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5 Easy Chocolate Treats for Valentine’s Day

“Treat yourself” takes on a whole new meaning in February, when chocolate-filled treats line the shelves in every store—practically staring you down as you shop. In our humble opinion, it’s best to give in to these cravings. But nothing says love like making it yourself, so head into the kitchen and whip up one or more of these easy treats to impress your sweetheart or pamper yourself. Just light some candles and enjoy. 

Make Your Own Chocolate Bark

Adapted from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Mint and Pistachio Chocolate Fridge Cake, this recipe was designed to work with whatever you have on hand. Try including your favorite cheese pairings, or any pantry staples you love.

DIY Chocolate Cheese Truffles

These savory-sweet truffles are a messy-but-worth-it project. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty—it’s chocolate, after all.

Creme Fraiche and Semisweet Chocolate Fondue

Crème Fraîche and Semi-Sweet Chocolate Fondue

You can’t go wrong with a warm and gooey chocolate fondue in the dead of winter. Serve with fresh fruit, gourmet marshmallows, shortbread, cubed pound cake—you know what to do!

Dark Chocolate-Chevre Swirl Brownies with Red Wine Pomegranate Sauce

chevre brownies

Imagine a rich, dark chocolate brownie, studded with dark chocolate chips and swirls of tangy goat cheese, with a jewel-hued sauce of red wine and pomegranate drizzled on top. This indulgent combination of flavors will have you swooning with delight.

Chocolate-Orange Cocoa Butter

Remember those whackable chocolate oranges? Imagine that, spread on a pancake. Such is the magic of this recipe, wherein the savory crunch of roasted nibs and the floral delicacy of orange blossom and honey come together to launch your chocolate-orange memories into the 2020s.


Monica Petrucci

Monica is Culture's former Social Media Editor. Coming from a formaggio-obsessed Italian family, she was very excited to combine her passions for cheese and writing at Culture. She loves experimenting in the kitchen and pairing wine and cheese in her spare time.

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