8 sweets for your sweetheart

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Dessert can be the way to that special someone’s heart this Valentine’s Day. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – Few things can elicit “oohs and aahs” on Valentine’s Day as much as decadent desserts. Sweets and romance seem tailor-made for each other. That’s why heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and other sweets are snatched up in droves and handed out like, well, candies, come Feb. 14. According to Nielsen Product Insider, Valentine’s Day chocolate sales reached nearly $11 billion in 2018, and candy generated $695 billion in sales. In terms of baked goods, the top-selling items sold during Valentine’s Day included dipped/covered treats, message cookies, iced cookies, cupcakes and two- to five-count doughnuts. Wine, chocolate and strawberries also are very popular Valentine’s treats. Those pondering giving something sweet this year can consider the following desserts.
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