEST Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Gluten free doesn't have to mean no delicious desserts – this chocolate cake will keep you coming back for more…and more!

Prep Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup full fat canned coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee or instant espresso
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 3/4 all purpose gluten free flour
  • 3/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cup coconut sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease pan

  2. Mix the coconut milk and vinegar together in a mixing bowl and set aside for 10 minutes. Add the Instant Coffee granules to a measuring cup and fill with 1 cup boiling water to make 1 cup of coffee (or you can brew one cup of coffee) Set aside.

  3. Add the gluten-free flour, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt to a large bowl and whisk well until combined. Set aside.

  4. Add the olive oil, eggs, and vanilla to the mixing bowl with the coconut milk and use an electric hand whisk to mix together wet ingredients on medium-high speed until combined.

  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients, add the hot water/coffee, and whisk or beat on low speed until the batter is completely combined. 

  6. Pour batter into pan. Bake for 23-26 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Perfect M&M Cookies

Perfect M&M Cookies

Imagine the most amazing traditional chocolate chip cookies – then add in Valentine’s colored candy and shape them into cute little hearts! It’s the perfect treat to make for your man, kids, friends, neighbors, anybody and everybody!

Course Dessert
Keyword cookies, Valentines Day, Valentines treats
Author Team LIY

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 cups Butter Softened
  • 1 1/2 cups Brown Sugar Packed
  • 1/2 cup White Sugar
  • 2 3.4 oz Boxes Vanilla Instant Pudding
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 cups Mini M&Ms or Sixlets

Instructions

  1. Sift together Flour and Baking Soda. Set Aside. 

  2. In a large bowl mix Butter, Brown Sugar, and White Sugar together. Beat in the Pudding until well blended. 

  3. Stir in the Eggs and Vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture and stir until it is completely mixed. 

  4. Stir in your choice of chocolate candy.

  5. If cutting into shapes: Spread the dough flat on a ungreased large cookie sheet and bake at 350° for 8-11 minutes. Allow the dough to cool completely before cutting into shapes.


    If you are not making shapes: Drop cookies by the spoonfuls onto the cookie sheet and bake at 350° for 8-11 minutes.

  6. Cookies will remain soft for days (and weeks) when stored in covered containers. YUM!

Strawberry Fluff

Strawberry Fluff

Simple and delicious, easily swap out the Jello for any color or flavor you desire.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Author Team LIY

Ingredients

  • 24 oz Container of Cottage Cheese
  • 8 oz Container of Cool Whip
  • 6 oz Box Strawberry Jello
  • 2 Cups Strawberries Diced

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together, store in fridge until ready to serve.

Heavenly Strawberry Whip

Heavenly Strawberry Whip

An impressive looking and tasting dessert, ready in 10 minutes!

Course Dessert
Keyword angel food cake, cheesecake, dessert, strawberry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 20
Author Team LIY

Ingredients

  • 1 Angel Food Cake
  • 8 Oz Cream Cheese Softened
  • 1/3 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 16 Oz Cool Whip 2 Standard Size Containers or 1 Large
  • 16 Oz Strawberries Standard Container

Instructions

  1. Cut prepared Angel Food Cake into cubes

  2. Mix softened Cream Cheese, Powdered Sugar, Vanilla Extract, Lemon Juice and 8 Oz of Cool Whip.

  3. Chop Strawberries into bite size pieces.

  4. Add to pan in layers: Angel Food Cake, Cream Cheese Mixture, Remaining Cool Whip, Strawberries. Chill and serve!

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