Assorted Memes That Might Tickle Your Fancy

Ever heard of the phenomenon of the “Sunday Scaries?” You’ve probable felt them. That feeling of existential dread on Sunday when the reality of Monday seems to be lurking over your shoulder. That unshakable feeling that permeates your bones to the point of not being able to enjoy your last moments of freedom before another hellish workweek. Some of you won’t have to deal with that (thanks, President’s Day) but these memes are for the rest of you. 

Ever heard of the phenomenon of the “Sunday Scaries?” You’ve probable felt them. That feeling of existential dread on Sunday when the reality of Monday seems to be lurking over your shoulder. That unshakable feeling that permeates your bones to the point of not being able to enjoy your last moments of freedom before another hellish workweek. Some of you won’t have to deal with that (thanks, President’s Day) but these memes are for the rest of you. 

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“All Hail The Chicken” Candy Heart Wins Valentine’s Day

A very special and unexpected “All Hail The Chicken” candy heart was brought into this world by a text-generator. Don’t lie. If you saw an “All Hail The Chicken” candy heart, you might just feel possessed by the burning urge to buy it for the special someone in your life. Or maybe for yourself. We should clearly consider letting text-generators scrawl more random jargon on candy hearts for a day like Valentine’s Day. 

A very special and unexpected “All Hail The Chicken” candy heart was brought into this world by a text-generator. Don’t lie. If you saw an “All Hail The Chicken” candy heart, you might just feel possessed by the burning urge to buy it for the special someone in your life. Or maybe for yourself. We should clearly consider letting text-generators scrawl more random jargon on candy hearts for a day like Valentine’s Day. 

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Tweets & Memes For The Weekend Warriors

It’s the weekend, and while some people choose to kick it with the boys and a cold beer, we’re perfectly happy to sit on a comfy couch and scroll through some random memes. This selection of funny tweets and fresh memes is perfect for blowing off the week’s steam and improving ones mood. Have at ’em  and keep on keepin’ on. 

It’s the weekend, and while some people choose to kick it with the boys and a cold beer, we’re perfectly happy to sit on a comfy couch and scroll through some random memes. This selection of funny tweets and fresh memes is perfect for blowing off the week’s steam and improving ones mood. Have at ’em  and keep on keepin’ on. 

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Fifteen Amusing Valentine’s Day Memes For The Sad Singles

Valentine’s Day can be great if you’re in a relationship, but for the singles out there, it’s less than satisfying. These memes are not for the happy couples; if you want that then click here. If you’re single, however, grab a glass of wine, start getting drunk, and check out these amusing memes!

Valentine’s Day can be great if you’re in a relationship, but for the singles out there, it’s less than satisfying. These memes are not for the happy couples; if you want that then click here. If you’re single, however, grab a glass of wine, start getting drunk, and check out these amusing memes!

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Meowy Me: Cats And Purrposals

Happy Valentine’s Day! 

What better way to celebrate the day of love than with proposals…featuring cats! 

Honestly, if you propose with a ring, that’s great and all BUT if you propose with a cat — that’s a heckin’ win. Because who in their right mind can saw no to that? Not us (and not anyone sane, for that matter). 

Here are some adorable meowiage purrposals: 

Happy Valentine’s Day! 

What better way to celebrate the day of love than with proposals…featuring cats! 

Honestly, if you propose with a ring, that’s great and all BUT if you propose with a cat — that’s a heckin’ win. Because who in their right mind can saw no to that? Not us (and not anyone sane, for that matter). 

Here are some adorable meowiage purrposals: 

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Random Memes To Help You Kiss Boredom Goodbye

HappyValentine’s Day! Some people are going out for dinner tonight with their book, others are staying in. Some of us are extremely single, and some of us are hanging with friends. One thing is universal: most of us will be sneaking a look at our phone at some point, whether it’s because our date went to the bathroom or because we have literally nothing to do. These memesare for that very moment. Enjoy them, dearest friends. Enjoy them. 

HappyValentine’s Day! Some people are going out for dinner tonight with their book, others are staying in. Some of us are extremely single, and some of us are hanging with friends. One thing is universal: most of us will be sneaking a look at our phone at some point, whether it’s because our date went to the bathroom or because we have literally nothing to do. These memesare for that very moment. Enjoy them, dearest friends. Enjoy them. 

