Don’t bore your beloved with the same old predictable, store-bought teddy bear, chocolates, and flowers. Treat your sweetheart to one of our eight thoughtfully homemade and delicious edible Valentine’s Day gifts. These treats are made with love and just the right amount of effort to make your sweetie totally swoon…

1. Love Bug Biscuits

You’ve been bitten by the love bug. Now show your sweetie how much you adore him or her by making a batch of these cute-as-a-button love bug cookies! You’ll need heart shaped cookie cutters flour, chilled butter, icing sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla extract for your ladybird biscuits, and red and black food colouring, more icing sugar, and fondant for the heart-shaped shell coating.

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Source: BBCGoodFood.com

2. Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Pairing chocolate and fruit always signals a very romantic occasion in my books. And how much more romantic can you get then hand feeding your amour a plump, juicy, red berry dipped in decadent melted chocolate? Believe me, you’re about to put Don Juan to shame with very little effort. Simply melt a bag of semisweet chocolate chips (you can also add some white chocolate to the mix for a swirl effect) and dip your berries. Arrange strawberries on a parchment-lined baking sheet to dry or place in the freezer for quick hardening.

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Source: Popsugar.com

3. Bacon Chocolate Roses

Never was a pairing quite so perfect as bacon and chocolate. On their own, each ingredient is totally yummy, but a marriage between the two takes the term “relationship status” to a whole new level.  So rather then gifting your boo with a bouquet of flowers that will die in a few days, give them an arrangement of bacon rosettes dipped into chocolate that they can really savor.

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Source: BaconToday.com

4. Valentine Bark

Sure, there’s chocolate bark, but then there’s Valentine bark that tastes just like you prepared it in Cupid’s kitchen. Melt dark chocolate and white chocolate morsels on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 150-degrees Fahrenheit until melted then smooth flat with a spatula. Sprinkle generously with fiery cinnamon heart candy and let cool. Once set and cooled you can break apart pieces and arrange in red and pink cellophane baggies.

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Source: Food.com

5. Valentine’s Day Chocolate Pretzels

Super festive AND super easy! The gift of V-day chocolate pretzels can be prepared in a pinch so you can devote your time to pampering your honey-bunny. Start with a bag of white chocolate covered pretzels as your blank canvas and then use colored red chocolate and assorted red, pink, and white sprinkles to drizzle with wishes of love and adoration.

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Source: TheRebelChick.com

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6. Fruit Rollup Valentine Fortune Cookies

I’m sensing there will be a night of passion in your near future…if you present your lover with this sweet fortune cookie. Each personalized message of love is rolled into a red fruit leather and made to resemble the shape of a fortune cookie. A box of 10 Fruit Rollups will make 10 fortune cookies. So treat your sweet to a delicious DIY stir fry and then cap off dinner with a passionate premonition, like “I’m so fortune-ate that you’re my Valentine”!

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Source: SheKnows.com

7. Valentine Sorbet Sandwiches

Most Valentine desserts are so sinfully sweet that they end up causing feelings of guilt instead of love. However, these V-day sorbet sandwiches use a fruit-based frozen filling instead of calorie-laden ice cream. So your sweet treats are low in fat and good for your sweetie’s heart. Fill whole made cocoa and vanilla heart shaped biscuits with a thick layer of softened raspberry or peach sorbet. Wrap in parchment paper and freeze for 20-minutes until firm.

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Source: MarthaStewart.com

8. Marshmallow Love Bugs

Surround your cutie pie with a cloud of cuteness when you gift them their own little love bug on a stick! Of course, you’ll have to make a pair so your sweetie’s bug doesn’t get lonely. These bugs are made with ease by sliding 2 marshmallows on a lollipop stick. Don’t forget to dip the marshmallows in water first to affix the pink and red sprinkles. Use mini gumdrops and a bit of corn syrup to adhere the eyes and hearts, and an edible marker to ink your black pupils. Dried spaghetti can be used to attach the wings and antennae.

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Anna

Anna adores cooking, drinking wine, and listening to records, but she does a lot of yoga to balance things out ;) This explains the black bean brownie disaster of 2007 (don't bring that up). She's noshed in countries like Greece, Turkey, France, Ireland, Costa Rica, and numerous other weird, yummy places that will get her waxing all poetic about her favorite recipes.

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