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14 chocolate desserts to make your sweetie swoon

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CHOCOLATE HEARTS There is really only one day of the year where you can serve heart-shaped food and not look totally cheesy. Valentine's Day is that day. So melt your sweetie's heart with these sandwich cookies of love. (Click here for the recipe.)

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TRIPLE CHOCOLATE TORTE You know a dessert has a lot of chocolate in it when the “crust” is also made of chocolate. (Click here for the recipe.)

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CHAI RASPBERRY CHOCOLATE AFFOGATO You won’t need a coffee with this dessert since it uses chai tea as a sauce. Exotic? Yes. Why not add a little adventure into your romantic meal? (Click here for the recipe.)

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CHOCOLATE SOUFFLÉ WITH ORANGE CREAM Sharing is a good way to add some romance to a meal. Each of these soufflés is big enough to be shared by two. (Click here for the recipe.)

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CHOCOLATE FONDANT WITH FRUIT Chocolate not sweet enough for you? Add a little extra (natural) sugar with this fruit-chocolate concoction. (Click here for the recipe.)

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DOUBLE RASPBERRY CHOCOLATE BROWNIES Chocolate meet raspberry. Raspberry meet chocolate. You guys were meant to be together, especially in brownie form. (Click here for the recipe.)

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SIMPLE CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES There is something so much more special if the box of chocolates you give your sweetheart is handmade. It’s not as hard as you think with these instructions. (Click here for the recipe.)

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WHITE CHOCOLATE TRIFLE While white chocolate is not technically chocolate, it does contain cocoa butter, which allows it to be a solid in room temperature but melt into a sweet, puddle of goodness once in your mouth. This dessert celebrates white chocolate’s lusciousness. (Click here for the recipe.)

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CAKE POPS Want to surprise your Valentine with something other than roses? Try a dozen of these cake pops. (Click here for the recipe.)

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EASY CHOCOLATE SLICES This sweet treat is just that: A treat. No need to save it for after dinner, you can easily pack these slices with your lunch for a chocolately mid-afternoon snack. (Click here for the recipe.)

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TWO CHOCOLATE TART Double your love of chocolate with this tart that has not one, but two types of chocolate. (Click here for the recipe.)

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CHOCOLATE CAKE No cardboard taste here in this dairy-free cake. Just moistness and deliciousness, and chocolate of course. (Click here for the recipe.)

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ORANGE CHOCOLATE PUDDING A classic chocolate pudding recipe that pumps up the chocolate taste and pairs it with the sweetness of citrus. (Click here for the recipe.)

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THE WARM CHOCOLATE CAKE Chocolate lava: Who knew such a thing could be so delicious. Add a little warmth to your romantic dinner with this chocolate volcano recipe. (Click here for the recipe.)

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