A Sweet And Spicy Valentine


Compartes Presents: A Sweet + Spicy Valentine

A delicate fresh raspberry puree with a hint of ground pink peppercorns earned this truffle a perfect score in Bon Appétit.
Spice it up, grab a box for your Valentine! Click here to shop Raspberry + Pink Pepper!


 Spicy Hot Valentine's Organic Chocolate Raspberry Pepper

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Chocolate Recipe: Honey Peanut Butter Sea Salt BROWNIES

Compartes Honey + Peanut Butter + Sea Salt and Fudge Brownies

Peanut-studded brownies, Compartes homemade-from-scratch peanut butter frosting and our luxury chocolate ganache...what better way to savor the PB-chocolate combo than these? We think you must get thee to the kitchen and make immediately!
Makes 30



Substitute bittersweet/semisweet chocolate with some of our 4oz 77% single-origin organic dark chocolate bars


3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter (use salted for added flavor)
7 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped (see our recommendation)
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
3/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup roasted salted peanuts, coarsely chopped


Frosting & Ganache

3/4 cup Compartes Peanut Butter
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, divided, room temperature
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
7 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped (see our recommendation)




Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 325°F. Line 13x9x2-inch metal baking pan with foil, leaving long overhang; butter foil.

Place 3/4 cup butter in heavy large saucepan. Add both chocolates; stir over low heat until smooth. Remove from heat. Whisk in sugar, vanilla, and salt, then eggs, 1 at a time. Fold in flour, then nuts. Spread in prepared pan. Bake until tester inserted into center comes out with moist crumbs attached, about 30 minutes. Place pan on rack; cool.

Frosting & Ganache

Using electric mixer, beat peanut butter and 1/4 cup butter in medium bowl to blend. Beat in powdered sugar and salt, then milk and vanilla. Spread frosting over brownies.

Stir chocolate and 1/4 cup butter in heavy small saucepan over low heat until smooth. Drop ganache all over frosting; spread to cover. Chill until set, about 1 1/2 hours. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and keep chilled.

Using foil as aid, transfer brownie cake to work surface; cut into squares. Bring to room temperature; serve.

Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit

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Custom Chocolate: Chelsea Lately x Compartes Gourmet Chocolates

 Chelsea Lately
 Customizes Compartes
 Chocolate Truffles!


Chelsea Lately late night comedy talk show host Chelsea Handler chooses Compartes Chocolatier to be the provider of her corporate and private gifts! Adorning our handcrafted truffles with her logo she now shoots us a frequent call to send out boxes of 20 and 40 piece customized truffles as thank you's to her guests! Guests include Gwyneth Paltrow, Taylor Momsen, Mary McCormack, Kris Jenner, Nicki Minaj, Julie Benz, Kathy Griffin, Kate Bosworth, Jennifer Aniston, 50 Cent and many more! She also often selects our Wooden Treasure Trays which we fill up with our delicious chocolate dipped fruit, nuts and traditional's with some customized truffles as the centerpiece!

When it comes to corporate gifts, nothing goes down quite like organic handmade chocolates! Our chocolates are the perfect inclusion in favor baskets or on their own!  Chelsea Handler chooses to mix up her custom chocolate logo with some of our beautiful seasonal patterns which comes out to be a gorgeous gift box of 20 or 40 chocolates that is unique, special and colorful! 

Contact us for any information and questions on customizing and gift-giving!

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Chocolate Recipe: Jonathan's Browned Butter Chocolate Brownies

Cocoa + Browned Butter Chocolate Brownies w/ Walnuts & Fleur De Sel


  • 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks)  butter, cut into 1-inch pieces (Jonathan recommends using salted butter to add flavor)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 teaspoon good vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, chilled
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 cup walnut pieces ( you can substitute dark chocolate chips or a broken Compartes chocolate bar for an even more decadent version)


  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Butter the bottom and sides of a 8 inch metal baking pan. Put a long piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the pan, letting the parchment extend up two sides of the pan and overhang slightly on both ends. (This will make it easy to remove the bars from the pan after they have baked.) Butter the parchment.

  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Continue cooking until butter stops foaming and browned bits form at bottom of pan, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; immediately add sugar, cocoa, water, vanilla, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir to blend. Let cool 5 minutes (mixture will still be hot so make sure you add eggs once cool so you dont get scrambled eggs). Add eggs to hot mixture one at a time, beating vigorously to blend after each addition. When mixture looks thick and shiny, add flour and stir until blended. Beat vigorously 60 strokes. Stir in nuts.

  3. Spread into prepared baking pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean (with a few moist crumbs attached). Cool on a wire rack.

  4. When cooling, sprinkle with a bit of "fleur de sel" (or any good sea salt) on top.  They taste even better when they're cool!


Recipe yields 16 brownies, but Jonathan likes em big, so 8 brownies total! :) Enjoy!

Adapted from Bon Appetit, February 2011

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Custom Chocolates: Dreamworks x Compartes Dragon Chocolate

Compartes was officially selected to customize chocolates for Dreamworks' latest animation "How to Train Your Dragon"!

Honored to be selected from all the chocolate companies across the nation, Dreamworks chose us at Compartes for our uniqueness in handmaking organic gourmet chocolates without losing touch with an artistic result; a result that still retains the look of true luxury -- not to mention the palate of flavours that makes Compartes so spectacular, and lest we forget, so delicious!

Early proofs included this one...

To the finished product... 


Contact us via phone or email to have your custom logos and designs made out of gourmet chocolate.

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