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Make your own Valentine's Day candy

Homemade sweetness straight from the heart

From SheKnows Canada
Valentine's Day is an occasion to show people how much you care about and value them. Though stores would have us believe that a box of chocolates does the trick, we think homemade candy showcases it even better. That's why we've collected these tasty, heartfelt treats that will say "I love you" in new ways.

valentines day mints

Valentine's Day mints

With the abundance of decadent candies offered this time of year, many of your loved ones are likely feeling a little weighed down. So change things up by giving them a treat that will have them feeling refreshed! These homemade Valentine's Day mints by Emily at busymommy are the perfect way to treat your friends and family in a lighter way.

valentines day pretzels

Chocolate-covered pretzels

There's just something about the combination of sweet and salty, and a yummy way to capture that "something" is with these chocolate-covered pretzels made by Christi at Love from the Oven. Sounds too complicated? It's not! Check out this simple step-by-step video tutorial, and see for yourself. Your loved ones are sure to be surprised and delighted with this one!

valentine's day conversation hearts

Conversation hearts

Conversation heart candies are commonly seen at this time of year. Though called "conversation" hearts, their generic (and often hard-to-read) words don't really say what you're feeling. Make things a little more personal this year by creating your very own with the help of Colleen at The Smart Cookie Cook and her homemade conversation hearts recipe. These handmade treats are a unique way to say "I love you."

valentines day bark

Chocolate cherry Valentine's Day bark

Mixing chocolate with fruity flavours is a favourite for many, so if someone in your life can't get enough of cherry truffles or chocolate-covered berries, take a peek at this chocolate cherry Valentine's Day bark made by Kristan at Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. This pretty pink treat is sure to stand out and be appreciated by friends and family alike.

valentine's day fortune cookies

Valentine's Day fortune cookies

Fortune cookies might not seem particularly romantic when you get them with your Chinese takeout, but Hani at Haniela's manages to take them to a whole new level with these cute Valentine's Day fortune cookies. We can't get over how adorably original these are!

valentines day fudge

Two-ingredient strawberry fudge

Making enough candy to satisfy all your friends and family can be challenging, but it doesn't have to be! Thanks to Shelly at Cookies & Cups, you can whip together this delicious two-ingredient strawberry fudge with ease. Your loved ones never have to know just how simple it was to create such a decadent-tasting treat!

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With so many unique ideas to consider, it's time to whip up some tasty Valentine's Day treats!

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