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
Bakery style raspberry-chocolate chip muffins
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
White chocolate cranberry tart
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Not all chocolate is created equal! This white chocolate cranberry tart utilizes creamy white chocolate as the canvas for ingredients like cranberries and pistachios.
Dark chocolate raspberry gelato
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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.
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.
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