The most romantic day of the year is just around the corner! Have you gotten your special someone something to let them know how you feel? (I know I haven’t!) This year, there’s no need to spend a whole lot of money, it’s the thought that counts right?!

Here are just a few suggestions for a homemade treat straight from the heart:

Valentine (Heart) Cookies

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What you’ll need:

  • Butter
  • White sugar, eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt



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How to make it:

  1. Take regular pancake batter of your choice and mix it with red or pink food coloring.
  2. Put the mix into a squeeze bottle or icing squeeze bag.
  3. After placing a regular amount of batter to make a pancake, add the colored batter to the top of the uncooked pancake in the heart-filled shape.


Heart Rice Krispie Pops

For the kid in all of us, make these Valentine Rice Krispie treats with only a few simple ingredients.

What you’ll need:

  • Butter
  • Large Marshmallows
  • Rice Krispies Cereal
  • Heart shaped cookie cutter
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Lollipop sticks (Popsicle sticks will work too)

*A cheap way to get around having a heart shaped cookie cutter is to cut a heart out of paper and then use your knife to trace the heart.


For tutorials, recipes, and ingredients, click on the photos. For other Valentine’s Day related content, go here.

Kristel Lugo/CW44 Tampa Bay


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