Can you believe we’re already a couple weeks into 2013? Even though it seems like we were just celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas, another major holiday is only a few weeks away: Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that can be built up to no end and there always seems to be lots of pressure to make Valentine’s Day activities overly extravagant, fancy and expensive.
But Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be about how pricey your plans are; it should be about the people you love spending time with and even more importantly, sweet desserts! And if you start planning now, you won’t have to stress about it in the week or two beforehand when everyone else is going crazy.
Here are some ideas for sweet Valentine’s Day desserts that won’t break the bank and that are perfect for whatever kind of plans you may have:
Spending Valentine’s Day with your family? Whip up a plate of these bite-sized goodies that kids and parents will both love. They couldn’t be easier to make (they only take 10 minutes) and are perfect if you’re a fan of low-calorie dessert recipes.
Strawberries on a Cloud
Prep Time: 10 min – Total Time: 10 min – Serves: 1
Place vanilla wafers on a serving plate; cover each cookie with 1 tablespoon Reddi-wip. Top each with a slice of strawberry and serve immediately.
Just because you’re not in a relationship doesn’t mean you can’t hang out with people you love! Have a girls night in and enjoy the best part about Valentine’s Day – the chocolate! – with this easy chocolate pie. Make it the night before and pull it out of the fridge whenever your friends arrive.
Quick and Easy Chocolate Pie
Prep Time: 15 min – Total Time: 6 ¼ hours – Serves: 8
Pour milk into a medium bowl. Add dry pudding mix and beat with a wire whisk until well blended and mixture just begins to thicken. Stir in chocolate morsels, if desired. Add contents of Reddi-wip can; stir gently but quickly until well blended. Pour into crust and cover. Refrigerate for 6 hours. Cut into slices and serve. Garnish with additional Reddi-wip and crushed candy, if desired.
Making dinner for that special someone? Finish off the meal with this yummy raspberry and chocolate pudding dessert martini that’s pretty and perfect for Valentine’s Day. For an extra-special touch, dip the edges of your martini glass in water and then hot cocoa powder for rimmed edges.
Raspberry and Chocolate Pudding Dessert Martini
Prep Time: 20 min – Total Time: 20 min – Serves: 4
Combine pudding and almond extract in a small bowl, mix until well blended. Spoon 2 tablespoons into each of four 8-ounce martini or wine glasses. Cover evenly with brownies, raspberries and remaining pudding mixture. Top with Reddi-wip just before serving. Garnish with almonds and additional raspberries, if desired.
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