February is the month of love, which brings joy to what would otherwise be a bleak season. To brighten up the end of winter we’ve crafted some beautiful Valentine Desserts that would make ideal Valentine’s Day Treats. Share them with a loved one, friends, and family to spread the love.
Valentine Dessert Ideas from the Eastern Shore
Sweet treats bring a smile to anyone’s face, especially when the weather outside isn’t exactly the nicest. These Valentine’s Day Treats are easy to make and will give any meal a special finishing touch.
Live by chocolate
The most perfect Valentine treat (in my book) involves chocolate. When chocolate and fruit collide, that is the perfect storm. These Chocolate Dipped Strawberries are the cat’s meow!
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Chocolate lovers rejoice! These Honey Cocoa Truffles are packed with rich cocoa and honey and are actually so easy to make. Feel free to add in your favorite nuts, dried fruits, and even a splash of liquor to make a personalized goodie for your honey. Truffles freeze well, so if you make too many, you can save them for later.
Whoever heard of too much chocolate for Valentine Dessert?
It might still be chilly, you can always enjoy ice cream, just warm it up a bit with some fudge sauce. This Sexy Brownie Sundae is decadent and indulgent.. so share one with your honey after a special meal. Everyone seems to have their own perfect brownie recipe, so tweak this as you see fit.
Chocolate Bark is good for breakfast, too
Keeping in the crunchy-snack realm, we also have a great recipe for Honey Pistachio Granola Bark. Whip up a batch of this beautiful bark to give away to friends who always seem to be on-the-go. It’s a perfect mid-morning nibble, and equally as good with your afternoon cup of coffee.
Chocolate Bark with Pistachio Granola
If you’re a person who loves candies, we also have your back! Salted caramel candy is fuss-free but still pretty enough to give away as gifts for your Valentine. Make a big batch and enjoy the sweet and salty combination any time you need a little pick-me-up! We love to wrap these up in sheets of wax paper and tuck away in little boxes for as a thoughtful gift.
Salted Caramel Candy Recipe
Biscotti are dry biscuit-like cookies hailing from Italy. Traditionally dipped in coffee or tea, they’re just as delicious when eaten by themselves. Our Honey Orange-Cranberry Biscotti are crunchy and sweet, and perfect for sharing over a cup of tea with your honey.
Honey Cranberry Orange Biscotti
The history of the rum cake is fascinating. When researching the origins of rum cake I learned that the recipe was inspired by figgy pudding and other steamed puddings made popular prior to the 16th century in the United Kingdom. The recipe for steamed pudding is complicated, and most amateur cooks weren’t fond of following all of the steps. The Rum cake recipe was invented in honor of steamed pudding by early settlers who arrived in the Carribean.
Honey Rum Cake Recipe
Who knew carrot cake could be so beautiful as a Valentine Dessert?
These Healthy Carrot Cake Bars are lighter than our Brownie Sundae, so if you want something sweet but safe for the waistline, these are a great option. Pack them full of nuts and chopped fruit, and they’ll make great energy bars or breakfast snacks. A box of these bars would be a perfect Valentine’s Day Treat to your friend who loves hiking and is always on the run!
Contrary to popular belief Apples are for lovers.
Another yummy apple treat is our Apple Tart. It’s beautiful, especially when you take the extra time to perfectly align the apple slices and gently fold ridges into the dough. Trust us, it’s worth the little bit of effort to make it perfect. This makes a sweet breakfast treat, and it’s an equally perfect way to end a romantic dinner.
How to Make Apple Tarts
For something fruity, try a Honey Baked Apple. Easy to make, they’re a healthy treat that you won’t feel bad about snacking on. Stuff them with your favorite granola blend for an added crunch that will keep you coming back for more. Imagine how good one of these would be with a bit of whipped cream and a drizzle of honey.
Cherry Cobbler can be made fresh with fresh cherries in season, and with frozen cherries in winter. This is a gluten-free and guilt-free take on the recipe that is as good for breakfast as it is for dessert. Served warm with ice cream or greek yogurt.
Cherry Cobbler Recipe
If everyone is still watching it, get your sexy on with fruit for Valentine Dessert
Caramelized Pears are elegant, easy, and so delicious when paired with vanilla ice cream. These are very pretty too, especially sliced overtop of a bowl of ice cream. Pears are soft and packed with natural sugars that really caramelize during the cooking process. This brings a richness to the treat that your Valentine will love.
You can also poach pears! Poaching a fruit deeply imbues the flavor of all the ingredients in the pan, and heightens the rich natural sweetness found in the flesh of the pear. Our Poached Pears are done with a little brandy and vanilla and are great served warm or cold.
Honey Poached Pears
Valentine’s Day Treats from Waxing Kara
For a short time each year, we offer our Chocolate Dipped Lollipops. Handcrafted, these are a true gourmet treat that you should share with someone you love. We love to stir these into a hot cup of coconut milk for a quick “hot chocolate” drink. But really, these never last long enough to make it to the kitchen.
Another favorite sweet of ours in our new Lemon Honey Lollipops. These are perfect for your sweetie who loves their tea-just stir into a warm cup, and you have all the lemon+honey goodness your brew needs. Lemon Honey Lollipops are also perfect for sore throats, which abound this time of year.
No matter who you celebrate the holiday with, we hope you have a beautiful day. Take care of yourself, treat your honey to something sweet, and tag us in your Waxing Kara Valentine’s Day haul on Instagram. We always love to see your photos!