45 Decadent Chocolate Desserts for Valentine’s Day (and Every Day)
By: Amanda Suazo
Satisfy the chocoholics in your life with these sweet and sinful-tasting chocolate desserts. Between basic candies and show-stopping cakes, cookies, and ice cream, you can make Valentine’s Day (or any day) feel a little more special.
In addition to its amazing taste, chocolate comes with stellar health benefits such as mood boosting, appetite suppression, and healthier skin. Make your chocolate desserts work for you and always choose high-quality variety with at least 85% cacao and no high-glycemic sweeteners.
Get delicious taste and slash your sugar cravings with these incredible chocolate desserts:
Chocolate desserts: Candy recipes
This classic chocolate dessert proves that you can create a totally sweet treat without any sugar. These boutique-worthy chocolates use a mix of healthy fats from cacao butter, grass-fed ghee, and cacao powder. Enjoy them plain, or add your favorite chocolate mix-ins.
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This fat bomb doubles as a rich chocolate dessert. With simple ingredients like coconut cream, xylitol, and cocoa powder, you can roll these beauties together in just minutes and chill in time for your next snack attack. Stay more Bulletproof with birch xylitol, plus skip the espresso powder and avoid eating xanthan gum too often.
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You can still enjoy milk chocolate on a keto diet without the high sugar content and inflammatory lactose in conventional dairy. How? In addition to cacao butter and sweetener, this chocolate dessert folds in whey protein powder to create a “milky” consistency without actual milk. To keep this recipe more Bulletproof, get a pastured whey and use the lowest temperature possible to melt your ingredients.
A crisp dark chocolate shell surrounds a fudgy almond butter center in this chocolate dessert recipe. With five simple ingredients and only 15 minutes of prep time, you can have this candy on-hand at all times whenever your sugar cravings strike.
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Combine the rich taste of chocolate with the satisfying chew of gummies with this easy dessert. Mix up a gummy base out of gelatin, cocoa powder, coconut cream, and sweetener before adding to your favorite molds and chilling in the fridge. Keep this recipe more Bulletproof with a pastured gelatin.
While fudge makes a delicious chocolate dessert, you can also enjoy it in vanilla and turmeric flavors with this recipe. With a base made from high-fat ingredients like coconut butter and Brain Octane Oil, this recipe won’t cause a sugar crash.
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When chocolate dessert cravings strike, this easy recipe comes together quickly using low-carb pantry staples. Mix melty coconut butter with peppermint extract, then add to candy cup molds with rich melted chocolate. To stay more Bulletproof, use a high-quality unsweetened dark chocolate (or one sweetened with stevia).
Chocolate desserts: Brownies
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Five basic ingredients and 20 minutes of bake time separate you from this ultra-rich chocolate dessert. Mix up a high-fat batter with butter, sweetener, cocoa powder, and almond flour, then bake until just set for a chewy, fudgy, chocolatey experience. Stay more Bulletproof with birch xylitol.
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Resistant starch and healthy fats join together in this poppable, paleo-friendly chocolate dessert. These portion-controlled bites get extra flavor from raw cocoa powder and honey, so you won’t get a strong “veggie” taste in this recipe. Stay more Bulletproof and use raw honey (or a keto sweetener like non-GMO erythritol) and dark chocolate chips with at least 85% cacao.
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Coffee lovers, this chocolate dessert is for you. This dairy-free and nut-free recipe still packs in plenty of flavor, thanks to espresso powder and unsweetened chocolate mixed right into the batter. Stay more Bulletproof and use a high-quality chocolate and espresso powder to reduce your risk of mold exposure.
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Make your cast iron skillet do more for you with this ultra-satisfying chocolate dessert. Cooking in a skillet gives this brownie the perfect balance of crisp and fluffy textures while adding fats from almond butter, dark chocolate, and butter. To stay more Bulletproof, use Ceylon cinnamon, grass-fed butter, and raw almond butter, plus swap almond milk with full-fat canned coconut milk.
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This chocolate dessert is the perfect way to use any spare ripe avocados you have on-hand. Mash them together with ingredients like coconut oil, chocolate chips, and almond flour for a totally rich brownie with no avocado taste whatsoever.
Chocolate desserts: Chocolate-dipped recipes
This savory twist on chocolate desserts only requires two ingredients and delivers big salty-sweet flavor. Dunk crisp and smoky bacon in melted Chocolate Fuel Bars (or your favorite high-quality dark chocolate) for an out-of-this-world chocolate experience.
