Recipes for Valentine’s Day

By Mea Donnelly


The great thing about the holidays is the excuse to eat whatever you want, especially on Valentine’s Day for all the chocolate lovers.  While in college it can be kind of hard to actually make something, but here are a few dorm-proof recipes to make your Valentine’s Day tastier.


1. Chocolate-covered bananas/strawberries/anything


Put chocolate in a microwave-safe container and heat in 1 minute intervals, stirring the chocolate in between until completely melted.  Take whatever you plan on dipping into the chocolate, cutting it into smaller pieces if necessary.  Then dip your food into the chocolate sauce and arrange it on a plate.  Refrigerate for 2 hours and voila, chocolate-covered snacks.


 2. Cookie Dough Cake Pops


Buy a package of cookie dough from the closest store.  Once in your room, take the dough out and roll it in to small balls.  Then get a stick and stick it halfway through the ball — enough to keep it steady, but not too much where it will fall through.  Next, melt dark chocolate in your microwave using the method described in the last recipe.  Holding the cake ball stick, roll the cookie dough in the chocolate until it is completely covered.  Stick the pop on a plate and put it in the freezer.  After three hours the chocolate should be hardened and ready to eat. Enjoy!


3. Cookie Candy Bars


Purchase cookie dough and candy from the store.  Back in your dorm kitchen, take half of the cookie dough and press it onto the bottom of a pan.  Next, unwrap the candy and put it in a solid layer on top of the cookie dough.  Then take the other half of the dough and create a solid top layer.  Use the oven time and temperature from the cookie dough package to bake.  Once done, let the pan cool, then cut out some separate bars and eat.


Hopefully these recipes will keep your stomach as full as your heart this Valentine’s Day!


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