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Think outside the box! Impress your Valentine with these creative chocolate treats

Think outside the (chocolate) box this Valentine's Day and gift your loved ones with creative cocoa-infused treats like red velvet pretzels, dessert ravioli and even wine.

Marshmallow Sandwiches

Rich cocoa wafers hold fluffy marshmallows in flavors such as raspberry hibiscus, cotton candy and spiked espresso.

Price: $6.50/4-pack from Malvi

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Sweetheart Gift

The ribbon-wrapped wooden box comes with a collection of Dancing Deer treats, including four chocolate chunk brownies, eight triple chocolate cookies and buttery shortbreads.

Price: $29.99 from Dancing Deer

Peanut Butter Cups

These creamy rounds are stuffed with organic peanut butter and salted peanuts, then topped with chocolate hearts.

Price: $16/4-pack from Woodhouse Chocolate

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Peanut Brittle

Fans of brittle will adore tasty add-ins like mocha peanut, cashews and pretzels.

Price: $3.95 to $9.95 from Brittle Bark

Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

As they say, the best way to a person's heart is through their stomach. These sweet-savory sticks cloaked in bits of red chocolate should do the trick.

Price: $7 to $8 from Fatty Sundays

Solid Hot Chocolate

For Valentine's Day, the makers behind these fun stirrers have topped their hot cocoa-on-a-stick with festive candy hearts.

Price: $5 to $15 from Ticket Chocolate

Anatomically-Correct Heart

Give your loved one a heart... a chocolate one, that is! This hefty one-pound ticker looks just like the real thing, but it's made with your choice of milk, dark or white chocolate.

Price: $32,95 from Morkes Chocolates

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Chocolate-Hazelnut Ravioli

Pasta for dessert? These decadent stuffed squares have chocolate in the dough and also in the luscious filling.

Price: $8/pound from Pappardelle Pasta

Chocolate Salami

It may look just like salami, but this sweet "sausage" is actually composed of dark chocolate and cocoa nibs mixed with dates, figs and marzipan to give it a sticky, chewy texture.

Price: $24.50 from Mouth

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Wine-Infused Chocolates

Each Pod & Vine box includes a trio of bonbons crafted with Virginia Wines vino.

Price: $20/9 pieces from Gearheart Chocolates

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Chocolate Lover's Wine

This rich red wine has hints of dark cocoa—it's basically dessert in a bottle!

Price: $15-$90 from Amazon

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