Three Valentine’s Day treats to make in your dorm

Laurel Huster, Staff Writer

Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that is all about the candy. Whether you prefer candy hearts or a classic box of chocolate, sugar is a big part of the Feb. 14 celebrations. If you’re looking for a homemade treat to celebrate, these three recipes can be made in your dorm room. You can share them with friends, your significant other or keep them all to yourself.

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Chocolate Covered Pretzels

These chocolate covered pretzels are really easy to make, but look adorable with festive sprinkles. If you also want to give your friends a gift you can put them in clear plastic bags to hand out.


  1. Lay down a sheet of parchment paper
  2. Melt chocolate according to instructions on the bag
  3. Dip part of pretzel into chocolate and gently shake off the excess
  4. Hold over the parchment paper and sprinkle on the colored sprinkles
  5. Place on the parchment paper to let the chocolate harden


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Red Velvet Puppy Chow

Puppy Chow seems to be a classic Christmas treat. This recipe takes that classic and makes it perfect for Valentine’s Day with red velvet cake mix.


  1. Place Rice Chex cereal into a large bowl
  2. Put cake mix and powdered sugar into a large plastic bag
  3. Melt the chocolates together in the microwave and stir until smooth. Be careful not to burn them.
  4. Stir in cream cheese and milk
  5. Pour chocolate over Rice Chex cereal and stir until coated
  6. Dump cereal into the bag with powdered sugar and cake mix. Shake until coated
  7. Pour onto a plate or cookie sheet and let cool
  8. Mix with M&M’s and serve


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Chocolate Covered Oreo Pops

Oreos make a great snack or dessert. Making them into lollipops and dipping them in candy melts makes them perfect to share with your friends on Valentine’s Day.


  1. Place your index finger over the top of an oreo and push a lollipop stick up through the filling of the oreo. Stop once you feel the cream push up against your finger
  2. Lay down parchment paper
  3. Melt the candy melts according to packaging and stir in small amount of vegetable oil to thin
  4. Dip each oreo in the candy melts until coated
  5. Scrape the bottom of the oreo off and place on parchment paper
  6. Design each oreo with sprinkles or candy melt drizzle
  7. Allow the pops to fully set by letting them sit out or placing them in the refrigerator or freezer for 5-10 minutes