Valentine’s Lovable Recipes

In Greek Mythology; Cupid (also known as Eros), is the son of Aphrodite who is the goddess of love, beauty, and passion. Cupid is known for shooting golden arrows into others’ hearts causing them to fall deeply in love with one another. 

With all this love floating around Cupid’s name. His special hot chocolate should be just what’s needed on Valentine’s Day. 

Cupid’s Cocoa 

  Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • pink food coloring 
  • (whipped cream if wanted)
  • (festive sprinkles if wanted) 
  • You will also need a saucepan

Directions: Pour milk into the saucepan then bring it to a simmer. Pour the white chocolate chips into the milk, add a small pinch of salt, and mix until it is all combined. Add 4 drops of pink food coloring (you can add more or less depending on the shade of pink you would like). Pour into desired glass. Give a whipped cream swirl and add some sprinkles!

Every delicious drink needs a sweet treat to eat! This next recipe will add a few more hearts to Valentine’s day without it being too cliché.

Strawberry Sweethearts

  Ingredients:

  • Strawberry Filling 
  • 1 cup of strawberries (chopped into tiny pieces)
  • ⅓ cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of cornstarch 
  • Sweet Dough 
  • 2 ¾  cups all-purpose flour (have extra for dusting) 
  • 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoons of salt 
  • 1 packet of yeast
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup skim milk 
  • 1 egg (room temperature)
  • Frosting 
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • (pink food coloring if wanted) 
  • (festive sprinkles if wanted) 

Directions: 

After chopping the strawberries into small slices, place them in a saucepan over medium heat and cook for 10 minutes (until the strawberries are soft). Next, add the sugar and cornstarch to the strawberries and cook for another 2 minutes until the mixture has thickened. 

Separately in a large bowl combine flour, sugar, salt, and yeast together. Mix until combined then set aside. 

In another saucepan mix the milk and butter together on low heat, till combined. Slowly pour the milk and butter into the dry ingredients mix together then add the egg and continue mixing. 

Set the dough off to the side and wait for it to pull away from the sides of the bowl. 

Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and knead the dough for 2-3 minutes. 

Spray another bowl with non-stick baking spray and place the dough in there, cover with a towel and let it rest for 20 min. 

After letting it rest roll the dough out into a 14×8 rectangle and spread the strawberry filling on top. Slice the rectangle into 12 slices horizontally and then down the center vertically once. Roll the two ends on the slices to connect into a heart form then place them on a cookie sheet that is lightly greased. Cover the hearts with a towel and let them rest for 2 hours. 

Preheat the oven to 325 and back for 15 min (until golden brown). While letting the hearts cool mix together the frosting ingredients. 

Dip the tops of the hearts in the frosting and cover them in sprinkles!

Share something sweet with your loved ones this Valentine’s Day by making them these treats!