I don’t know about you, but Valentine’s Day always says chocolate to me! Even though my husband and I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day since his birthday is the next day and my mom’s is the day before, I always love to bake something decadent with chocolate for us to share. V-day is a good excuse to have a little dessert! To feel less guilty about indulging, I try to make the dessert a little healthier by swapping out not so healthy ingredients for healthier ones, but sometimes you just have to have the real deal, i.e. decadent brownies. If I make something that isn’t healthy, I try to only make a little bit so I don’t have many left to tempt me later.

Here are my  10 favorite chocolate desserts (some are my own recipes from the archives that I forgot about!)…

Healthier Funky Monkey Brownies

Healthier Funky Monkey Brownies

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

My favorite chocolate chip cookies

Paleo Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies (these also make good snacks that you won’t feel guilty about!)

Paleo Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies (updated recipe!)

Paleo Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies (another good snack in addition to being a dessert!)

Paleo Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Strawberry and Brownie Parfaits

Strawberry Brownie Parfaits | Cravings of a Lunatic | Simple dessert recipe anyone can make quickly. A real crowd pleaser!

Black Bean Lava Cakes

black bean lava cakes 2

Avocado Truffle Chocolates

An unbelievably smooth, creamy and decadent truffle chocolates recipe made with...wait for it... AVOCADO! Only 94 calories per truffle! These are so ridiculously good and a must-make healthy treat for Valentine's Day!

Healthy Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Brownies

HEALTHY Chocolate Zucchini Fudge Brownies

Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Flourless Chocolate Chip Brownie Pie (which is what I plan to make for V-Day this Saturday!)

black bean pie


Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? 

What is your favorite chocolate dessert? If you are not a chocolate lover, what is your favorite dessert?