14 Luscious Chocolate Dessert Recipes to Share on Valentine’s Day
Chocolate and Valentine’s Day go together like wine and roses, Shakespeare and sonnets, and love and a great dessert. This year, skip the cardboard heart of crinkle-wrapped chocolates and go right for the good stuff—a rich, heartwarming, homemade chocolate dessert you and your sweetheart can share together.
These 14 recipes range from icebox favorites to home-baked specialties, with chocolate in solid, liquid and, well, more pudding-like forms. If you enjoy your chocolate with a touch of heat, try the Bittersweet Chocolate Bark with Cinnamon Candies. Or, if you like your chocolate dessert with a caramel kiss, maybe the Dark Chocolate Caramel Panna Cotta is for you. These chocolate desserts also feature some all-star pairings—fruit, coffee, nuts, and even chocolate’s one true love, vanilla. (In fact, the Better Than Robert Redford Dessert brings nearly all of these delicious elements together.)
With options that include make-ahead recipes as well as ones that can be thrown together for more impromptu celebrations, we’ve got you covered on the chocolate dessert front this Valentine’s Day. You just choose a favorite, snuggle up with the one you love, and enjoy!
A fresh-from-the-oven dessert is one of the best ways to say “I love you,” and this toasty delight is sure to warm the heart of your loved one. Rich and chocolatey, top this bread pudding with some choice berries and fresh whipped cream for a delectable experience.
Sticky sweet, these perfectly sized chocolate bites with a touch of raspberry tartness can be eaten with just your fingers, making this the perfect dessert when you want to get a little touchy-feely.
A warm liquid center spills out of the center of this baked soufflé for a dessert that is oozing chocolate deliciousness.The individual portions are delicate and easily spoonable.
Break out your fondue pot and forks, slice up some apples, bananas and oranges, gather shortbread cookies and strawberries, melt your favorite chocolate, and feed each other warm, chocolate-covered treats all night.
Sink your teeth into this velvety dark chocolate pie with a bran-based crust for an indulgence that’s a little easier on the waistline.
Bring succulent peaches and ripe strawberries into the mix for a chocolate dessert with just the right touch of sweetness. The silky chocolate sauce heightens the taste of the fruit and, the pound cake allows you to soak up all the excess chocolatey goodness.
Elaborate without being complicated, these chocolate cups can be served in stemmed wine glasses for a touch of elegance, and the smoothly whipped mousse is light, airy and exquisite.
If you and your significant other are sticking to a New Year’s resolution of eating more healthily, celebrate your success with this delightfully chocolatey cake made with flax seeds, egg whites, almonds and bittersweet chocolate.
The preparation for this elegantly layered chocolate and caramel panna cotta dessert is a little more involved, but it’s completely worth it when celebrating a special night with the one you love.
Turn up the intensity on your chocolate dessert with the slow-building, sweet heat of cinnamon candies nestled in rich chocolate bark.
These chocolate treats can be molded to fit the occasion (although it is Valentine’s Day, so hearts definitely work), and you can play with fun add-in options like white chocolate and Irish cream liqueur, Kahlua, or Amaretto to give this dessert a decidedly adult twist.
Invoking a timelessly sexy screen star gives this dessert a love to live up to—and it definitely does so! Cream cheese, chocolate and vanilla puddings, a walnut crust, whipped cream, and more come together for a decadent Valentine’s Day treat.
Dark chocolate ice cream and zesty orange elements mingle in this chilly dessert that gets a warm boost from a bit of Bourbon.
Simple and classic, this dessert features multiple chocolate ingredients and a coffee zing. Pair this smooth and silky mocha chocolate mousse with strawberries or other fruit for a perfect capper to your Valentine’s Day date.