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Kinda Depressing Posts For Those Who Hate Valentine’s Day

Do you despise Valentine’s Day for all of its commercialized happiness and sappy romance? If so, you’re certainly not the only one, so we thought we’d bring you some moderately depressing memes to help you cope. 

However, if you are in fact in the mood for some sappy romance, click here.

Do you despise Valentine’s Day for all of its commercialized happiness and sappy romance? If so, you’re certainly not the only one, so we thought we’d bring you some moderately depressing memes to help you cope. 

However, if you are in fact in the mood for some sappy romance, click here.

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Victorian Valentine’s Day Cards Were A Passive Aggressive Roastfest

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone. Maybe. We assume nothing. Anyways. People have always been churning out roasts. The dedicated masters of the proper roast, take no days off. This history student, Rosie White, shared a Twitter thread that points out how Victorian Valentine’s Day cards were basically passive aggressive roasts. Beautiful. Great for the people you deem most special in your life. 

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone. Maybe. We assume nothing. Anyways. People have always been churning out roasts. The dedicated masters of the proper roast, take no days off. This history student, Rosie White, shared a Twitter thread that points out how Victorian Valentine’s Day cards were basically passive aggressive roasts. Beautiful. Great for the people you deem most special in your life. 

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When Your Cat Has Some Special Treats For You On Valentine’s Day (Comics)

If your cat is your valentine’s date, consider yourself super lucky as we all know that earning a cat’s love (or at least, tolerance) is the highest honor on the planet. These comic strips describe the cat’s version of Valentine’s Day. Now go and kiss your cat! 

If your cat is your valentine’s date, consider yourself super lucky as we all know that earning a cat’s love (or at least, tolerance) is the highest honor on the planet. These comic strips describe the cat’s version of Valentine’s Day. Now go and kiss your cat! 

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Paws And Awws: Cats Holding Each Others Paws

Sometimes, you don’t need any words, hugs and kisses to let someone know you’re there for them. Sometimes, a hand is all you need. 

Our love-fest continues with cats who show their love by holding paws. 

If these paws don’t get some ‘aww’s’.. we are officially concerned for your well-being. 

Happy Valentine’s Day!  

Sometimes, you don’t need any words, hugs and kisses to let someone know you’re there for them. Sometimes, a hand is all you need. 

Our love-fest continues with cats who show their love by holding paws. 

If these paws don’t get some ‘aww’s’.. we are officially concerned for your well-being. 

Happy Valentine’s Day!  

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People’s Unfortunate Valentine’s Day Fails

Someone on AskReddit asked for people to share their experiences with Valentine’s Day fails. The “holiday” can generate quite the buildup of anticipation. With all that pressure that can go into engineering the “perfect” Valentine’s Day date, the tense environment can be ripe for fails. These people did not have things exactly work out in their favor. 

Someone on AskReddit asked for people to share their experiences with Valentine’s Day fails. The “holiday” can generate quite the buildup of anticipation. With all that pressure that can go into engineering the “perfect” Valentine’s Day date, the tense environment can be ripe for fails. These people did not have things exactly work out in their favor. 

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11-Year-Old Boy Who Pets Every Dog He Meets, Urges Everyone To Do So On Valentine’s Day

Gideon is an 11-year-old boy who likes petting every dog he meets, everywhere he goes. Then, he uploads the adorable photos of him and the dogs to his dedicated Twitter page and even adds a brief bio about each and every one of them. Now, just ahead of Valentine’s day, he urges us all to do the same. Honestly, what a great idea. Here are some of the good boys he has pet just before Valentine’s day.  

Gideon is an 11-year-old boy who likes petting every dog he meets, everywhere he goes. Then, he uploads the adorable photos of him and the dogs to his dedicated Twitter page and even adds a brief bio about each and every one of them. Now, just ahead of Valentine’s day, he urges us all to do the same. Honestly, what a great idea. Here are some of the good boys he has pet just before Valentine’s day.  

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Waiters Share Valentine’s Day Disasters They Witnessed

Someone on AskReddit asked for waiters to dish out the biggest Valentine’s Day disasters they witnessed. Can’t imagine having to share a room with some of these arrestingly awkward fallouts between people out on dates. It’s certainly a holiday ripe for romantic fails. 

