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Easy Valentines Day Dessert Spread – Sweet grazing board

Who says Valentine’s Day is not worth celebrating? Single or taken you can treat yourself or someone special to this classic but fun easy Valentines Day dessert spread. There are no rules, just pick up some of your favourites treats and pair them with great wines because we all deserve the best.

Firstly, any day is a good day to enjoy the simple things in life. Luckily we have amongst many festive holidays in the year such as Christmas and Easter, we also have a day out of the 365 to spread some more love. This Easy Valentines Day Dessert Spread, platter or board (whatever you’d like to call it) is perfect for food lovers. It’s perfect for the acclaimed ‘food is my love language’. It’s perfect for “DIY’ers”.

Putting the spread together:

Putting this spread together is quite easy and straightforward. All you need are some of your favourite snacks, fruits and/or desserts that you can buy from the store. I went for some lovely mix of treats that I love put typically would not eat every day. My platter has two classic Italian biscuits. The Italian almond biscuits (Biscotti/Cantucci) and an Italian butter cookie twist (Torcetti al burro). Additionally, I laid out a choice of chocolate bars, the classic dark and milk chocolate bars; and a Hazelnut dark chocolate bar. Speaking of chocolate I came across some swiss chocolate coated meringue with hazelnut cream at the supermarket. It added a decadent touch to this platter. Amongst these were my red fruit of choice, being strawberries and red currant. This Easy Valentines Day Dessert Spread was paired with two great wines from Varvaglione 1921. A winery from Puglia, in the south of Italy. A sweet red named “CHICCA” made form dark Italian grapes (Primitivo di Manduria DN DOCG). A sparkling rose wine (Spumante Brut Rosé).

Sidenote: Measurements are not given in this recipe because it’s all about personal preference and there are no rules. Just have fun and enjoy!

Easy Valentines Day Dessert Spread - Snack board

Easy Valentines Day Dessert Spread

Immaculate Ruému
Love is worth celebrating with this easy valentines day dessert spread, whether single or taken. A treat for yourself and your loved ones.
5 from 12 votes
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 4 people
Calories 668 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 100 g Strawberries
  • 150 g Biscotti (Italian almond biscuits)
  • a handful of Peanuts (or any nut of choice)
  • 100 g Dark chocolate bar
  • 100 g Milk chocolate bar
  • 100 g Hazelnut dark chocolate bar
  • 50 g Swiss chocolate coated meringue with hazelnut cream filling
  • 4 pcs Torcetti al burro (Italian butter twist cookies)
  • 125 g Red currant

Instructions
 

  • Wash, clean and dry the fruits. You can cut a couple of the strawberries into halves.
  • Get a clean tray, board, large plate or platter.
  • Remove the biscuits, and chocolate bars from their packs.
  • Pour the peanuts (or any choice of nuts) in a small bowl.
  • Place the fruits, snacks and chocolate bars on the clean platter one after the other and arrange it all in the order that best suits you.
  • Add the bowl of peanuts to the platter.
  • You can shuffle things around to make it as aesthetically pleasing as you see fit. (Watch the attached video for inspiration)

Nutrition

Calories: 668kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 232mg | Potassium: 505mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 221IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 6mg
Keyword: board, dessert, platter, valentines
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AboutImmaculate Ruému

Chef, blogger and all-round food enthusiast. Simultaneously a professional chef and a home cook. Living a vision of breaking global culinary boundaries.

12 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I was agonizing about what to do for another night in at home on Valentine’s Day! I followed your advice and put together a dessert spread just like this and it was a hit! Thanks so much for the great idea and suggestions!

  2. 5 stars
    I’m totally saving this recipe for the next date night at home with my husband! What a great idea! I love how aesthetically pleasing the layout looks. I can’t wait to surprise him. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    We celebrated a super low-key Valentine’s Day and this was the highlight of our evening. I doubled up on the biscotti since I was serving it with coffee.

  4. 5 stars
    Made this for my special man and he was blown away! So creative, I would never have thought about it on my own!?

  5. 5 stars
    This was so beautiful and impressive. I loved the different textures and flavors on the board!

  6. 5 stars
    Thank you for helping me put together such a beautiful and delicious spread! I hosted a couples date night and served this. Everyone loved it!

  7. 5 stars
    I had fun putting my own spin on this using what was already in my kitchen plus few special touches. Thanks for the recommendation!

  8. 5 stars
    I love making snacking boards and this was the perfect inspiration I needed for Valentine’s Day! I used hazelnut milk chocolate and some dark chocolate truffles, and I was able to find red currants! Added some amazing flavor and color to our festive board. Thanks!

  9. 5 stars
    This desert spread was the perfect idea to celebrate Valentine’s Day! We had such a great time making it our own thank you so much for the inspiration.

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