Valentine’s Day means chocolate, probably no matter what diet you’re on. And not just chocolate, but the densest, boldest, fudgiest chocolate you can get.
Here’s the thing about cacao—it’s considered healthy by many! Packed with vitamins and minerals, protein, wholesome fat and fiber, it’s often called a superfood. What makes chocolate unhealthy, especially for those of us watching our blood sugar, is all the sugar that they load into it.
Valentine’s Day is usually the ultimate date night, but with so many of us staying inside this year, it’s a great opportunity to whip up your own decadent treat. Here’s our list of favorite chocolate recipes for the big day:
Boozy Chocolate Soufflé for Two – All Day I Dream About Food
Nothing says special occasion like a soufflé, especially a dessert sized for two to share. But will it rise??? Put yourself in Carolyn Ketchum’s capable hands.
Keto Chocolate Lava Cake – Sugar Free Londoner
Maybe the ultimate Valentine’s Day classic, molten chocolate cake is gorgeous, delicious and very, very special. “Enjoy it straight from the oven and swoon over that gooey centre!”
Keto Dark Chocolate Pot de Crème – ASweetLife
Pot de crème is an incredibly rich French pudding that sets without cornstarch or any other thickener, just good old eggs and heavy cream. The only substitution you need to make is for sugar—add your favorite alternative.
Keto Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Step-by-Step – Sweet As Honey
A super-easy recipe for this holiday classic, using sugar-free chocolate and a dollop of coconut oil.
Sugar Free Chocolate Truffles – Low Carb Maven
“Chocolate truffles are a sensual delight… spherically shaped silky smooth, creamy chocolate ganache confections. Made of good quality chocolate and fresh heavy cream, chocolate truffles are easy enough for a novice to tackle.”
Easy Cream Cheese Dark Chocolate Keto Fudge – Low Carb Yum
“These dark chocolate keto fudge fat bombs combine cream cheese and rich chocolate for a soft, decadent treat. The taste and texture are almost exactly like traditional fudge… but this low carb version comes with only 3 net carbs per serving!”
Keto Flourless Chocolate Cake – ASweetLife
“Super rich, with deep chocolate flavor, this low carb chocolate cake is perfect served with after-dinner coffees. The only garnish it needs is a touch of lightly sweetened whipped cream and a few fresh berries.”
Fudgy Double Chocolate Keto Brownies – Peace, Love and Low Carb
How do you like your brownies, crispy or gooey? These are both at the same time. “The last low carb brownie recipe you will ever need.”
Death By Chocolate Cheesecake – All Day I Dream of Food
This death by chocolate will send you straight to keto heaven: “creamy, dense, velvety smooth.” This has a few more carbohydrates than most of Carolyn Ketchum’s dessert recipes, but she says “it is worth the splurge!”
Low-carb Vegan Chocolate Ganache Tart – Diet Doctor
“Crispy chocolate tart shell is wrapped around a luscious chocolate filling. Decadent and delicious, this dairy-free dessert will be a winner for vegans and non-vegans alike.”
The BEST Chocolate Keto Cake – Chocolate Covered Katie
Every dessert lover needs a dense, fudgy, and totally classic chocolate cake in his or her repertoire. Two layers, and tons of low-carb frosting, “this rich and decadent chocolate keto cake is shockingly delicious.”
Low Carb Chocolate Pudding Pie (nut-free!) – ASweetLife
No baking necessary here—the pudding comes together quickly on your stovetop. It’s low carb, grain-free and features a nut-free crust and filling too. Kid-friendly, too!