Valentine’s Day Desserts

It’s that time of year again, friends! No, I’m not talking about tax season- I’m talking Valentine’s Day!

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

Source: Coffee & Quinoa
Source: Coffee & Quinoa

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

Photo Source: Moms With Crockpots
Photo Source: Moms With Crockpots

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

Photo Source: Bare feet in the Kitchen
Photo Source: Bare feet in the Kitchen

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.

Chocolate Soufflé

Photo Source: Martha Stewart
Photo Source: Martha Stewart

Perhaps an intermediate level dessert, this recipe is delicate and delicious. Such a classic deserves a special spot on your holiday menu!

Crème Brûlée

 

Photo Source: The Food Network
Photo Source: The Food Network

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!

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Tom and Lauren Tate met each other in college and fell in love (there may or may not have been alcohol involved). Years later, they got married, had a baby and now live happily in Southeastern PA with their little boy. Lauren manages the home, while Tom manages projects at a software company. While their interests range from cooking and working out (her) and playing guitar and video games (him), together they manage to maintain a blog, Little Old Home (www.littleoldhome.com).

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Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
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Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

Heck yea red velvet truffles! Thanks for linking up my recipe.

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