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Valentine's Day prep! 10 mouthwatering chocolate recipes

Feb. 11, 2014 at 4:46 PM ET

Raspberry cheesecake brownies
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Raspberry cheesecake brownies

Valentine's Day is on Friday. Do you know where your chocolate is? 

Whether you're in a relationship or celebrating Valentine's Day single and ready to mingle, chocolate is a necessary component when it comes to celebrating the day of love. We filtered through the dozens of recipes stored in the TODAY recipe archives and pulled out those that would be perfect to devour this holiday, regardless of dietary restrictions and relationships statuses. 

Don't have much time to slave away in the kitchen? Make raspberry cheesecake brownies with a brownie mix and a few extra ingredients. 

Take a spin on the traditional chocolate-covered strawberry dessert with Giada De Laurentiis' cherry and chocolate tart.

Have a little bit of sweet and a little bit of salt with these freezy-cool salted caramel whoopie pies.

Freezy-cool salted caramel whoopie pie
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Freezy-cool salted caramel whoopie pie

Spending the day thawing out from the latest snowfall? Shovel that driveway, then dig in to Sandra Lee's hot cocoa cake.

There's no reason chocolate can't sneak into a cocktail: Try this white chocolate-tini

Avoiding dairy doesn't mean chocolate is off limits, so whip up these vegan chocolate chip beach cookies. 

Vegan chocolate chip beach cookies
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Vegan chocolate chip beach cookies

Chocolate panna cotta with raspberries is a decadent dessert that is perfect to share with a special date. 

Steering free of gluten these days? Have some fun with spin on an old-school favorite: Gluten-free chocolate chip quinoa cookies. 

Valentine's Day can be a bitter day for some, which makes Bobby Deen's bittersweet chocolate cheesecake all the more appropriate. 

Surprise your man with what he really wants: Milk chocolate, peanut butter and bacon fondue. 


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