3 Valentine's Day Chocolate Recipes | Easy + Simple

Valentine's Day is almost here and nothing says "I love you" like a homemade gift. Here are three delicious homemade chocolate recipes that are simple and easy to make: chocolate dipped figs, chocolate almond clusters, and heart-shaped peanut butter cups.


Chocolate Dipped Figs


2 ounces

chocolate chips, melted

12 dried figs


  1. Line a baking sheet or small cutting board with parchment paper.
  2. Holding the stem, dip a fig in the melted chocolate. Allow excess chocolate to drip off and place the fig firmly on the lined baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining figs.
  3. Refrigerate the figs until the chocolate has hardened, about 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the figs from the baking sheet and enjoy or store in the refrigerator.

Chocolate Almond Clusters


8 ounces chocolate chips, melted

1 cup raw almonds

Sea salt


  1. Add almonds to melted chocolate and mix until evenly distributed.
  2. Spoon dollops of chocolate almond mixture onto a lined baking sheet.
  3. Sprinkle clusters with sea salt.
  4. Refrigerate until clusters have hardened, about 20 minutes.
  5. Remove clusters from baking sheet and enjoy or store in the refrigerator.

Heart-Shaped Peanut Butter Cups

Note: Quantities vary depending on the mold you use. These are the quantities for my mold.


10 ounces chocolate chips, melted

1/4 cup creamy natural peanut butter


  1. Fill the heart-shaped molds about halfway with the melted chocolate.
  2. Place the mold in the the freezer for 10 minutes, or until the chocolate has solidified.
  3. Spoon about a teaspoon of peanut butter into the center of each heart, being careful not to let it touch the edges of the mold.
  4. Cover the peanut butter with the remaining melted chocolate and tap the mold on the counter a few times to even out the chocolate's surface.
  5. Place the mold in the freezer for 30 minutes, or until the peanut butter hearts have solidified.
  6. Take the mold out the the freezer, carefully remove the peanut butter hearts from the mold, and enjoy or store in the refrigerator.

Get the mold I used for the this recipe here.

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