Forget sentimental cards, diamond earrings and bouquets of roses... Valentine's Day is all about chocolate !!
This year I decided to experiment with the chocolate bark I blogged about two years ago.
Instead of one big round, I made it into individual disks studded with nuts and bits of dried fruit.
It's so very simple, quick to make and they look beautiful.
I also tried to make some in my silicone baking cups with shredded coconut on the bottom and almonds on top.
It was marginally successful...I wished I had been a little more aggressive about mixing the melted chocolate with the coconut.
I am sure they will all taste delicious !!
I used a mix of two dark chocolates, I find the quality of these bars great for this kind of confection.
Since our microwave oven is broken, I melted my chocolate the old fashioned way, in a double boiler. It is slower, requiring more patient ;-) but does the job, it's best not to let the water boil.
Here are a few other wonderful chocolate desserts to try.
Flour-less chocolate cake
Very Very Chocolate Cookies
Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate ganache ( vegan)
The Most Amazing Chocolate Ice Cream
Chocolate Lava Cakes
Chocolate Walnut Cookies