Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Chocolate Lovers Day! Valentine's Mega Chocolate Overload Post

The best day of the year is here! Sure it's a day filled with flowers:


A nice early surprise from Mr. Chocolate who also found the perfect balloon for me:


Awwwwww. Love you sweetie! 


In ADDITION to those lovely treats, it’s THE chocolate holiday of the year! And if you think I’m alone in my passion for chocolate, think again!

Food Network magazine has devoted a whole issue to chocolate ( I've told myself they did it just for me) and Better Homes and Gardens has a month of chocolate ideas on their Facebook page.

If you’re looking for any last minute ideas for a decadent Valentine’s Day dessert here you go:
Brownie Rubble from Food Network

There's always a reason to have truffles. Food Network also has a great recipe to make them at home:


These chocolate covered strawberries are a Valentine's classic but with a little twist, chili !


And whose heart wouldn't melt with one bite of this molten chocolate cake?


These and so much more over at Food Network.

Of course there are some talented bloggers out there who have some tantalizing recipes to share. Visit Crazy For Crust for the recipe for this 100,000 Bar Fudge:


For another decadent fudge recipe, check out this Red Hot Oreo Fudge from Jocelyn at Inside BruCrew Life:


I featured both of these in prior link party highlights, but they are both so incredible looking, I don't think anyone will mind seeing them again. From Tonia at The Gunny Sack, these brownie peanut butter cupcakes:


Keeping with the chocolate peanut butter combo, these gorgeous cookies from Jenn at Rook No. 17:


Valentine's Day and Whoopie Pies. Nuff said:

Nutella Whoopie Pies from My San Francisco Kitchen


Chocolate overload? Is there such a thing?

Happy Valentine's Day 

12 comments:

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Awwww and YUM! Happy Valentine's Day, Carol!

Michelle L. said...

(Reads this post. Faints.)

Overload! In a good way! Thanks for the roundup of delish, I knew this blog would be officially the MOST chocolately place on earth today. happy V Day, Carol!

BEAR's Mom said...

kudos to your hubby for those sweet treats :D
OMG...my teeth are hurting
so much chocolate...
so little time !!!
BEAR HUGS
~victoria~

Tonia L said...

YUM! I need to go do some baking!

Jocelyn said...

That balloon is awesome...and so perfect for you:-) What a sweet guy your man!!!

I have been drooling over the chocolate magazine too! Thank you so much for including my fudge in your chocolate day post. It was such a "sweet" surprise to wake up to this morning!!!

Becky @ The Barefoot Seamstress said...

oh.my.chocolate! Happy Valentine's Day, Carol!

Ms. Redo said...

I thought about you this morning, girlfriend, knowing it *had* to be your holiday :) Happy Valentine's Day to you and hope the whole day is fun! Hugs ~ Mary

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

I love that balloon! Having just eaten my weight in M&Ms, this post is appropriate to me. Thanks for the feature!

Caroline @ Artfully Caroline said...

Yummm

socalgirl said...

Wow thank you so much for the shoutout! Everything looks so so so good on this post :) Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day! xoxo

Kristi @ mysanfranciscokitchen.com

Jenn Erickson said...

Carol, you're the best! What a sensational collection of creative recipes!

Thank you so much for featuring my peanut butter & chocolate heart cookies!

Hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day!

xx,
jenn

gobakeyourself said...

You are my chocolate hero - I am hugely obsessed with chocolate (a ratio of 2:1 when it comes to chocolate dishes on my blog)and your blog is my favourite find!
What an amazing round up (I am so hungry...)

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru
Latest: Choc Truffle Chunk Muffins + Surprise Choc Cookies