Valentine Snack Ideas

Whether you are hosting a Valentine's Day party, or you just want to make your sweetie a snack, there are tons of goodies you can make that fit the holiday's theme. When making Valentine snacks to fit the theme, you can't miss with snacks that incorporate hearts, or the colors pink and red. Taste-wise, the sweeter the better.

Red Jello

Red or pink gelatin desserts make a good Valentine snack. Make it in a large bowl and serve it in individual cups with whipped cream or make it in the individual cups for easy serving. Paper cups with a love theme work well for this purpose. You can also make heart-shaped gelatin snacks. Make the jello, pour it onto a cookie sheet to set, and use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out as many hearts as possible.

Chocolate Fruit

Chocolate-covered fruit pieces make a sweet yet nutritional Valentine's Day snack. Dip strawberries, bananas and raspberries in melted chocolate, then place them on wax paper in the refrigerator to set. You can also dip other snacks like pretzels, peanuts and raisins.

Finger Sandwiches

Finger sandwiches are fun and easy to make for any party, but you can use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to make them fit the Valentine's Day theme. Make a whole sandwich, then press a cookie cutter into the center of the bread, so you have no crust and your sandwich is in the shape of a heart instead of a square.

Cookies and Cupcakes

Cookies and cupcakes may seem traditional, but traditions exist for a reason. They are a safe bet when you are not sure what people like to eat. Plus, you can decorate cupcakes with sprinkles, candy and icing. You can even make cupcakes or icing more decorative by adding a few drops of red food coloring to them.

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