Valentine’s Day Treats – Lunchbox Lucy

Do you like sweets? Chocolate, cupcake, parfait, cake….mmm… Just thinking about it makes my stomach growl. Sweets and treats are great gifts throughout the year, but it’s more meaningful during the month of February. I’m no pastry chef myself but these simple Valentine’s Day treat recipes are a piece of cake.

Heart Cake

Heart Cake
1 package cake mix (2-layer size) any flavor except angel food
1 cup cold milk
1 package (4-serving size) Vanilla flavor Instant Pudding and Pie Filling
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tub (8 ounces) Whipped topping, thawed
1/4 teaspoon red food coloring
Small candies or multicolored sprinkles

Berry Gummy Heart
12 ounce package frozen raspberries, thawed
1 cup apple juice
5 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Strawberry Cupcake
½ cup coconut flour
1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
4 large eggs
½ cup agave nectar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
½ cup finely chopped fresh strawberries

You have your beautiful treats ready to be gifted, but what are you going to put it in? Check out your local dollar stores or dollar sections in retailers for Valentine’s Day gift boxes and wrapping (to add a magical finishing touch to your gift).

Don’t forget to enter the Valentine’s Day Contest using the Rafflecoptor form below for a chance to win $100. The winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Monday, February 10th. The last day to enter for this week’s $100 Visa Gift Card will be Sunday, February 9 at 11:59 pm CST.