Written By: Heiry Pena, Ariana Pareja
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and it is a great way to express your love and appreciation for those around you, whether it be giving someone a gift or spending quality time with them. No matter how small the gesture, it is important to let your loved ones know that you care about them and what better way to do that than making something from scratch. Baked goods or homemade candies can serve as great gifts!
Baking and Candy recipes will be listed below:
- Heart Jam Cookies
Heart Jam cookies contain a jelly inside that could be made of any fruits of your choice. There are two cookies that hold the jam in place and are coated in powdered sugar. These cookies are mildly sweet and can be enjoyed with a warm beverage.
- Red Velvet Cupcakes
Red velvet cupcakes are smooth, soft, and mildly cocoa tasting. These red velvet cupcakes play into the Valentine’s Day color scheme with their red color to them. The cupcakes can easily decorate these with white or pink frosting topped with heart shaped sprinkles to fit the Valentine’s Day mood perfect to give to your significant other or friends.
- Heart Shaped Chocolates
What’s better than creating personalized heart shaped chocolates on Valentine’s Day for your loved ones? It lets your significant other know that you deeply care for them while also falling into the theme of Valentine’s Day with the highly marketed heart shapes.
- Decorative Rice Krispies
Rice krispies are a very sweet treat on its own but people can still add certain things on top of it to personalize it themselves. For example, because rice krispies are sticky you can easily stick on sprinkles, add frostings, maybe dip it in chocolate, and even shape it into anything you want with other rice krispies or break it down into a small heart.
Homemade pastries are a sweet and thoughtful gift that shows your friends and significant others that you are thinking of them. The possibilities are endless when baking homemade pastries because you’re the one in charge of how to decorate them and personalize them especially for your significant other.