Got Valentine’s Day candy? I have something better!
Valentine’s Day is coming up and people are on the lookout for great Valentine’s Day treats to make their special day sweeter. Try stepping away from that sugary processed stuff and make your own treats this year!
Sugar is my kryptonite…especially Valentine’s conversation hearts. In fact, the conversation hearts and I already faced off last week – I lost. I just have to keep that stuff out of my house or I get a little crazy with it (actually, a LOT crazy with it)! Moderation with sweets is not my strength, so making healthier treats is my best bet.
The recipe is super simple, so there isn’t a whole lot of explaining to do, except that you can pit the cherries first or not (that is up to you). However, if you are going the super-easy route and leaving the pits in, don’t forget to warn your friends 😉 If you decide to pitting these first, then try pitting them from the side so the stem stays on the cherry.
I love these Chocolate Dipped Cherries with the chopped sunflower seeds added to them! It adds nice crunch and a bit of salt. I used sunflower seeds here so my kids could eat them, but feel free to use any of your favorite nuts or seeds. Pistachios or pumpkin seeds would make a colorful stand-in!