Valentine’s Day Treats

With Valentine’s Day approaching on Sunday I felt I should dedicate this week’s posts to the holiday.  Valentine’s day can sometimes be filled with so much fluff it can make you sick.  I prefer to keep a bit of edge and darkness around just to balance everything.  As we all know, black goes with everything.

One of the best gifts I have found is a batch of homemade treats.  My husband is always happy when I make him a gift.  Plus treats can be eaten and enjoyed together so they are a  gift for you and your sweetie. Here is a list of a few ideas to get you started.

Yummy Gummies

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I am a huge fan of spicy chocolate.  Personally I think the combination of cinnamon and chocolate is under utilized.  These chocolate covered cinnamon gummy bears are fun and easy to make.  Portable and easy to share they can be packaged anyway you like.  You could even experiment with skewering them at different angles and making the impaled bears part of a larger edible arrangement. The best part for me is that they are red so it looks like they are bleeding when you bite the heads off. 🙂 Find the recipe here.

Booty Cookies

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If you are looking to add a different type of spice to your holiday try these sexy little numbers.  Made with a simple heart shaped cookie cutter you can make a variety of styles to mix and match. Detailed instructions can be found here.

Bloody Good Cheesecake

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Advertised as a halloween treat I think the red color is perfect for Valentine’s Day. Recipe and more delicious images available here. To make it extra festive, try using a heart shaped spring form pan like this one. Enjoy!

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