For some, Valentine’s Day is all about romance. However, there’s another important part of this holiday that could easily be overlooked: the sweets! Everyone wants to spoil his or her loved one with flavorful goodies on February 14. Even if you don’t have a significant other, you can still treat yourself to a decadent Valentine’s Day dessert. Best of all, you don’t have to spend a lot of time searching for hard-to-find items or gathering up a wide variety of components. You can have a delicious dessert on the table with no more than two ingredients. In fact, you probably have all the items you need in your pantry or fridge right now. Here are three tasty Valentine’s Day dessert recipes with just two ingredients in each one:
Nutella seems to be everywhere these days. You may have tried spreading this scrumptious chocolate hazelnut spread on your morning toast, but it can also be used to create a fantastic Valentine’s Day treat. Use an electric mixer to beat four large eggs for around six minutes. Then, microwave 1 1/3 cups of Nutella until it’s slightly softened. Fold the whipped eggs into the Nutella a little at a time until everything is combined. Pour the mixture into a pan that’s been greased and lined with parchment paper. Place it into a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes. You can use a toothpick to test the center for doneness. Once it’s fully baked, let your cake cool before slicing. That’s all there is to it! With just two ingredients, you’ve created a flourless chocolate cake that looks and tastes gourmet. Nutella cake is sure to impress even the foodies and chocolate snobs in your life!
Many people make candy bark during the Christmas season, but this dessert is just as good for other holidays. Simply melt a bag of white chocolate chips and combine with some festive Valentine’s Day sprinkles. Red and pink nonpareils are a good option. Then, spread the mixture into a lined pan or onto a sheet of parchment paper that’s been placed on your counter. Allow the confection to harden before breaking it into chunks of various shapes and sizes. This treat is perfect for kids’ Valentine’s Day parties. You can put a few pieces in small goodie bags that are tied with colorful ribbon. Attach a Valentine’s Day card to each one and you’ve got a quick and tasty way to say “Be mine!”
Truffles are always associated with Valentine’s Day. However, a box of these little babies can set you back a pretty penny. Fortunately, you can easily whip some up yourself if you have a bag of chocolate chips and a can of chocolate frosting. Place the chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30-second increments. Be sure to stir as you go along to prevent any burning on the bottom. Once your chips are completely melted, stir in one can of chocolate frosting. Spread the mixture into a pan and let it set for a couple of hours or overnight. Once it’s slightly firm, use a small cookie dough scoop to form bite-sized balls. Now you’ve got chocolate truffles that are rich, fudgy and just as good as anything you might find at a high-end chocolate shop. You can put the truffles in a cute treat box to give to your sweetie or place some on a platter for your Valentine’s Day party. They’re also wonderful accompaniments for your chocolate fondue. Whether you just eat one or you indulge in a whole batch, these truffles are the perfect way to cap off a romantic meal.
Many people like to spoil their spouses or partners with Valentine’s Day sweets. Even those who are alone on Valentine’s Day likely want to pamper themselves. However, there’s no reason your desserts have to be complicated. Any of the recipes on this list can be made with two ingredients you probably already have on hand. Giving these treats is a quick and easy way to make your loved one feel special this Valentine’s Day. However, they’re so tasty you may not want to share!