You don't need something complicated on the table to celebrate Valentines. Unlike other Holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas or Fourth of July that entails turkey-roasting, ham-making, and barbecuing, all it takes to make Valentines special is something simple - be it a cheese board and a bottle of wine with your partner, or a sweet treat with the whole family.
Here are recipes for delicious Valentine parfaits that are not only easy to make, but elegant-looking as well!
These are perfect quick treats to whip up for a Valentines party or simply gorge in the comforts of your own home with the spouse and kids to celebrate Heart's Day. Make them your own by incorporating your family's well-loved flavors (anything pink or red in hue is very suitable).
White Chocolate Strawberry Valentines S'mores Parfaits (Mirabelle Creations)
This is a clean, yummy and simple treat to make on Valentines. The sweet buttery goodness of white chocolate blends perfectly with the fruity tartness of the strawberries, and the graham crackers adds a nice texture and toasty flavor to the parfait. The heart-shaped marshmallow on top just makes this treat a an eye candy!
"This S’mores Parfait is super simple to whip for a Valentine’s snack or Valentine’s dessert. Both kids and adults will enjoy the flavor combination. If you use skim milk, it’s a pretty light dessert, making it an indulgence you can feel good about!"
- 1 package of White Chocolate instant pudding mix
- 2 cups milk
- Graham Crackers
- Heart Shaped Marshmallows
No-Bake Spiked Chocolate Parfaits (Beyond Frosting)
Adults in the family will certainly appreciate this - the heavenly combination of dark chocolate and strawberries, with a subtle kick from whiskey! The whipped cream makes this dessert super velvety. If you're preparing this for the whole family and not everyone is a fan of whiskey, you can easily omit the liquor in the recipe and it will still taste divine.
"These No-Bake Spiked Chocolate Parfaits were a cross between a truffle and a no-bake cheesecake... I love parfait cups, because there isn’t a whole lot of clean up, assuming you get disposable cups! You can serve them on a pretty platter."
- 12 oz Dark chocolate chips
- 1 C Heavy whipping cream
- ¼ C Whiskey
- 1 pk (8oz) Cream cheese
- 1 Container (8oz) Cool Whip
- 2 C Oreo crumbs
- ¼ C Unsalted butter, melted
- 10 Strawberries, sliced
Strawberry Jello Parfait (Fresh Family Meals)
This dessert just looks so elegant, you wouldn't believe how easy it is to make. In fact, there are only three ingredients needed to make this dessert. The beauty of this dessert lies on letting the Jello set on a tilt. This creates a diagonal partition between the cream and the Jello. Kids will surely love this sophisticated-looking treat!
"It looks fancy, but it’s actually really simple to make. You just save part of the Jello mix to blend with your whipped topping, so you have pink strawberry whip to layer on top of the chilled Jello. And because you set the glasses on an angle to chill, you end up with cool diagonal layers that look much more spiffy than flat ones."
- 1 package (3oz) Strawberry Jello-o
- 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries (optional)
- 1 cup thawed Cool Whip whipped topping