Valentine's Chocolate

How To : Make homemade valentine's hot chocolate stones

In this tutorial, we learn how to make homemade valentine's hot chocolate stones. First, take 8 oz of a good dark chocolate and chop it up. Place this in a bowl, then add in 1/8 tsp of chipotle peppers. Also add in a pinch of salt, then add in 1/2 c of heavy cream to a skillet ...more

How To : Make chocolate hearts for Valentine's Day

In this tutorial, we learn how to make chocolate hearts for Valentine's Day. You will need 1.5-2 lbs of chocolate and a mold with heart shapes in it and sucker inserts. You will also need sticks to insert into the chocolate. First, melt your chocolate in a large bowl with a sp ...more

How To : Mix a delicious Godiva chocolate martini

This chocolate martini recipe is perfect for Valentine's Day or a romantic evening. Chef Jason Hill shows you how to make a Godiva chocolate martini with just a few ingredients. Learn how to mix this sweet dessert martini by watching this video cocktail-making tutorial.

How To : Make a delicious hot chocolate mix

This hot chocolate mix recipe from chef Jason Hill is a decadent Valentine's Day treat or winter drink. Hot cocoa is a hit for adults and children alike. The ingredients are milk, chocolate chips, vanilla extract, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings. Learn how to prepare thi ...more

How To : Craft a heart shaped lamp shade

Turn on your heart light!! Watch this instructional arts and crafts video to make a fabulous heart shaped lamp shade for Valentine's Day. You will need a heart shaped box of chocolates, a beaded curtain, duct tape, string, ribbon, and a lamp shade. So what are you waiting for? ...more

How To : Make adorable Valentine's Day fondant sheep

While fanciful store bought gifts like boxes of chocolate, roses, and spa certificates are great presents on Valentine's Day, when it comes to dinner and dessert homemade is usually best - and most appreciated. Take a look at this cake decorating tutorial to learn how to shap ...more

How To : Make molten chocolate cake

Ever wondered how could you make a molten chocolate cake? You'll love it!!! The molten chocolate cake is fairly simple to make and makes a delicious Valentine's Day dessert. All you need is 20 minutes prep time. Top your molten chocolate cake with fresh cream, whipped cream or ...more

How To : Make chocolate garnishes

Martha shares a sweet Good Thing: chocolate garnishes. Here is a sweet Good Thing to add to your Valentine's Day dessert that is very simple to create. You can make your own chocolate hearts to garnish your sorbet, ice cream, or even a slice of cake. All you need is some dark ...more

How To : Pipe chocolate shapes for cake decorating

Make your cakes look delectable and tempting by piping these easy floral chocolate shapes. You can make any designs you'd like, but check out the video to learn the technique. Since Valentine's Day is coming up, you can make dozens of these and toss them on top of cupcakes fo ...more

How To : Mix a chocolate martini cocktail

Enjoy a special Valentine's Day treat from Rob "Riki Tiki" Roy and Bottom's Up. You will need vodka, dark creme de cacao, Kahlua, Magic Shell, and a Hershey's Kiss. Mix up a sweet chocolate martini by following along with this video cocktail-making tutorial.

How To : Make chocolate bars with surprise fillings

You know how people always get frustrated when they open up a Valentine's Day chocolate gift box to find no labeling device for the chocolates there, forcing them to taste test each one to see if they like 'em? Recreate this frustration and relish in the schadenfreude by bakin ...more

How To : Fold a simple paper origami rose

Now that Valentine's Day is only a month away, it's time to start thinking about how you're going to be surprising your sweetheart. While a bouquet of red roses and a box o' chocolates is always a good call, you can make your gift much more personal by adorning a package or a ...more

How To : Craft three Valentine's Day paper favors

Even if you and your office cohorts don't exchange cutesy valentines on Valentine's Day, you can still indulge in the vibrant, lovey dovey holiday by crafting one of these three paper favors for your kid's class. Each one can hold an assortment of treats like chocolates and c ...more

HowTo : Felt Conversation Hearts

Ditch the cheesy champagne, roses and chocolate this Valentine's Day and go D.I.Y. for your sweetheart. Blog Lavender and Limes posts a simple HowTo on sewing these oh-so-cute felt conversation hearts. You will need: A few color choices of both felt and embroidery thread Nee ...more

How To : Make Chocolate Covered Pretzels

In the mood for a treat but can’t decide between salty or sweet? Why choose when you can have the best of both worlds? Chocolate covered pretzels are a mouth-watering snack perfect for satisfying even the most wicked cravings. They are a huge hit at parties and get-togethers, ...more

News : Yummy Larvae Sweet Enough To Eat

Sweet little bug cakes by Japan's Komatsuya Honten bakery make an interesting belated Valentine's Day treat. Interesting tidbit of Valentine's Day trivia: in Japan, women give chocolate to men for Valentine's Day, not the other way around. Via CNN, "A Japanese company has ad ...more

How To : Make an edible 24 carat gold bar with gold leaf

Don't know what to get your sweetheart this Valentine's Day? Why not something sweet? In this how-to, we get a step-by-step process on how to turn a regular old chocolate bar into a sparkling 24-carat bar of gold! Materials you will need include chocolate candy, gold leaf, and ...more

How To : Make miniature chocolates for a doll & dollhouse

You want to make sure your dollhouse has everything a real house would have, right? So when Valentines day comes around, don't your little people deserve some yummy chocolates too? In this tutorial, learn how to make miniature chocolates for your dolls using polymer clay. Thes ...more

How To : Make a Valentine's Day candy-filled "cake"

While we all know that Valentine's Day is supposed to be about the giving and receiving of love and affection, let's face it: These days, the Hallmark holiday is more about the giving and receiving of chocolate and sugar high-inducing candy. Give both affection and sweets to ...more

How To : Make perfect chocolate covered strawberries

Here is a take on a cheap but very romantic valentines gift that your loved ones would truly enjoy. Here's how to make your perfect chocolate dipped strawberries. Gather the ingredients that you'll be needing: a batch of chocolate chips (dark and white chocolate) and 16 oz str ...more

How To : 7 Aphrodisiac Cocktails to Put You in the Mood

There are so many cutesy pink, red, and heart-shaped desserts and drinks put out on Valentine's Day, but none of those really get you into a low-light mood. Instead, turn up the heat with one of these aphrodisiac cocktails for grown-ups. What all experts seem to agree on is t ...more

How To : Make Chocolate Strawberry Roses

Tired of giving real flowers for Valentine's Day. Make these Chocolate Strawberry Roses. These classy, delightfully tasty roses, are sure to win you some points. Video: .

How To : 6 Hilarious Anti-Valentine's Day Treats

Valentine's Day can seem like Singles Awareness Day if you're newly broken up, but that's all the more reason to treat yourself on this pink-and-red consumerist holiday. Whether you're happily single or bitter and bitchy, there's definitely something on this list of Anti-Valen ...more

How To : Steal a Geeky Girl's Heart

Yes, boys. It’s true. It’s here. IT’S FOR REAL!! I am here to provide a list of things that boys should do (meaning they don’t do these things very often, probably why us girls think it’s adorable when they do) when they are pursuing one of us lovely ladies. There is a lot mo ...more

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