Recipe Roundup: Desserts for Two
Valentine’s Day is almost here and whether you’re planning a fancy dinner, a movie date or a night in, you’ll want to make sure you finish it off with something sweet.
Dessert is a great opportunity to surprise a loved one or to spend time making something together – it’s fun, simple, and easy to share. Be sure to plan ahead and check that you have all the ingredients you need and maybe consider grabbing a bottle of wine on the side. In general, the intensity of the dessert should match that of the wine, so think about pairing richer, chocolate-based dishes with a merlot or cab sauv and lighter, fruit-based plates with a riesling or sauv blanc.
If you need some inspiration, here are some dessert ideas, perfectly portioned for two.
Paleo Brownie Skillet for Two
Coconut oil and dark chocolate give this brownie a rich, fudgy taste and texture. Top it off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, grab a set of spoons, and dig in. Get the recipe at Fit Mitten Kitchen.
Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Mug Cake
Short on time? This flavourful mug cake cooks in the microwave and is ready in less than five minutes – just be sure to make two! Get the recipe at The Healthy Maven.
Bread Pudding Mugs
Fresh bread, milk, eggs, and dark chocolate combine to create this fun twist on a classic. There’s also a lot of room for creativity – try subbing the milk for chocolate milk or even Baileys. Get the recipe at Dessert for Two.
Tiramisu for Two
This Italian favourite features mascarpone cheese, brandy, and espresso. Layer it in a fancy trifle bowl and top it with a sprinkle of cocoa for an indulgent delight. Get the recipe at Stress Baking.
Strawberry Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding Parfaits
For a lighter finish to your night, try this vegan-friendly chia parfait made with chocolate hummus and coconut cream. Just keep in mind you’ll need to let the base sit overnight, so give yourself enough time to prep. Get the recipe at Emilie Eats.