Valentine's Day

Introduction

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Valentine's Day

Inspiration is in the air.

Valentine's Day
Dessert First

Learn how to make easy and edible chocolate bowls to present to your Valentine. What will you fill your edible chocolate bowls with? 

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Use chocolate caramel candies and chocolate peanut butter candies to make a skewered garnish for dessert drinks and coffees. 

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It's the chocolate that makes a shell-like coating to cover your ice cream. Learn to make your magic shells with this easy recipe. 

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Here's how we should all be eating our cupcakes: Slice each cupcake horizontally in three pieces. Top each new layer with frosting or pie filling and stack.

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Making homemade chocolate candy is as easy as 1, 2, 3 things. 

1. Ice cube tray
2. Melted chocolate
3. Fruit mix-ins

Why use a sheet pan to make cookies when you can use mini ramekins to bake adorable chocolate chip cookie shooters? 

Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
When melting chocolate, make sure it is always uncovered. Covering the chocolate will allow steam to build up and allow water to drop into the chocolate causing it to seize and become grainy and thick instead of smooth and silky.
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How to Melt Chocolate

Lava Love

Don't let the fancy dessert menus fool you, lava cakes are way easier to make than you think. And while we still love our recipes for Ghiradelli Lava Cakes and Molten Chocolate Cakes, the one below is the easiest of all.

How to Make the Easiest Molten Chocolate Cake
Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
Molten lava cake is actually a simple make-ahead dessert! Just prepare the batter, divide into ramekins, and store in the fridge until you're ready to bake. Then 20 minutes before you're ready for dessert, pop 'em in the oven.
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