It’s that time of year. Valentine’s Day is over, and the chocolate has piled up. If you don’t know what to do with your leftovers, take a look at these recipes and DIY projects.
Valentine’s Day is a beautiful time where chocolate is abundant. However, a problem happens when your loved one’s give you too much chocolate and your flowers are starting to die. Instead of letting your leftover candy and flowers go to waste, here are six ways to get the most out of your remaining Valentine’s Day treats.
We have all had that one box of assorted chocolates where we don’t know what the flavor will be when we bite the chocolate. Some are nougat-filled while others have filling and the list goes on. These mystery filled candies create a fun game: Candy Charades. The goal is to guess what flavor the other players got by reading their facial expressions. So, grab some friends and enjoy a game of Candy Charades, you won’t regret it.
Another great way to use leftover chocolate is to add it to another tasty treat. Salt and butter popcorn is already great on it’s own, but add chocolate to the mix and you now have a super sweet snack. Just melt you left over chocolate, microwave your favorite kind of popcorn. You have delicious chocolate drizzle popcorn that will spice up any movie night.
Almost everyone can relate to having a spontaneous late night Dairy Queen milkshake craving. An alternative way to satisfy your sweet tooth, while saving time and money, is to buy your favorite ice cream, chop up some leftover Valentine’s Day chocolate and throw it in a blender with some milk. Within minutes, you will be enjoying a Dairy Queen quality milkshake.
For some sweet recipes visit: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/143456/chocolate-chocolate-milkshake/
One great way to preserve your Valentine’s Day flowers is to create them into bookmarks. All you have to do is place a flower on a paper towel, put it in the middle of a heavy book, close it and let it sit for two weeks. After the two weeks are up, you should have a flat and dried flower. You can turn your laminated flowers into cute bookmarks, put them in a scrapbook or even place them in a clear phone case to make a trendy accessory.
5. Rose Powder
Have roses you don’t know what to do with? Rose powder can easily be made out of dried, organic roses. Just grind your dried roses in a coffee grinder or a mortar, and you’re done. You do have to be careful that you do not overheat the roses. You must grind the herbs in 30-second intervals!
Once you have your rose powder, you can sprinkle it on food, use it as glitter, sprinkle it on wounds or pack it into capsules and take it as a supplement. You can make this powder as fine as you want and can even freeze it to preserve it.
For more information on rose powder health benefits visit: https://www.indigo-herbs.co.uk/natural-health-guide/benefits/rose
Another way to use your leftover Valentine’s Day chocolate is to make homemade trail mix. All you need for this are nuts of your choice, raisins, seeds and chopped up chocolate. Once you have all your ingredients and your chocolate is chopped up, just toss them together in a bag, and you are ready to head out to the gym or the trail.
For some recipes go visit: https://www.bhg.com/recipe/valentines-day-chocolate-trail-mix–1/
Here is to using candy and flowers to their fullest potential. Get creative, use this list, and enjoy your leftovers!