Valentine’s Day is all about professing your love and devotion with your special someone. And we all know the best way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. But eating out for dinner can be time consuming and expensive, so why not plan a romantic date night in and make some delicious and healthy Valentine’s Day snacks instead?
Here are three easy and delicious snack recipes that you can make in the comfort of your own home. Whether it’s just the two of you, or you’re having a group of friends over, these treats will make your night all the more special.
1. Strawberry and Cream Cheese Bruschetta.
Start off your romantic evening with this light and sweet bruschetta appetizer. Slice a baguette into bite-sized pieces and bake for 10 minutes, or until the bread is slightly golden. Slice fresh strawberries into thin pieces and mix with cream cheese, in a food processor or blender for a smooth, creamy texture. Spread the strawberry and cream cheese mix onto the baked baguette.
For a special touch, sprinkle candied citrus zest on top, as well as chopped walnuts or shredded coconut.
2. Avocado, Bacon, and Tomato Sandwich.
For the main course, pick up a few avocados, bacon slices, tomatoes and some freshly baked bread. Slice the avocado in half and spread the creamy avocado on each slice of bread. Top with bacon slices and tomatoes, and season with salt and pepper.
For an extra special touch, fry the bacon in a skillet on medium-low heat, while basting with a little bit of maple syrup. This will give the bacon a sweet, caramelized flavor.
3. Brownie Bites.
For a sweet treat, bake up a pan of brownies. Cut the brownies into small bite-sized pieces and arrange on a plate. Top with a dollop of freshly whipped cream and a drizzle of your favorite chocolate sauce. You can also sprinkle with chopped nuts or dried fruit for a touch of crunch.
These Valentine’s Day snack recipes are sure to make your night special. Not only that, but they also prove that you can make delicious treats without having to spend a lot of time or money on a romantic dinner out. Whether you’re sitting down for a romantic meal for two or having a night in with friends, these simple snacks can really add something special to your Valentine’s Day celebration.