It’s that time of year again, friends! No, I’m not talking about tax season- I’m talking Valentine’s Day dessert recipes!
As I mentioned before, I tend to think of this ‘holiday’ as unnecessary and extravagant. That said, I love food and I especially love dessert. And because my husband also loves dessert, I find it extra romantic to whip up a delicious dessert for us to split (once the baby is sleeping, of course).
In my most humble opinion, a Valentine’s Day dessert needs to meet the following criteria: rich, decadent, sexy, and chocolate. With that said, here’s five can’t lose options to enjoy with your most favorite Valentine this year.
Silky Dark Chocolate Truffles
I’ve only tried once or twice, but making truffles was way easier than I expected. These come out so unbelievably creamy and rich- they are to die for.
Bonus: red velvet truffles. You’re welcome.
Red Velvet Bread Pudding
Rich, decadent, chocolate (red velvet is just cocoa powder, anyway), and wait- easy to make?! This slow cooker recipe is everything I love about dessert.
Dark Chocolate Almond Fudge
Now, I know what you’re thinking- aren’t fudge and truffles super similar? And the answer is, obviously, no. For starters, truffles are round and fudge has corners. I make fudge once a year, since it’s so rich and indulgent, and that happens to be during the month of February. I can’t WAIT.
Perhaps an intermediate level dessert, this recipe is delicate and delicious. Such a classic deserves a special spot on your holiday menu!
Okay, not chocolate on this one. But the good news is, this recipe absolutely NAILS every other criteria. Definitely a bit involved and requires some special kitchen equipment, yes, but your effort will be so very worth it. Enjoy!
Which Valentine’s Day dessert recipes are your favorites?