Valentine’s Day Menu Ideas for Everyone You Love

January 27, 2021

Valentine’s Day Menu Ideas for Everyone You Love

Whether you’re celebrating and loving on your sweetie, bestie, or kiddos, Valentine’s Day is another excuse to show them you care. And why not do that with food? 😉 If the best way to their heart is through their stomach, boy do we have a list for you. Here are our top 10 Valentine’s Day desserts, drinks, and foods to inspire your v-day this year!

 

1.) Chocolate Covered Pretzels

chocolate covered pretzels

In a time crunch? This is the simplest, fastest V-day snack inspiration we’ve got! Chocolate dipped pretzels are a classic sweet and salty treat that is pretty hard to resist. Our chocolate couvertures are available in dark, milk, and white options, allowing you to pick your valentine’s favorite.

To make them extra lovey dovey, top them with our assortment of sugar and chocolate décor like colored Crystal Sugars, all-natural confetti, chocolate shavings, and more.

Steps:

  • Spread out the pretzels onto parchment paper or newspaper. We like big, robust pretzels!
  • Melt chocolate couvertures in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between until fully melted.
  • Dip and decorate!

TIP: Want to eat them right away? Stick them in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes.

This treat is for EVERY valentine!!

 

2.) Heart Shaped Rice Crispy Treats Dipped in Chocolate

rice crispies

A recipe perfect for those little valentine’s in your life: RICE CRISPY HEARTS! Make some marshmallowy goodness with the kids by making heart shaped rice crispy treats this Valentine's Day!

Our variety of chocolate and decorative ingredients allow them to be creative and decorate their edible valentines to their liking. Choose from a variety of chocolate and toppings like crystal sugar, all-natural confetti, all-natural sprinkles, and more!

Steps:

  • Make your treats using recipe on the rice cereal box.
  • Melt chocolate couvertures in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between until fully melted.
  • Dip, splash, sprinkle, cover, and top!

This will easily become a family fun tradition!

 

3.) The BEST Chocolate Fondue Platter

chocolate fondue

Chocolate doesn’t ask silly questions. Chocolate understands. And so do we- anything dipped in chocolate is delicious. 😉 Create a playful fondue platter with your valentine's favorite snacks.

We chose pretzels, marshmallows, fresh fruit, and cookies, but anything goes with chocolate, so be creative with your dippers!

Steps:

  • In a medium sized bowl, add a cup or two of our east to melt Belgian chocolate and melt it in the microwave at 30 second intervals.
  • Stir in between each round to help chocolate melt evenly.
  • Plate with snacks, dip, and devour!

 

4.) Chocolate Mousse and Amarena Cherry Flavored Whipped Cream Layered Parfaits

amarena cherry parfaits

If your love has a lot of L A Y E R S, this dessert is a perfect representation! We’re getting deep here 😉 This dark and sultry layered parfait is created with our 1 step Chocolate Mousse Mix, freshly whipped cream flavored with our Dreidoppel Amarena Cherry Flavor Paste, chopped Amarena Cherries, and Dark Chocolate Blossom Curls.  

Steps:

  • Make chocolate mousse according to directions on the bag.
  • Pour a pint of heavy whipping cream into a bowl and whip on high setting with your mixer until the cream starts to get thick.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of Amarena Cherry Flavor Paste to cream and mix. Add more paste for a more intense flavor. Whip until stiff peaks form.
  • In a glass, add a layer of chocolate mousse, then the Amarena Cherry whipped cream. Add chopped cherries. Continue layering these items until glass is full. Top with dark chocolate blossom curls and three cherries.

Now take a step back and look at that parfait- you created that sexy glass of mousse heaven! Give yourself a pat on the back baby!

 

5.) Valentine’s Day Strawberry White Chocolate Chex Mix

flavored chex mix

Why use food coloring when you can color and FLAVOR naturally with our Dreidoppel Flavor Pastes?!

