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32 Chocolate and Strawberry Recipes Perfect for Valentine’s Day

Are you looking for something special to make for your Valentine? Well, you’ve come to the right place! I have my best Chocolate and Strawberry Recipes Perfect for Valentine’s Day all ready to share with you.

I don’t know how chocolate candy and strawberries became synonymous with affection, but they’re always the first things that come to mind when I think of Valentine’s Day. I’ve probably been conditioned to think so by some very clever marketing groups, but regardless those certainly seem to be the most traditional gifts of the season.

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I do usually try to make a chocolate or strawberry dessert for the two of us on Valentine’s. I haven’t quite decided what to make yet for this year, but I’ve been looking through my recipe archives, and I’ve come up with these to share with you. I’ll bet you can find one or two that you and your sweetie would enjoy.

Chocolate & Strawberry Recipes Perfect for Valentine’s Day

1. Brownie Bottom Cheesecake with Oreos

Brownie Bottom Cheesecake is an irresistible, over-the-top combination of two classic desserts, brownies and cheesecake. And if that isn’t enough, I’ve thrown in every chocolate lover’s favorite cookie, Oreos! If you crave chocolate and the rich creaminess of cheesecake, then this recipe is perfect for you.

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Brownie Bottom Cheesecake with Oreos
Brownie Bottom Cheesecake with Oreos is a scrumptious combination of two classic desserts, brownies and cheesecake, and our favorite cookie!
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2. Strawberry Balsamic Cream Cheese Bites

Strawberry Balsamic Cream Cheese Bites is a quick and easy hors d’oeuvre with the classic combination of sweet ripe strawberries, balsamic vinegar, and cracked black pepper. Combine those flavors with smooth cream cheese for a knockout strawberry appetizer!

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Strawberry Balsamic Cream Cheese Bites
Strawberry Balsamic Cream Cheese Bites is an impressive but easy hors d'oeuvre with a combination of strawberries, vinegar, and pepper.
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3. Chocolate Little Layer Cake

Part cake and part confection, this heritage recipe for Chocolate Little Layer Cake is made by home cooks throughout southwest Georgia. The cake consists of tiny yellow layers baked individually then filled and topped with old fashioned boiled chocolate icing.

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Chocolate Little Layer Cake
This southern heritage Chocolate Little Layer Cake consists of tiny layers baked individually and topped with boiled chocolate icing.
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4. Saltine Cracker Toffee

This Saltine Cracker Toffee, also known as “Redneck Toffee” or “Poor Man’s Toffee,” is a quick and easy pecan toffee made with semi-sweet chocolate morsels and (believe or not!) saltine crackers.

Saltine cracker toffee on a white serving plate.
Saltine Cracker Toffee
Whether you call it poor man’s toffee, redneck toffee, or just plain saltine cracker toffee – this is one sweet treat you'll love!
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5. Easy 5-Minute Microwave Fudge

This unbelievably easy, 5-Minute Microwave Fudge will melt in your mouth! Rich, creamy, chocolatey fudge squares without the hassle of making temperamental, old-fashioned stovetop fudge. Your guests will never guess that your fudge was made in the microwave!

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Easy 5 Minute Microwave Fudge
This unbelievably easy 5-Minute Microwave Fudge will melt in your mouth! Rich, creamy, chocolatey fudge squares without the hassle of making temperamental, old-fashioned stovetop fudge.
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6. Old Fashioned Chocolate Meringue Pie

This old-fashioned southern Chocolate Meringue Pie is the ultimate chocolate lovers’ dessert for any occasion. This decadent dessert with its flaky, buttery crust, rich chocolate custard filling, and fluffy homemade meringue is a treasured family recipe we’ve enjoyed for years.

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Chocolate Meringue Pie
Old-fashioned chocolate meringue pie with its rich chocolate filling is the ultimate chocolate lovers' indulgence perfect for any occasion.
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7. Vintage Mississippi Mud Cake

Learn to make my vintage recipe for Mississippi Mud Cake, a cross between brownies, cake, and s’mores! It’s a simple, family-friendly dessert that’s delicious, decadent, and suitable for any occasion!

