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Whether you’re planning to eat out or stay in on Valentine’s Day, end the day with a private, indulgent treat that will guarantee sweet dreams.

All you need is a few pieces of your favorite chocolate. After that, it’s all in the presentation… and this red, gold and brown combination is about as rich and elegant as it gets.

Use a gold plate. You can usually find inexpensive ones at a discount store, or if you want to be resourceful, buy a small can of spray paint and spray a few old plates you don’t use much.  (Gold plates and chargers are great at Christmas parties too).

Stack a few pieces of your favorite chocolate on top of each other – they look great if they’re in random sizes broken off a large bar of chocolate. Lay a short stem fresh red rose on the plate, serve on a red placement or red satin cloth… and indulge with your favorite someone!

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