5-Ingredient Valentine Desserts
Treat someone special on Valentine's Day with these easy dessert recipes—all made with 5 or fewer ingredients.
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
Make a lasting impression on Valentine's Day with this luscious candy featuring a dark chocolate shell and a gooey peanut butter center. Your sweetie will appreciate the colorful sprinkles on top of the Homemade Peanut Butter Cups, too.
—LaVonne Hegland, St. Michael, Minnesota
Chocolate Lover's Pizza
I created this after my dad said that my graham cracker crust should be topped with dark chocolate and pecans. It's easy to customize by adding your favorite chocolate and toppers. Dad thinks the whole world should know about this Chocolate Lover's Pizza!
—Kathy Rairigh, Milford, Indiana
This Easy Tiramisu recipe makes a great quick dessert for a special supper or anytime. It's easily doubled if needed. What a fun use for those pudding snack cups!
—Betty Claycomb, Adverton, Pennsylvania
This elegant dessert is sure to delight. The light and chocolaty Honeymoon Mousse is so wonderful, I enclose the recipe with every bridal shower gift I give.
—Beverly Carter, Beechwood, New Jersey
Chocolate Cherry Pie
You may want to make two of these easy ice cream Chocolate Cherry Pies—one to serve and the other to store in the freezer for company. The combination of chocolate and cherries is irresistible.
—Lisa Varner, Greenville, South Carolina
Mocha Mallow Parfaits
Mocha is one of my favorite flavors, so when I found this Mocha Mallow Parfaits recipe years ago, I knew I'd use it often. Because I make this dessert a lot, I keep extra marshmallows in my freezer.
—Janice Mitchell, Aurora, Colorado
More quick dessert ideas:
- For a quick and delicious dessert, I bake brownie batter in my waffle iron. I serve the brownie waffles warm with ice cream or as a base for strawberry shortcake.
—Clarice S., Sun City, Arizona
- Create a quick frozen dessert using leftover cookies, angel food cake, pound cake or brownies. Crumble them up in a pie pan and spoon vanilla ice cream on top. Spread on a thin layer of strawberry jam and cover that with chocolate and butterscotch ice cream topping. Freeze it until it's time for dessert.
—Karen G., Somerset, Kentucky
- Try this idea for a quick dessert. Spritz a flour tortilla with refrigerated butter-flavored spray and sprinkle with a tablespoon of sugar and a couple dashes of cinnamon. Broil 2-3 inches from the heat until browned. It's sweet and satisfying.
—Kathy V., Goodyear, Arizona
- To make a terrific dessert, pour a thin layer of Grape Nuts cereal into dessert bowls and slowly add your favorite prepared pudding. In 2 hours, the cereal forms a crunchy crust. In 6 hours or overnight, it's a softer crust. Top with whipped topping.
—Diana D., Rockland, Maine
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