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Low-fructose strawberries and a silky dark chocolate dip form the perfect marriage in this easy recipe. Mix your melty chocolate together, dip berries, and chill for a simple and elegant dessert. To stay more Bulletproof, melt ingredients on the stove top with a double boiler instead of microwaving.
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Nutty almond cookies get an upgrade with a rich chocolate dip in this satisfying cookie recipe. Make a simple dough with ingredients like almond flour and coconut butter, then bake to a crisp and dip in silky dark chocolate. Stay more Bulletproof on this dessert and use raw almond butter.
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This simple, refreshing recipe uses only three ingredients and makes the most of mint’s bright flavors. Fresh leaves dunk in a chocolate and coconut oil mix for a totally natural take on mint chocolate desserts. To keep it more Bulletproof, use dark chocolate with at least 85% cacao.
Chocolate desserts: Pies, tarts & pastries
This no-bake chocolate dessert uses basic paleo staples you probably already have on hand. First, make a sweet crust with crushed vanilla shortbread collagen protein bars, then pour in a creamy chocolate filling. The hardest part is waiting for this dark and dreamy tart to chill in the fridge.
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Pudding meets fat bomb meets cheesecake in this downright luxurious chocolate dessert. A whipped chocolate filling tops a crumbly Oreo-style crust for a decadent treat packed with healthy fats. Keep it a little more Bulletproof and skip the instant coffee.
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A flaky pastry crust and sweet chocolate filling will have you thinking this chocolate dessert came from your favorite cafe! This recipe wraps a paleo-friendly almond flour dough around a whole dark chocolate bar, then bakes to melty perfection. To stay more Bulletproof, use raw honey and chocolate with at least 85% cacao.
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Whip up this chocolate dessert and make the perfect base for all your fruit or cream pies. In addition to using no nuts or grains, this pie crust also needs no rolling pin — just mix, then spread into the pan. To stay a little more Bulletproof, opt for almond flour over sunflower seed flour if you have no nut allergies, plus use grass-fed butter.
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Raspberries add the perfect touch of tart flavor to this dense and decadent chocolate dessert. Using a rich base made from chocolate chips and coconut oil, this tasty little tart needs no frosting, whipped cream, or crust. Stay more Bulletproof with this recipe and use chocolate with at least 85% cacao, plus raspberries that you bought fresh and froze yourself.
Chocolate desserts: Cookies
Not only do these rich keto cookies pack big chocolate flavor from cocoa powder and dark chocolate chunks, they also get a powerful protein boost from heat-safe collagen peptides. This crisp and chewy chocolate dessert pairs perfectly with classic Bulletproof Coffee.
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Buttery shortbread tastes delicious on its own — add rich chocolate chunks and cocoa powder, though, and you get the ultimate melt-in-your-mouth cookie. To stay more Bulletproof with this recipe, simply omit espresso powder and avoid eating xanthan gum too often.
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Try this chocolate dessert to satisfy your cookie cravings in a flash. A mix of butter, erythritol, and vanilla creates a smooth and scoopable no-bake dough studded with rich chocolate chips. Stay more Bulletproof and use coconut milk instead of heavy cream in this recipe.
Don’t throw out your fully ripe avocados! Instead, save them for this easy chocolate dessert. Mash them down with classic cookie ingredients like cacao powder and pastured eggs, then bake for a perfectly fudgy cookie with no avocado flavor.
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This gluten-free take on a classic cookie recipe creates the same rich and crisp results, all without the brain fog. Crisp cookies made from butter and raw cacao get a rich peppermint coating for a chocolate dessert so good, you’ll never go back to the boxed version. Stay more Bulletproof and use raw honey and grass-fed butter for this recipe.
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While this chocolate dessert makes picture-perfect Christmas cookies, you’ll want to make it all year round. Bake up a delicious batter made from cacao, almond flour, and vanilla, then dust in powdered erythritol for a sweet finish. To stay more Bulletproof, use avocado oil or coconut oil as your choice of baking fat.
Chocolate desserts: Puddings and panna cotta
With grass-fed gelatin in the mix, this high-fat pudding creates the same wiggly, wobbly results as any boxed variety. Additional fats from coconut milk, butter, and Brain Octane Oil ensure that just a few bites of this chocolate dessert will keep you satisfied.
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Gelatin helps all the ingredients in this chocolate dessert hold together without any dairy or eggs. Rich coconut milk blends with vanilla and cocoa powder to create a smooth and silky finish to your meal. Stay more Bulletproof and use grass-fed gelatin and mold-free coffee grounds for this recipe.
