7 Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Sweets

01/11/2018

By: Kayla Brown

We know, we know. It’s not that you didn’t plan ahead of time. You were so busy picking out gifts and finding the perfect dinner recipe that dessert simply slipped your mind. Fear not, our Swiss Diamond chefs compiled the desserts for two that are delicious, and simple to make. Plus, each dessert has a beautiful presentation – meaning you’re sure to impress your loved one.

 

1. A Lover’s Classic – Chocolate Covered Strawberries

 

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries is at the top of the list when it comes to desserts of love.  Strawberries are always available at your local grocer, and this recipe calls for the big ones.  But the freshness of the berries is the true key to this recipe.  When picking strawberries to be covered in warm chocolate, you want to look for firmness so that the berry can handle the heating and cooling of the chocolate.  This recipe is easy to make ahead of time, so you can focus on making sure the evening is perfect.

 

2. Cheesecake Lovers – Chocolate Raspberry Cheese Cake

Thinking about making to making a cheesecake at home, but worried about how it will turn out?  This easy recipe that you make right in your fry pan will have you whipping up cheesecake more than you ever thought you would.

 

3. A Chocolate Lover’s Dream – Chocolate Cupcake with Molten Fudge Frosting

Cupcakes are a delightful treat served at gourmet bakeries and kitchen tables across the country.  You’ll see more and more cupcake shops across the country, but you don't need to visit one this Valentine’s Day to taste the best chocolate cupcakes.  This recipe is simple and will have your loved one thankful to have you. The molten chocolate frosting is "the icing on the cake”! 

 

4. Light and Sweet – Homemade Raspberry Sorbet (No Ice Cream Machine Needed!)

Making home-made sorbet is easier than you think. You don’t even need an ice cream machine! It’s basically just frozen fruit puree sweetened with sugar and water. You can also add herbs like rosemary or mint, and wines and liqueurs to flavor the sorbet to your loved ones preference. 

 

5. Berry Blast – Skillet Berry Puff Pastry for 2

Quick, delicious, sweet and filled with fruit...this delightful one pan dessert is the ultimate Valentine’s Day dessert (after chocolate strawberries of course).  We combine berries and puff pastry for a wonderful skillet dessert that is worthy of any date night.  

 

6. Cool Mint – Dark Chocolate Mint Brownies

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with rich, fudge brownies with an after-dinner mint baked right in?  These brownies are what this day is all about.  Plus, they are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth, all while being some of the easiest brownies you’ve ever made.  

 

 

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