10 Great Green Gifts for Valentine's Day

Homemade Mexican Dark Chocolate Fondue

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mexican dark chocolate fondue

credit: Jaymi Heimbuch

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Giving chocolate on Valentine's Day is a no-brainer -- by which we mean, it looks like you barely used your brain and just grabbed the first thing you could find at the gas station on the way home.

Step up your game this year by treating your honey to a luscious -- and homemade -- Mexican dark chocolate fondue.

This recipe gets a little spice from chili powder and cayenne pepper, while dark rum and cinnamon add depth. Start with your favorite organic, Fair Trade dark chocolate (like the 80 percent cacoa Panama Extra Dark from Equal Exchange) and pair it with a healthy aphrodisiac, like pineapple, almonds, or wine.

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