Valentine’s Day without chocolate? That doesn’t sound right. Chocolates are mandatory on this special day. These chocolates or chocolate desserts set the mood for the rest of the day. However, this year, instead of giving a box of chocolates to your partner, treat them with something a bit fancier.
Gift them some uber-decadent chocolate desserts that they will love at first bite. Here are some of the best chocolate recipes for Valentine’s Day that are bound to impress your sweetheart. Or you can quickly whip up some of these and hoard it all for yourself.
1. Chocolate Mousse
Even if you have never baked before, you can still make this two-ingredient chocolate mousse and impress your loved one. Water and good-quality chocolate are all you need to make this creamy and light mousse. It will not take more than 15 minutes to make this dessert. And since this recipe does not require any sugar or heavy cream, it makes for an ideal chocolate dessert pick for kids allergic to eggs or dairy.
2. Chocolate Babka
Does your partner love Nutella? Then, this is the recipe for them. Make braided chocolate bread filled with Nutella, finely chopped chocolates, eggs, all-purpose flour, etc., and surprise them this Valentine’s Day. And yes, babka making process is a little lengthy with all the mixing and fermentation, but the result will be a drool-worthy bread that will win everyone’s heart.
3. Easy Chocolate Fondue
It is one of the easiest recipes to prepare! You require only four ingredients (sugar, butter, chocolate, and heavy cream) to make this fondue. Plus, you don’t need any fancy equipment. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and pop it in the microwave until the chocolate melts completely. Pour it into a fondue pot or any fancy bowl and serve it with assorted dippers like strawberries, crackers, etc. This is another perfect last-minute dessert idea for a Valentine’s Day date at home.
4. Candied-Orange Chocolate-Caramel Tart
If you have exhausted all your baking options and are now looking for a unique chocolate dessert to surprise your partner on Valentine’s Day, try your hand at this candied-orange chocolate caramel tart. As the name suggests, the dessert has a delectable combination of chocolate, orange, and caramel, finishing with a rich chocolate ganache.
5. Chocolate Lava Cakes
This tempting and chocolaty lava cake is the perfect chocolate treat for Valentine’s Day. Just be mindful not to overbake it, or else the center will not be runny. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top and serve it immediately to get the flowy chocolate center that makes this dessert desirable.
6. Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows
This recipe is as easy as it sounds. Vegetable shortening, marshmallows, chocolate chips, and colorful mini heart sprinkles are the only things required to make this chocolate dessert. This doesn’t require any preparation and can come together in a matter of minutes.
Blobbs are mounded cookies/brownies packed with walnuts, pecans, and two kinds of chocolate. Do we need to say more? The best thing about this recipe is that you can freeze them raw and toss them in the oven straight from the freezer on Valentine’s Day.
8. Dark Chocolate-Walnut Date Bar
This gluten-free recipe is as healthy as it sounds. With no refined sugar and eggs, this chocolate recipe should be your first choice on Valentine’s Day if your partner has dietary restrictions or prefers healthy desserts over sugary ones.
9. Hot Chocolate with Marshmallow Hearts
Can’t whip up chocolate desserts this Valentine’s Day? No worries, make a cup of hot chocolate with some heart-shaped marshmallows floating on top to express your love to your partner. A simple, sweet, fuss-free V-Day recipe that will make your partner blush.
10. Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
The chocolate dessert is as easy as it sounds. Dip strawberries in different types of chocolate (dark, white, and milk), cover them with nuts, or serve them as is. Voila, your Valentine’s Day sweet treat is ready to be relished with your partner.
You can also make heart-shaped chocolate cakes, cupcakes, puddings, etc., for your partner on Cupid’s Day. So, which chocolate recipes will you experiment with this Valentine’s Day? Do let us know in the comment section below.