Valentine’s Day has always been that one holiday that I’ve been envious of while strolling through aisles at the store. I’ve never been a fan of milk or dark chocolate, and that is all you can seem to find around this time of year. Knowing my love of celebrating everything, I tend to feel a little left out between the Godiva chocolates, wrapped in cute little boxes to the chocolate-covered strawberries paired with the crispest champagne. While my husband found a way early on in our relationship to replace Valentine’s Day chocolate, I still want to be part of the fun!
A few weeks ago, I was perusing Pinterest looking for a non-chocolate sweet dessert to take to a Galentine’s Day Party that I was attending with a few friends when these Dipped Strawberry Wafers inserted their way into my life. They are super simple, require only three ingredients– Almond Bark, Strawberry Wafers, and Sprinkles — and are done, start to finish in under 30 minutes. There is nothing not to love about these! I saw a few variations on how to make these, but I decided to keep them simple, using the same almond bark that I used for covered pretzels around the holidays.
Dipped Strawberry Wafers:
- Strawberry Wafers (I used the sugar-free ones so they weren’t overly sweet!)
- Almond Bark or Candy Melts
Here are step-by-step instructions for these easy and festive treats:
- Lay wax paper out on your workspace to let the dipped wafers harden on.
- Melt Almond Bark according to package instructions.
- Dip or drizzle melted candy over one end of the wafer. (Tip: As the candy hardens, the wafers can break, so I found drizzling the melted bark over the wafer was easier!)
- Sprinkle the sprinkles (if desired) over the dipped end of the wafer and place on wax paper to harden. If you are in a time crunch, you can also let the candy harden by placing the dipped wafers in the refrigerator or freezer!
Another recipe worth noting is Classic Frosted Cut-Out Sugar Cookies. My family has used this recipe for our Christmas Cut-Out cookies for years. One batch of the cookies takes under an hour from mixing to cooled. Once they cool, you are ready to frost them! I chose to just decorate with sprinkle this time, but I have written Conversation Heart messages on them before!
Frosted Cut-Out Sugar Cookies
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 tbsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3 cup flour
Here are step-by-step instructions for the Cutout Sugar Cookies:
- Heat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, cream butter, and sugar with an electric mixer.
- Beat in egg and vanilla. Add baking powder and flour; one cup at a time. The dough will be very stiff; blend last flour in by hand. Do not chill the dough.
- On a floured surface, roll the ball of dough (I typically divide into smaller, more manageable balls) into a circle approximately 1/8 inch thick. Dip cookie cutters in flour before each use and press cutter into the dough.
- Bake cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet for 6-7 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Let cool before frosting.