While I’m not one of those who goes all cupid and cupcakes on Valentine’s Day (why can’t we tell the people we love that we love them every day? How does a box of chocolates really say “I love you?”), I do think it’s an opportunity to do something special and out of the ordinary at a time of year when the weather around here spirals us Midwesterners into a funk.
I love baking, cooking and candymaking in all forms. But during a normal teaching week, I’m lucky to have time to stop at the corner store and pick up a bag of Hershey Kisses. Yes, those five-layer red velvet cream brownie thingies on Pinterest look delectable…but I have to grade papers and finish lesson plans sometime tonight. I don’t have time for the shop-bake-clean cycle that dessert making entails…right?
Wrong! There are plenty of delicious and fun desserts you can make with just 5 ingredients and a little time. With any luck, you may already have some of the ingredients in your pantry or fridge and only need a bit of time to put them together. With 5 ingredients, they’re also simple enough for your little ones to help out, too. Why not make more memories and less mess with one of these yummy ideas?