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Sweet Valentine’s Day Desserts: Upgrade Your Gift Giving

Ariana Sousa '19, Staff Writer

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A box of chocolates and bouquet of flowers are the cliche gifts of Valentine’s Day. They are ok, but not a lot of thought goes into these gifts. It’s time to step it up; give a better, more heartfelt, gift to your loved ones.

Here’s a list of suggestions for desserts you can make for Valentine’s Day.

Photo found at www.goodhousekeeping.com

Molten Chocolate Skillet Brownies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, cut up
  • 8 oz. dark chocolate (50% to 65% cacao), finely chopped
  • large eggs, separated
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 c. sugar

Find exactly how to make this here.

(Note: Serve it with raspberries and vanilla ice cream)
Also, you can buy the mini skillets on Amazon.

Photo found at www.womansday.com

Mini Rosebud Cupcakes
First, Start by making your favorite cupcake batch.
Ingredients for the buttercream frosting:
  • 1 lb. confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 c. unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

(Note: use red sour candy strips to make the mini roses)

Find how to exactly made them here.

Photo found at www.goodhousekeeping.com

3-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. bittersweet chocolate (70% cacao or higher), chopped, plus chocolate shavings
  • 30 regular-size marshmallows
  • 2 c. heavy cream

Don’t forget to follow these directions.

Photo found at www.goodhousekeeping.com

Valentine’s Day Brownies

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 c. butter
  • 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate
  • 4 oz. semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 c. packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Find the instructions here.

(Note: You can find the heart-shaped cookie cutter on Amazon)

Photo found at www.delish.com

Conversation Heart Cookies

Ingredients:

  • (16.5-oz.) tube sugar cookie dough
  • 1/4 c. Red, pink, and white sprinkles
  • 1/2 c. Granulated sugar, for rolling
  • boxes conversation hearts

Here are the instructions for this recipe.

If you want more desserts, then visit this website for more sweet ideas!

Happy Valentine’s day, Wakefield!

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Hey, My name is Ariana Sousa and I'm a comic artist for The Wakefield Chieftain. I love drawing, listening to music, and I love learning about zodiac signs...

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