A vintage recipe for Mississippi Mud Cake - a brownie cake base topped with melted marshmallows and drizzled with chocolate frosting. https://www.lanascooking.com/mississippi-mud-cake/
Mississippi Mud Cake
Learn to make vintage Mississippi Mud Cake, a cross between brownies, cake, and s'mores! Delicious, decadent, and suitable for any occasion!
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A vintage recipe for Mississippi Mud Cake - a brownie cake base topped with melted marshmallows and drizzled with chocolate frosting. https://www.lanascooking.com/mississippi-mud-cake/

8. Strawberry Icebox Cake

Too hot to cook? No problem! This easy no-bake Strawberry Icebox Cake is a vintage treat that features layers of graham crackers, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream for a delicious dessert with no baking required.

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Strawberry Icebox Cake
This easy no-bake Strawberry Icebox Cake is a vintage treat that features layers of graham crackers, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream for a delicious dessert with no baking required.
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9. Bacon and Pecan Topped Toffee

Attention all bacon lovers! My Bacon and Pecan Topped Toffee is made with layers of rich, buttery toffee, semi-sweet chocolate, toasted pecans, and crumbled bacon for the perfect sweet and salty treat.

Pieces of bacon and pecan topped toffee on a serving plate.
Bacon and Pecan Topped Toffee
Bacon and Pecan Topped Toffee is made with layers of rich, buttery toffee, semi-sweet chocolate, toasted pecans, and crumbled bacon for the perfect sweet and salty treat.
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10. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

These easy to make, old fashioned Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars with the texture of brownies are always a hit with grandkids. And grandparents, too!

Cookie bars and a glass of milk.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars
With a similar texture to brownies, these peanut butter and chocolate chip bars make a great treat for grandkids and grandparents alike!
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These easy to make, old fashioned Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars with the texture of brownies are always a hit with grandkids. And grandparents, too! https://www.lanascooking.com/peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-bars/

11. Chocolate Marshmallow Poke Cake

Chocolate Marshmallow Poke Cake – chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, and toasted marshmallows in a fun, retro recipe that the whole family will enjoy!

Chocolate Marshmallow Poke Cake - a fun, retro recipe that the whole family will enjoy! https://www.lanascooking.com/chocolate-marshmallow-poke-cake
Chocolate Marshmallow Poke Cake
Chocolate Marshmallow Poke Cake – chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, and toasted marshmallows in a fun, retro recipe that the whole family will enjoy!
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Chocolate Marshmallow Poke Cake - chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, and toasted marshmallows in a fun, retro recipe that the whole family will enjoy! https://www.lanascooking.com/chocolate-marshmallow-poke-cake/

12. Strawberry Lemon Muffins

Whip up a batch of these homemade Strawberry Lemon Muffins today for breakfast or afternoon snacks. Their strawberry and lemon flavors will win you over while the addition of oatmeal and whole wheat flour makes them a bit healthier.

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Strawberry Lemon Muffins
Your family will love these flavorful Strawberry Lemon Muffins made with fresh strawberries, lemon zest, oatmeal, and whole wheat flour.
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These Strawberry Lemon Muffins are delicious for breakfast or as an afternoon snack. They're made a bit healthier by using oatmeal and whole wheat flour. https://www.lanascooking.com/strawberry-lemon-muffins/

13. Chocolate Scones

Try my Chocolate Scones recipe for a special treat that is sweeter than a traditional scone with a crunchy sugary topping. Enjoy these with a cup of tea or coffee.

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Chocolate Scones
Chocolate Scones are a special treat that is sweeter than a traditional scone with a crunchy sugary topping.
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14. Chocolate-Chocolate Cake

Chocolate-Chocolate Cake – light chocolately cake layers with a luscious, rich cocoa frosting. A chocolate lover’s dream dessert.

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Chocolate-Chocolate Cake
Light chocolately cake layers with a luscious, rich cocoa frosting.
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Chocolate-Chocolate Cake - light chocolately cake layers with a luscious, rich cocoa frosting. https://www.lanascooking.com/chocolate-chocolate-cake

15. Caramel Mocha Latte

Caramel Mocha Latte – Enjoy it as a delicious afternoon pick-me-up or a serve to your guests for a delicious after dinner dessert coffee.

Caramel Mocha Latte - A delicious afternoon pick-me-up or a wonderful after dinner dessert coffee! https://www.lanascooking.com/caramel-mocha-latte
Caramel Mocha Latte
Caramel Mocha Latte – Enjoy it as a delicious afternoon pick-me-up or a serve to your guests for a delicious after dinner dessert coffee.
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Caramel Mocha Latte - Enjoy it as a delicious afternoon pick-me-up or a serve to your guests for a delicious after dinner dessert coffee. https://www.lanascooking.com/caramel-mocha-latte/

16. Betty Crocker 1957 Brownies

Betty Crocker 1957 Brownies – a recipe for densely chocolatey chewy brownies from a 1957 Betty Crocker advertising pamphlet.

