9.2.15

Valentine's Day Treat Ideas

Hello you lovely lot! Now, which one of you out there doesn't like food? I'm about 99% sure that none of you said no to that question, and so I thought I would share with you a couple of Valentine's Day inspired recipes which you can try out. These would be perfect no matter what your plans for the dreaded V-Day are, whether you're hanging out with the girls or fancy a movie night at home with your man. After all, do I really need to ask you again who doesn't like food?!











'Love Punch' Healthy Strawberry Smoothie 




What You Will Need:
  • Strawberries (I used around 7!)
  • 2 Apples 
  • Apple and Raspberry Juice
  • Ice (2 full trays in the blender, add extra when serving if you wish!)



How To Make:

  1. Ensure to wash your fruit and slice into small pieces. For the apples remember to remove the entirety of the skin and the core to ensure there are no pips in your drink!
  2. Place all of your ingredients into a blender, starting with the ice first; then the fruit and lastly the juice.
  3. Make sure your blender is properly sealed and then begin to blend for a couple of minutes until the mixture is well blended. It may appear slightly frothy - Don't worry this is normal, just stir your drink well and it should hopefully begin to dissolve in the drink!
  4. Lastly, pour over ice - Serve and enjoy!




'Heart on My Sleeve' Strawberry and Marshmallow Treats


What You Will Need:
  • Heart Shaped Marshmallows
  • Baking Chocolate
  • Sprinkles/Hundreds 'n' Thousands
  • Cocktail Sticks/Kebab Skewers
  • Strawberries - If you wish!

How To Make:
  1. Begin by breaking up your chocolate into a bowl. 

  2. Pour some cold water into a pan and prepare to boil. 

  3. Place your bowl on top of the pan to melt the chocolate as the water boils. 



To finish, place your strawberries and marshmallows onto your kebab skewers and garnish with the chocolate and sprinkles. It's literally as simple as that but it tastes soooo yummy! I opted for dark chocolate, white chocolate and some super cute pink and white sugar pearls.




'Sweetheart' Marshmallow Cupcakes
 
Now these are completely optional but I had spare chocolate and marshmallows left and so decided to create a little something extra rather than waste the left overs!

What You Will Need:
  • Cupcake Cases
  • Marshmallows
  • Baking Chocolate
  • Strawberry Sauce

How To Make:
  1. Place 3 marshmallows in each cupcake casing.
  2. Add a dollop of melted chocolate to each, placing in the centre of the marshmallows to ensure they all stick together when the chocolate has set to create the form of a marshmallow cake!
  3. To finish, add a generous drizzle of strawberry sauce.
  4. Place in the fridge for an hour to set, then eat and enjoy!


So I hope that you enjoyed this post! Remember that you don't have to have a boyfriend/girlfriend to enjoy some good food!! I know that I'll be spending my Valentine's day at home stuffing my face with all of these goodies. Which treat looks like your favourite? Let me know in the comments down below and if you recreate any of these please send me pictures of your creations through either:


 Twitter @ClarkeCouture

or

 Instagram clarkecouture

Until next time lovelies!

How will you be spending Valentine's Day this year?
Toni, x

22 comments:

  1. ooh they all look so delicious, will definitely be trying some out soon!
    Aleeha xXx
    http://halesaaw.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. They are ahhh, please send me a picture if you do! xx

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  2. Hey, I'm following your beautiful blog :) Lovely post and the cupcakes look so yummy! I'll have to try out the recipe! x

    Beyond The Velvet | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thank you very much lovely! Please send me a picture if you do, I'd love to see how they turn out! xx

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  3. yummy... and yes i love food lol
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  4. OMG this looks all so good!!
    xx
    belle-fin.blogspot.be

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    1. Thank you lovely, it's sooo yummy! xx

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    1. Thank you lovely, I hope you liked them! X

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  6. Just come across your blog

    It's lovely !!!!

    I am now following!!

    would be amazing if you would check out my friend blog Jadiee'sLittleBlog and maybe comment or folllow her back

    thanks :)

    I have also shared your blog and post :)

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    1. Thank you so much lovely, I'm really glad you liked it! x

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  7. these are all lovely treat ideas! I need to try out a few as they look so yummy!

    http://wonderfulandweirdbeautyandlife.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ahh, you so should they are super yummy! Please send me a picture of how they turn out if you do :) x

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  8. I’ve just found your blog and I’d like to say that I’m in love with it!
    I like your posts and photos! Really amazing!
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet
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    1. Aw thank you so much lovely! I'm really glad to hear that you like it :)x

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  9. I usually don't like sweets that much but all the photos look so yummy!

    xo http://naomiinwonderland.com

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    1. Aw thank you lovely, they certainly are! X

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