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Decadent Chocolate Desserts to Woo Your Significant Other

By Rachel King

 

You don’t need a hot air balloon or skywriting to give your partner the best Valentine’s Day ever (although that would be pretty cool). For a relatively easy way to surprise and impress your significant other, try baking them a decadent chocolate dessert from scratch. It will show that you care enough about them to put in a decent amount of effort while still preserving your bank account. Bonus: you both get to enjoy the treat! Here are some rich, chocolatey suggestions as to what delicacy could complete your Valentine’s Day.

1. Lava Cakes

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Credit: Baking a Moment

With the delightful surprise of molten chocolate hidden inside, lava cakes are a crowd favorite and will be sure to bring a smile to your partner’s face.

2. Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

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For the most minimal effort, you can make the Valentine’s Day ultimate classic: chocolate-covered strawberries. Their portability as well as their romantic nature are both huge perks.

3. Souffle

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Credit: Martha Stewart

If you and your S/O are in a rut, a chocolate souffle is the perfect dish to make because it will signify to him or her that you set aside a lot of thought and preparation to make this creation for them. Results include instant forgiveness and a drama-free night.

4. Mousse

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Credit: Good Housekeeping

Attention all pudding lovers: mousse is essentially the upscale version of store-bought pudding! Whip some up for a fun, carefree time with your loved one that will be reminiscent of your childhood.

5. Peanut Butter Brownies

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Credit: Baking a Moment

Everyone knows it’s so much easier to bake brownies from the box than from scratch – and they taste just as good, so why mess up a great thing? Remind yourselves it’s Valentine’s Day by adding some peanut butter into the traditional mix for a new favorite.

6. Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I don’t know about you, but I rarely eat double chocolate chip cookies — always chocolate chip, never double. Try something different and make a batch of some of the most underrated, yet tastiest, of all cookies.

7. Nutella Bars

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Nutella technically isn’t chocolate, but I feel justified in including it on this list because it is essentially a chocolate nut butter. Plus, these bars are to die for. With creamy Nutella stuffed inside, the sweetness can be balanced out perfectly with a glass of milk.

8. Dark Chocolate Raspberry Truffles

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Name something more romantic than dark chocolate and raspberries – that’s what I thought. Savor the heavenly combination of bitter richness and refreshing sweetness with these scrumptious truffles.

9. Fondue

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Credit: Kraft Recipes

If even chocolate-covered strawberries are too much work, then fondue is the perfect dessert to make. All you have to do is melt chocolate, so with a recipe this simple, you have no excuse to meet up with your S/O empty-handed.

10. Fudge Pie

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For some serious comfort food, fudge pie is the best way to go. With a fairly simple recipe that involves throwing everything into one mixing bowl and baking the mixture, anyone can make this dish. To dress it up, top a warm slice with ice cream and hot fudge and take this dessert to a whole new level.

 

 

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