Savory Chocolate Recipes Perfect for Valentine's Day

Serve your sweetie chocolate for dinner, too
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Savory Chocolate Recipes Perfect for Valentine's Day

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Chocolate can add a variety of delicious flavors to savory dishes. Try these delicious chocolate recipes.

Bacon and Chocolate Brussels Sprouts

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The best way to eat your vegetables? With salty bacon and rich dark chocolate! Click here for the recipe.
 

Bacon-Wrapped Dates

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These bacon-wrapped dates are delicious; they’re sweet, salty, and drizzled with creamy chocolate sauce. Serve them as a first course or as a slightly savory dessert. Click here for the recipe.
 

Chocolate Braised Short Ribs

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It doesn’t take much chocolate to add a rich and complex flavor to these juicy braised short ribs. When you’re ready to serve them, grate a small amount of dark chocolate over the ribs (using a microplane) for a nice garnish. Click here for the recipe.
 

Chocolate-Chipotle Ribs

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These juicy ribs are rubbed with a cocoa nib dry rub and then slathered in chocolate-chipotle barbecue sauce for twice the chocolate flavor. Click here for the recipe.
 

Chocolate-Filled Pot Stickers

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This easy-to-make appetizer is the perfect way to start your Valentine’s Day dinner — it features spicy guajillo chile chocolate. Adding a slice of creamy avocado to the top of the cooked pot stickers helps balance the heat form the spiced chocolate. Click here for the recipe.
 

Chocolate-Lovers Chili

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Because chocolate pairs well with smoky and spicy flavors, it helps enhance the flavors in this hearty chili. Click here for the recipe.
 

Mole Poblano

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This savory chocolate sauce uses four different chiles for a nice balance of heat and flavor. Serve this sauce over chicken, steak, pork, or fish for a quick and authentic Mexican meal. Click here for the recipe.
 

Prosciutto and Chocolate Arancini

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There are few combinations more delicious than chocolate and salt. This creative take on the classic pairing combines semi-sweet chocolate with salty prosciutto and an ultra-creamy risotto. Click here for the recipe.