Valentine’s Day Treats Round Up

Do any of you go out on Valentine’s day? We gave that up a few years ago… the wait, weeknights, finding babysitters… it just wasn’t worth it. These days, we typically make a special meal at home and try to get out alone over the weekend.

I completely forgot about Valentine’s day when I was putting together my meal plan, but picked up steak this week for a special treat.  (Shh- don’t tell him!)  Now I just need to remember what to do with it…

This also means Valentine’s treats don’t have to be tied to Valentine’s day! I came across some delicious ideas for tomorrow, or anytime this weekend.

These are a mix of “healthified” and full sugar goodies.  Enjoy!

Sugar Free Mom’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

 Melissa’s Dark Chocolate dipped Strawberries

Melanie’s Chocolate Covered Heart Popsicles

Whole New Mom’s No Bake Coconut Delights and her dozens of other Valentine ideas

 Ari’s Cookie Butter Cookie Dough Bars

Start your lazy weekend with Heather’s Coconut Cauliflower Pancakes with Pomegranate Cream

Chocolate Covered Katie’s Homemade Peanut Butter Oreos

For heart-shaped, cutesie kids ideas, check out this post with 50 Valentines ideas for kids.

We still have to decide what we’ll be making.  L’s voting for the marshmallow pops, so those will probably make an appearance at some point! I’m also linking up with Jenn to see what everyone else is eating.

What are your Valentine’s Day traditions? Favorite treats?

62 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Treats Round Up

  1. We gave it up years ago too. Just not worth it. Great round u of tummies. Tomorrow the kids and I will probably do a few valentines type crafts and just have a low key dinner in. Ron and I celebrated our valentines day a couple of weeks ago – a day off from work, with no kids for a date day. It was fun!

  2. We never go out on Valentine’s day. Such a rip off in restaurants. I usually make chocolate fondue for dessert at home. Although this year with it being a Thursday, that’s our craziest day of the week, so I don’t think we’re doing much of anything. My husband has to go to the school board meeting, so he won’t even be home. Bummer.

    YUMMY treats!!!
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  3. What a great spread of yummy goodness! I’m very interested in trying a few of those.

    We pretty much don’t even mark V-day around here, other than a card. Since having kids, I’ve kind of turned it into their day, giving them each a card and treat. Kids change the whole picture, don’t they?
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  4. Yummmmmmy! My daughter and I are heading to the Dominican Republic on Friday so our Valentine’s treat will be going to get pedicures on Thursday!
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  5. All of those treats look yummy! Especially the peanut butter oreos! I forgot that it was Valentine’s Day this week too. I doubt we will go out to dinner. I might pick up some fancy steaks for dinner or something. Nothing too fancy!
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  6. I am actually working the night of Valentine’s until midnight so we aren’t doing anything the day of, but I did get us tickets to a huge musical brunch at House of Blues in Orlando for Sunday after. Last year we didn’t do anything special, made dinner at home and watched a movie. Thanks for the no bake coconut delights! The bf loves coconut and I’m definitely going to try making these tomorrow morning for a nice surprise when he gets home from work 🙂
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  7. We don’t go out, because my husband always has to work, and my food allergies take some of the fun out of eating at restaurants. Instead, I make heart-shaped food for my husband. One year, it was heart-shaped bison burgers, another year it was pancakes… this year, he’s getting a sweet potato pie with a heart drawn on top– shh, don’t tell him, it’s a secret!
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  8. Growing up my mom always had a trinket of some sort for us on valentine’s day, so I am starting that tradition this year with B.

    For the hubs, we never went out on valentine’s day unless it is on the weekend. We usually do a dinner either the weekend before or after if we can get a babysitter. Frankly, I don’t really care that much, the times we have been out on valentine’s day the food is sub-par and made in large batches and service is rushed. No thanks haha.
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  9. My kids would be all over the marshmallow pops as well! We don’t have any real traditions, beyond decorating the ‘mailboxes’ and valentines for school. Schools aren’t allowing food treats anymore. Kind of bummed about that but I understand.
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  10. My mom makes PB bars that look just like the ones listed here and taste better than a Reese’s. I never thought to use Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter until now. I bet it would work the same, but taste even more like heaven.
    Like you I don’t go out. It is just me so I am being my own Valentine and making myself a kick butt weeknight dinner of pork lion and roasted potatoes. Excited. Usually I have fast, boring meals on weeknights.
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  11. Oh wow – I feel like I need to run for 2 hours after reading that post. It all looks amazing and I wouldn’t know where to start but there are plenty there that I will HAVE to try!!

    First Valentine’s with the little guy for us and besides a nice cooked breakfast I don’t think we will do anything else. I want for nothing more than to be with my family tonight. Enjoy your day and whatever you treats you get to making…mmmmm 😛
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  12. We don’t go out on V-day either — it’s too hard after work, and too crowded. We keep things pretty simple with cards but not gifts, although my husband usually gets me flowers. 🙂
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  13. ohmygoodness these all look amazing! We gave up Valentine’s Day a while ago. Too much work and pressure! To tell you the truth, I’m not even sure if we exchange gifts anymore. Thanks for sharing these delicious treats!
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  14. Mmm! I will sample ALL of those 🙂
    My valentines goodies are usually just whatever I can bake up. Chocolate somethings…My mom made a really great strawberry glace pie today, half sugar and half splenda- she’s diabetic. It was tasty!
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