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Man Cooking: Valentine’s Day Desserts

The plans are done. The kids are gone. The main course is ready to go. The only thing left is the Valentine’s Day dessert. When the man is cooking the dessert, he has to make sure it’s good. The dessert is the capper to the evening and it can’t underwhelm. It could mean the difference between a warm snuggle at the end of the night or a little bundle of joy nine months later. Unfortunately, not everyone is a magician in the kitchen. There are some EASY desserts that will make her swoon.

Rice Crispie Treats

Rice crispie treats are a favorite for kids, but if you’re lacking culinary skills in the kitchen, then it could be a simple, but easy dessert. In a large pan, put in a stick of butter over medium heat. Stir and let the butter melt. Add a package of marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Take it off the heat and slowly add and stir in the rice crispies until it forms a thick dough-like feel. Pour it onto wax paper and let it cool. You can then form it into heart shapes. (Corny, but effective)

You can embellish with frosting, candies, peanut butter, etc. to make it fancier. Presentation is everything.

Molten Lava Cake

We can never go wrong with chocolate. Molten lava cake is chocolate with a chocolate center. First get some custard cups, about six of them, and grease them with butter. Place them in a baking dish. Grab a saucepan and combine a package of semisweet chocolate chips, ¾ cup of butter and stir over low heat until the chocolate is melted. Set aside.

Get a mixing bowl and mix three eggs, three egg yolks, 1/3 cup of sugar and one teaspoon of vanilla. Mix until thick and yellow in color. Take 1/3 of the melted chocolate and fold into the mix. Add a teaspoon of flour to the chocolate and then fold the rest into the mix. Spoon the batter into the custard cups and bake at 425 for about 13 minutes. Remove the cakes and sift with powdered sugar.

When in Doubt, Buy It

Things happen. Sometimes the dessert gets burned or doesn’t come out right. It could taste horrible or who knows what else. It’s always a good idea to go to a bakery and confectioner and have a backup. That way, if something goes wrong, we’re not out dessert on Valentine’s Day. It won’t be the same as something made from scratch, but it’s better than eating burnt molten cake for dessert. Just sayin’.

If you want more great dessert ideas, then keep exploring dadsthatcook.com. You’ll find a ton of recipes to choose from.