Someone on AskReddit asked for waiters to dish out the biggest Valentine’s Day disasters they witnessed. Can’t imagine having to share a room with some of these arrestingly awkward fallouts between people out on dates. It’s certainly a holiday ripe for romantic fails. 

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Garlicky Brown Butter Mushroom Risotto

I am creamy, I am umami filled, I am Garlicky Brown Butter Mushroom Risotto!

Hello! Are you ready for Valentine’s day? I’ve been with Mike for so long that Valentine’s day, while being a nice excuse to celebrate, doesn’t seem like much of a big deal. We were just chatting about it the other day though, and Valentine’s is huge! For fun we took a look at what restaurant reservations were open. Everything that was available was either at 4:30pm or at a random non-restaurant. So I guess Valentine’s day dinner dates are very much a thing.

If you didn’t make a reservation months in advance and are looking for a cozy recipe that says “I love you,” this garlicky brown butter mushroom risotto is it. Make it for yourself or for your loved one, just make it! Your house will smell amazing and you’ll have a bowl of super comforting, creamy goodness.

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I don’t know why but around every Valentine’s day I get the urge to make risotto. Risotto is one of those dishes that seems a little fancy since it’s not something that people make on the regular. But actually risotto is really easy. There isn’t even that much stirring. Most of the stirring is at the end. Just make sure you use a wide skillet, which helps give the rice more surface area to absorb the broth.

We devoured this batch and I’m thinking of maybe making some tomorrow too?!

Creamy, umami packed garlicky brown butter mushroom risotto: nutty brown butter pan seared mushrooms throughout and on top. | www.iamafoodblog.com

Creamy, umami packed garlicky brown butter mushroom risotto: nutty brown butter pan seared mushrooms throughout and on top. | www.iamafoodblog.com

How to make Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom risotto is simply risotto flavored with mushrooms: a creamy, Italian rice dish made with arborio rice, butter, broth, aromatics, and cheese. In this case, I cooked the mushrooms in a garlicky brown butter giving the risotto even more flavor.

Mushrooms
You can use whichever mushrooms you have on hand, but I like to use a mix if I can. If you’re using white or cremini mushrooms, slice them, but if you’re using a mix (portobellos, trumpet, shiitake, enoki, porchini), tear them so they end up with differently sized craggily bits that sear nicely.

Arborio Rice
For risotto you need arborio rice, an Italian short grain rice that has a higher starch content which helps thicken the cooking liquid and make it creamy.

Why You Should Make this Garlicky Brown Butter Mushroom Risotto

  • You love mushroom risotto but they never seem to have enough mushrooms for you. This recipe has 1 pound of mushrooms stirred into the risotto and served on top!
  • You love brown butter. The nuttiness of the brown butter compliments the rich umami of the pan seared mushrooms.
  • Risotto is your ultimate comfort food. The creaminess and richness of this risotto is pure comfort. The added cream (while not classic) adds an extra luscious feel. It’s creamy, silky, and perfectly al dente.

Happy risotto-ing!
xo steph

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Mushroom Risotto with Garlicky Brown Butter

Creamy, umami packed risotto with brown butter and garlicky buttery mushrooms throughout and on top.

Prep Time 15 mins

Cook Time 35 mins

Total Time 50 mins

Brown Butter Garlic Mushrooms

  • 1 lb mushrooms see notes
  • 2 tbsp butter divided
  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 2-4 cloves garlic minced
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

Risotto

  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable or chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp butter divided
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 red onion diced
  • 2 tbsp white wine optional
  • 1/2 cup arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 1-2 tbsp heavy cream optional
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Add 1 tablespoon butter to a large heavy bottomed skillet over medium high heat until it starts to foam and turn brown. Add 1 tablespoon of oil and half of the mushrooms. Let sear without moving for 2-3 minutes then toss occasionally, until the mushrooms start to brown and soften. Add half of the garlic and season with a pinch of salt and pepper and continue to cook, tossing occasionally, until deeply brown and caramelized, turning down the heat if needed. Remove and set aside. Repeat with the remaining mushrooms and set aside.

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  • Heat up the stock over medium high heat and keep at a low simmer.

  • In the pot you made the mushrooms in, melt 1 tablespoon of butter for the risotto. Let the butter foam and turn golden, but not burn. Add the garlic and shallot and cook, stirring, until soft but not brown. Deglaze with the wine, scraping the bottom of the pot. Reduce the wine until mostly evaporated.

