Five Last-Minute Easy Dessert Ideas for Valentine's

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Want to know how a guy feels when he shows up at the grocery store at three o'clock on Valentine's Day? The pickin's are slim, just a few tired-looking daisies with a rose thrown in to make it seem festive, if still positively cheap. His heart sinks with disappointment, knowing he put this purchase off all too long. What's the female equivalent? Putting off the decision about a special Valentine's dessert, the one that expresses all that's in your heart. Well, there's no saving HIS bacon but you? I've got your back. Better yet, I've got five quick desserts that you can make right now, lickety split. Pick one and get moving!

Food Gal ~ 10-Minute Mocha Pots de Creme
"You warm heavy cream, then pour it into a blender with chopped chocolate, sugar, expresso powder, vanilla extract, and a dash of coffee-flavored liqueur. Whirl till blended, then divide amongst four ramekins or other individual containers. Chill for at least 45 minutes in the fridge. And that’s it. Did I say this was easy?"

Real Mom Kitchen ~ Perfect Cake Mix Cupcakes
"These cupcakes definitely turned out prettier than what they usually look like from a box mix, they had a good rounded top."

Kalyn's Kitchen ~ Greek Yogurt Dessert with Agave & Shaved Dark Chocolate
"I tested this the last two nights (in the name of blog research) and all I can say is wow!"

Nami-Nami ~ Salted Butter & Milk Chocolate Mousse
"I loved dipping my spoon into it, and considering it was so easy to make, I will be making it again soon."

Simply Recipes ~ Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
"A classic little treat perfect for a date or as a gift, chocolate covered strawberries are a defined part of romance in America."

And you?
And you, what's on your Valentine's menu? Leave a recipe or a link to a recipe in the comments!

If BlogHer food editor Alanna Kellogg is willing to pay the price of a movie for a few strawberries today, she'll be making this Strawberry, Banana & Chocolate Crumble.


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