Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! If today’s holiday is something you normally celebrate, I’m guessing you already know exactly what you’re doing. However, if today is just another day to you, I encourage you to make it special with this dessert. Eric and I aren’t the types to go overboard for Valentine’s, but we’ll take any excuse to make a fancier meal than usual (we’re making these filets for dinner tonight). The same goes for desserts. Fancier doesn’t have to mean more difficult, though, and these brownies are a prime example of that. This recipe fits perfectly into what I like to call The Champion Factor – impressive outcome, minimal effort. Don’t get me wrong – I love spending time in the kitchen with a complicated recipe. It’s just that, sometimes, it’s nice to have something so simple that still turns out so stunning. Know what I mean? That being said – I’m not a fan of boxed mixes, especially when I know I can make from-scratch desserts that are as easy and crave-worthy as this one.
Someone was trying to sneak a bite!
These brownies are like a simple version of my favorite dessert ever, triple chocolate mousse cake. A rich brownie layer is topped with a light and fluffy Nutella espresso mousse, making for one seriously decadent dessert. To take it completely over the top, I covered the whole thing in homemade chocolate curls. Because it’s Valentine’s Day, and I’ll take any excuse to add more chocolate to an already chocolaty dessert. Case in point – this recipe originally called for an espresso mousse, but I couldn’t resist incorporating this Nutella mousse I made last Valentine’s Day. This indulgent dessert is sure to please whoever you’re making it for, but I won’t judge you if you decide to keep it all to yourself.