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10 From GEM: Valentine’s Day Edition: Unique Sweet Treats

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10 From GEM:
Valentine’s Day Edition: Unique Sweet Treats 

If you are looking for something full of homemade creativity these days you are looking on Pinterest.  Yes, the ideas are almost impossible to create in your own home (or so it would seem), but we are giving you a few days to gather ingredients and confidence and have something incredibly sweet for your sweetie on Valentine’s Day.  Here we go.  My picks for Pinteresting Valentine’s Day treats.  (Don’t forget to click on the pictures for the recipes.)

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1. CONVERSATION HEART COOKIES

Source: halfhourmeals.com via Jamie on Pinterest

Make sure you get the right tip to write the words.  I’ve found that trying to “wing it” with the closest you can find makes you look like a stalker.
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2. MARSHMALLOW POPS

Source: lilsugar.com via Starr on Pinterest

I can just see me keeping these forever on my desk at work for years.  So sweet and cute.
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3. HEART PANCAKES

Source: gatorademilitary.com via Circle of Moms on Pinterest

These look so good and look at the work it takes to make them.  It’d make me fall in love all over again.
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4. CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES

Source: halfhourmeals.com via Half Hour Meals on Pinterest

Follow me on this one. If you are feeling a little extra inspired you could use your honey’s favorite chocolate bar. Wouldn’t it be cool to have a snickers covered strawberry? Oh, is that just me? Okay.
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5. RED VELVET MOLTEN LAVA CUPCAKES

Source: rikkisnyder.com via Kristen on Pinterest

Everything in minis says love, you know why?  You can eat twice as many and feel half the guilt. So go ahead and double the recipe.  Love handles be damned!  And “surprise!” they have gooey chocolate on the inside.
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6. HEART SHAPED CRUST

Source: kissthegroom.com via Rebecca on Pinterest

If your sweet baboo is a pie person don’t fret!  You can make this great crust by using a cookie cutter.  Even better if you take the sugar and color it pink (Add one or two drops of food coloring to your sugar, mix.  If the color is too light add one drop and mix until you get it right.  If it is too dark just add more sugar.)
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7. COOKIE STICKS

Source: amandaparkerandfamily.blogspot.com via Hannah on Pinterest

These don’t take as much effort as you can buy the pirouette cookies at the store.  Winning!  And you can get all Lady and the Tramp and share for an intimate feel.
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8. ICE CREAM CONE CAKE POPS

Source: flickr.com via Susan on Pinterest

Yum.  Yum.  And more yum!  These are essentially cup cakes in a cone.  Bonus: You can have ice cream on the side.  I’m in love with the cake pop.
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9. VALENTINE’S DAY PARFAIT

Source: Uploaded by user via Emily on Pinterest

The best part about a parfait is you set the rules.  So if you are looking for a healthier treat you can definitely use yogurt instead of whipped cream for this treat for your mate.
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10. STUFFED STRAWBERRIES

Source: sugarderby.com via Mary on Pinterest

This is cheesecake in a strawberry.  You can substitute chocolate for the cheesecake if you want and you can even make the crust Oreo cookies instead of graham crackers. Viva la differnce!
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So what’s on your to-do list? I think I’m a little partial to the red velvet cupcakes myself. Which one will you try? Let us know!

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