A Little Sweet - Valentine Treats

Love, love, LOVE researching for holiday treats! My favorite holiday for treats? Valentines Day of course. Here is what I'm looking to make this year. (Again, picture are thanks to their respective blogs and websites)

Darla at Bakingdom came up with these darling raspberry meringues filled with chocolate. I love the color and tiny size. I am planning on making these to fill cellophane bags for teachers and friends. And a bowl for me. Wouldn't these be great for a bridal or baby shower party anytime? So darn cute!

Sugar Cooking who loves sugar AND cooking (heh!) baked up Red Velvet Cupcakes. My Firstborn loves red velvet cake and his birthday is the first week of February. I'm going to bake a batch of these and secretly invite his friends over. He'll love it.

I found this recipe for Strawberry Napoleons over at Cinemon Girl. I've been making these for years. Its my go-to dessert when I have unexpected guests during the summer. I always keep strawberries (or blueberries, blackberries, raspberries) and puff pastry on hand. The one thing I do differently: I drizzle chocolate on the bottom pastry, top with berries and cream, then drizzle the top pastry layer with more chocolate.

Okay, I will admit that America's Test Kitchens recipe for Triple Chocolate Mousse Torte is a little bit labor intensive. Sooooo worth it! It makes a gorgeous presentation that just begs for a dinner party. Do not be intimidated. It isn't hard, just takes effort.


Superwoman said...

ohh, the cake looks divine but the link is not letting me get the recipe unless I sign up for a "free" 14 day trial membership that they will automatically bill me for after the 14 days are up. ( I hate things like that, it just seems so sneaky ) Do you have another link for the recipe?

Scarehaircare said...

Say no to the trial. You will still be able to see the recipe. That is what I did.

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Oh my gosh, those all look amazing. Especially the meringues and the napoleons! I'm going to be baking some Lemon Butter cookies for Valentine's day (recipe from Better Homes & Gardens).


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