40 Valentine's Day Desserts for Your Sweetheart

Cupid has his arrows, but you have chocolate-covered strawberry brownies. (You win.)

Hearts will melt, no matter which Valentine's Day treat you hand over to your person. But remember: sweets are the icing on the cake. If you're looking to whip up a dinner for two (more power to ya!), then check out these recipes.

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Steve Giralt
Chocolate Sweetheart Cupcakes

Send  love notes in chocolate form (a.k.a. our 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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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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Mike Garten
Valentine's Day Brownies

The easy secret to these cute chocolate "conversation hearts" — brownie mix, a cookie cutter, and some frosting.

Get the recipe for Valentine's Day Brownies »

What you'll need: heart cookie cutter ($5, )

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Chelsea Lupkin
Red Velvet Blondies

You can't celebrate Valentine's Day without a little red velvet goodness. 

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Ethan Calabrese
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Kat Teutsch
Truffle Box Cake

It's a shame to let the truffle box go to waste (we're talking about the box itself). Unlike the chocolate boxes you buy at the store, this heart-shape box is made of cake. 

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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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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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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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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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Geode Heart Cookies

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

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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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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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Courtesy of Decadence Baking Co.
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

This recipe yields 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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Courtesy of Sprinkle Bakes
Baked Churro Hearts

Create these amazing Valentine-apropos churros: Shape the dough into a heart, cover with cinnamon-sugar and bake. Serve with dulce de leche.

What you'll need: piping bag with tips ($9, )

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Courtesy of Delightful Delicacies
Raspberry Mille Feuille

The name sounds fancy, but these bite-sized treats are actually super-simple to put together and made with just a few ingredients (think: phyllo dough, raspberries, and cream).

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Courtesy of Handle the Heat
Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

These gorgeous cupcakes are part chocolate cake, part Nutella, and 100% romantic.

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Courtesy of VeryEATalian
Classic Tiramisu

Even a novice baker can handle putting this indulgent, impressive dessert together. Trust.

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Courtesy of Wallflower Girl's Plant-Based Kitchen
Strawberry Milkshake Fudge

So, your Valentine is vegan? These dairy-free candies are made with coconut oil, cashew butter and strawberry puree. Perfect! 

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Courtesy of Crazy Style Love
Valentine Mini Baked Donuts

Decorate store-bought doughnuts with tinted frosting and holiday sprinkles. Serve them for dessert tonight … or for breakfast tomorrow.

What you'll need: mini donut pan ($13, )

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Mother's Day Gift Idea - Pretty Chocolate Bark
Katie Friedman
Pretty Chocolate Bark

Here's a fun twist on the classic chocolates and flowers combo! Pretty up pastel-dyed chocolate bark with edible petals.

Get the recipe for Pretty Chocolate Bark »

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Courtesy of A Subtle Revelry
Thumbprint Popsicles

Popsicles for Valentine's Day? Just pretend that isn't snowing right now. Okay?

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Mike Garten
Double Chocolate Bundt

Share this decadent, chocolate cake with your better half.

Get the recipe for Double Chocolate Bundt »

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Mike Garten
Dark Chocolate and Banana Sundaes

Surprise your #1 with this deliciously sin-free sundae. It's made with frozen bananas, so you can guiltlessly serve up seconds (and thirds!).

Get the recipe for Dark Chocolate and Banana Sundaes »

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Courtesy of Pint Sized Baker
Shot-Through-the-Heart Cake Pops

Cupid himself requests this one, made with pretzel sticks and heart gummy candies! 


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Courtesy of Glorious Treats
Salted Caramel and Chocolate Truffle Tart

As if you needed another excuse to eat more chocolate truffles...

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Courtesy of Erin Phraner
Mix and Match Mini Cheesecakes

Top these cute cheesecakes with an assortment of treats — raspberries, crushed cookies, chopped pistachios.

Get the recipe for Mix and Match Mini Cheesecakes »

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whipped chocolate mousse
Con Poulos
Whipped Chocolate Mousse

At only 230 calories, this creamy mousse will satisfy all your chocolate cravings without destroying your diet.

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chocolate almond clusters
Kate Sears
Chocolate Almond Clusters

You only need two ingredients to make these insanely delicious candies — chocolate and almonds.

Get the recipe for Chocolate Almond Clusters »

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