Happy February!! I had all the intentions of making some more posts to start the month off. However, recovering from my wisdom tooth surgery has been a little rougher than I anticipated :/ If you wanna see a funny video of me waking up from my surgery you can check that out HERE. ANYWAYS back to this yummy post. With Valentines Day just around the corner I wanted to show you guys some of my favorite treats for loved ones, or yourself because I know I’ve been eating like all of these :p
- Brownie Mix
- Ingredients required to make the brownie mix
- 1 brick of cream cheese
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Red food coloring (optional)
Start by making your brownie mix per the directions on the box. You could of course make homemade brownies but I decided to simplify this recipe by using boxed. I chose to spruce mine up and make them red velvet brownies so I added red food coloring. Once the brownie mix is made, set it aside. In a separate bowl cream together cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Once this is the same consistency as the brownie batter with no lumps set aside. Heat the oven per the directions on the brownie box. Grab a baking dish and grease it. Pour half of the brownie batter into the dish and spread. Next, drop dollops of cheesecake mixture on top of the brownie batter. Using a skewer, knife, or fork begin to swirl the two in the pan. Be sure not to over swirl to avoid mixing the batters completely. Repeat this step with the remaining batters. Bake the cheesecake brownie per the instructions on the box. I baked mine in a 9×13 glass dish for about 36 minutes at 350 degrees. Let them cool and eat up!!
Next I went with a sweet treat that is perfect to bring to your babe for a yummy breakfast in bed. These are SO easy. All you do is buy premade cinnamon rolls. Next, take two rolls for each heart and unravel it so it creates somewhat of a teardrop shape (half of a heart). Then, press both pieces of the rolls together to create a heart. Bake per the instructions on the package and ice them. What a cute way to start out Valentines Day!
Lastly, it wouldn’t be Valentines Day without chocolate covered strawberries. I saw my local grocery store advertising chocolate covered strawberries for $15.00 for 7!!!! That is insane!! These are so simple to make and MUCH cheaper when you do them yourself. Not to mention you can personalize them and they are made with love. Strawberries were on sale for $2.99 a package, and I bought dark chocolate for less than $3.00. I already had sprinkles and decorations at home making these a much better deal than the advertised 7 for $15.00
Here’s all you’ll need:
- Chocolate Chips
- Decorations of Choice
Start by washing your strawberries thoroughly. Make sure you pat them dry COMPLETELY afterwards. This is a crucial step in making sure the chocolate sticks on and is smooth. To melt the chocolate you can use a the double boil on the stove technique, or as I did – the microwave. Heat your chocolate chips in 30 second increments stirring between each round of heating. I only needed about half a cup of chocolate chips for a whole container of strawberries. I dipped my strawberries and decorated them with mini chocolate chips, sugar sprinkles, and gold sprinkles. I put mine on a sil-pat to cool so that they came off to be plated really easily. These turned out so cute and so yummy!
I hope everybody has a happy Valentine’s Day!! Thanks for checking in and seeing my favorite sweet treats for this time of year.