If you’re a DIY kinda gal that wants to do something fun and low-budget here are some cute food ideas for your romantic night!
- 4 ounces bitter or semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 8 mini bananas, peeled
- 1/2 cup chopped toasted nuts
- 8 wooden frozen pop sticks
Set an empty egg carton, upside-down, on a baking sheet. Cut 8 small holes in the top of the rounds to hold the pop sticks.
Put the chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the chocolate on HIGH, stirring occasionally, until melted, about 1 to 2 minutes, depending on the power of your microwave. Stir in the oil and cool slightly.
Skewer the bananas with a frozen pop stick. Dip the bananas into the chocolate mixture, freeze until the chocolate sets slightly, about 2 minutes. Roll the chocolate bananas in the nuts, and freeze until firm, about 4 hours. Serve frozen.
- 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 3 ounces white chocolate, chopped
- 1 pound strawberries with stems (about 20), washed and dried very well
Put the semisweet and white chocolates into 2 separate heatproof medium bowls. Fill 2 medium saucepans with a couple of inches of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Turn off the heat; set the bowls of chocolate over the water to melt. Stir until smooth. (Alternatively, melt the chocolates in a microwave at half power, for 1 minute, stir and then heat for another minute or until melted.)
Once the chocolates are melted and smooth, remove from the heat. Line a sheet pan with parchment or waxed paper. Holding the strawberry by the stem, dip the fruit into the dark chocolate, lift and twist slightly, letting any excess chocolate fall back into the bowl. Set strawberries on the parchment paper. Repeat with the rest of the strawberries. Dip a fork in the white chocolate and drizzle the white chocolate over the dipped strawberries.
Set the strawberries aside until the chocolate sets, about 30 minutes
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 stick unsalted butter
- 2 (12-ounce) packages premier white morsels
- For dipping: sliced apples, bananas, strawberries, crisp cookies, pretzels, and cubed pound cake
In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine cream and butter. Bring mixture to a simmer, stirring constantly. Remove pan from heat. Add white morsels. Stir until melted and smooth. Cool slightly. Transfer to a fondue pot, chafing dish, or ceramic bowl. Serve immediately with sliced apples, sliced bananas, strawberries, cookies, pretzels, and pound cake
- 18 ounces white chocolate chips (a bag and a 1/2)
- 1 cup red heart red cinnamon candies
Pre-heat oven to 150 degrees.
Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet (preferably with sides).
Sprinkle morsels onto parchment paper.
Place in oven until morsels melt (about 5 or so minutes-I don’t really time it-I just check on the morsels).
Spread morsels evenly over the parchment paper with a spatula.
Sprinkle with cinnamon heart candies.
Allow to cool (for quick cool I place the pan in the freezer for about 5 minutes).
Break apart and divide into baggies if giving for gifts.
Makes about 10 snack size baggie servings.
We hope you enjoy these sweet little treats and be sure to let us know if you try any of these recipes! Happy Valentine’s Day to you! xxoooxx…Puregoddess University!