Delicious Valentine’s Desserts that Sneak in Nutrition
It’s the season to create a delectable dessert made with love—indulgent, special, probably including chocolate. Show your loved ones you really care this Valentine’s Day by adding a secret ingredient to boost nutrition in your decadent desserts: wheat germ, of course!
One of the best ways to incorporate wheat germ into a special dessert is in the crust. This show-stopping Chocolate Truffle Pie with Wheat Germ Crust loses none of its flavor or decadence by including a full 1/3 cup of wheat germ in the crust. The crust acts as a perfect nutty, full-textured base to the rich, creamy chocolate filling. It would be equally delicious paired with other cream pies or cheesecake. Try mixing wheat germ into a graham cracker crust for another delicious combination, like in these Key Lime Tarts with Graham Cracker Crust.
An all-time favorite, these Dark Chocolate Truffles with Wheat Germ look beautiful and taste equally amazing. The wheat germ coating takes the texture and depth up a notch in this perfect Valentine’s Day indulgence. For a more complex blast of flavor that will wow your valentine, Chocolate, Pistachio, Dried Cherry and Wheat Germ Bark is the one. Easy-to-eat bite-sized pieces make both of these desserts favorites when you want to indulge a little bit at a time.
If time is of the essence, use our Speed Scratch method to create home-baked desserts with the help of packaged foods from the grocery store. These Triple Chocolate Chunk and Wheat Germ Cookies incorporate cookie mix and almond butter for a chocolate chip cookie that is anything but run of the mill—especially when you figure in the added nutrition wheat germ brings. Chocolate and mint-flavored quick bread and boxed brownies with unexpected additions are other Speed Scratch chocolate desserts you can whip up in no time.
How do you sneak nutrition into delicious desserts?