I am notoriously a last-minute Valentine, but you would never know it. That's because I have a few delicious ideas for Valentine's up my sleeve that just happen to be semi-homemade and nearly effortless, like the easy fudge recipe I recently shared on Atl & Co!
Forget the flowers friend and settle into one of these easy ideas for Valentine's!
What makes this easy fudge recipe such an easy ideas for Valentine's?!
A while back, I photographed a recipe for my friend KC the GFree Foodie's site for 2-ingredient peanut butter fudge and it changed my life forever!
Her recipe was fast, easy, and required minimal dishes while yielding over 60 bite-sized pieces of fudge that was not only delicious, it was beautiful! Dare I say, artisanal?! I dare. I've been making and gifting fudge this way ever since and now you can too.
Scroll on for more easy, delicious ideas for Valentine's!
I may have only shared one delicious recipe idea for Valentine's on Atl & Co this week, but I have SO many more! Heck, you might not even need to run to the store for the ingredients to make these simple treats.
2-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge
You can whip up this semi-homemade peanut butter fudge from the GFree Foodie in the microwave with only 5 minutes of hands-on time and a quick blast in the refrigerator.
Want to make a chocolate version of this fudge? Keep scrolling for the recipe!
Stunning 5-minute Pavlova Parfaits
You may have to place a grocery order for the meringues and lemon curd in this recipe, but it is totally worth it if you have the time!
Keep all of the ingredients separate until you are ready to serve then layer them in a small dish for your sweetheart to devour!
Popcorn Trio with Wine Pairings
Share a perfect wine pairing with the one you love!
If you have California Chardonnay or California Pinot Noir and popcorn on hand you have the makings for a romantic movie night-in!
We made and photographed all 3 flavors of this popcorn trio from Discover California Wines and let me tell you, it is hard to pick a favorite!
May we suggest the classic rom-com, When Harry Met Sally?
Grape Nice Cream
I feel like we always have a crisper drawer full of grapes.
This Grape Nice Cream is one of our favorite recipes for them because it only requires 4 ingredients all of which you probably already have.
Whether you are a seasoned chef or a nervous Nellie in this kitchen you can impress your sweetheart with this full-on swoon-worthy marinara for Valentine's Day.
It only requires 5-ingredients a saucepot and a blender. Plus your favorite pasta and a bottle of wine!
Cinnamon Toast Brûlée
Breakfast in bed made simple! Baking the Goods has a simple way to spoil your sweetheart that hits that really taps into our nostalgic love of cinnamon toast.
If you make any of these recipes or have unique ideas for Valentine's I would love to know in the comments below! I just love hearing from you! Plus, your reviews and comments really help others that visit This Mess is Ours.
Rick Woods says
Hi Meg, I saw the tv show and this fudge looks great and seems to fit my level of cooking ability. Two questions : what temperature in the microwave and for those of us who are microwave challenged could this be done in a double boiler on the stove? If so, what temperature should they be cooked to? Can I combine the frosting in the double boiler and heat them together? Can I use crunchy peanut butter? Ok, there's my 2 questions. Thanks for the recipe.
Well, I am glad you liked the segment! To answer your questions:
The microwave can be on its regular setting.
You can use a double boiler if you would like.
Don't worry about temperature - all you are looking for is that the peanut butter and frosting are melted and blended together completely.
I have never tried this with crunchy peanut butter, if you do let me know how it turns out.
Hi Meg, I made the fudge today with Skippy super chunk and it is delicious. I took a picture but couldn't figure out how to send it.
Fudge is great though,