Easy Chocolate Apple Valentine Treats

Looking for something to wow your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? These Chocolate Apple Hearts are easy to make and are the perfect Valentine Treats for those you love most! We used a heart shaped cookie cutter for their shape and then dipped¬† them in luscious milk chocolate before topping with candies, coconut and more.

*Last updated 01/07/2020*

I am all about spreading a little extra love for Valentine’s Day, but that doesn’t mean it has to break the bank. In fact, after recently completing a basement renovation, my hubby and I decided to stick to gifts that are made from things we already have rather than going out and spending ridiculous amounts of money on shiny things neither of us need.

Now I know the way to his heart is definitely through his stomach, and anything with chocolate gets me bonus points so I immediately went to thinking about what I could make. That’s where these adorable Chocolate Covered Apple Slices come from! I hope you have as much fun making them as I did, I can’t wait to whip up a fresh batch just in time for Valentine’s Day in a few weeks.

For this recipe you will need: Apples, milk chocolate, coconut flakes, sprinkles, candy coated chocolates, large bamboo skewers and heart shaped cookie cutters. 

Chocolate Covered Apple Hearts with candies, coconut and sprinkles

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Easy Corned Beef Dip Recipe

The perfect dip for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, your next party and any other time you need a deliciously creamy dip for veggies! The crumbled corned beef is combined with fresh herbs, onions, sour cream and mayo to create a dip recipe that is unlike any you’ve had before.

We are always looking for new dip recipes for veggies since we entertain A LOT, and I realized that there really isn’t a specific dip that is meant for St. Patrick’s Day – or really many that use canned corned beef (a favorite of mine from childhood!).

If you are looking for easy and delicious then this is definitely the dip for you – it takes 5 minutes to put together and makes enough for a large event! Who doesn’t love a quick and easy recipe when you have a million other things to do and get ready?!

White bowl of corned beef dip with fresh parsley on top
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Kale Soup with Sweet Potatoes

This hearty and delicious kale soup is full of fresh cubed sweet potatoes, red and white kidney beans and of course lots of kale! It’s flavor is rich and full without being heavy thanks to the simple broth base.

Welcome to our first recipe post of 2020 friends! We are all about comfort food like our Chicken and Dumplings – as you know if you have followed us for some time – but we like it to be a little lighter after all the heavy holiday food we’ve indulged in! That’s were this incredibly easy Kale Soup Recipe comes in; a delicious vegetable broth base loaded with fresh vegetables and super foods, as well as beans for the protein we crave! Bonus points for a totally vegan soup option this winter!

Hearty Kale Soup with Sweet Potatoes and beans in red dutch oven with wooden spoon
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The Nutcracker – Easy Bourbon Cocktail

This simple Bourbon Cocktail is a play on flavors with hints of almond from the addition Amaretto and bright citrus notes. Aptly named The Nutcracker – our delicious cocktail is one to be enjoyed while sitting by the fire with a big bowl of nuts!

The holidays are a time of gathering with friends and family to celebrate the magic of the season, and that’s why we’ve created this simply delicious Bourbon Cocktail for you to share!

Marble cutting board with a clear glass of Bourbon Cocktail surrounded by almonds and citrus
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Spicy Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

These Chocolate Shortbread Cookies have a hint of cayenne pepper in them which gives just a kick of heat to your tongue! They are small but feisty and make a great gift for the heat lover on your list.

If you are a fan of our traditional Whipped Shortbread Cookie but want to try something a little adventurous this year I highly suggest you whip up a batch of these little gems – even if you don’t LOVE heat you can easily cut back on how much cayenne pepper you use.

Chocolate Shortbread Cookie stars with festive sprinkles on baking sheet
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Fudgy Hot Chocolate Cookies

These Hot Chocolate Cookies are like your favorite brownie recipe turned into a delicious chewy, fudgy cookie with festive sprinkles and drizzled chocolate to take them over the top!

How are you liking our Christmas Baking Frenzy so far this year!? Did you see we even added a fun festive drink – our White Christmas Sangria! If you thought we were winding down, think again my friends! This recipe for Hot Chocolate cookies is one of two delicious recipes coming your way this weekend and I am so excited for you to try them!

Fudgy Hot Chocolate Cookies on baking sheet topped with festive sprinkles, marshmallows and chocolate drizzle
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