18 Heart-Shaped Foods That Were Born for Valentine's Day

Even Cupid couldn't come up with recipes as cute and clever as these.

If there's anything that makes our heart flutter (besides our S.O.), it's anything that's shaped in cutesy heart form. Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to let your imagination run wild and turn anything and everything — pizza, cookies, even breakfast classics — into adorable heart-shaped treats.

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Mike Garten
Valentine's Day Brownies

If you're pressed for time, use store-bought ingredients to make these chocolatey treats taste as good as homemade.

Get the recipe for Valentine's Day Brownies »

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Emily Kate Roemer
Love Toast

Breakfast in bed has never looked so sweet. 

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

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Geode Heart Cookies

Because true love is like finding a diamond in the rough. Watch this video to learn how to make these gorgeous geode cookies, and then gift them to the gem in your life. 

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Charles Schiller
Cookie Bouquets

Fresh flowers lose their sparkle over time. Cookies, on the other hand, just get better and better ... until they're gone.  

What you'll need: bamboo skewers ($4, )

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John Komar
Heart Cookie Pops

Pop a cookie on a stick and drizzle it with the good stuff (a.k.a. lots and lots of chocolate).

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Courtesy of My Name is Snickerdoodle
Heart Shaped Soft and Chewy Butter Pretzels

A Hallmark movie + a salty snack (and maybe a cookie or two) = the perfect date night. 

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Kat Teutsch
Truffle Box Cake

Top this heart-shaped cake with your favorite (or your beau's favorite) chocolates. 

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Courtesy of Handle the Heat
Heart Shaped Raspberry Rolls

That Nutella drizzle, though. 

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Courtesy of SugarHero!
Watercolor Rose Sugar Cookies

Hey crafty folks, try your hand at these rosy treats! 

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Courtesy of Lady Behind the Curtain
Sweetheart Cinnamon Rolls

Um, why have we never thought of this?! 

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Courtesy of Two Peas & Their Pod
Chocolate Shortbread Heart Cookies

There's nothing that a layer of sugary sprinkles can't fix. 

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miniature fairy bread tea sandwiches
Erin Phraner
Miniature Fairy Bread Tea Sandwiches

This easy, no-cook Valentine's Day treat is a staple at children's parties in Australia and New Zealand — and we can see why! 

Get the recipe for Miniature Fairy Bread Tea Sandwiches »

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goat cheese hearts
Erin Phraner
Goat Cheese Hearts

There's nothing cheesy about playing to your romantic side. Serve these goat cheese balls with crackers and bubbly on the big night. 

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heart shaped pizzas
Erin Phraner
Heart-Shaped Pizzas

That's amore! ­Individual heart-shaped pizzas are a great way to celebrate Valentine's day with the whole family. 

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pop hearts
Erin Phraner
Pop Hearts

This year, make your very own Toaster Strudel with the jam of your choosing. 

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heart shaped cupcakes
Erin Phraner
Heart-Shaped Cupcakes

You don't need a fancy pan to make heart-shaped cupcakes. Use your standard muffin pan and mold liners into hearts, using aluminum foil to help them hold their shape.

Get the recipe for Heart-Shaped Cupcakes »

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heart shaped salad
Erin Phraner
Heart-Shaped Salad

For the health-conscious person in your life, swap out that tempting box of chocolate for this heart-shaped salad.

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buttermilk glazed heart doughnuts
Erin Phraner
Buttermilk-Glazed Heart Doughnuts

These three-ingredient (!!) doughnuts will be ready before your sweetheart even gets out of bed. 

Get the recipe for Buttermilk-Glazed Heart Doughnuts »

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