Betty Crocker 1957 Brownies - a recipe for densely chocolatey chewy brownies from a 1957 Betty Crocker advertising pamphlet. https://www.lanascooking.com/1957-brownies/
1957 Brownies
Recipe for densely chocolatey chewy brownies from a Betty Crocker 1957 advertising pamphlet.
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Betty Crocker 1957 Brownies - a recipe for densely chocolatey chewy brownies from a 1957 Betty Crocker advertising pamphlet. https://www.lanascooking.com/1957-brownies/

17. Chocolate Cherry Muffins

Chocolate Cherry Muffins with white chocolate chips and dried cherries.

Chocolate Cherry Muffins with white chocolate chips and dried cherries. A quick to make, fun to eat, tempting sweet treat. https://www.lanascooking.com/chocolate-cherry-muffins/
Chocolate Cherry Muffins
Chocolate Cherry Muffins with white chocolate chips and dried cherries. A quick to make, fun to eat, tempting sweet treat.
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Chocolate Cherry Muffins with white chocolate chips and dried cherries. A quick to make, fun to eat, tempting sweet treat. https://www.lanascooking.com/chocolate-cherry-muffins/

18. Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake is a rich chocolate sheet cake spread with a delicious chocolate and pecan icing.

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Texas Sheet Cake
A fabulous chocolate sheet cake. Always a hit at parties and gatherings.
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Texas Sheet Cake is a rich chocolate sheet cake spread with a delicious chocolate and pecan icing. https://www.lanascooking.com/texas-sheet-cake/

19. Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache

You’ll absolutely love this easy recipe for Flourless Chocolate Cake with a decadent chocolate ganache topping! It’s made without flour creating a dense and silky chocolate experience that you’ll be proud to serve for special occasions or to treat yourself any time of the year.

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Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache – an unabashedly decadent chocolate layer topped with a smooth chocolate ganache.
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20. Spiced Hot Cocoa

Spiced Hot Cocoa – creamy, rich, and comforting hot chocolate spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla.

Spiced Hot Cocoa - Hot cocoa spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. https://www.lanascooking.com/spiced-hot-cocoa-for-election-day
Spiced Hot Cocoa
Hot cocoa spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla.
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Spiced Hot Cocoa for Election Day - creamy, rich, and comforting hot chocolate spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. https://www.lanascooking.com/spiced-hot-cocoa-for-election-day/

21. Chocolate Coconut Cheesecake

Chocolate Coconut Cheesecake – a luscious, rich, and decadent cheesecake with a chocolate-cinnamon crust.

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Chocolate Coconut Cheesecake
A decadent chocolate cheesecake on a chocolate cookie and coconut base, topped with chocolate ganache and toasted coconut.
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22. Vintage Hot Fudge Pie

This Vintage Hot Fudge Pie is a cross between a brownie and a cookie. A real old-fashioned treat that’s perfect for chocolate lovers of all ages!

This Vintage Hot Fudge Pie is a cross between a brownie and a cookie. A real old-fashioned treat that's perfect for chocolate lovers of all ages! https://www.lanascooking.com/vintage-hot-fudge-pie/
Hot Fudge Pie
This Vintage Hot Fudge Pie is a cross between a brownie and a cookie. A real old-fashioned treat that’s perfect for chocolate lovers of all ages!
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This Vintage Hot Fudge Pie is a cross between a brownie and a cookie. A real old-fashioned treat that's perfect for chocolate lovers of all ages! https://www.lanascooking.com/vintage-hot-fudge-pie/

23. Chocolate Raspberry Bar Cookies

These Chocolate Raspberry Bar Cookies are perfect for Valentine’s Day! Rich, buttery batter topped with raspberry preserves and chocolate chunks.

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Chocolate Raspberry Bar Cookies
An easy bar cookie great for Valentine’s Day!
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These Chocolate Raspberry Bar Cookies are perfect for Valentine's Day! Rich, buttery batter topped with raspberry preserves and chocolate chunks. https://www.lanascooking.com/chocolate-raspberry-bar-cookies/

24. Chocolate Walnut Pound Cake

Chocolate Walnut Pound Cake – A rich, moist pound cake with walnuts and a double dose of chocolate.

