Valentine's Day Candy Recipes

Find recipes for candy, including chocolate truffles. These treats are fun to make and a great way to impress your Valentine!

Staff Picks

Ruby Chocolate Rocky Road

The idea of rocky road is pretty much that: piles of rocky goodies all coated and glued together with chocolate that doesn't crack when you bite into it (thanks to coconut oil). So although I have used some fairly gourmet ingredients here, don't feel locked into that. Just go with what you have in the cupboard that you think will go well together!

Nipples of Venus (Capezzoli di Venere)

Rating: 4.6 stars
I first learned of these confections through the famous scene of the same name in the movie Amadeus. Fast forward 30-plus years later, and inspired by a viewer's request, I finally learned that these were in fact real, and very delicious, thanks in part to the star of the show, chestnuts. Serve these as a sexy snack during a Valentine's viewing of the corresponding film.

Ultimate Valentine's Day Chocolate Truffle

Rating: 3.92 stars
On Valentine's day, profess your love with elegant decadence. Fine chocolate has long been considered the 'food of love.' The sublime chocolate truffle, known for it rarity and exquisiteness, is the epitome of erotic foods. Presented simply on a silver tray with a single red rose, it says, 'You're the one.' Add a 1/4 teaspoon of your favorite liqueur to this recipe for added zing!

Mocha Truffles

Rating: 4.85 stars
These are a favorite of the cookie exchange, originally from a co-worker who is a much better cook than I.

Hazelnut Cups

Rating: 5 stars
This is an easy way to have small, impressive desserts. It goes together quickly, and it can be adapted easily. Be sure to allow a good 4 hours in the fridge before serving.


Rating: 4.64 stars
I have used this recipe for almost 41 years, and have yet to have any bad batches. My grandson loves 'em!

Easy Decadent Truffles

Rating: 4.57 stars
Insanely easy, but oh so rich! Recipe makes a large amount but you can vary flavorings and coatings to make several different varieties.

Chocolate Covered Cherries

Rating: 4.71 stars
Easy, delicious cherries. Just like you buy in the box! It's best to let the candies ripen for 1 to 2 weeks.


Rating: 4.47 stars
Had these in New Orleans and loved them, so I tried different combos and liked this best.

Cherry Mash Candy

Rating: 3.92 stars
This is one of my favorite Christmas candies!

Luscious Chocolate Truffles

Rating: 4.12 stars
These are very rich and enticing. Use red sprinkles for Valentine's Day, green ones for St. Patrick's Day and red, white and blue ones for Independence Day! Top with your choice of toppings, some we like: colored sugar, chocolate sprinkles, and colored sprinkles!

Coconut Ice

Rating: 3.19 stars
A delicious and attractive candy snack for any coconut lover.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's Valentine Chocolates
Rating: Unrated
"I made these for my boyfriend who loves very dark chocolate. He took one bite and said, 'This is some serious chocolate!'" – Sunnysprinkle
Strawberry Heart Bark
Rating: Unrated
"This sweet conversation heart bark is perfect for Valentine's Day." – Stasty Cook

Easy OREO Truffles

Rating: 4.76 stars

These truffles are very easy and delicious. You can't go wrong with OREO, cream cheese and chocolate!