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

From red velvet pretzels to cocoa-infused wine, these out-of-the-box sweets are the perfect alternative to boxed chocolates.
/ Source: Today

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.

Valentine's Day gift guide: Malvi marshmallow sandwiches

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

Jim Scherer

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

Valentine's Day gift guide: Peanut butter cups from Woodhouse Chocolate

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

Mocha peanut brittle bark from
Robert D. Benton

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

Valentine's Day gift guide: Chocolate-covered pretzels by Fatty Sundays

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

Valentine's Day gift guide: solid hot chocolate from Ticket Chocolate

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

Valentine's Day gift guide: anatomically correct chocolate heart by Morkes

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

Valentine's Day gift guide: Dessert ravioli by Pappardelle Pasta
Chris Setter

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

Valentine's Day gift guide: chocolate salami from Mouth

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

Valentine's Day gift guide: chocolates crafted with wine from Gearhearts Chocolates
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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

Valentine's Day gift guide: Chocolate Lover's wine from Amazon

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