When it comes to Valentine’s Day desserts chocolate is almost mandatory! Chocolate and Valentines go together, whether you are looking for a decadent chocolate cake or a simpler, less calorie laden dessert like chocolate pudding.
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Why chocolate? Scientist have discovered that it contains an endorphin, phenylethylamine, levels of which in the brain have been linked to falling in love. Or maybe it is just because it tastes so good! Either way, here are some delicious chocolate Valentines Day desserts, many of which also include red fruit, like raspberries, cherries or strawberries, so you can feel less guilty about all the chocolate you are eating.
Chocolate Cherry Tart
from The Foodie Journey
This chocolate tart is gorgeous, with an amazing combination of colors. I love the way the chocolate crust is topped with cherry curd filling,drizzled with more chocolate and garnished with freeze dried strawberries and mint. The other thing that makes this tart stand out is that it was baked in a rectangular pan instead of a round tart pan. It is amazing how such a simple change can result in such a dramatic dessert.
Chocolate Oreo Pie
from Upstate Ramblings
Pie is appropriate for many holidays, including Valentine’s Day. This pie is delectable combination of chocolate flavors, with an Oreo crust, chocolate mousse filling and a layer of cookies and cream filling. It takes a little effort to make this pie, but your family and friends are sure to love the finished result.
Vegan Chocolate Pudding
from Deliciously Plated
Not every chocolate dessert has to be full of sugar and calorie laden. This vegan dessert is made creamy from avocado, banana and coconut milk for a pudding without any dairy products. It is sweetened with maple syrup and fruit and topped off with raspberries. With this dessert you can have lots of chocolate flavor with no guilt!
Fudgy Pomegranate Brownies
from Natalie’s Health
These decadent chocolate brownies are another tasty choice made without refined sugar. These brownies are sweetened with maple syrup or honey and Greek yogurt which keeps them moist and fudgy. I love that these are topped off with pomegranate arils, which make a pretty red touch for Valentine’s Day.
Red Velvet Oreo Brownies
from Smells Like Home
Red velvet is a classic flavor that is especially appropriate for Valentine’s Day since it combines chocolate with a seasonal red color. These red velvet brownies are made even tastier by adding lots of Oreos. Lots and lots of Oreos, so that they cover the surface of brownies and make a delicious treat for the Oreo lover in your life.
No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake
from Wholesome Yum
For families who are eating low carb or following a keto diet cheesecake is the obvious Valentine dessert. This recipe is not just a no-bake cheesecake it is also keto friendly. For this tasty treat a low carb almond flour and cocoa crust is topped with a creamy chocolate filling.
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Mini Chocolate Cake for Two
from Culinary Ginger
Sometimes you don’t want dessert for a crowd, but just for you and your Valentine. This chocolate cake recipe is perfectly size for two. The rich chocolate layer cake is topped with chocolate frosting and then made even fancier with a two toned white and red frosting on top. This is perfect for staying in on Valentine’s day and celebrating.
Valentine’s Day Saltine Toffee
from Suburban Simplicity
Candy is a traditional Valentines treat and this Saltine Toffee is perfect for sharing with friends and family. Salty crackers are topped with caramel, chocolate and candy for an easy to make candy treat. This dessert is the ultimate sweet and salty combination, which makes it addictive to eat!
Chocolate Raspberry Almond Tarts
from Caroline’s Cooking
I love mini desserts like these chocolate tarts! These small, round desserts are a pastry shell filled with a dark chocolate filling. The filling includes cardamon, which is one of my favorite flavors. I never thought to combine cardamon with chocolate, but now I can’t wait to give it a try! In this dessert the raspberries are pressed down into the filling and hold their form while baking for a very pretty presentation.
Mini Chocolate Cheesecake with Raspberries
from Upstate Ramblings
These bite sized cheesecakes are another mini dessert. The cheesecakes are made in mini muffin tins, which are filled with cookie crust and topped off with chocolate cheesecake filling. Each dessert is finished off with chocolate glaze and one raspberry. These tiny desserts are excellent for a dessert bar or party.
Chocolate Beet Cupcakes
Beets are an excellent ingredient to add to chocolate cake, because they keep the cake moist without changing the taste. These cupcakes top off the chocolate beet cupcakes with a pink cream cheese frosting. This is a great way to slide some extra veggies into your family’s Valentine’s Day dinner without them even realizing it.
Chocolate Buttercream Cookies
from Hearth & Vine
No roundup of Valentine desserts would be complete without some cookies! This cookie recipe makes pretty heart shaped chocolate cutout cookies and turns them into a Valentine’s sandwich with pink buttercream frosting. The sweet frosting combined with the not too sweet cookies is sure to be a hit with kids and adults.
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