Call us suckers but we are actually very fond of anything cutesy and pretty on Valentine’s Day. All the heart shaped cookies, pink cookies and lovey-dovey lunch boxes… they still work.
Since Valentine’s Day is probably the only time of the year that you can get away with being extra cheesy, get your hands moving this February 14 by making your loved one a special snack. It could range from basic cookies to cake pops; it is completely up to you.
Here are 8 Valentine’s Day Snacks to Surprise Your Date With that is guaranteed to impress.
#1 CAKE OR CUPCAKES WITH CHEESY LOVE QUOTES
This might be cheesy but nevertheless, a very thoughtful gift. Grab a cupcake recipe off the internet (find one with a flavour or style that you know your partner will like) and add a little personal touch.
Make your own piping cream by mixing icing sugar and butter, and create your own colours using food dye! Personalise with a lovey-dovey quote and see your date’s face light up.
#2 HEART SHAPED EGGS
This is a simple and easy breakfast option that is sure to make your partner’s morning. We got the heart shaped mould from Daiso, but you can pretty much find it at most regular supermarkets too. Waking up just 15 minutes earlier is all you need to serve him or her a breakfast in bed.
#3 HEART SHAPED FRUIT LUNCH BOX
We have to admit that this was tedious as it took us quite awhile. Pick out a couple of your date’s favourite fruits and cut them up into heart shapes. Pack them into a lunchbox and deliver it to their office, maybe? This is both simple, inexpensive and most of all, it will make him or her feel extremely grateful.
#4 HEART SHAPED MATCHA COOKIES
You can pretty much make whatever cookie flavour you prefer or you know your date will enjoy. Go the extra mile and add chocolate, sprinkles and various other toppings to beautify your cookies. But yes, heart shaped everything.
#5 JELLY HEARTS
You can follow this recipe to make the tastiest Jelly Heart Cheesecakes. If cheesecakes are not his or her thing, you can opt for just the jelly part where you omit the cheesecake. Put it in a nice box and gift it to him or her and it is a sure-win.
#6 LOVE-THEMED CAKE POPS
Cake pops might seem very intimidating to make but actually, it is pretty straightforward. There are many recipes online but our favourite one has to be this. The main idea is to make it your own. Time to put your creativity to good use, and decorate your cake pops the way both of you love it!
Image: Mels Kitchen Cafe
#7 RICE KRISPIES HEARTS
Rice Krispies treats have been all the range. Well, it is basically melted marshmallows holding the Rice Krispies together. For Valentine’s Day, you can shape it into heart shapes before cooling it. You can even dip it in chocolate and add heart shaped sprinkles for a little something extra.
#8 WATERMELON HEART POPS
This is probably the simplest idea of the lot, and it will work best if your partner loves watermelon. Because a watermelon is huge, you can basically create a bigger standalone heart with this one. Perhaps, you can even dunk them in glasses of soda too?
About the writer:
Cheryl is a staff writer for ladyironchef. She loves a good steak and an even better cuppa. She eats just about anything and everything. In her free time, she regularly starts on sci-fi or fantasy movie marathons.