It is that time of year again when the shops turn pink and red and cuddly fluffy toys are everywhere you look. No matter how you feel about this day, food will soothe a broken heart or help bring two together. Whether or not you plan to cook this Valentine’s Day, homemade dessert is always a great option when it comes to treating your other half (or treating yourself). Chocolate, fruit, marshmallows – all romantic and all delicious.

We’ve searched the internet for some decadent, indulgent treats that will put a smile on your face. Even if you go out for a romantic meal, homemade pudding will surely win you a place in someone’s heart.

Smore’s

What could be more decadent than melting marshmallow and chocolate sandwiched together in a cookie? This recipe is a twist on the classic American campfire dessert, this is really something special.

If you like bananas then this recipe is another twist on the classic S’mores that is out of this world. Dulce de Leche is a wonderfully indulgent addition and guaranteed to make anyone fall in love.

Another great idea, when it comes to S’mores, is to gather together various tasty ingredients and lay everything out on a nice wooden board and then you can pick and mix your favourites.

Fruit

Grilling fruit gives it a real tasty edge, all that caramelisation – heavenly. Grilled Peaches is a classic and rightly so. Give this recipe a try. And if you like Pineapple then this guide is for you. You can’t go wrong with piling on your favourite fruits onto a skewer, grilling the lot and then dipping it in melted chocolate. This is a great one to do with the kids if you can’t find a babysitter!

Bananas do very well on the BBQ, you can grill them in their skins or make an opening and pop in chocolate chips then wrap them in foil and pop them on the barbie (or the oven) then serve with ice cream.

 

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