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Feb 14, 2014
08:00 AM

Valentine's Day Chocolate Desserts in 10 Minutes or Less

Making a decadent dessert doesn't have to take hours. We've rounded up six delicious sweets that are easy and quick to make – and don't require the oven.

Valentine's Day Chocolate Desserts in 10 Minutes or Less

It's just not Valentine's Day without chocolate! Each of these decadent recipes includes a generous helping of chocolate. But here's what they're missing: long hours of cooking. These chocolate desserts all take 10 minutes or less to make. For the candy lovers at your house, you can make easy Butterfinger brownie trifles or dark chocolate crunch bars. Mix and then bake individual desserts all in the same, handy containers with recipes for chocolate cake in a mug and two-minute chocolate peanut butter cake. Your kids will love snacking on warm chocolate pudding (don't forget to top it with whipped cream). Or for something cool, make black forest sundaes. Now, who's ready for some chocolate?

 

Easy Butterfinger Brownie Trifles

Turn a pan of ho-hum brownies into something spectacular with this recipe for easy Butterfinger brownie trifles from Gimme Some Oven. Layer crumbled brownies in the bottom of individual mini-dessert cups then a layer of instant vanilla pudding mixed with Butterfinger candy crumbs. Repeat and top with whipped cream. Mmmmm.

 

Five-Minute Dark Chocolate Crunch Bars

Crunchy, chocolatey and quick. Make these five-minute dark chocolate crunch bars from Chocolate Covered Kate with just three ingredients. Melt together cocoa powder and coconut oil before mixing in Rice Krispies cereal. That's it. Freeze the chocolate mixture into whatever shape you want (hello, hearts!).

 

Chocolate Cake in a Mug

Making this chocolate cake in a mug from MyKidsEatSquid is a piece of cake! Mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, an egg, milk, oil and chocolate chips then microwave. Yes, microwave! Three minutes later and you've got cake.

 

Warm Chocolate Pudding

Instant pudding doesn't always come from a box! Put together this warm chocolate pudding from Oprah with ingredients you probably have on hand already. Sugar, cocoa and cornstarch are mixed with chocolate and milk. Heat, whisk and then pour into cups and serve to your hungry kids.

 

Two-Minute Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Here's another fun cake that comes together in minutes in the microwave. For this two-minute chocolate peanut butter cake from Babble, you place a dabble of peanut butter in the center of chocolate cake batter. Heat and eat right in the same handy ramekin container.

 

Black Forest Sundaes

Capture the taste of black forest cake in a bowl. These black forest sundaes from Taste of Home start with a generous helping of crushed Oreos. Now for the fun part! Top the Oreo crumbs with vanilla ice cream and then cherry pie filling. Add some whipped cream to complete the dish. Oh, and don't forget chopped walnuts!

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