OKLAHOMA CITY - With Valentine's Day just around the corner, experts say you may want to start preparing now.
According to Rakuten, a survey showed that American men will spend an average of $104, compared to $45 by women.
When asked what they really want for Valentine's Day, 38 percent of men said they wanted a kiss and a hug, followed by food.
Women preferred food or chocolates, followed by affection.
Experts say you don't have to make reservations in advance and spend hundreds of dollars at a fancy restaurant.
Instead, why not make something a little more meaningful at home?
Chef Claes Passmark stopped by the studio to showcase the recipe for a simple ganache.
The ganache recipe is as follows:
- 8 oz. of semisweet chocolate
- 4 oz. of cream, heavy whipping
- 1 tbsp. of dark coffee for flavor.
Place all the ingredients in a stainless steel bowl, then place the bowl over a pot of water to melt the ingredients.
Chill and scoop onto a dish. Then coat it with coco powder.
If you want to learn more recipes, Francis Tuttle is hosting several classes about chocolate.