5 Foods (Other Than Chocolate) For Your Valentine

5 Valentine's Day Treats Other Than Chocolate!

On Valentine’s Day we express our appreciation for those closest to us. When it comes to showing it, there are many methods to choose from. You could write a song or pick up a card, surprise them with a gift or fresh flowers from your neighborhood’s first choice – all wonderful ways of saying “I care about you!”

But one expression stands true – the best way to the heart is through the stomach! Give any of these great gift ideas a try this year for your Valentine!


1.) No-Bake Cake Pops

No-Bake Cake Pops!

Nothing is better than no-bake recipes! Cake pops are easy to make, simple to dress up and only require a few ingredients and accessories to complete! They are easily customizable – with hundreds of different flavor options and decoration methods out there you are sure to find the combo that suites your sweetheart swell!

Some cake pop flavor ideas are:

  • Cake Batter
  • Oreo
  • Sugar Cookie
  • Cheesecake
  • Brownie
  • Peanut Butter
  • Strawberry Shortcake

The Basic How-To?

  1. Mix your ingredients until a PlayDoh consistency.
  2. Use a tablespoon-size spoon or scoop to portion out and roll your balls between your palms until smooth.
  3. Lay out your cake balls on a wax paper or parchment lined baking sheet and chill in the fridge for 15-30 minutes. (depends on ingredients)
  4. Prepare your coating mixture – usually meltable candy or chips.
  5. Coat your balls once they have solidified, apply your sprinkles, drizzle or decor and allow the coating to dry before wrapping/decorating/arranging as desired.

Check out this sweet step by step to make some Yummy Cake-Balls for your sweetie!


2.) Apple Roses

When it comes to unique treats to surprise that special someone, these apple roses are quick to prepare with a gorgeous final outcome. All you need is puff pastry, 1-2 apples, some cinnamon/honey/fruit preserves, a muffin tin and some time to bake.

These apple roses would actually make a fun Valentine’s Day date or activity for couples or families! Click the image above for a step-by-step.


3.) Yogurt Covered Fruit

While we’ve all heard of chocolate covered strawberries, yogurt covered fruit would make a delicious debut for your Valentine. It’s remarkabley simple – just bowl out your desired yogurt, place your fruit (or pretzel! or cookie!) on a fork and dip it in. Place the dipped morsel on a wax or parchment lined baking sheet, decorate and freeze for at least an hour.


4.) Heart Shaped ANYTHING!

All you need is one of these:

Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter

And you can make heart shaped everything!

Heart Shaped Brownies!

heart shaped brownies & chocolate covered strawberries

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Heart Shaped Pie!

#heartshapedpies #pie #minipie #strawberrypie

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Heart Shaped Pancakes!

…Heart Shaped pizza, cookies, cobblers, lasagna, melon, steaks and more! Just use your imagination!

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5.) Sweet-Heart Sushi

When it comes to expressing how you feel with sushi, you’ll need:

  • A bamboo roller wrapped in plastic
  • Nori
  • Sushi Rice
  • Fillings
  • This Awesome Video!



NEW In Our Meat Department!

Valentine's Day Exposé! Meats

Perfect for those sweethearts that aren’t into sweets, check out our meat department! Make a romantic evening at home even better with our heart shaped steaks or burgers! They are the perfect solution for low-carbers and meat lovers alike!


Share your sweet Valentine’s day treats with #Best Market, we’d love to see!

February 4, 2018