Last-Minute Chocolate Recipes for Valentine’s Day

There is no shortage of chocolate recipes in my repertoire, but seeing as Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, I’ve handpicked these 5 recipes for you based on their effort-to-chocolate ratio: with these very easy treats, there is no excuse not to show your special someone how much you chocolove him/her.

Of course, a well-chosen present won’t hurt; check out my Valentine’s Day Gifts for Food Lovers, and all my other gift guides.

Also, if you’re in Paris, you can submit a love message to be displayed on the billboards of the city on V-Day! Doesn’t get much more romantic than that.

Three-Ingredient French Hot Chocolate (Vegan)

Can you guess the unusual ingredient that makes this vegan hot chocolate as velvety as you will find in Parisian tea rooms?

Pouring hot chocolate

Chocolate Mousse (Vegan)

I mean, look at this rich, fluffy chocolate mousse! (Another secretly vegan recipe.)

Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse

Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

A box of these in pretty tissue paper, and his/her heart will melt.

Raw Chocolate Truffles

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Chocolate Cake

My most popular chocolate cake, truffle-like and intensely chocolate flavored.

Melt-in-your-mouth Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cookies (Gluten-free)

These crisp and crumbly cookies are made with just 4 ingredients. Perfect if you need just a touch of chocolate after dinner. Or lunch. Or with coffee. Or tea. You get the idea.

Gluten-free Chocolate Sablés (Just 4 Ingredients!)

Join the conversation!

What’s your favorite chocolate recipe to make on Valentine’s Day, especially if you haven’t had much time to plan?

Need more ideas or just like staring at gorgeous pictures of chocolate? I have a Pinterest board dedicated to chocolate cravings!

  • Andy

    Haha! “Effort-to-chocolate ratio” is probably the most important equation in life!!

  • NotJoking

    My fave is vegan caramel pots topped with plain chocolate. No time to type out recipe now, but it’s made with coconut milk and tastes decadent.

  • NotJoking

    Chocolate topped caramel pots – makes 2 ramekins

    Grease ramekins with Coconut Butter


    4 Tbs Sugar
    4 Tbs Coconut Milk, gently warmed + 1 extra Tbs
    1/4 tsp Salt

    Caramelize Sugar, when straw coloured, remove from heat & slowly stir in 4 Tbs Coconut Milk. If lumpy, add the 1 extra Tbs Milk and stir.

    Pour into the 2 ramekins

    Chocolate Topping:

    50 Grams Dark Chocolate (I use 85% cocoa solids)
    3 Tbs Coconut Milk
    1 Tbs Water

    Melt chocolate (I use the microwave on very low setting for this)
    Stir in Coconut Milk
    Once incorported, stir in Water

    Pour on top of the Caramel in the ramekins

    Can be topped with shredded coconut, ground nuts (I love ground Brazil Nuts for this) or what have you.

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