Friendly Reminder: Valentine’s Day is here! Yes, it’s already that time of year again.
Whether you’re planning a romantic night with your sweetheart or gathering with your closest friends for a dinner party, get ready to wow with these easy, semi-homemade sweet treats.
On the dessert menu – chocolate dipped strawberries, chocolate dipped shortbread cookies and chocolate dipped marshmallows. Notice a trend? CHOCOLATE is the star of this party. You can make these treats ahead or have your S.O. join the fun and make it part of your V-Day celebration. Don’t be afraid to get your hands a little chocolatey.
Okay, it’s time to satisfy that sweet tooth…
Here’s what you’ll need to make these easy Valentine’s Day treats:
- Fresh strawberries (stem on)
- Melting chocolate (dark and white)
- Premade heart-shaped cookies
- Decorating sugar
- Food coloring (optional)
- Cooling rack
Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl or over boiling water on the stove. Dip strawberries into melted chocolate holding by the stem and making sure to coat the strawberry completely. Repeat with dark and white chocolate. Place coated strawberries on cooling rack and let cool for a few minutes before sprinkling with decorating sugar.
Decorating the cookies is easy with one small trick. Hold the cookie by the edges and lightly dip the face of the cookie into the melted chocolate. Let the excess chocolate drip off, and smooth edges if needed. This will coat the front of the cookie just like it would if you were to ice it with frosting. Place cookies on cooling rack and let cool for a few minutes before decorating. Go ahead and get creative! Dip only half of the cookie in chocolate or dip the whole thing. Finish with sprinkles or your favorite Valentine’s inspired decorations.
Last, but not least, chocolate dipped marshmallows! These are easy to overlook when chocolate strawberries are the star of the show, but you don’t want to skip these tasty treats. They make the perfect one-bite dessert. Fluffy, light, chocolatey goodness that will leave you wanting more!
Now that you have your sweet treats all ready to go, have some fun with plating and presentation. Use flowers, candies, and anything that will compliment your Valentine’s Day sweets. Now, grab a strawberry and let Cupid get to work!