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.
Send love notes in chocolate form (a.k.a. our dream come true).
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.
Bring out extra sweetness with a pinch of salt (that's similar to your relationship anyways, right?).
The easy secret to these cute chocolate "conversation hearts" — brownie mix, a cookie cutter, and some frosting.
What you'll need: heart cookie cutter ($5, )
You can't celebrate Valentine's Day without a little red velvet goodness.
For when you have lots of Valentines to feed, there's this insanely impressive (and easy!) layered dessert.
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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.
This is the ultimate ice breaker — simply break off a piece of this marble bark and let the conversation flow .
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.
Make this velvety, rich dessert the night before, so you can enjoy more time with your beau on the big day.
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.
Trying to show the gem in your life how much you love them? Watch this video to learn how to make these gorgeous cookies.
Made with conversation hearts and sweetened condensed milk, this delicious ice will melt anyone's heart.
Nothing says "I love you" like giving him the last bite of cheesecake.
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.
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, )
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).
These gorgeous cupcakes are part chocolate cake, part Nutella, and 100% romantic.
Even a novice baker can handle putting this indulgent, impressive dessert together. Trust.
So, your Valentine is vegan? These dairy-free candies are made with coconut oil, cashew butter and strawberry puree. Perfect!
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, )
Here's a fun twist on the classic chocolates and flowers combo! Pretty up pastel-dyed chocolate bark with edible petals.
Popsicles for Valentine's Day? Just pretend that isn't snowing right now. Okay?
Share this decadent, chocolate cake with your better half.
Surprise your #1 with this deliciously sin-free sundae. It's made with frozen bananas, so you can guiltlessly serve up seconds (and thirds!).
Cupid himself requests this one, made with pretzel sticks and heart gummy candies!
As if you needed another excuse to eat more chocolate truffles...
Top these cute cheesecakes with an assortment of treats — raspberries, crushed cookies, chopped pistachios.
At only 230 calories, this creamy mousse will satisfy all your chocolate cravings without destroying your diet.
You only need two ingredients to make these insanely delicious candies — chocolate and almonds.