Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to start planning the ultimate gift for your special someone. But why go with the standard teddy bear/flowers/box of chocolates when you could make them something even better?
Putting in the time and effort to create one or more of the 10 DIY edible Valentine’s Day gifts below will show your loved one just how much you really care.
1. DIY cherry chocolate heart truffles
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Cherries and chocolate make a sweet and sexy confection any crush would be pleased to receive.
2. Hot chocolate on a stick
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Warm your loved one’s heart and tummy with this decadent hot chocolate on a stick — the perfect accompaniment to some romantic fireside snuggles.
3. Chocolate-covered strawberry hearts
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Take chocolate-covered strawberries to the next level with this edible DIY. Slicing the berries in half turns them into hearts, making this the perfect V-Day treat for your honey.
4. Chocolate-and-sprinkle-covered pretzels
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These sweet and salty treats, covered in festive sprinkles, are the perfect edible Valentine’s gift for friends and neighbors.
5. Ombre sugar hearts
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Forget the chalky convo hearts you buy at the drugstore. These gorgeous ombre sugar hearts are the perfect way to show your valentine you really care.
6. Valentine Rolo pencils
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These adorable pencils, made of cleverly disguised Rolos and Hershey’s Kisses, are perfect for handing out to your kid’s teachers and classmates.
7. Valentine’s Day Hershey’s Kisses mice
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Sneak some of these cute chocolate mice into your kid’s (or sweetie’s!) lunch bag to show them how much you care this Valentine’s Day.
8. Sweetheart buddies
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This sweet and romantic take on Chex Mix makes for a great Valentine’s Day party snack or a special treat for just the two of you.
9. Strawberry roses
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These elegant strawberry roses are so beautiful you may be able to skip the real flowers altogether!
10. Fruit Roll-Ups fortune cookie valentines
Surprise your valentine with a sweet and tasty fortune — love is definitely in their future!