2 of 28Photo: Ryan Liebe; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Fudge Brownie Pops
These brownies are incredibly rich and moist, and impossibly easy to make: just roll 'em, dip 'em, and stick 'em! For easier handling, push the finished pops, standing upright, into Styrofoam and place in the refrigerator to chill.
4 of 28Photo: Ryan Liebe; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Five-Ingredient Chocolate Cakes
This gorgeous dessert uses only five ingredients: sugar, butter, eggs, cake flour, and cocoa (we don't count water, salt, and cooking spray). The chocolate sauce that tops the individual cakes is luscious, thick, and glossy, with full-on chocolate flavor.
This is a dark chocolate take on the traditional chocolate-dipped dessert that will leave your date swooning. We dipped half of ours in finely chopped pistachios for the perfect salty-sweet combination.
Prepare to abandon all restraint when you try one of these cookies, made with melted chocolate and chocolate chips in the batter and layered with a chocolate ganache filling. Triple-threat Chocolate Cookies
8 of 28Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps
Mini Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
Make Valentine's Day memorable with homemade whoopie pies for your special someone.
13 of 28Photo: Ryan Liebe; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
This dessert gets well-rounded chocolate richness from three sources: chocolate graham crackers in the crust, plus intense cocoa powder and luscious milk chocolate in the filling. Triple-Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe
14 of 28Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
If you've never known the glory of a mayonnaise cake, you're in for a treat! The staple ingredient yields an ultra-moist crumb and keeps the sugar from taking over your taste buds.
20 of 28Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas
Mocha Chocolate Mousse
This seriously easy and decadent mousse hides a smart secret: reduced-sodium soy sauce. Just 1/2 teaspoon elevates the rich dark chocolate flavor. Add crunch with cookies to contrast the mousse's silky texture.