  • Stir in the rice and toast, over medium, until the edges of the rice start to look translucent, but the center of the grains are still opaque, 1-2 minutes.

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  • Add the stock, one cup at a time, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has almost completely absorbed into the rice before adding more stock. You might not need all of the stock. Start tasting the rice at the 15 minute mark – the risotto is done when the rice is creamy and cooked through, with a tiny bit of a bite.

  • Finish by stirring in the remaining tablespoon of butter, cream, and parmesan. You want the risotto to be somewhat loose. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Stir in half of the mushrooms.

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  • Scoop the risotto on to plates or into bowls and top with the remaining mushrooms. Enjoy immediately!

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You can use whichever mushrooms you have on hand, but I like to use a mix if I can. If you’re using white or cremini mushrooms, slice them, but if you’re using a mix (portobellos, trumpet, shiitake, enoki, porchini), tear them so they end up with differently sized craggily bits that sear nicely.
I topped one portion with a soft sous vide egg for an extra bit of oomph and creaminess.

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Cat Cafe Offers Guests To Write Their Ex’s Name in The Litter Box So Their Cats Will Poop On It

This cat cafe in Newcastle has the purrfect solution if you need to exact revenge on an ex who broke your heart. Ahead of Valentine’s Day, “Mog on the Tyne” cat cafe is charging £1 to write your ex’s name in the litter tray and let their cats do their business on it.

It was the first cat cafe in Newcastle when it opened in 2015. Customers pay a small entry fee to sit in the cafe and enjoy the company of 10 adorable cats, who live there full time until they are adopted. The furry cats roam around as they want and customers are welcome to pet them.

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Texts From Mittens: The Valentine’s Day Edition

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and Mittens is all upset: Will he receive anything else than the ugly vest from grandma? How is he going to treat his girlfriend, Fiona? And what could be worse than having drunk Patty as a babysitter while his owner is on a romantic date? 

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and Mittens is all upset: Will he receive anything else than the ugly vest from grandma? How is he going to treat his girlfriend, Fiona? And what could be worse than having drunk Patty as a babysitter while his owner is on a romantic date? 

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16 Desserts for Valentine’s Day

I’m knee deep in butter and sugar. There are brownies to be made, cookies to be decorated and cheesecake bars to send out for Valentine’s Day gifts for friends and co-workers. So 16 Desserts for Valentine’s Day…here we go…..

Dessert Recipes for any chocolate lover! from www.whatsgabycooking.com

Dessert Recipes for any chocolate lover! from www.whatsgabycooking.com

Chocolate Cinnamon Sugar Pull Apart Bread

Chocolate Cinnamon Sugar Pull Apart Bread / Desserts for Chocolate Lovers from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)Chocolate Cinnamon Sugar Pull Apart Bread / Desserts for Chocolate Lovers from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

S’more Pudding Pie

S'more Pudding Pie / Desserts for Chocolate Lovers from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)S'more Pudding Pie / Desserts for Chocolate Lovers from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Caramel Brownies

Caramel Brownies / Desserts for Chocolate Lovers from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)Caramel Brownies / Desserts for Chocolate Lovers from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Tart

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Salted Chocolate Tart with Kettle Chip Crust

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Slutty Brownies

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Chocolate Chip S’mookies

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Chocolate Cherry Coconut Cookies

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S’more Pudding Cake

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S'more Pudding Cake / Desserts for Chocolate Lovers from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

Molten Chocolate Truffle Cakes

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Cheesecake Cookie Bars

Knock You Naked Brownies

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Cheesecake Brownies

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Chocolate Brownie Pudding

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Giant M&M Cookies

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12 Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts That’ll Arrive Just in Time

After a January that seemed like it would never end, February has somehow managed to sneak up on us. So, too, has the month’s signature holiday of love. If you’re like us and feel totally blindsided by the sudden and unexpected arrival of the occasion, we’re here to quell your worries. Thanks to the magic of the internet, you can find tons of thoughtful gifts that will arrive on your doorstep by February 14.

Whether you’re all-in on a romantic Valentine’s Day with your significant other or you opt to celebrate with friends and family, we’ve found the presents that show how much you care (and hide the fact that you waited until the eleventh hour to order).

