Sure, we know the holiday is really only called Valentine’s Day and it is behind us but, in our house, the entire month of February is about celebrating those you love. After all, it’s not always possible to see everyone you want to make feel extra appreciated on such a nice holiday in one day, so why not take a little extra time in February to show the people around you how much you care about them all month long? We find the best way to do this is through candy based gifts, since literally everyone in we love simply adores treats.
Just in case you love the idea of celebrating Valentine’s Day all month long just as much as we do, if not more, and you’re also intrigued by the idea of treat based gifts, here are 15 of the yummiest tasting V-Day themed favours we’ve bookmarked so far so we can try them out before February is over.
1. Candy bouquet
A bouquet of flowers might be nice, but what if we told you that you can make other kinds of bouquets as well, even for those who can’t received flowers because they make them sneeze? Then we think you’ll be pretty excited to see how The Domestic Curator made this fantastic “candy bouquet” out of creatively presented chocolate bars and some floral sponge!
2. Chocolate dipped heart meringues
If you’re going to keep making Valentine’s Day themed treats all month, would you rather try out a recipe or two that your kids can actually help you make? In that case, we think you’ll really appreciate just how simple and fun making meringues can be. A Few Shortcuts walks you step by step through the process of making meringues that are dipped in chocolate and shaped like hearts!
3. Strawberry white chocolate cookies
We’re actually not sure if we could possibly pick which part we like better between the way these cookies look and the way they taste! My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia guides you step by step through the process of making delicious strawberry white chocolate chip coolies, but you get to get creative with the sprinkles.
4. Heart shaped chocolate peanut butter cups
One of our very favourite chocolate treats has always been peanut butter cups and we often happily buy them from stores, but sometimes we think it’s nice to learn how to make homemade versions of the things we like! That’s why we were all over this cute heart-shaped chocolate peanut butter cup idea outlined step by step on Sugar, Spice, and Family Life.
5. Homemade Valentine’s Day candy
Are you absolutely craving sweet things this month, since enjoying some extra treats during a month all about love just makes sense, but you’d like something a little more sugary and a little less rich and chocolatey? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Live, Love, Texas made these fantastic Valentine’s Day themed candies that feature even more candy crushed on top, just for extra sweetness!
6. DIY Valentine’s Day candy jar
Perhaps you’d actually like to find a really crafty way to present your loved ones with their favourite chocolates this Valentine’s Month, but you’re intent on making your package as adorable as possible because you’re feeling really creative right now? Then we think you’ll really get a kick out of the way Eat, Move, Make made these adorable DIY candy jars that are shaped just like bubblegum machines, only filled with chocolates!
7. Cream cheese heart mints
If you’re going to give your loved ones Valentine’s candies all month long, would you rather be gifting things that you actually made from scratch but that will also be a little different than what they probably got from everyone else? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how My Thoughts, Ideas, and Ramblings made these deliciously refreshing heart shaped mints out of- you guessed it- cream cheese!
8. Valentine’s Day candy wreath
Since you’re celebrating love the entire month, why not consider making an actual seasonal decor piece and leaving it up until the end, and then eating it right before March like a bit of a reward? We do this with our kids each year and they look forward to it for weeks. Check out how Crazy Little Projects made this lovely heart shaped wreath out of yummy treats!
9. Heart shaped double chocolate cake
Maybe you’re actually having family and friends over this weekend so you can celebrate Valentine’s Day together, regardless of the day, but you’re looking for some kind of sweet treat that you can all share together? In that case, we have a feeling this tutorial from Today that teaches you the simple steps to making a delicious chocolate cake might be right up your alley!
10. Love potion party punch
If you’re going to make love themed food treats for your Valentine’s Month party, why not make some awesome drinks to match? Whether you add alcohol or keep it kid-friendly, this recipe from Today’s Creative Ideas that teaches you how to make a “love potion” punch is completely delicious and just over the top enough to be a lot of fun for any age or type of guest.
11. Fruit Roll-Up Valentine’s Day fortune cookies
Just in case you’re still intrigued by the idea of making a treat of your own that’s probably unlike everything else your favourite Valentines have received this month, here’s a truly unique idea from She Knows! Check out how they made adorable little “fortune cookies” out of Fruit Roll-Ups, writing a love note on each person’s “fortune” and placing it inside.
12. Valentine’s Popcorn
While we’re on the topic of awesomely unique Valentine’s themed snacks that you can make at home, here’s one for those whose favourite treats are sweet and salty! We’re totally in love with the way Two Sisters created a lovely popcorn recipe that also features miniature heart shaped marshmallows, tiny M&Ms, and all the red, pink, and white sprinkles you please on top.
13. Hugs and Kisses chocolate bark
In our house, one of the most popular homemade treats that gets whipped up and eaten all year round in all different kinds and flavours is chocolate bark! There are just so many different awesome kinds that you can make, we can’t get enough of it. We’re sure it’ll come as no surprise, then, that we bookmarked this lovely X’s and O’s recipe from Hungry Happenings for our Valentine’s Month list immediately upon finding it.
14. Valentine’s Day marshmallow creme candies
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about homemade Valentine’s candies but you’re just not sure the kind we showed you before were quite the right ones for you? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a closer look at how A Magical Mess made these melt-in-your-mouth good Valentine’s themed marshmallow cremes!
15. Swirling Valentine’s candy bark
Did we actually really catch your attention with the idea of making bark but you’re just not sure that the chocolate kind is the direction you want to go this time around because you make it with your kids quite often during other times of year? In that case, we think you might get along a little better with something like this fantastically swirled candy bark made in all the colours of Valentine’s Day! Get the full details for making it happen on Hey, Let’s Make Stuff.