Nothing represents Valentine’s Dayquite like the classic combo of chocolate and strawberry. The two complement each other so perfectly that you’ve probably come to associate the pair exclusively with romance — and for good reason! You know you’d rather receive a dozen chocolate-covered strawberries than roses any day. The good news is that there are so many chocolate + strawberry recipes to choose from if you’re wanting to whip up a Valentine’s Day dessert for that special someone after your Valentine’s Day dinner. These 18 sensual strawberry and chocolate desserts are sure sure to sweeten up any date night with your love and make you partner of the year.

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1. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake Bites: Beware of these bite-sized beauties, because they are truly addictive. The best part is the recipe makes a ton, so you can keep them in the freezer and pop a few out whenever the mood strikes. (via Cookies and Cows)

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2. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies: If you and your bae have been hitting the gym together, then you’ll appreciate these delicious Paleo-approved brownies that are actually good for you. Don’t worry… they sure don’t taste that way. (via Bakerita)

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3. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake for Two: Baking a dessert for Valentine’s Day that you’re actually willing to share is an action that just screams “I love you.” Whip this up the day before so you don’t have to worry about baking it on Valentine’s Day. (via Giraffes Can Bake)

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4. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Macaroons: Minimal ingredients give you major flavor payoff with these little cookies. Did we mention that there’s no baking involved here, either? Easy desserts means more time canoodling with your love. (via The Kitchen McCabe)

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5. Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes With a Strawberry Buttercream: This gorgeous buttercream gets its lovely pink shade from freeze dried strawberries. To make festive chocolate cupcake toppers, just pipe melted chocolate in various shapes onto parchment, let them solidify and gently separate from parchment with a knife. Now, that’s an impressive touch. (via A Saucy Kitchen)

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6. Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies: Chocolate chip cookies are enough to win anyone’s heart. When you add in dried strawberries and an extra chocolate drizzle, there’s just no stopping the attractiveness of these cookies. (via Bakerita)

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7. Chocolate Strawberry Tart: This luscious tart has strawberry surprises hidden throughout it. On top of the chocolate cookie crust lies a layer of ganache with fresh strawberries pressed into it. Then, strawberries are blended with a sweet homemade whipped cream for a filling that is undeniably luxurious. (via Desserts Required)

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8. Chocolate Strawberry Truffles: All you need to make these lovely truffles is four simple ingredients and a little bit of chill time. You can either scoop the truffles into the standard ball shape, or use a cookie cutter to make fun shapes. (via Posh Little Designs)

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9. M&M’s Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches: Sometimes, Valentine’s Day means making dozens of baked goods for your kiddos to take to school. These candy-studded ice cream sandwiches are a shoo-in to be a class fave. (via The Craft Patch)

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10. Individual Frozen Oreo Strawberry Pies: Whether it’s just you and your boo or you’re hosting a Galentine’s Day Party for a dozen of your closest friends, this recipe will work for you. (via The Crafting Nook)

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11. Mini Chocolate Strawberry Lava Cakes: You don’t have to dine at a fancy restaurant to enjoy a show-stopping lava cake. They’re so easy to make at home, and can easily be adapted to whatever flavors you like. (via My Sequined Life)

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12. Strawberry Chocolate Ganache Layer Cake: If your goal is to wow your date with your technical baking abilities, then a chocolate layer cake is the way to go. Better yet, a chocolate layer cake with cheesecake frosting and fresh strawberries. (via A Savory Feast)

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13. Fudge Lover’s Strawberry Truffle Cake: We all know that one person that could eat chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This Valentine’s Day dessert is for those people. Sometimes a small truffle just won’t do, and that’s when you break out a full slice of this truffle goodness. (via Capturing Joy)

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14. Strawberry Chocolate Truffles: Entertaining a last-minute V-Day date? Three ingredients is all it takes to make these truffles, and you’ll have a quick and indulgent treat. Let them chill for a bit while you’re getting ready and you won’t even break a sweat. (via Sweet and Savory by Shinee)

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15. Strawberry Cinnamon Cake: This unique cake just screams elegance. The unexpected spice from the cinnamon and the spiked strawberry chocolate buttercream all work perfectly together to form this masterpiece. Do yourself a favor and start the process the day before so that you allow plenty of time for cooling the cakes. (via The Cake Chica)

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16. Homemade Strawberry Marshmallows: Treat yourself to some fun in the kitchen this Valentine’s Day and whip up these adorable homemade marshmallows. Pro tip: They’re perfect gifted alongside some hot chocolate mix. (via Fox and Briar)

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17. Chocolate and Strawberry Swiss Roll: Swiss rolls are so much easier to make than they look, and are so awe-inspiring to those you make it for. Make this one right before you serve so that it keeps its beautiful shape. (via PicNic)

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18. Easy White Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake: If you’re unsure of what your Valentine likes in the dessert department, cheesecake is always a safe option. This one is incredibly simple and will leave your date swooning. (via Dishing Delish)

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