The most romantic day of the year is just around the corner! Have you gotten your special someone something to let them know how you feel? (I know I haven’t!) This year, there’s no need to spend a whole lot of money, it’s the thought that counts right?!

Here are just a few suggestions for a homemade treat straight from the heart:

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Valentine (Heart) Cookies

Photo Credit: thediydreamer.com

Photo Credit: thediydreamer.com

What you’ll need:

  • Butter
  • White sugar, eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt

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iHeartPancakes

Photo Credit: 1pureheart.blogspot.com

Photo Credit: 1pureheart.blogspot.com

How to make it:

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  1. Take regular pancake batter of your choice and mix it with red or pink food coloring.
  2. Put the mix into a squeeze bottle or icing squeeze bag.
  3. After placing a regular amount of batter to make a pancake, add the colored batter to the top of the uncooked pancake in the heart-filled shape.

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Heart Rice Krispie Pops

For the kid in all of us, make these Valentine Rice Krispie treats with only a few simple ingredients.

What you’ll need:

  • Butter
  • Large Marshmallows
  • Rice Krispies Cereal
  • Heart shaped cookie cutter
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Lollipop sticks (Popsicle sticks will work too)

*A cheap way to get around having a heart shaped cookie cutter is to cut a heart out of paper and then use your knife to trace the heart.

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