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Sweeten Up Your Life with These 30 Chocolate Favorites

Brownies, cookies, cakes, and more to wow any chocolate-lover.

There’s lots to love about Valentine’s Day, but for us at Savory, it’s all about the chocolate. Nothing says loving like something homemade, so we’ve got 30 delectable chocolate recipes that are way better than anything in a heart-shaped box. Whether you’re celebrating with your sweetie, gathering with your gal pals, or enjoying the night solo, end things on a sweet note with one of these chocolate favorites. 

Chocolate Soufflé Cake 

Slice of chocolate soufflé cake with whipped cream on a plate next to the entire cake.

Light and airy soufflé meets chocolate cake in this impressive, crowd-friendly dessert. Gluten-free and worthy of any special occasion, it’s ready to bake with just 10 minutes of prep.  

Get the recipe: Chocolate Soufflé Cake

 Chocolate Dipped Strawberries   

Show your valentine how much you care by skipping the fancy candy shop and making your own sweets at home. Fresh strawberries dipped in a duo of white and dark chocolate are certain to melt hearts. 

Get the recipe: Chocolate Dipped Strawberries 

Red Wine Hot Chocolate  

This grownup cocoa is perfect for sipping while getting cozy by the fire. Hot chocolate mixed with red wine and a touch of vanilla is a warming winter toddy and dessert in one.  

Get the recipe: Red Wine Hot Chocolate 

Chocolate Roughs  

This crunchy, creamy chocolate delight originally hails from New Zealand. Don’t let the name fool you; chocolate “roughs” are easy to make using cornflakes and a topping of almonds or nonpareils (they’re ideal to make with kids). 

Get the recipe: Chocolate Roughs 

Vegan Chocolate Tart  

If you’re bringing dessert to a potluck or dinner party where you don’t know all the guests and their dietary restrictions, this stunning tart is a great choice. Dairy-, nut-, egg-, and gluten-free, it’s a luscious chocolate treat that everyone can enjoy, and the crust can be made up to two days in advance.  

Get the recipe: Vegan Chocolate Tart 

Chocolate Mousse 

You can’t go wrong with a classic, especially when it’s this easy to make from scratch. Three ingredients are all you need for ultra-creamy, 20-minute chocolate mousse.  

Get the recipe: Chocolate Mousse 

Flourless Chocolate Cake  

Dense, fudgy flourless chocolate cake is always popular on Valentine’s Day, but this unleavened bake is also ideal for Passover. Prep it in just 10 minutes and top with fresh berries for extra flavor and decorative flare. 

Get the recipe: Flourless Chocolate Cake 

Molten Chocolate Cakes  

These individually portioned cakes are hiding a sweet secret. A molten center of creamy dark chocolate makes them a restaurant-worthy crowd-pleaser.  

Get the recipe: Molten Chocolate Cakes 

Chocolate Slow Cooker Cake  

Treat yourself to a slice of homemade chocolate cake without turning on the oven. Check something else off your to-do list – or take a well-deserved seat on the couch – while the slow cooker takes care of dessert.  

Get the recipe: Chocolate Slow Cooker Cake 

White Chocolate–Cranberry Cookies  

No rolling or cutting required for these gift-able, devour-able, slice-and-bake cookies. Fresh, tangy cranberries and creamy white chocolate are a duo that will please both chocolate-lovers and fans of fruity desserts. 

Get the recipe: White Chocolate–Cranberry Cookies 

Chocolate-Cherry Babka  

If you think flaky, layered chocolate babka is a dessert reserved for special occasions, you’ll love this shortcut version that’s everyday easy. Refrigerated crescent roll dough does the heavy lifting in this loaf swirled with chocolate-hazelnut spread and candied cherries.  

Get the recipe: Chocolate-Cherry Babka 

Chocolate-Coffee Truffle Tart  

It’s hard to say what we love best about this luscious tart. It could be the rich flavor of espresso-accented chocolate or the ease of a crushed cookie crust…so why not bake one and decide for yourself? 

Get the recipe: Chocolate-Coffee Truffle Tart 

Vegan Dark Chocolate Pudding  

Serve up smiles with this vegan-friendly pudding that hits the table in 11 minutes. Silken tofu is the secret ingredient that adds plant-powered creaminess and a bonus dose of protein. 

Get the recipe: Vegan Dark Chocolate Pudding 

Double-Chocolate Banana Bread  

If you’re a baking newbie and a chocoholic, this can’t-fail banana bread recipe is for you. Almond flour, maple syrup, and nut butter keeps it paleo-friendly while a double dose of cocoa and dark chocolate chunks makes it oh-so-yummy.  

