Here are my three favorite bite-sized desserts that would make a great combination or can be given seperately!
My Mom is the queen of chocolate covered strawberries...they are so delicious and so easy!
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
1-2 pound package strawberries (they are about $5 for 2 pounds at Costco right now)
Gourmet chocolate (Dove, Lindt or the Bliss chocolates taste the best!)
1-2 tbs cream (optional)
1 tsp almond extract (optional)
Melt the chocolate on low. As soon as it's melted, stir in the cream and almond extract until mixed in. Hold the strawberry from the top and dip the strawberry halfway to three fourths up. Lift directly out of chocolate and let excess drip off. Set on wax paper to cool.
These mini cheesecakes are delicious and again very easy!
Two 8 ounce pkgs cream cheese
2 tsp lemon juice
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 can fruit filling (any flavor, 20 ounce)
Combine cream cheese, eggs, lemon juice, sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Place one vanilla wafer into each cupcake foil in a cupcake baking tin. Spoon filling into cupcake foil until halfway full. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Let cool completely before topping with filling.
Remember these from Christmas? They work great for a Valentine treat too!
1 package Oreo cookies
One 8 ounce cream cheese
2 packages Bakers semi-sweet chocolate
Set aside nine finely blended cookies (a food processor is best for this!) Blend remaining cookies. Mix cookies with softened cream cheese. Roll mixture into small balls. Microwave one package chocolate in a bowl for two minutes. Dip Oreo balls into chocolate and place on wax paper to cool. Sprinkle crumbs on truffles. Refrigerate for two hours.