Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, here are four sweet treats that would make anyone swoon. All of these can be prepared a day or two ahead to help you focus your attention on your loved one’s on the big day instead of being stuck in the kitchen.
AND each one can be prepared gluten-free* with total satisfaction!
*If preparing gluten-free, always check ingredients to make sure they’re are marked as “gluten-free.”
Valentine’s Popcorn: This one is easy as … well, popcorn, and makes the perfect class party treat when individually packaged.
Flourless Chocolate Brownie: No one will miss the flour in this brownie, with pecan or almond meal as a replacement. When I made these last year, I thought my husband and I would be the only ones to enjoy it, but I was super surprised to find both of my teenagers (one who is very picky) helped these disappear in a day. Top with your favorite ice cream and the warm dark chocolate sauce included in the recipe and your heart will be glad.
Meyer Lemon Creme Brulee: One of my favorite desserts. Out of the four recipes, this one calls for a little more attention, but don’t let that keep you from making it. What I like about Creme Brulee is that it can be made a couple of days ahead, refrigerated, then finished with the crunchy top just before serving.
Chocolate Cheesecake Truffles: Oh dear … I can only say these are a little dangerous. The recipe makes 48, so they’re perfect for a party, or to share with friends and neighbors.
I hope these help a little with your holiday plans. If you have any special treats to share, I’d be delighted if you would.
Wishing you and yours a lovely week and a very happy Valentine’s Day!