Instead of stressing about getting a table at an overcrowded restaurant this year for Valentine’s Day, why not celebrate with your sweetie in the warm comfort of your own home?
Once you’ve spent the time to plan an amazing five-course dinner, don’t overwhelm yourself by trying to pick the perfect dessert to fit the occasion. We have collected five simple recipes that are sure to impress that special someone in your life without all the fuss.
1. Chocolate-Raspberry Tart
If you are a chocolate lover, this rich and decadent tart from Martha Stewart will be the perfect dessert for you. The best news is that this impressive treat can be made the day ahead and stored in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve so you can focus on that fabulous dinner.
2. I Love You S’more
Don’t be fooled into thinking that s’mores are just a summertime dessert. We just love this idea from The Cake Blog to whip up these nostalgic treats using your broiler and heart-shaped marshmallows. Serve them immediately all ooey and gooey, topping each with a graham cracker, or make them ahead of time (candy bar-style) allowing the chocolate to harden.
3. Strawberry Brownie Kabobs
These kabobs from Erica’s Sweet Tooth are as pretty as they are delicious. Using simple ingredients, these delicious Valentine’s Day treats look very impressive on the serving plate and will be sure to excite your significant other.
4. Jell-O Parfaits
Here’s a very creative way to serve a traditionally child-like dessert in a sophisticated, restaurant-style fashion. No doubt Jell-O conjures up memories of being a kid, but for this special occasion this recipe from Kraft Canada steps up the Jell-O game by serving them parfait-style.
5. Heart-Shaped Tiramisu
Nothing says “I love you” more than a heart-shaped piece of light, creamy tiramisu. Impressive but easy to make, this dessert will make you feel like you are at a high-end restaurant. All you need is your favorite tiramisu recipe (we use Ina Garten’s and use Bailey’s Irish Cream instead of rum) and a heart-shaped cutter to create this delectable dessert.