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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - You could buy candy, but you can also MAKE a stunning and delicious chocolaty treat for your Valentine this Valentine's Day. Rachael Perron, Chef and Culinary Director for Kowalski's, is here to share a recipe that's will get your sweetheart's attention – and there's no kitchen experience required!

Chocolate Croissant Parfaits

4 croissants

12.5 oz. jar chocolate sauce, such as Stonewall Kitchen Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce

3 tbsp. heavy cream

2 cups Sweetened Whipped Cream, plus extra for garnish

6 oz. raspberries, plus extra for garnish

- Kowalski's Sliced Almonds, toasted

Thinly slice each croissant horizontally into 5-6 slices; lay in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. In a microwave-safe dish, heat chocolate sauce with cream in the microwave until very loose (about 1 min.). Drizzle chocolate mixture over croissant slices (they will be soaked with chocolate). Tear apart and layer soaked croissant pieces in 4 parfait glasses with whipped cream and raspberries. Garnish with extra whipped cream, raspberries and almonds. Serve immediately. Serves 4.

Good to Know:

· Find croissants in the Bakery Department.

· Find the recipe for Sweetened Whipped Cream at www.kowalskis.com.

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