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Chocolate Walnut Pound Cake
A moist, rich pound cake with walnuts and a double dose of chocolate.
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Chocolate Walnut Pound Cake - A rich, moist pound cake with walnuts and a double dose of chocolate. https://www.lanascooking.com/chocolate-walnut-pound-cake/

25. Caramel Pecan Brownies

Caramel Pecan Brownies – decadently rich brownies with a caramel and pecan layer in the center.

Caramel Pecan Brownies - decadently rich brownies with a caramel and pecan layer in the center.
Caramel Pecan Brownies
Decadently rich brownies with a caramel and pecan layer in between.
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Caramel Pecan Brownies - decadently rich brownies with a caramel and pecan layer in the center.

26. Triple Chocolate Slow Cooker Cake

This delicious Triple Chocolate Slow Cooker Cake uses a boxed cake mix for convenience. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

This delicious Triple Chocolate Slow Cooker Cake uses a boxed cake mix for convenience. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream. https://www.lanascooking.com/triple-chocolate-slow-cooker-cake/
Triple Chocolate Slow Cooker Cake
This delicious Triple Chocolate Slow Cooker Cake uses a boxed cake mix for convenience.
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This delicious Triple Chocolate Slow Cooker Cake uses a boxed cake mix for convenience. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream. https://www.lanascooking.com/triple-chocolate-slow-cooker-cake/

27. Praline Brownies

Praline Brownies – whipping cream, butter, and light brown sugar with pecans make a rich praline topping for quick and easy box mix brownies.

Praline Brownies - whipping cream, butter, and light brown sugar with pecans make a rich praline topping for quick and easy box mix brownies. https://www.lanascooking.com/praline-brownies/
Praline Brownies
Praline Brownies – whipping cream, butter, and light brown sugar with pecans make a rich praline topping for quick and easy box mix brownies.
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Praline Brownies - whipping cream, butter, and light brown sugar with pecans make a rich praline topping for quick and easy box mix brownies. https://www.lanascooking.com/praline-brownies/

28. Homemade Mounds Bars Candy

Homemade Mounds Bars Candy – an old-fashioned homemade candy similar to the famous Mounds Bar. Add this one to your holiday cooking list.

Homemade Mounds Bars Candy in paper cups on a serving platter.
Mounds Bars Candy
Homemade Mounds Bars Candy – an old-fashioned homemade candy similar to the famous Mounds Bar. Add this one to your holiday cooking list.
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Homemade Mounds Bars Candy in paper cups on a serving platter.

29. Berry Glazed Chocolate Cake

Berry Glazed Chocolate Cake – a moist devil’s food cake topped with a raspberry glaze and chocolate icing. Perfect for any celebration.

A serving of berry glazed chocolate cake with whipped cream.
Berry-Glazed Chocolate Cake
A decadently rich chocolate cake topped with a raspberry glaze and chocolate icing.
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Berry Glazed Chocolate Cake - a moist devil's food cake topped with a raspberry glaze and chocolate icing. Perfect for any celebration. https://www.lanascooking.com/berry-glazed-chocolate-cake/

30. Turtle Cookie Bars

These Turtle Cookie Bars are full of pecans, caramel, and milk chocolate over a rich, buttery shortbread base.

Just like the famous candies, these Turtle Cookie Bars are full of pecans, caramel, and milk chocolate over a rich, buttery shortbread base. https://www.lanascooking.com/turtle-cookie-bars
Turtle Cookie Bars
Like the famous Turtles candies, these cookie bars have layers of chocolate, nuts, and caramel on top of a rich, buttery shortbread crust.
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Just like the famous candies, these Turtle Cookie Bars are full of pecans, caramel, and milk chocolate over a rich, buttery shortbread base. https://www.lanascooking.com/turtle-cookie-bars

31. No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

A simple and delicious, No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake with an almond and cookie base filled with chocolate, cream cheese, and whipped cream.

A serving of cheesecake topped with sliced strawberries.
No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake
A simple and delicious, No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake with an almond and cookie base filled with chocolate, cream cheese, and whipped cream.
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A simple and delicious, No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake with an almond and cookie base filled with chocolate, cream cheese, and whipped cream. https://www.lanascooking.com/no-bake-chocolate-cheesecake/

32. Marbled Brownies

These Marbled Brownies use a convenient boxed mix and an easy to prepare cheesecake batter to create a cheery holiday dessert.

Marbled Brownies
These marbled brownies use a convenient boxed mix and an easy to prepare cheesecake batter to create a cheery holiday dessert.
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I hope you found something delicious to make for you and your special someone this Valentine’s Day!

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