It's a very famous saying that it's the thought that matters and not the gift. On the occasion of Valentine's Day this year, one must try gifting something thoughtful and meaningful. It is not necessary to be a chef to cook some simple yet delicious Valentine's Day snacks to surprise their loved ones.
Valentine's Day gives the perfect excuse to everyone to enjoy delicious food, especially some flavourful desserts. Although one can easily find a lot of fancy desserts from the market, it doesn't give the same feeling of love and romance as the one made at home does. There is no better way to surprise one's partner than by cooking something delicious at home. Understandably, not everyone has an in-built tendency to cook or the time to invest in the process of cooking. In this case here is the list of some easy-to-make Valentine's Day snacks that get prepared in almost no time. One has to neither be a perfect cook nor spend a lot of time making these snacks at home.
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So, this Valentine’s Day, don’t let your lack of cooking skills or time come in the way of creating edible gifts for your loved ones. Just try these easy-peasy snacks when you are running short of time.
* Fruit Skewers
Fruit skewers are the latest trend on the internet. One might have seen hundreds of Instagram reels related to chocolate-dipped fruit skewers. Making fruit skewers at home is the easiest way to impress one’s partner, without having to spend a lot of time cooking and the hassle of using multiple ingredients altogether. To make fruit skewers at home, one simply needs the fruits of choice. Ideally, strawberries are used to make chocolate-dipped fruit skewers but one may go for any other fruit of their choice.
It is important to make sure that the fruit has an edible and sturdy outer covering so that the skewer remains firm. To make the skewers, take the strawberries and wash them out well. Remove the upper leaves and then let them dry. Now in a pan, melt some chocolate. Once the chocolate has been melted properly, put some strawberries in skewers and then cover them with the melted chocolate properly. The coating must be uniform. Now one can choose to eat the chocolate strawberries as it is or freeze them in the refrigerator for some time.
* Beetroot Parathas
This is the perfect snack to make for people who are health freaks and do not want to eat something unhealthy even on the occasion of Valentine's Day. This is anyways the perfect season for the most crunchy and sweet beetroot. So making a beetroot Paratha can be a perfect choice. To make this delicious Paratha one has to simply grate some beetroots and fill them in a soft kneaded dough made from wheat flour. After stuffing the Paratha, roll it properly and then put it on the pan to cook. To make it even more visually attractive, one can cut the Paratha in the shape of a heart with the help of a knife. Cook the Paratha properly with some Desi ghee until it becomes crunchy. Serve it with some fresh chutney. The Red Paratha in the shape of a heart is symbolic of the love between a person and their partner.
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* Strawberry Milkshake
A strawberry milkshake is another easy-to-make snack at home which requires one to use just a couple of ingredients and involves no cooking at all. In a blender put some milk of choice. Now add some diced strawberries, honey, and ice cubes. Adding a scoop of some vanilla ice cream is also going to make the milkshake extremely creamy and thick. Now blend the mixture properly until everything becomes smooth and mixes up together. Take the milkshake out of the blender and put it in a beautiful glass. Top everything with some chopped dry fruits. This is the perfect option for people who do not want to risk anything and play safe.
* Heart Shaped Sandwiches
Making some heart-shaped sandwiches with the help of a cookie cutter or a mould is also a great idea to celebrate Valentine's Day. The sandwiches can be made at home by using some bread, vegetables, a source of protein and a little bit of green chutney. Just assemble all the ingredients between two bread slices and then cut the sandwich with the help of a cookie cutter or any stencil in the shape of a heart. Now put it on the pan to be cooked properly with the help of some butter. Once the sandwiches are toasted properly serve them fresh. This is a perfectly healthy and delicious snack to make for one's partner that gets ready in under 15 minutes.
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* Strawberry Popsicle
If one wants to eat a cold dessert at home that also embodies the spirit of Valentine's Day, then there is nothing better than making strawberry popsicles at home. These are creamy, cold and scrumptious desserts that can be made at home and enjoyed fresh. One has to simply take some milk and strawberries and blend them in a blender. To make the popsicles creamier and thicker, one can put some fresh cream. Now all these ingredients must be put in popsicle molds and put in the refrigerator for at least 3 to 4 hours. One can also add some chopped nuts and blueberries to the mixture of the popsicles before freezing them.
These are some delicious Valentine's snacks that can be made at home for people who do not have a lot of time to invest in cooking but want to do something special for their partner.