Get the recipe: Double-Chocolate Banana Bread 

Mexican Hot Chocolate Bomb Cookies 

These mashup treats with a surprise filling are inspired by cinnamon-spiced Mexican hot chocolate. A gooey marshmallow middle hides inside each cookie and the dough is made extra easy with boxed chocolate cake mix.  

Get the recipe: Mexican Hot Chocolate Bomb Cookies  

Quick ‘n’ Easy Chocolate Pudding  

The next time you want to say, “Good job!” or “I love you!” look no further than this lightning-fast pudding. Rich and creamy yet surprisingly low in fat, it’s homemade love from the heart that preps in five minutes.  

Get the recipe: Quick ‘n’ Easy Chocolate Pudding 

Chocolate Cream Pie  

This one-of-a-kind dessert is a chocolatey version of lemon meringue pie. A store-bought graham cracker crust speeds up prep, and a quick stint under the broiler gives the fluffy meringue topping a dazzling finish that’s certain to impress.  

Get the recipe: Chocolate Cream Pie 

Chocolate-Pistachio Biscotti  

A two-step baking method (“biscotti” literally means “twice baked”) makes these crunchy cookies sturdy enough to dunk in hot coffee or to transport as a tasty gift. Try switching them up with any of your favorite chopped, roasted nuts. 

Get the recipe: Chocolate-Pistachio Biscotti 

Dark Chocolate Cheesecake with Raspberries  

How do you make rich, creamy cheesecake even more delectable? Add chocolate, of course. We replaced graham crackers with spice cookies for an extra-flavorful crust and added fluffy ricotta to the cream cheese filling.  

Get the recipe: Dark Chocolate Cheesecake with Raspberries 

Chewy Chocolate-Coconut Cookies  

Treat the chocoholic in your life to these chewy, drop-style cookies that are a snap to make. We replaced regular flour with coconut flour to keep them gluten-free.  

Get the recipe: Chewy Chocolate-Coconut Cookies 

Banana–Chocolate Chip Muffins  

Here’s a chocolate-studded breakfast or snack you can feel good about serving. These surprisingly low-calorie, gluten-free muffins are made with rolled oats, bananas, and the natural sweetness of applesauce.  

Get the recipe: Banana–Chocolate Chip Muffins 

White Chocolate Pretzel Hearts  

Kids can help make this simple treat that comes together using the microwave. Red-tinted white chocolate and a smattering of sprinkles makes these pretzel hearts perfect for Valentine’s Day. 

Get the recipe: White Chocolate Pretzel Hearts 

Slow Cooker Chocolate Fondue  

This party-in-a-pot will make any get-together (did someone say Galentine’s Day?) a sweet success. The slow cooker makes it easy to heat and serve classic chocolate fondue with all your favorite dippers, no special equipment required.  

Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Chocolate Fondue 

3-Ingredient Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies 

When your chocolate craving is huge but your time in the kitchen is limited, these three-ingredient brownies hit the spot. Chocolate-hazelnut spread makes them rich and fudgy, and almond flour makes them gluten-free.  

Get the recipe: 3-Ingredient Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies 

Red Velvet Love Bugs  

Red Velvet Love Bugs

These adorable cookie-cakes will crawl right into your heart. Make the bugs using boxed red velvet cake mix and let little ones decorate with melted chocolate and candy eyeballs.  

Get the recipe: Red Velvet Love Bugs 

Pecan Pie Turtle Squares  

An old school chocolate shop favorite meets Thanksgiving’s favorite dessert in this mashup treat. Pecan pie turtle squares layer caramel, nuts, and chocolate on a buttery shortbread crust. 

Get the recipe: Pecan Pie Turtle Squares 

Chocolate Peppermint Bars  

You don’t have to wait until the holiday season for this vegan-friendly combo of chocolate and peppermint. Swap in crushed peppermint candies if you can’t find candy canes out of season.  

Get the recipe: Chocolate Peppermint Bars 

Chocolaty Dessert Pizza  

For a crowd-friendly dessert, serve a slice of pie that no one will expect. Store-bought dough, chocolate-hazelnut spread, and fresh strawberries combine into a one-of-a-kind dessert pizza. 

Get the recipe: Chocolaty Dessert Pizza 

Brownie in a Mug 

To satisfy a chocolate craving for one, just pull out a coffee mug. This perfectly portioned brownie is ready to savor after five minutes in the microwave. 

Get the recipe: Brownie in a Mug 

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