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5 swamp-inspired treats that will make your Valentine swoon

Valentine's Day is a day for you to celebrate the love of your life and treat them to a day of sweets, adventure and all of their favorite things. To top off the bouquet of roses you were looking at buying, we have a few suggestions on some final, edible touches to complete your sweetheart's present. For all of our animal lovers (or for those of you whose partners are obsessed with animals), here's a list of five swamp-inspired Valentine's Day treats that will be sure to leave the love of your life swooning. 



1. Lizard Cookies

While locals are used to seeing green anoles (better known as a chameleon lizard) around the neighborhood and practically everywhere in Florida, we've noticed that many guests love learning more about them when they visit. But those lizards don't just have to live in your memories or photos! Check out this easy recipe on how you can recreate a cute (and tasty) version of them in your kitchen. 


2. Zebra Chocolate Pretzels

Don't be fooled by this picture. For years, people believed that zebras were white animals with black stripes, since some zebras have white underbellies. However, embryological evidence shows that the animal's background color is black and the white stripes and bellies are additions. Wait until you see the expression of your Valentine when you wow them with an interesting scientific fact and a delicious treat to match. 


3. Sss-scaley Rice Crispies Cake

With how snakes are portrayed in movies, it's not hard to believe that people fall into one of two categories with when it comes to how they feel about snakes. They either love 'em. Orrrr, they are definitely not a fan. But if you're able to look past their scaly (and sometimes intimidating) appearance, you might become one of their biggest fans when you find out that their feeding habits act as a natural form of pest control. Feeding on a variety of creatures, snakes devour many harmful insects, mice, rats, and other small mammals that can destroy crops or damage personal property. However, for those of you who still aren't keen on the idea of holding a snake, check out this yummy rice crissspie treat you can make for your loved one. 


4. Critter Cake Pops

Naturally, tarantulas don't exactly make an appearance on any cute animals lists. In fact, according to the American Psychiatric Association, phobias affect more than one in ten people in the US, and of those individuals, up to 40% of phobias are related to spiders, mice, snakes, and bats. But, they can't be too scary when you put one on a cake pop – you'd might even say they're tasty. 


5. Chocolate Covered Frogs

Chocolate strawberries are delicious, don't get us a wrong, but how do chocolate covered frogs sound? Ok, maybe not real frogs covered in chocolate – but this recipe is a flavorful alternative. However, for those that might be feeling brave and actually do want to eat frogs, you can stop by the Chomp House Grill for a plate of frog legs and some other swamp delicacies that will leave you hungry for more. 

If you're curious to try some real swamp delicacies, make sure to stop by our Chomp House Grill the next time you visit our Gator and Wildlife Park!

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