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3 Easy Valentines Day Desserts

Strawberry valentine chex mix


  • 4-6 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 1 8-oz bag Strawberry Candy Melts OR
  • 1 bag of white chocolate baking chips {12 oz} AND
  • 1 box of strawberry creme Jell-O Pudding** {pudding NOT gelatin!}
  • Valentines M&M’s and/or Sprinkles


  • Measure out Chex cereal into a large bowl. Note: if you’re using the Strawberry Candy Melts, you’ll use 4 cups of cereal. If you’re using the white chocolate chips + pudding mix, you’ll use 6 cups of cereal.
  • Pour chocolate into a small glass dish. Add 1/2 tsp shortening, if desired, to help the chocolate coat the cereal easier. Microwave for 1 minute 20 seconds. Let sit in the microwave for 3 minutes. Remove and gently stir. If chocolate looks its shape and looks smooth, it’s done. If not, return to the microwave in 15 second increments, letting it sit for 2-3 minutes each time, until melted and smooth.
  • If you used white chocolate chips + pudding mix: add 4 TBSP of the strawberry creme pudding into the white chocolate and stir gently until smooth. Add 2 drops of red food coloring, if desired.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture over the Chex cereal and stir gently to coat.
  • Transfer cereal mixture to a large piece of wax paper. Sprinkle with M&M’s and Valentine’s sprinkles, if desired. Let cool to set. Break pieces and store in an airtight container to save. Candy can be made up to 3-4 days ahead, if desired. It saves well!


Valentine cinnamon rolls


  • 1 can Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls
  • Enclosed Icing
  • Red Food Dye


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Open cinnamon roll container and unravel each roll into a line.
  3. One at a time, shape and manipulate roll into a heart-shape. (Example in post above.)
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes on lined baking sheet.
  5. While hearts are cooking, put one drop of red food dye into icing and mix thoroughly.
  6. When hearts are done baking, remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  7. Once cooled, top with pink icing and sprinkles.
  8. Enjoy

Love bug cookies


  • Mallomar marshmallow cookies (Can’t find Mallomars? Use Oreos or Mini Moon Pies)
  • Red Candy Melts
  • Black confetti sprinkles or Wilton chocolate heart sprinkles
  • Pink heart sprinkles
  • Candy eyes
  • Black edible marker


  1. Melt candy coating according to package instructions.
  2. 2.Dip half of the cookie into the melted candy coating and place on parchment paper.
  3. While still wet, place the sprinkles on the red part of the cookie.
  4. Attach the candy eyes to the chocolate part of the cookie with the melted candy coating.
  5. When the cookie is completely dry, draw a line down the middle of the red part of the cookie with the black edible marker
Hi, my name is Christyn Beichner. I am a sophomore at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Hospitality Management.
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