44 Valentine's Day Desserts for Your Sweetheart

Cupid has his arrows, but you have chocolate mousse.

Valentine's Day Desserts
Mike Garten

Hearts will melt no matter which Valentine's Day gift you give to your loved ones. Sweets, however, are just the icing on the cake. If you're looking to whip up a dinner for two (more power to ya!), check out these delicious recipes.

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Molten Chocolate Skillet Brownies - Valentine's Day Desserts
Mike Garten
Molten Chocolate Skillet Brownies

The gooier the chocolate, the better it tastes. That's a fact.

Get the recipe for Molten Chocolate Skillet Brownies »

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Mini Rosebud Cupcakes - Valentine's Day Desserts
Mike Garten
Mini Rosebud Cupcakes

Gift your loved one a box of these floral-inspired sweets for a two-in-one treat.

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Chocolate Mousse - Valentine's Day Desserts
Mike Garten
3-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

Here's all the proof you need that the best homemade dessert is the one you can make in 10 minutes flat.

Get the recipe for 3-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse »

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Heart Brownies - Valentines Day Desserts
Mike Garten
Valentine's Day Brownies

Shh, they'll never know that you relied on the boxed stuff to make these heart-shaped brownies.

Get the recipe for Valentine's Day Brownies »

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Conversation Heart Cookies - Valentine's Day Desserts
Chelsea Lupkin
Conversation Heart Cookies

Get the conversation started with these colorful sugar cookies, complete with festive sprinkles and sweet nothings.

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WATCH: How to Make the Perfect Cheesecake from Scratch

Once you spread a layer of fresh strawberries on top of this cheesecake, it'll be a Valentine's Day showstopper. Watch this video to learn how to make fluffy — not soggy! —cheesecake.

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Berry Coconut Crumble - Valentine's Day Desserts
Mike Garten
Berry Coconut Crumble

Stay warm by cuddling up with your S.O. and a dish of this low-sugar crumble.

Get the recipe for Berry Coconut Crumble »

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Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches - Valentine's Day Desserts
Brian Woodcock
Chewy Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Another reminder that it's what's on the inside that counts.

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Skillet Cookie Sundaes - Valentine's Day Desserts
Mike Garten
Skillet Cookie Sundaes

When it comes to relationships, sharing is caring ... except when it comes to dessert. That's why mini skillets exist.

Get the recipe for Skillet Cookie Sundaes »

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Flourless Fudge Cake  - Valentine's Day Desserts
Mike Garten
Flourless Fudge Cake

This one's for all of you gluten-free chocoholics out there.

Get the recipe for Flourless Fudge Cake »

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Kat Teutsch
Truffle Box Cake

Have your truffles and eat the box too. Unlike the gifts you buy at the store, this heart-shaped box is made of cake.

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Strawberry Pizza - Valentine's Day Desserts
Cedric Angeles
Strawberry Pizza

Because the best way to cap off pizza night with your beau is with a cinnamon-dusted dessert pizza.

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Hazelnut Hearts - Valentine's Day Cookies
Con Poulos
Hazelnut Hearts

A Rice Krispie base and nutty topping make these chocolate-covered treats almost like giant, crunchy Ferrero Rocher.

Get the recipe for Hazelnut Hearts »

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Linzer Cookies - Valentine's Day Desserts
Parker Frierbach
Linzer Cookies

These sandwich cookies are classic and sweet, just like your relationship.

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Popsicles - Valentines Day Desserts
Mike Garten
Double Chocolate Bundt
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Cranberry Flummery - Valentine's Day Desserts
Mike Garten
Cranberry Flummery

Balance out fluffy whipped cream and the tang of orange and cranberry with layers of gingersnap cookies.

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Chocolate Meringue Layer Cake - Valentine's Day Desserts
Danielle Occhiogrosso Daly
Chocolate Meringue Layer Cake

The best way to show your family how much you care about them is with a decadent chocolate layer cake.

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Chocolate Sweetheart Cupcakes - Valentines Day Desserts
Steve Giralt
Chocolate Sweetheart Cupcakes

Send love notes in chocolate form (a.k.a. a dream come true).

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Twinkie Hearts

When you want to show your love by but just cannot with the oven, these tweaked Twinkies are here for you. Just slice, frost, and decorate. Done.

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Valentines Day Bark - Valentines Day Desserts
John Komar
Valentine's Day Bark

Bring out extra sweetness with a pinch of salt (that's similar to your relationship anyways, right?).

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Red Velvet Blondies - Valentine's Day Desserts
Chelsea Lupkin
Red Velvet Blondies

Red velvet cake is the unsung hero of Valentine's Day.

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Fancy Fortune Cookies - Valentines Day Desserts
Mike Garten
Fancy Fortunes

We predict your sweetheart will go crazy over these homemade cookies filled with custom messages (like, "I love you more than cookies!") handwritten by you.

Get the recipe for Fancy Fortunes »

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WATCH: This Is the Ultimate Christmas Trifle

Sure, this trifle may be intended for Christmas but it's still delicious all winter long. Plus, the cranberry hue makes it totally appropriate for Valentine's Day.

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Candy Hearts Bark - Valentines Day Desserts
Sally Quinn
Candy Hearts Bark

This is the ultimate ice breaker — simply break off a piece of this marble bark and let the conversation flow.

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies - Valentines Day Desserts
Courtesy of A Latte Food
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies

Bake a batch of brownies and your significant other will fall in love all over again. Top each with a decadent, chocolate strawberry? You'll hit your golden anniversary in no time.

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Rose Strawberry Panna Cotta - Valentines Day Desserts
Courtesy of Cook with Manali
Rose Strawberry Panna Cotta

Make this velvety, rich dessert the night before, so you can enjoy more time with your beau on the big day.

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Geode Heart Cookies

Trying to show the gem in your life how much you love them? Watch this video to learn how to decorate these gorgeous cookies.

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Conversation Heart Ice Cream - Valentine's Day Desserts
Courtesy of Dessert for Two
Conversation Heart Ice Cream

Made with conversation hearts and sweetened condensed milk, this delicious ice will melt anyone's heart.

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake For Two - Valentines Day Desserts
Courtesy of Giraffes Can Bake
Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cheesecake for Two

Nothing says "I love you" like giving him the last bite of cheesecake.

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake Bites - Valentines Day Desserts
Courtesy of Decadence Baking Co.
Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

This recipe yields more than 60 cheesecake squares (!). Keep whatever you and your S.O. don't eat in the freezer — that way you can enjoy a few whenever you're in a festive mood.

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