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Chocolate and berries, a match made in heaven

Marnely Rodriguez-Murray is the author of the food blog Cooking with Books. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, she has worked as an overnight bread baker in Colorado and a chocolate maker in Virginia. She currently resides ...

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Chocolate and berries make one of the most romantic food pairings and the ultimate treat for Valentine's Day.

The classic pairing of chocolate and fresh berries is one that whispers romantic. The balance of creamy, luscious chocolate paired with tart, sweet berries is perfect for desserts. Put your own twist on these recipes by mixing up the combinations: 

  • White chocolate and dried blueberries
  • Milk chocolate and fresh blackberries
  • Dark chocolate and goji berries
1

Bakery style raspberry-chocolate chip muffins

Bakery style raspberry-chocolate chip muffins

Photo credit: Healthy. Delicious.

Muffins are a great place to add flavor, like with these bakery style raspberry-chocolate chip muffins that are packed with dark chocolate chips and fresh raspberries. They're perfect as a snack or breakfast.

2

Brie, raspberry and chocolate grilled cheese

Brie, raspberry, and chocolate grilled cheese

Chocolate and berries don't always have to be sweet. This brie, raspberry and chocolate grilled cheese is the perfect way to make a cheesy dish with sweet ingredients. This would work well as either a breakfast or dessert course.

3

Chocolate cherry berry smoothie

Chocolate cherry berry smoothie

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Sometimes, all you need is a boost of energy early in the morning, and this chocolate cherry berry smoothie is packed with chocolate and fresh berries to make a great breakfast smoothie.

4

Raspberry and white chocolate swirl soup with brownie croutons

Raspberry and white chocolate swirl soup with brownie croutons

This raspberry and white chocolate swirl soup with brownie croutons makes a great dessert course. Unique and unlike other desserts, imagine how surprised your guests will be with small pieces of brownies floating in their soup.

5

White chocolate cranberry layer cake

White chocolate cranberry layer cake

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A cake sure to impress, this white chocolate cranberry layer cake would be perfect for a special occasion. Infused with warm spices and fresh cranberries, it's the perfect winter cake.

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Double chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream filling

Double chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream filling

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This double chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream filling is covered with a light Swiss meringue buttercream, making this a decadent but light cake to indulge in.

7

Iced raspberry cafe mocha

Iced raspberry cafe mocha

Sip on this iced raspberry cafe mocha and indulge in the chocolate and berry combination without all the added calories of a traditional dessert. Drink it as an icy dessert or brew it hot to warm up on cold winter nights.

8

White chocolate cranberry tart

White chocolate cranberry tart

Photo credit: Roxana's Home Baking

Not all chocolate is created equal! This white chocolate cranberry tart utilizes creamy white chocolate as the canvas for ingredients like cranberries and pistachios.

9

Dark chocolate raspberry gelato

Dark chocolate raspberry gelato

Photo credit: All Day I Dream About Food

Who says you have to stop eating ice cream during the winter? This dark chocolate raspberry gelato is a low-carb treat you can enjoy anytime. Serve it with extra fresh raspberries for added nutrition.

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Vegan chocolate raspberry cupcakes

Vegan chocolate raspberry cupcakes

These vegan chocolate raspberry cupcakes are great for your vegan and vegetarian friends. Made with coconut milk, fresh raspberries and raw cocoa powder, they're even healthy.

More on Valentine's Day

Create a heart-healthy Valentine's Day meal
How to turn your home into a Valentine’s Day love cove
How to celebrate your first Valentine’s Day together

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