With no dairy or cooking required, you can make the perfect custard-like mousse loaded with wholesome fats. Mixing ripe avocado flesh with melted dark chocolate and vanilla in your food processor produces restaurant-worthy results with only 15 minutes of prep.
Chocolate desserts: Cake
This chocolate dessert promises rich flavor without compromising your macros. A nut-free cake made out of coconut flour, eggs, and cacao gets a silky-smooth upgrade from a creamy coconut and chocolate glaze — perfect for special occasions.
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You need five ingredients (and no flours) to make this ultra-fudgy chocolate cake. This recipe whips a dense cake base out of butter, dark chocolate, vanilla, egg, and erythritol. Bake away and get your chocolate fix in 40 minutes flat. Stay Bulletproof and use grass-fed butter and a high-quality dark chocolate.
This chocolate dessert recipe guarantees restaurant-quality results at home using a super-simple method. Mix up a fudgy batter, then pour into ramekins with dark chocolate chunks sprinkled in the center. Bake until just set, and watch the molten center flow out of the crisp cake shell.
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Zucchini adds fiber, moisture, and secret veggies to this chocolate dessert, all with no offputting flavors. Add in other cake basics like almond and coconut flours, butter, and eggs to create this spongy cake, then top with a buttery chocolate ganache. For a Bulletproof spin on this recipe, use grass-fed butter, high-quality almond milk, and full-fat coconut milk in your ganache.
For a low-carb chocolate dessert that feeds a crowd, try this easy recipe. Ingredients like almond flour and coconut oil produce a light and fluffy cake, while avocados and cacao powder whip up into the perfect creamy frosting.
Cinnamon adds spice to this chocolate dessert and helps stabilize blood sugar, while cacao butter keeps these little cakes moist and chocolatey. Top with a whipped coconut cream frosting for a gluten-free dessert that won’t make you feel deprived.
Chocolate desserts: Ice cream and shakes
Since it contains no nuts, eggs, dairy, or gluten, just about anyone can enjoy this chocolate dessert. After freezing coconut cream ahead of time, blend it together with avocado and cocoa powder for a sweet and creamy treat you can have ready in just minutes.
This more traditional take on a favorite frozen treat swaps the inflammatory dairy with wholesome ingredients like grass-fed butter, egg yolks, and XCT Oil. Blend and add to your ice cream maker, and in under half an hour you’ll have a smooth ice cream bursting with nourishing fats.
Using grass-fed gelatin, this chocolate dessert creates fudgy, slow-melting fudge pops with only 10 minutes of prep. Add in high-fat upgrades from coconut cream, egg yolks, and cacao butter for an ultra-creamy ice cream bar without the carb overload.
This 2-minute chocolate dessert makes a smooth and sippable shake using rich ingredients like coconut milk, cinnamon, cocoa powder, and real vanilla bean. Simply blend and serve for frothy perfection.
Chocolate desserts: Sauces, spreads & dips
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This recipe creates a paleo-friendly take on a classic chocolate spread with just a few pantry staples. Soak hazelnuts, then blend into a butter with cacao powder, coconut oil, and salt — so smooth and sweet, you’ll want to spread it on everything. Stay more Bulletproof with this recipe and avoid eating maple syrup too often, or swap it with non-GMO erythritol or birch xylitol instead.
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No inflammatory fats here: This chocolate recipe makes a rich dessert spread out of wholesome coconut cream, chocolate chips, and cocoa powder. Use it to top cakes, cupcakes… or spoons. Stay more Bulletproof and use chocolate with at least 85% cacao.
Like magic, this easy chocolate dessert sauce hardens and cracks the moment it touches frozen treats — all with a few simple ingredients like coconut oil and liquid stevia. Simply mix and store for ready-made sauce fueled with fats.
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This chocolate dessert recipe makes a warm, dippable sauce worthy for entertaining, all with just 5 ingredients. Set and forget your slow cooker to mix it all together, and in an hour you’ll have a party-ready dessert! To stay more Bulletproof, avoid consuming alcohol too often if you want to stay in ketosis.
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For an alternative take on chocolate frosting, this high-fat recipe delivers rich flavor and spreadable texture — plus a sneaky dose of fiber. Blend avocado with sweet upgrades like cocoa powder and coconut oil for a rich and gooey frosting that tastes amazing on any dessert. Stay more Bulletproof and avoid eating maple syrup too often, or swap with liquid stevia or liquid monk fruit drops to taste.
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