5 Super-Chocolatey Desserts to Woo Your Valentine

What better way to show your affection than with a decadent chocolate dessert? From a dense, fudgy tart to super-easy homemade truffles, we have something for every chocolate lover (and every level cook). These special desserts are guaranteed to win over your Valentine.

Chocolate Mousse Cake

This decadent cake from I Heart Eating combines my two favorite chocolate desserts: fudgy cake and light-and-airy mousse. Melted marshmallows help the mousse hold its shape while still staying light and creamy.

Simple Homemade Truffles

These playful truffles from My Baking Addiction are such a fun dessert for Valentine’s Day because you and your sweetheart can make them together. This easy recipe involves making a quick ganache (which you can spike with liqueur or espresso). You let it cool and then scoop and roll your truffles. Customize your coating with whatever you’re feeling: toasted crushed pistachios, coconut flakes or red and pink sprinkles!

Chocolate-Pecan Caramel Tart

If you’re looking for an extravagant dessert to wow your sweetie, this dense, rich chocolate tart from Martha Stewart is it. From the buttery chocolate crust to the fudgy layer of ganache that seals in the toasty nuts and silky caramel, every component of this tart is made from scratch and unbelievably luxurious.

Chocolate Cookie-Crunch Trifle

This super-fun recipe from Food & Wine Magazine calls to mind the pudding cups of our childhood, but oh so much better. Homemade pudding is layered with sweetened whipped cream and crushed oreo cookies. The longer this sits, the more the cookies absorb the moisture from the different layers making them soft and crumbly.

Salty Dark and Milk Chocolate Skillet Cookie

Check out this monster skillet cookie from The Modern Proper with TWO kinds of chocolate. It’s the perfect size for two! This is the dessert for those who like that salty-sweet contrast. Pro Tip: Top the cookie with a scoop or two of ice cream when it’s still warm from the oven – the melty ice cream creates a phenomenal sauce.

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