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Chocolate and Espresso, A Match Made in Food Heaven

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If we’re lucky in life, we find the thing that completes us. It’s romantic to think about, isn’t it? We imagine that’s how chocolate must feel about its complementary companion, espresso.

On Valentine’s Day, we’re taking time to celebrate one of our favorite couples: chocolate and espresso. There’s something about the combination of smooth, sweet chocolate and deep, dark espresso that we can’t get enough of. Think: Tiramisu or any mocha-style beverage. We love it so much, we came up with an easier way to use espresso in the kitchen, DeLallo Instant Espresso Powder—in case you don’t have an espresso machine at home. You just stir it in hot water to create a deep, full-bodied espresso perfect for baking. Speaking of baking…

If you’re looking for some incredible Valentine’s Day dessert recipes, this decadent and complex duo will have any sweetheart swooning. We thought we’d share some of our favorites with you.

These silky smooth, super rich, melt-in-your-mouth truffles are practically magical. Whether you’re wooing your sweetheart or treating your family, this chocolatey-espresso truffle recipe is one you’ll be making again and again.

This Italian cheesecake is out of this world. With a biscotti crust, a sweet-and-tangy cherry topping and homemade espresso truffles, this indulgent dessert deserves its own holiday.

Ready to fall in love? This super fudgy mocha cake is worthy of its own celebration. It’s sure to win some hearts.

These brownies are as beautiful as they are delicious. We pair up that dark and rich chocolate-espresso combination with creamy, sweet mascarpone for a decadent homemade treat.

Triple the chocolate, triple the amazingness. These chocolatey espresso brownies are rich, dense and topped off with a sweet and sticky chocolate glaze. You might not want to share.

You’re not dreaming… this fudgy chocolate masterpiece is real! Espresso takes this classic chocolate pie to the next level… along with a fluffy homemade whipped cream and bits of bittersweet chocolate on top.

Soft, buttery thumbprint cookies are made intensely chocolatey thanks to our Instant Espresso Powder. And that decadent ganache filling? We can’t think of a better treat.

Need some more inspiration? Check our gallery of recipes!