From cozy socks and warm beanies to enchanting candles and potted plants, here are 12 last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts that don’t look last-minute at all.

From Our Shop

1. Ban.Do Compliment Pencils, $9.95

Give your favorite person a daily boost with this rainbow pack of graphite pencils that feature phrases like “You are so smart,” and “You’re fresher than lemonade.” They’ll know exactly how you feel.

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2. Dash Mini Waffle Maker, $9.99

We like mini anything, but we especially like mini waffles. This small, lightweight, user-friendly appliance heats up quickly, so breakfast will be ready in no time.

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3. Farkle, $9.99

A gift for anyone who has the opportunity to play, Farkle is a classic dice game that can get competitive really quickly. While rolling is pure luck, serious strategy is required when it comes to the decision to walk away with your points or keep trying for more.

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4. Stance Thermo Floral Crew Socks, $14

These bright pink socks are equally adorable and cozy. The funky flower pattern will stand out with any outfit (including a pair of comfy pajamas).

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5. Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Chocolate & Cocoa Beverage Mix, $19.87

Valentine’s Day is a chocolate holiday, so you might as well have some in liquid form. This high-quality mix makes for a rich, smooth hot chocolate that’s most delicious when topped with mini marshmallows and whipped cream.

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6. American Sfoglino: A Master Class in Handmade Pasty by Evan Funke, $22.99

There is nothing quite as romantic as homemade pasta, except perhaps a cookbook that teaches you exactly how to make it. Evan Funke , the chef of Los Angeles’ beloved Felix Trattoria, offers step-by-step instructions for all the essentials, from expert dough to delicious sauce.

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7. Nike NSW Cuffed Utility Beanie, $28

The gift of a chic, streetwear-style beanie in bold red definitely says, I like you enough that I want your head to stay warm. Or literally anything else. It’s just a cute hat.

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8. Costa Farms Snake Plant, $39.99

Potted in a sleek, minimalist standing planter, this 12-inch snake plant is ideal for even beginner plant parents. It only requires water every two weeks, can tolerate all types of light, and boasts beautiful, sword-like leaves.

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9. Nest Fragrances Bamboo Candle, $42

Flowering bamboo, white florals, sparkling citrus, and fresh green notes make up the captivating scent of this candle. It’s made of a highly-refined wax that’s designed to burn slowly and emit fragrance liberally.

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10. Cuisinart Electric Fondue Maker, $45.99

If dipping small morsels of food into melted chocolate and cheese isn’t romantic, we don’t know what is. This easy-to-clean, stainless-steel fondue maker comes with eight long, skinny forks engineered for optimal dunking.

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11. Roxanne Assoulin Blossom U-Tube Bracelet, $75

Colorful, enamel-coated beads are the specialty of jewelry designer Roxanne Assoulin. This pink, white, and gold number is just the playful piece of wrist candy your loved one won’t want to take off.

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12. Slip Pure Silk Pillow & Mask Travel Set, $119

The jet-setter in your life will appreciate this luxury, on-the-go sleep kit. The soft, silky material makes for comfy dozing, while helping to prevent bed head and hair creases.

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Do you still need to buy a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift? Tell us in the comments below!

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Sweetheart Valentine’s Buddies

Sweetheart Valentine’s Buddies are a delicious and addicting snack of Chex covered in white chocolate and coated in a strawberry flavored cake mix powdered sugar.  The perfect treat for Valentine’s Day! 

Sweetheart valentines buddies in a red heart box. Sweetheart Valentine’s Buddies

Such a fun way to celebrate a sweet and simple holiday in February! We love Valentine’s Day and showing extra love to our friends and family. This has been a fun one to teach kids and to watch them learn and grow from it. I always love a date night out with my husband but during the day it is always school parties and hanging out with my kids with extra time. This is my go-to snack for the kid’s classroom or any treat to pass out to neighbors and friends. It is so simple to make and kids can even help with it!

I love how versatile it is to make and the flavor from the strawberry cake mix. This is such a simple snack that kids totally approve and making this is so fun to do with them! Make this delicious sweetheart valentines buddies recipe and share with your friends and family this Valentine’s Day.

The process of making sweetheart valentines buddies with red and white colored melts, melted and poured over Chex mix then stirred together and covered in a powder sugar in a bag.

The process of making sweetheart valentines buddies with red and white colored melts, melted and poured over Chex mix then stirred together and covered in a powder sugar in a bag.

