3 Easy Date Night Desserts We’re Crushing Over—and You Will, Too

Surprise your crush—or yourself—with a sweet bite that only looks like it took hours to make. The secret? Crushed toppings!
Published February 14, 2022

Crushes are fun but fleeting. And so should your time in the kitchen when you’re craving something sweet. Our recipe experts dreamed up three desserts using crushed-up treats that won’t deplete your Budget and they come together quicker than it takes to get roped into a rom-com plot.

Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Tarts

Secret Crush: WW ✕ Partake Snickerdoodle Soft Cookies

We love cheesecake, but some recipes can take upward of seven hours. Love? Lost. These single-serve tarts take just 10 minutes and don’t require any fancy icing skills. You can play around with the toppings—swap in M&Ms, mini chocolate chips, or even fresh fruit for the candy hearts—but don’t leave out the snickerdoodle cookie crumbles. The cinnamon flavor balances out the sweetness of the cream cheese filling and chocolate “crust.”

This recipe is also great if you or your loved one is living with celiac disease or has a wheat allergy. WW ✕ Partake Snickerdoodle Soft Cookies are gluten- and wheat-free and you can easily swap in your favorite gluten-free pizzelle or other allergen-friendly base.

White Chocolate & Brownie-Dipped Strawberries

Secret Crush: WW ✕ Sheila G’s Chocolate Chip Brownie Brittle

Red roses. Heart-shaped candies. Chocolate-covered strawberries. Some classics are too good to mess with. Instead of reinventing the wheel, take your berries to the next level by swapping in white chocolate and crushed WW ✕ Sheila G’s Chocolate Chip Brownie Brittle. The real standouts here are the brownie bits: their rich chocolate flavor and crunchy texture are the perfect compliment to the buttery white chocolate and juicy fruit. Feeling inspired? Make a handful coated in milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or mix and match all three.

Strawberry-Brownie Frozen Yogurt Bark

Secret Crush: Fiber One Chocolate Fudge Brownie Bar

In the mood for a brownie, ice cream sundae, or fruit for dessert? No need to choose. This frozen yogurt bark is a trifecta of fudgy, creamy, and refreshing in every bite. We used a crumbled Fiber One Chocolate Fudge Brownie Bar to add a rich chocolatey flavor, but feel free to play around with other flavors like Cinnamon Coffee Cake or Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie too. The bark keeps well in the freezer, so you can prep it the day before date night and enjoy it all week long.