Valentine's Day is just a week away. Are you prepared? I'm certainly not. I haven't given it a lot of thought, to be honest. I'll probably pick up a couple of activity books for the kids and maybe a new novel for the husband. We're not going nuts with presents.
But there has to be treats - that's a clear necessity! Whether it's a warm scone for brunch or a decadent chocolate yummy for dessert, be sure to give your valentine(s) a special homemade treat. I have rounded up 10 of my favourite super simple vegan treat recipes. Because it's your Valentine's Day too - you don't want to be in the kitchen for long!
1. Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Does your valentine have a sweet tooth? Then whip up a quick batch of this simple but decadent chocolate fudge with a swirl of peanut butter.
2. Chocolate Chip Cookie Wedges
For the chocolate chip cookie fan, these wedges are dense and chewy and delicious with a healthy hit of oats.
3. Desperate for Chocolate Drops
If you have chocolate chips, margarine and a few favourite fillings in the house, you can make your own healthier chocolate indulgence in under an hour. This recipe calls for crispy rice cereal and dried cranberries, but you can add walnuts or raisins or whatever your valentine prefers.
4. Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Balls
I first made these little bites of delicious for Christmas, but I think they would work equally well for Valentine's Day. Beware - they are totally addictive! Bonus - no baking required.
5. No Bake Chocolate Nut Butter Cereal Bars
Chocolate and peanut butter is a bit of a theme here huh? And why not? It's such a delectable combination.
Your gluten-free loved one deserves a special treat too. Earn some brownie points by making these tasty, sweet-looking cookies.
7. Berry Oat Bars
If you want to get some fruit into your valentine, why not make these sweet blueberry-raspberry goodies? Deceptively simple, I could eat these tasty bars every day.
8. Strawberry Muffins
There's something about strawberries that says romance, isn't there? If breakfast in bed is the plan, make these muffins the night before so you can sleep in.
9. Strawberry Scones
If you're a bit more ambitious, wake up early and greet the family with warm strawberry scones.
10. Scottish Scones
No strawberries in the house? No worries. A warm Scottish Scone topped with raspberry jam should do the trick.
Are you planning to celebrate Valentine's Day?