5 Chocolatey Treats Better Than a Box of Store-Bought Truffles — Comfort Food Feast

Give your valentine the gift of chocolate with homemade chocolate dessert recipes.

Listen, we can't all be the best kind of significant other on Valentine's Day. You know, the kind who plans for days, greets his or her love with roses and slaves over an open flame to cook a homemade meal. But you can do  almost that (and get a whole lot of credit for it). This year, roll up your sleeves for one of these made-with-love treats for the chocoholic in your life. They're way better than anything you'd pick up at the store.

If slicing into Ina Garten's  Brownie Tart with your love by your side isn't the best way to spend Valentine's Day, we don't know what is. Dense and gooey, it's made with only a half-cup of flour, so nothing gets in the way of the chocolate.

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Matt Armendariz, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Conclude a romantic meal with a most-elegant treat: Ree Drummond's  Chocolate Pots de Creme. These coffee-spiked desserts are as good as a restaurant's, plus they don't require any baking.

You could spend your time baking the day away, but some treats are quick and just as special. It takes just 20 minutes to whip up silky, rich  Chocolate Fondue, and doing the dipping makes for a fun, DIY activity.

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Ree has been known to make her no-frills  Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie for her husband, Ladd, so odds are your significant other will go wild for it too. It's made with a sinful combination of ingredients — store-bought, but no one would ever guess it.

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A variety of Doughnut Holes in a bowl

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Hey, if you're stuck on the idea of truffles, go on and make them yourself. These dreamy, homemade  Chocolate Truffles from Food Network Magazine are the perfect treat for your valentine, and they're oh-so-easy to make.

Get more chocolate recipes from our friends:
The Hungry Traveler:  French Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart
Dishing with Divya:  Rock Truffles

Elephants and the Coconut Trees:  Easy Chocolate Fudge - 2 Minute Microwave Recipe

In Jennie's Kitchen:  Devil Dog Cupcakes
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Homemade Chocolate Sauce
The Mom 100:  Chocolate Banana Cake
Swing Eats: Nutella Panna Cotta
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