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!

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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)

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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.
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Ultimate Valentine's Day Chocolate Truffle

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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

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

Hazelnut Cups

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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.

Easy OREO Truffles

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


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


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

Easy Decadent Truffles

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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

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

Melt In Your Mouth Toffee

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This is the easiest, best toffee I have ever made. Everyone who tries it wants the recipe.

Rum Truffles

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These truffles will be soft inside despite that it feels firm on the outside. You only need to store them in a cool place, but not necessarily the fridge. Make sure you always use an airtight container! Be sure to use good quality chocolate!

Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's Valentine Chocolates

"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

"This sweet conversation heart bark is perfect for Valentine's Day." – Stasty Cook

Lavender Truffles

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These truffles are a slice of heaven. The lavender's flavor is earthy but really pops in the chocolate. The chocolate is so silky smooth and is like eating a cloud. Use up to 1/2 cup of cream for a softer lavender filling.