While there are many things you can give to your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day, making a delicious treat is a romantic gesture that can be easy, too. Don’t have a valentine? This is a day to celebrate with everyone that matters to you. So make something for your roommate, RA or your favorite professor.
Chocolate-covered pretzels are tasty and very easy to make. All you need is one package of semi-sweet chocolate chips, two tablespoons of butter, whole pretzel rods and sprinkles—perhaps red, white and pink?
In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chips and butter. Microwave on high for two and a half minutes, then stir. Scrape the chocolate mixture into a tall glass then dip the pretzel rods about halfway or three-quarters of the way into the chocolate. Place sprinkles on a plate and roll the freshly-dipped pretzel in sprinkles. Let them cool for about ten minutes. To give this sweet and salty snack as a gift, wrap in plastic wrap.
Most people are familiar with rice cereal treats, but here is a twist on an old favorite. The needed ingredients are: one-half cup of butter, one package of rice cereal, one package of marshmallows, one package of candy hearts, and three-quarters cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Melt the butter and marshmallows and stir until smooth. In a large bowl, combine rice cereal, red candy hearts and chocolate chips. Add marshmallow mixture and stir quickly to combine. With buttered hands, press into a cake pan. While mixture is still warm, press candy hearts with messages into mixture about one inch apart. Refrigerate about one hour, then cut into squares. For a different taste, use chocolate rice cereal.
Woo your crush with an edible valentine with no cooking required. (Guys, are you reading?!) The only necessary ingredients are graham crackers, frosting and candy conversation hearts.
Using frosting, attach the candy hearts to the graham crackers. For an added touch, tint the frosting with food coloring and frost the edge of the graham cracker.
For a fruity love potion to accompany your Valentine treats, try this three-ingredient recipe. You need a 12-ounce can of pink lemonade concentrate, one cup raspberry sherbet and a 12-ounce can of lemon/lime soda. In a pitcher, mix a 12-ounce can of pink lemonade concentrate with the company-recommended amount of water.
In a separate pitcher, combine one cup of raspberry sherbet with one cup of the lemonade mixture. Before serving, add the12-ounce can of lemon-lime soda and stir.
Whether you’re looking to cook up something for your sweetie or satisfying your own sweet tooth, these dorm-approved recipes will help you celebrate this weekend.