5 Last-Minute V-Day Desserts
While we personally believe that showing up with a case of wine and a gallon of chex mix should be enough to get anyone laid, we understand that some of you have more demanding Valentines than us. In that case, here are a few high-class (but not that hard) desserts that should be able to make any dinner date fall into bed…er, love.
1. Banana Cream Pie Cupcakes
Sorry, guys — if you’re skipping the night out, you can’t just order up a pint of B&J and call it a day. Staying home for V-day usually requires presenting something both pretty and impressive. These banana cream pie cupcakes ought to do the trick.
2.Pine Nut Brittle
Trust us, nothing gets a foodie more excited than seeing an expensive ingredient show up in unexpected places. And this sweet/savory snack actually tastes delicious: pine nut brittle with vanilla ice cream and blueberries.
3. Nutella Pastra Pockets
No need to wait ’til nighttime — get the party started in the A.M. with these Nutella pastry pockets.
4. Royal Velvet Jell-O Shots
Then again, if you find yourself needing to spice up a late Thursday night, we recommend these royal velvet jell-o shots
5. Marshmallow Caramel Whiskey Bacon Bark
Endless Simmer staff collectively agrees we will sleep with anyone — seriously, anyone (man, woman, animal, inanimate object, it doesn’t matter) — who makes us any dish that combines these four magic ingredients: whiskey, marshmallow, caramel and bacon bark.
Don’t forget, you can find tons more recipe ideas on the ES Pinterest Page.
I’ve never been a huge fan of all of the trendy (read: strange) uses for bacon that seem to be popping up, but that marshmallow/caramel/whiskey bacon bark looks AMAZING. It has all of my favorite ingredients, so it’s got to be great!