Ingredients to make Sweetheart Valentine’s Buddies:

  • White almond bark or white chocolate chocolate chips
  • Red candy melts: I found them at Michael’s craft store
  • Shortening: This will combine the ingredients and
  • Chex cereal: Either the corn or rice Chex mix is best.
  • Strawberry cake mix: Any brand works for this cake mix. It is so fun to add this pop of flavor.
  • Powdered sugar: Adds some extra sweetness and
  • Valentines chocolate M&M’s: A sweet and salty treat that is fun for Valentine’s Day!

How to make Sweetheart Valentine Buddies Recipe:

  1. Divide the Chex mix: Start by dividing the chex mix into two bowls. (2 1/2 cup in each)
  2. Microwave candy together: In microwave safe dish, melt the 5 ounces white almond bark or white chocolate chips. Add 1/2 teaspoon shortening so that the almond bark will spread evenly. Microwave 30 seconds at a time and be careful not to burn the almond bark. Dump this in the first bowl of chex and mix evenly to coat all of the chex cereal.
  3. Pour melted chocolate over Chex: Melt the red candy melts next also checking and stirring the candy melts 30 seconds at a time. Once this is melted, pour this over the second bowl of divided chex and mix until coated.
  4. Coat check mix with powder sugar: In two gallon size ziplock bags, put 1/2 cup strawberry cake mix and 1/4 cup powdered sugar in each bag. Dump each bowl of chex mix in each bag and shake until coated with the powdered sugar and strawberry powdered cake mix.

Sweetheart valentines buddies with m and ms being added in.

How to customize your mix:

  • Candy: Chocolate chips, white, dark and milk are fun to throw into the mix. Even flavored M&M’s or filled ones add a great crunchy texture.
  • Nuts: Peanuts are a great salty additive or almonds.
  • Chex Mix: Rice and corn are always a popular choice in picking your Chex cereal out. Try vanilla or even chocolate Chex mix cereal for another variety.
  • Candy Melts: Make this special snack throughout the year for various holidays by changing the candy melt colors according to your holiday you are celebrating.
  • Candy: Change out the candy with holiday special treats or add in more fun candy to make this a real hit.

Overhead shot of Sweetheart Valentine's buddies in a red box.

Overhead shot of Sweetheart Valentine's buddies in a red box.

Sweetheart Valentine’s Buddies

Prep Time 15 minutes

Total Time 15 minutes

Author Alyssa Rivers

Servings 12 People

Sweetheart Valentine’s Buddies are a delicious and addicting snack of Chex covered in white chocolate and coated in a strawberry flavored cake mix powdered sugar.  The perfect treat for Valentine’s Day! 

  • 5 ounces white almond bark or white chocolate chocolate chips
  • 5 ounces red candy melts I found them at Michael’s craft store
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • 5 cups chex cereal
  • 1 cup strawberry cake mix
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 package valentines chocolate M&M’s
  1. Start by dividing the chex mix into two bowls. (2 1/2 cup in each)

  2. In microwave safe dish, melt the 5 ounces white almond bark or white chocolate chips. Add 1/2 teaspoon shortening so that the almond bark will spread evenly. Microwave 30 seconds at a time and be careful not to burn the almond bark. Dump this in the first bowl of chex and mix evenly to coat all of the chex cereal.

  3. Melt the red candy melts next also checking and stirring the candy melts 30 seconds at a time. Once this is melted, pour this over the second bowl of divided chex and mix until coated.

  4. In two gallon size ziplock bags, put 1/2 cup strawberry cake mix and 1/4 cup powdered sugar in each bag. Dump each bowl of chex mix in each bag and shake until coated with the powdered sugar and strawberry powdered cake mix.

Updated on February 4, 2020

Original Post on February 6, 2014

Nutrition Facts

Sweetheart Valentine’s Buddies

Amount Per Serving

Calories 353 Calories from Fat 81

% Daily Value*

Fat 9g14%

Saturated Fat 5g25%

Cholesterol 2mg1%

Sodium 406mg17%

Potassium 129mg4%

Carbohydrates 66g22%

Fiber 3g12%

Sugar 35g39%

Protein 4g8%

Vitamin A 275IU6%

Vitamin C 3mg4%

Calcium 145mg15%

Iron 9mg50%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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