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27 Chocolate Desserts That Make Valentine’s Day Worth Celebrating

Remember: Feb. 14 is the only day of the year when it’s acceptable to eat nothing but chocolate. Take advantage.

1. Classic Chocolate Mousse

Mousse, mousse, sure to seduce,
eat it today and enhance your caboose!

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2. Chocolate Frosted Raised Doughnuts with Potato Chips

Now that’s a STACK AND A HALF. Get the recipe.

3. Vegan Chocolate Lava Cakes

True lava. Get the recipe.

4. Chocolate on Chocolate Tart with Maple Almonds

You be the crust, I’ll be the filling. Get the recipe.

5. Flourless Chocolate Espresso Cake

A nice perk-me-up after a big steak dinner. Get the recipe.

6. Chocolate Hazelnut Linzer Hearts

Guaranteed to melt all varieties hearts. Get the recipe.

7. Mini Chocolate and Strawberry Layer Cakes for Two

Very effective for wooing, as long as your Valentine’s heart doesn’t explode from the cuteness. Get the recipe.

8. Triple-Chocolate Pudding

Because single-chocolate pudding is for wimps. Get the recipe.

9. Darkest Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Glaze

Between the wine, the dark chocolate, and the love you will receive as payment, this is bound to be good for your heart. Get the recipe.

10. Chocolate Truffles with Sea Salt

A little sweet and a little salty, like every good relationship. Get the recipe.

11. Marshmallow-Filled Molten Chocolate Cakes with Peanut Butter Fudge Sauce

Let’s try to keep the questionable jokes to a minimum here. Get the recipe.

12. Salted Caramel Six-Layer Chocolate Cake

Hello up there! Get the recipe.

13. Cabernet Chocolate Truffles

Party on the outside, boozy on the inside. Get the recipe.

14. Raspberry-Filled Molten Chocolate Cupcakes

SURPRISE! Get the recipe.

15. Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake

Strawberries, Nutella, and cake: three things only a monster couldn’t love. Get the recipe.

16. Chocolate Valentine Cookies

The kind of conversation (hearts) you want to be having. Get the recipe.

17. Salted Nutella Tarts

One for you, one for me. Maybe two for me. Get the recipe.

18. Dark Chocolate Fudge Merlot Cupcakes

The thing about the chocolate + wine combo is that it never really gets old. Get the recipe.

19. Chocolate Panna Cotta with Pumpkin Seed Brittle

For sophisticated types. Get the recipe.

20. Milk Chocolate Tart with Pretzel Crust

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Chocolate, like most foods, is usually improved by the gratuitous addition of pretzels. Get the recipe.

21. Heart-Shaped Cookie Dough Truffles

<3 <3 <3 Get the recipe.

22. Chocolate Cream Pie

Needs no introduction. Get the recipe.

23. Chocolate Coconut Sundaes with Macadamia Nut Caramel

For those who are trying to play it cool. Get the recipe.

24. Thomas Keller’s Chocolate Soufflé

Way easier to make than you think, but you don’t have to tell anyone else that. Get the recipe.

25. Bourbon Caramel Almond Butter Cups

Like giving someone a bag of Reese’s, except you actually tried. Get the recipe.

26. Chocolate Soufflé Cake

Because imperfection is sexy. Get the recipe.

27. Quadruple Chocolate Soft Fudgy Pudding Cookies

You had me at “quadruple.” Get the recipe.

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