If you haven't noticed, we LOVE Valentine's Day. Sure, it's a Hallmark holiday. But we'll take every opportunity we can get to shower the ones we love with sweet things. Last night we made a few sweet treats in honor of the holiday. They are both extremely simple recipes (which we love) and are Valentine's Day Tradition (which we also love). Below are our recipes for Bleeding Heart Valentine Chocolates and Valentine's Day Rice Crispy Treats. Here's what you'll need:

bleeding heart valentine chocolates

1lb melting chocolate (we chose dark melting chocolate from Trader Joes)
fresh raspberries
heart shaped molds (ours are ice cube trays from Ikea you can purchase here)

valentine's day rice crispy treats

6 cups rice crispies
1 package marshmallows
white and red sprinkles
1 tbsp coconut oil

Melt the chocolate on low on the simmer burner until fully melted. Make sure to stir frequently so the chocolate doesn't burn on the bottom of the pan. (It's been our experience that melting chocolate is quite picky about it's heat intake. Slow and low is always best!)

Spoon the melted chocolate into the heart trays. It's ok if it looks a little messy, you can wipe off the edges later with a paper towel. Make sure that each of the bleeding heart shapes is at least 3/4 full. Place 1 raspberry into each of the bleeding hearts. Cover the raspberry with a little more chocolate and let set for 12 hours. You can put it in the fridge for an extra chilled treat.

The recipe for rice crispies is a simple one but as far as I know, a real crowd pleaser.  We always substitute the traditional 3 tbsp of butter with 1 tbsp of coconut oil. Heat the oil in the pan until in liquid form. Add the marshmallows. Stir frequently so the marshmallows don't burn. Once fully melted, remove from heat and add the rice crispies.

Spoon the marshmallow mix into a well greased pan. I always like to add some coconut oil to my fingers before pressing the mixture firmly - this way it doesn't stick. Add sprinkles on top and let sit for 20 minutes before digging in!

Happy Valentine's Day! May today be extra sweet for you and the ones you love!

1 comment:

  1. These were pretty much the best thing I've ever tasted!