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A Chocolaty Valentine's Day

best chocolate recipes for valentines day
Between throwing mandarin oranges into the sea on Chinese Valentine’s Day, and indulging in chocolate treats on the original Valentine’s Day, I choose the latter.  All the single ladies can have their wish; I’ll take the chocolate.

But not all us ladies will receive chocolate this Valentine’s Day.  In Japan and South Korea, it is tradition for women to give chocolate to men on February 14th. No thanks.

To see what wonderful chocolate goodies people from around the world have created – and to give a hint to Mark of what I would like this Valentine’s Day – I took a quick journey on the New Spice Route and discovered these dark, delectable recipes:

Brownie Cupcakes by Ira of Cooking Tackle

Best Chocolate Mint Cookies by Beau of Something Edible

Chocolate Prunes Truffles Paprika by Tamara of Bite My Cake

Molten Chocolate Liquor Cake by Prerna of Indian Simmer

Creamy Hot Chocolate with Greek Yogurt by Teresa of Delicious Wordflux

Nama Chocolate by Nami of Just One Cookbook

Find more recipes with the spice of Valentine’s Day – the Cocoa Bean

If you’re not in Japan or South Korea, be sure to “accidentally” leave this page open on your computer when you know that special one in your life will walk by and get the hint.

{Images courtesy of Ira, Teresa, Prerna, and Nami}

16 comments:

Rosa May said...

Mmmhh, great treats!

Cheers,

Rosa

BiteMyCake said...

You can never ever go wrong with chocolate ;) Cheers!

Teresa said...

Thank you guys for featuring my hot chocolate! I have to confess that is being part of my breakfast since Christmas, oops ;) The good part is it actually satisfies my chocolate cravings for the rest of the day. All the recipes look delightful, can't wait to try! Happy Valentine Day's with lots of chocolate for both of you!

Maja Matus said...

I choose chocolate too :) Everything looks gorgeous! I find this Ira's recipe for Chocolate brownies so yummy :)

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

LOL! Thanks for introducing Japanese Valentine's Day culture. I'm so glad that I don't have to buy so many chocolates for men (yes, no the one, but as well as boy friends, co-workers, and boss!) as I'm in the US now. Although we do have "White Day (March 14th)" for men to return candies (not chocolate), I rather want to get chocolate than candies... lol. Thanks for featuring Nama Chocolate. I will keep this window open. Thanks for suggestion! ;-) Teehee.

Jen said...

What a delicious round up! Nami's homemade chocolate looks incredible!

Ira Rodrigues said...

I would always go for chocolate for valentine's day and this time i'm planing to have something delectable of "death by chocolate" :))
Thanks for featuring Cooking Tackle brownie cupcakes.

*definitely will check all the recipes above.

Sharon | Chinese Soup Pot said...

I love Nami's Nama Chocolate recipe - it's so simple and nama chocolates literally melt in your mouth. Love them!

seasonwithspice said...

Never:)

seasonwithspice said...

Chocolate for breakfast is the best idea, Teresa. We will have to take that up too. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your family!

seasonwithspice said...

Yeah, those Brownie Cookies do look amazing. Ira really captured them well.

seasonwithspice said...

Hi Nami, when I worked in Tokyo, I started in early February, so it came as quite the surprise when on the 14th, I suddenly received all this chocolate. I'm a big fan of Valentine's in Japan! -Mark

seasonwithspice said...

Thanks Jen. Nami does always make such delicious recipes.

seasonwithspice said...

Thanks for sharing, Ira. "Death by chocolate" sounds like a good name for a potential recipe!

seasonwithspice said...

They do look delicious. Will be giving them a try soon

seasonwithspice said...

Enjoy!

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