Sweetest Homemade Valentine's Day Snacks For Students
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Sweetest Homemade Valentine's Day Snacks For Students

Ella Kipling February 6, 2023

February 14 is a day to spend with someone special in your life. What better way is there to make your partner feel loved that by preparing some delicious and romantic Valentine’s Day snacks for students (or anyone for that matter)?

We’ve put together a list of four simple yet absolutely delicious snacks you can make this Valentine’s Day. For most of them, you don’t even need to turn on your oven!

Let’s dive in to these wonderful food options.

Valentine’s Day Snacks For Students To Try

Valentine’s Day snack board

Making a grazing board for Valentine’s Day is a brilliant idea if your plans involve watching a movie or chilling out at home.

  1. Get yourself a board- this could be a tray, a large chopping board, or if you’re really getting into the V-Day spirit, you could buy a heart-shaped board.
  2. Load it up with lots of pink and red snacks. Think strawberries, raspberries, pink biscuits and chocolate, liquorice sticks, Love Hearts, heart Haribos, Strawbs… the world is your oyster.
  3. There are lots of examples of gorgeous boards on Pinterest if you want some inspiration on how to lay yours out. You can be as creative as you like here. Remember, this doesn’t have to be sweet- if you are more into savoury snacks there are plenty of options- why not do a charcuterie board?

Chocolate covered pretzels

These are really simple yet visually beautiful snacks you can make this Valentine’s Day. All you need is some pretzel sticks, white chocolate, red or pink food colouring, and some sprinkles of your choice.

  1. Melt the white chocolate and add the food colouring until you have achieved your desired colour. You can split the melted chocolate into several bowls and add various different quantities of food colouring if you would like a few different colour choices.
  2. Dip the pretzels halfway into the melted chocolate and pull them out.
  3. While the chocolate is setting, add on any sprinkles or toppings of your choice.
  4. Place the pretzel sticks into a glass to set upright so the chocolate dries in an even coat.
  5. You can sprinkle on some white, milk, or dark chocolate for an added effect.

See also: The Best Valentine’s Day Memes For Singles

Raspberry Valentine’s heart tarts

These are absolutely adorable and a delicious option that you can serve warm.

  1. Roll out your puff pastry until lit is about 3mm thick (you can make your own or use shop-bought for ease).
  2. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to make your pastry into hearts.
  3. Add around two teaspoons of jam into the centre of each heart and roll the edges up slightly while still keeping the shape of the heart.
  4. Bake at 200°C/fan180°C/gas 6 in a preheated oven for 12 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.
  5. Leave to cool as the jam will be very hot.

Strawberry hearts

For a healthy option for your Valentine’s Day snacks, why not try these strawberry hearts?

  1. Cut your strawberries in half vertically.
  2. At the top of the strawberry, remove the stem by cutting a small v-shape- this will also turn your strawberries into hearts.
  3. You can dip the bottoms of your strawberry hearts in chocolate, or you can leave them as they are at this point.
  4. Push a long wooden kebab stick through the strawberries. It is up to you how many you want on each stick.
  5. Serve on a plate or in a glass. You could also serve with a bowl of melted chocolate for your guests to dip their strawberries into.

Read next: What To Get Your Boyfriend For Valentine’s Day

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Ella Kipling is an Entertainment and News Writer at GRV Media. She regularly writes a mixture of news and features for HITC and has been part of the team since 2020. After graduating from the University of Birmingham with a BA (Hons) in English Literature, Ella is currently studying for an MA in Magazine Journalism at City University. She has a keen interest in current affairs and can usually be found reading the news, with her nose in a book (and updating her Goodreads), talking about women’s rights, or listening to Showtunes.