Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, which means you’re going to need some extra caffeine to stay up all night with your sweetie. After guzzling a cold brew or two, pick any of these coffee-flavored desserts for an evening full of love, sugar, and lots of chocolate.
Two words: Bacon. Sprinkles. If you’re looking for something that’s both sweet and salty, these coffee popsicles are a great choice. Plus, they only require two ingredients, and you might already have at home.
*For our vegan friends, these can easily be swapped with vegan bacon!
Trade a kiss for a *kiss* with these sweet and spicy cookies. Adding instant espresso powder to the dough gives them just a touch of coffee-flavored goodness.
Avocados are for more than just guacamole, people! This chocolate mousse, made with a certain millennial green vegetable, is a healthier option for your Valentine’s Day dessert -- and using coconut milk makes it a great non-dairy treat.
Fulfill your deepest mocha dreams with these rich and fudgey brownies. Made with extra-caffeinated cold brew concentrate, they’re a great snack for your mid-day slump, too.
Calling all Heath bar fans: here’s a dessert just for you. This crunchy caffeinated nut brittle is super adjustable -- if you’re not a fan of hazelnuts, swap out any other nut, and if you don’t like molasses, use honey or corn syrup instead.
Finally, the classic coffee dessert. Impress your Nonna -- or someone else sweet in your life -- with this standard Italian recipe. Add a little orange zest for a surprise kick of citrus, or swap out the amaretto for chocolate liqueur or Irish cream.
Whether you’re feeling extra sweet or a little naughty this year, this angel food + devil’s food cake mash-up is the answer to your Valentine’s prayers. Coffee makes the chocolate cake extra rich, and creamy peanut butter mousse makes it extra delicious.
Short on baking time this Valentine’s weekend? Make these slice and bake cookies ahead of time and pop the dough in the freezer. Whenever you want a cookie (or two...or three...or four), just slice off a bit, throw it on a cookie sheet, and get that sucker in the oven.
They say good things come in threes, and that’s 100% correct when it comes to these cream puffs. Filled with coffee whipped cream and topped with a coffee glaze AND chocolate-covered espresso beans, these mocha profiteroles are not for the faint of heart.
You’re only four ingredients away from melt-in-your-mouth chocolately goodness (five if you want to add a touch of coffee liqueur for that extra boost). These can be kept in the fridge for up to two weeks, but odds are they won’t make it that long.