February 10, 2012

6 Awesome Chocolate Gifts for Valentine’s Day {Naptime Simple Tips}

I am a huge fan of homemade gift giving, even for Valentine’s Day. Today I’ve rounded up some of my favorite chocolate recipes that are perfect for gift giving. There is something here for everyone. Whether you are looking for a sexy chocolate sauce for your sweetie, or a more cheerful cookie for a friend, all they require is a little naptime baking, a clear plastic bag tied with a ribbon, and your gift is ready!

Fudge

1. Homemade Chocolate Sauce: This luscious sauce can be made with or without the peppermint extract and is perfect for drizzling over ice cream or pound cake.

2. Peppermint Chocolate Bark: Who says this only for Christmas? Chocolate bark is particularly great for friends and is sturdy enough to travel in purses or car trunks. This is a great gift for a friend or co-worker.

Blondies

3. Butterscotch Chocolate Chunk Blondies: One of the best gifts for friends with kids, these thick bars are studded with awesome chocolate chunks. They hold universal appeal, making them perfect for both parents and children.

Brownie Tarts

4. Espresso Brownie Tarts: This adult treat is beautifully presented when baked in a paper baking dish. Slip a plastic gift baggie around the outside, tie it with a pretty ribbon and give it to parents in need of a lift.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

5. Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies: Nobody ever goes wrong handing out bags of classic chocolate chip cookies. Tied with a sweet ribbon or packaged in a treat sack they say Happy Valentine’s Day without being overly romantic.

Brownies

6. Classic Chocolate Chunk Brownies: