These Brit + Co Desserts Are Galentine’s Day Approved
Some believe that Galentine's Day was made up by sad single girls who didn't have dates come February 14. (Oh, the travesty.) So we take great pleasure in reminding folks that G-Day is actually quite empowering. It was pioneered by a ball of fire herself, Leslie Knope of Parks and Recreation, who named this day to honor the friendships we have with our best gals. And because friendship is so sweet, there's no better way to pay it homage than by kicking back with these cakes, cookie bars, and holiday-appropriate treats.
Red Velvet Brookies: This easy yet impressive recipe swirls chocolate chip goodness with red velvet cake mix, proving that magic happens when two become one. (Photo via Brit + Co)
Stained Glass Cookie Pops: Melting candy down creates a gorgeous stained glass effect for these cookies, making them *almost* too pretty to eat. (Photo via Brit + Co)
Chocolate Ring Pops: This nod to a childhood fave has us saying "Yes!" to rocking bulky candy bling on our fingers. What's not to love about chocolate and edible glitter? (Photo via Sam Ushiro / Brit + Co)
Tye-Dye Cake in a Mug: Mug desserts are the perfect thing to curl up on the couch with while watching a sappy movie, and this spongy kaleidoscopic confection spun with three different colors really takes the cake. (Photo via Roxy Taghavian / Brit + Co)
Strawberry Tart: Impress your gal pals with this showstopping strawberry tart; it might only take 10 minutes to put together, but it looks like it came from the finest pastry shop. (Photo via Nicky Corbishly / Brit + Co)
Conversation Heart Sugar Cookie Bars: The only conversation that needs to be had here is how this batch of frosted sugar cookie bars is going to be split up between you and your crew. (Photo via Kurt Andre / Brit + Co)
Valentine's Lollipops: We're total suckers for lollipops, and these homemade cherry and strawberry treats deliver with minimal ingredients and easy-to-find tools. (Photo via Brit + Co)
Fruit Dip: For those determined to stick to their healthy resolutions, this creamy and fluffy fruit dip will do the trick. Simply cut up your fave fruits and dip 'em into a smooth yogurt dip of your choice. (Photo via Brit + Co)
Strawberry Kebobs: Kebobs aren't just for summer grilling, and these pan-grilled cake and strawberry skewers prove it. (Photo via Brit + Co)
Pastel Peanut Butter Cups: The wow factor of these PB cups cannot be denied with their charming pastel exterior and velvety peanut butter core. (Photo via Brit + Co)
Unicorn Trail Mix: Make your Galentine's celebration extra magical by giving beloved sweet 'n' salty trail mix a fairy-tale makeover. (Photo via Brit + Co)
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Born in Canada and now living in the beautiful state of North Carolina, Dana is a coffee-reliant food writer with a healthy appetite, a taste for culinary adventure, a thirst for good beers, and an endless hunger for food photography. When not writing for Brit + Co, she can be found pouring herself into her blog-turned-webzine, Killing Thyme, or taste-testing at local breweries with her husband. Dana's ideal down time includes pizza, marathoning on Netflix, or watching her fave flicks from the 80s and 90s - no matter how great or awful they are!