Whether you are celebrating valentines day with your partner or hosting galentine’s day with your best girl friends, delicious sweet snacks are the perfect way to elevate the festivities.
First, satisfy your sweet tooth with the only superfood that tastes like candy: dates!
Not only do they have a delicious caramel taste, they offer key nutrients including fiber, potassium and magnesium. The Rancho Meladuco Date Farm Grinders are grown by a female founded small business and are considered “imperfect dates” so they are more affordable but they taste just as delicious. To make date snickers, pit your dates and fill with peanut butter. Coat in melted dark chocolate and top with crushed peanuts before placing in the fridge for 10 minutes to harden. To make date turtles, place pecans around your pitted date halves, place melted chocolate in the center, top with flaky salt and place int eh fridge for 10 minutes to harden. You can find the Grinder Cups nationwide at Walmart and the 1 lb boxes in select Walamrts or online on Amazon and at Walmart.com
Next, put a festive and nutritious twist on apple pie.
These apple pie hearts are made with the Cosmic Crisp apples that pack a flavor that is a perfect balance of sweet and tart, making them versatile for all the ways you like to enjoy apples. Because they are naturally slow to brown, they are ideal for snack boards, lunchboxes and taking slices on the go. To make these apple pie hearts, toss chopped apples with cinnamon, brown sugar and melted butter. Use a cookie cutter to cut pie crust into a heart, add your apple mixture, top with pie crust, seal around the edges with a fork, top with sprinkles and bake for 15-20 min at 350 F. Cosmic Crisp apples are available in all seasons at grocery stores nationwide including Walmart, Costco and Whole Foods, use the Store Locator at cosmiccrisp.com to find them near you.
Next, it’s not valentines day without a little chocolate.
Nourish your skin from within with the Chocolate Flavor Skin Boost Plus by Sparkle Wellness, a specialized blend of VERISOL collagen, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C along with real cocoa, all-natural ingredients and no sugar. Satisfy your sweet tooth and keep your wellness goals intact with this guilt-free indulgence for your skin by incorporating it into your favorite valentine’s day recipes from smoothies and energy bites to a skin loving hot cocoa. You can find the Chocolate Flavor Skin Boost Plus by Sparkle Wellness on Amazon and at LoveSparkle.Life. Use code MIA for 20% off.
Finally save time cooking and cleaning with a crowd pleasing valentine day dessert… ice cream cake!
The Limited Edition Carvel SweetHEART Cake is now available at your local grocery store in the Bakery freezer case. It’s made with layers of chocolate and vanilla flavored ice cream, thick rich fudge, those famous Carvel chocolate crunchies, and creamy whipped icing. It’s the perfect idea for a romantic date night at home, Galentine’s gathering, or party for the kids. You can visit ILoveIceCreamCakes.com to find this cake and other fun flavors at a grocery store near you.