February 14th is coming up and you know what that means – lots of hearts, the color pink, cute cards, and delicious cookies and candies. It can be tricky for people with braces to navigate a dessert table, especially when it’s unclear what’s inside the tasty treats. Small nuts, sticky candies, and any other hard substances could all potentially damage your braces, which would disrupt your smile’s progress. Because we want our patients to enjoy Valentine’s sweets, while also keeping their braces safe, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite Valentine’s themed recipes that are braces friendly.
Heart Shaped Brownies
Have kids (or yourself!) decorate the brownies with pink, red, and white frosting and heart-shaped sprinkles. To add to the Valentine’s theme, you can cut the brownies into hearts and bring them to your next Valentine’s party.
Hot Fudge Strawberry Milkshake
Combine the milk, ice cream, and strawberries in a blender until smooth. Pour hot fudge into a tall glass and then pour the contents of the blender into the glass. For chocolate addicts like us, you can top the shake with more fudge, whipped cream, and a cherry. Watch that the seeds from the strawberries don’t get stuck between your brackets. If you want to really get into Valentine’s Day, you can add red, pink, and white sprinkles on top.
Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies
These cookies are also fun and easy to decorate with your favorite frosting. Our favorite is pink buttercream frosting with lots of sprinkles!
With these simple and easy-to-make recipes, you will be all set to enjoy Valentine’s Day while keeping your braces safe. Your stomach and smile will thank you!