Valentine’s Day is always a great excuse to indulge in chocolate delights. We stepped up the feel-good factor and added some healthy treats to this sweet list, so you can enjoy the glutton without (too much) guilt.
With a creamy peanut-butter filling and smooth chocolate glaze, these two-bite tartlets surpass the well-known candy.
This recipe for salty-sweet dark chocolate pomegranate seed bites comes from The Healthy Matcha Cookbook, which contains many other easy and approachable recipes. For a dairy-free version, substitute dairy-free chocolate chips.
Zesty orange notes highlight this dark chocolate fondue that is simply sinful. This decadent dessert is even more tempting as a gluten-free indulgence, while adding Grand Marnier and Cointreau makes it a fun adult option.
This recipe by Delicious Living recipe tester Adrienne Lee is the most luxurious brownie we've ever tasted — gluten free or not! For a truly great-tasting result, splurge on the best chocolate and cocoa you can find. In place of chocolate chips, you can chop your favorite chocolate bar or add nuts.
The better-quality chocolate you use, the richer and more delectable these simple, dairy-free, not-too-sweet truffles will taste.
This velvety, dairy-free mousse is healthy enough to eat every day. One dish will feed two people after dinner—or one very hungry person.
A rich treat for the pickiest chocolate aficionados. Keep a generous supply on hand for unexpected guests.
Everyone’s favorite flavors combine in this delicious, allergen-free dessert. Get kids involved by letting them toss the filling and topping ingredients separately and then placing them in the pan.
Make these light yet luscious loaves with super-ripe bananas. It also makes a great gift: slip a loaf into a cellophane bag or tightly wrap with aluminum foil or waxed paper, tie with ribbon, and pack in a festive box.
These little pastry packets filled with the sweetest of aphrodisiacs—figs, nuts and chocolate—are the perfect temptation.
A terrific party dessert. This method works with just about any dried fruit; we love apricot, mango, papaya, and pineapple.
This light, luscious dessert needs a few hours to set, but the working time is minimal. If you prefer your ginger less intense, use a smaller amount.
Bake these until they’re hard and crunchy to dip in coffee or tea, or bake a little less for a delectable soft-in-the-middle cookie.
These mini-muffins are extra sweet with white chocolate and pecans. For a change of flavor, use plain chocolate or replace the pecans with your favorite nut.
This is a surprisingly rich sauce with a variety of uses. Serve it warm as a dipping sauce for fresh fruit and berries, using fondue skewers; or it's a great topping for dairy-free frozen desserts.
When the nights get chilly and curling up by the fire turns into a habit once again, it's hard to resist the lure of a cup of rich, smooth hot chocolate. Whether you're vegan or shunning dairy for allergy reasons, this recipe for nondairy hot chocolate—from the writers of the awesome new cookbook Nourish—is sure to satisfy.
It may not be camping season, but these s'mores will have you and your sweetheart feeling like kids around campfire. Add more nutrients to the experience by stacking s’mores with sliced pineapple and flavanol-rich dark chocolate.
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