Homemade, strawberry flavored chex mix! This crunchy snack is coated with Dreidoppel Strawberry flavored white chocolate coating, adding a vibrant color and flavor to every handful. A great activity for kids or a simple snack for you and your partner while watching Netflix.

What you’ll need:

Instructions:

  • Cover your cookie sheet with parchment paper and spread out your cereal.
  • Pour 2 cups of white chocolate coating into a bowl and melt in the microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring in between to help allow the chocolate to melt.
  • Once your chocolate is melted, add a tablespoon of the flavoring mixture (1 tablespoon of Strawberry Flavor Paste with 1 tablespoon of melted cocoa butter). TIP: You must mix flavoring and cocoa butter together before adding to the chocolate or the chocolate will seize up.
  • Add more flavor to achieve your desired intensity. This is the fun tasting part!
  • Pour the flavored coating on top of your cereal and mix. Use a spoon or spatula to get all the cereal covered.
  • Once covered, quickly apply your toppings of choice. Work fast before the coating sets!

Voila- your Valentine’s Day Chex Mix is complete!

 

6.) Dark Chocolate Espresso Caramel & Salted Pretzel Cupcakes

salted caramel cupcakes

Baking just got dark…and delicious. This chocolate caramel salted pretzel cupcake is an upgrade on a classic!

Get unmatchable chocolate flavor with our Colombian chocolates from Luker Chocolate. Topped with a creamy chocolate-espresso icing, and drenched with melted chocolate and our caramel dessert sauce from Dreidoppel.

For added salt and crunch, top with crushed pretzels. This will add a beautiful texture and design to your “baked with love” dessert.

Click HERE for this epic recipe.

 

7.) Fruit Flavored Vinaigrette with Spinach and Pickled Onion Salad

salad vinaigrette

The must have beginning to your V-day dinner! Start off with a silky, red, raspberry vinaigrette for your green salad (easily adjusted to feature Hibiscus or Strawberry Flavor Pastes as well, if that suits your partner’s taste buds better!) Created quickly and easily with only 4 ingredients! Who knew a salad could look this sexy?

Our salad features fresh spinach, almonds, goat cheese crumbles, and picked red onion slices. Whether you choose raspberry, strawberry, or hibiscus flavoring, this vinaigrette will SING in this salad.

Click HERE for the vinaigrette recipe.

 

8.) ifiGOURMET Provisions Chocolate Bark Kit

 bark kit

A Valentine’s Day treat AND activity! Our Chocolate Bark Kit is a super fun, home-ec activity to do with your little valentines, bff, or significant other. This kit includes step by step instructions, recipe ideas, and all the ingredients you need.

What’s inside? Each Confectionery Bark Kit includes:

Best part? We can ship it straight to your front door! Get creative- fun for the whole family AND delicious! Order yours HERE.

Get more ideas on how to use your chocolate bark kit in our blog!

 

9.) Ruby Martini

ruby martini

Cheers to your love! Clink glasses filled with Ruby Martinis! This sparkly, vibrant, red drink is a beautiful accent to your V-Day dinner.

Our Ruby Brilliant Powder completely transforms this martini with an alluring effect. Swirl it up with a stir stick while serving and watch your partner’s face- they will be DAZZLED! Find the easy recipe HERE.

 

10.) Chocolate Covered Strawberries

chocolate covered strawberries

Of course, we have to end our list with the classic, traditional, never-goes-out-of-style dessert: chocolate covered strawberries. Another simple and quick dessert that wows!

Our assortment of chocolate coatings and couvertures are easy to melt and can be colored (and flavored!) with our Flavor Pastes and Dry Colorants. Create a marbled design, coat in Crystal Sugar, paint on Brilliant Powder…there are endless options!  

 

Alright Cupid- You’re Ready!

After this top 10, we bet you’re ready for Valentine’s Day! Show us what you decided to make for your sweetie by tagging us in social media @ifiprovisions on Facebook and Instagram. Check out our Pinterest for dessert inspiration, recipes, and more @ifigourmet!