When it comes to Valentine’s Day we all love those heart-shaped boxes of treats! But! A homemade treat doesn’t need a heart-shaped box because it is made from the heart. That is why I have made a list of Valentine’s Day Sweet Treats a true list full of heart!
(Original post date Jan 19, 2018 / Links and post updated Oct. 24, 2020)
WARNING, this is a post that will tempt you, make you want to indulge, make you think, “Okay I will start my sugar detox after Valentine’s Day!
So, you think because Christmas is over the sweets and temptations are gone for another year. Then you go to the store and think “Oh, Fricker frack Valentine’s day!”
Why do we always forget about those heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and all the other Valentine’s Day Sweet Treats!
History of Valentines Day
Valentines Day is older than anyone reading this post. The first Valentine’s Day was celebrated in the year 496.
It is thought to have originated from a Roman festival called Lupercalia to mark the beginning of springtime, and yes it was celebrated in the middle of February.
During the Lupercalia festival, it is believed, that boys drew names of girls from a box, and during the festival, they’d be boyfriend and girlfriend, and sometimes they’d get married.
Years later, the church wanted to turn this festival into a Christian celebration and decided to use it to remember St Valentine too. Over the years St Valentine’s name started to be used by people to express their feelings to those they loved.
Homemade Valentine’s Day Sweet Treats Recipes
Thank you to all the bloggers who submitted recipes and participated in Valentine’s Day Sweet Treats round-up and a special thank you for letting me use their photos to make this round-up that much yummier!!
Valentines Day is the sweet treat holiday we all tend to forget about until it is here. Make this year extra special by making a few sweet treats made straight from the heart.
Wishing you all the love, laughter, and happiness this holiday season.