50 Of The Best Valentine’s Day Desserts

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These delicious Valentine’s Day Desserts are the perfect way to celebrate the sweetest day of the year. From colorful cakes and cookies to chocolate pretzels and more, these decadent valentine treats are always a hit!

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Originally published February 2016 – Updated January 2024

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Valentine Dessert Ideas

Flowers and a box of chocolate are always nice, but if you ask me, there’s no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a homemade dessert. Whether you’re planning a romantic dinner for two or hosting a Valentine’s Day get-together, we’ve got the treats covered.

From fun and whimsical to downright decadent, we’ve found something for everyone. The hardest part is deciding which one to make first. Of course, no one says you have to pick just one!

Want to make the holiday even sweeter? Serve these desserts with this Bailey’s Hot Chocolate (for the grownups) or this Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board (for the kids)!

Why We Love These Dessert Recipes

  • Fun variety: You can choose from easy no-bake recipes to detailed layered cakes and everything in between.
  • All homemade: Making desserts by hand just adds an extra special touch to your Valentine’s celebrations.
  • Great for celebrating: These colorful creations are perfect for parties, dessert platters, or sharing after a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner.

Valentine’s Day Sweet Treats

Valentine Candy Hearts
Valentine's day candy hearts with sprinkles
Looking for a fun treat for Valentine's Day? These Candy Hearts are not only easy to make, they're absolutely delicious too!
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Red Velvet Brownies
Red velvet brownies with cream cheese frosting.
This amazing Red Velvet Brownie recipe makes deliciously dense, chewy brownies! Topped with a rich and tangy cream cheese icing, they make the perfect Valentine’s Day treat!
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Valentine Cake Pops
Valentine Cake Pops in glass
These festive Valentine Cake Pops are easy, fun, and so delicious! It's the perfect way to show someone special that you love them on Valentine's Day!
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Valentine Brownie Truffles
Valentine Brownie Truffles recipe card
These brownie chocolate truffles make a Valentine's Day treat that's fun, colorful, and, most of all, delicious!
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How To Make Chocolate Hearts
Chocolate Hearts square 2
Wondering how to make chocolate hearts for Valentine's Day? It's such an easy dessert that you'll want to make this adorable sweet treat for everyone you know!
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Valentine Chex Mix
Valentine Check Mix square
This Valentine Chex Mix is the perfect sweet treat for Valentine's Day parties. The perfect combination of sweet and salty, this sweet Chex mix is always a hit!
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Valentine’s Day Popcorn Recipe
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This delicious Valentine’s Day popcorn is a fun sweet treat that's perfect for everything from snack time to holiday parties!
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Valentine’s Day Bark
Valentine's Day Chocolate Bark stacked on plate
Want to make someone feel special for Valentine's Day? This Valentine's Day Bark is just the treat for friends, family, teachers, or anyone else that you think deserves a little love!
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Valentine Rice Krispie Treats
Conversation Heart Rice Krispie Treats recipe card
Valentine Rice Krispie Treats take our favorite sweet snacks and turn them into cute conversation hearts, making them perfectly festive for Valentine's Day.
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Valentines Charcuterie Board
Valentines Charcuterie Board recipe card
This easy Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board is filled with sweet, juicy strawberries, colorful candy, and cookies for a fun and festive board that everyone will love!
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Strawberry Jello Parfait
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This fun Jello parfait is a creamy and fruity treat that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day. With a fun and fancy presentation, it’s perfect for any occasion.
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Red Velvet Fudge
Red velvet fudge recipe card
This smooth and creamy Red Velvet Fudge is easy to make and is melt-in-your-mouth delicious! With a gorgeous red fudge layer and a white cream cheese frosting, this decadent treat is sure to be a hit!
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Easy Valentine’s Day Milkshake
Valentine's Day Milkshake square
This Valentine’s Day milkshake is a sweet and creamy treat that makes the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert!
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Mini Valentine’s Day Cake
Mini Valentine's Day cake for recipe card
This Mini Valentine’s Day Cake has a hidden candy surprise in the center, making it an absolutely beautiful and extra sweet dessert for your special someone.
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Valentine Gnome Cookie Cups
Valentine Gnome Cookie Cups
These heart-stealing Valentine Gnome cookie cups are made with strawberries, sugar cookie cups, vanilla frosting, and love! It’s one of the cutest Valentine’s Day dessert ideas ever.
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Iced Shortbread Cookies
Valentine's day heart shaped cookies.
These iced shortbread cookies are lightly sweetened, crispy, and golden, and make the perfect base for some fun icing and sprinkles. Let the kids take over the decorating for some Valentine’s Day fun!
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Cupid’s Bow Cupcakes
Cupid’s Bow Cupcakes
These adorable sweets are as fun to make as they are to eat! They’re perfect for classroom parties or just a fun surprise for the family!
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Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Cute Pink Dipped Oreos
Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Cute Pink Dipped Oreos
As pretty as they are delicious, you can’t go wrong with this fun Valentine dessert!
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Heart Meringues with Berries and Whipped Cream
Heart Meringues with Berries and Whipped Cream
These heart meringues are a light and refreshing dessert that's sure to be a favorite!
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Pink Chocolate Dipped Oreos
Pink Chocolate Dipped Oreos
These adorable pink Oreos will not only satisfy your cravings but they look beautiful on any dessert table.
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Mini Cheesecakes
Mini Cheesecakes
This mini cheesecake recipe is easy to make with just a few ingredients. M&Ms and a bit of pink food coloring make these a fun and festive dessert for Valentine’s Day
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Easy Valentine Cookie Recipe
Easy Valentine Cookie Recipe
These Frosted Valentine’s Day Cookies start with a simple roll-out cookie base that’s frosted and sprinkled for Valentine’s Day! The kids will love making this cute dessert together.
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Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers with Nutella and Strawberries
Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers with Nutella and Strawberries
These decadent sweets are as fun to make as they are to eat and are the perfect kid-friendly way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!
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Heart Shaped Cake
A heart shaped cake with cherries on top.
You don’t have to wait for Valentine’s Day to make this easy cherry heart-shaped cake recipe, but it sure is a perfect way to surprise someone you love!
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Breakable Chocolate Hearts
How to make chocolate hearts smash hearts.
Learn how to make a smashable chocolate heart with this step-by-step guide. For once, it’s perfect okay, and even encouraged, to play with your food!
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Hidden Heart Pound Cake
A slice of chocolate cake with a heart cut out of it.
Surprise your loved ones with this adorable hidden heart cake. It’s a simple dessert that's guaranteed to impress.
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Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes for Two
Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes for Two
These molten lava cakes are an indulgent dessert that's easier to make than you'd think! Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top to take this decadent cake to the next level!
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White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake
White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake
This delicious cake is perfect for Valentine's Day but we love it all year long. Serve it for a Sunday brunch, romantic dinner, Easter or any other occasion.
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White Chocolate Strawberry Fudge
Pink and white fudge with strawberries on a wooden cutting board.
This easy recipe is not only delicious, but it’s pretty too! It’s the perfect treat to make with your kids for Valentine’s Day.
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Valentine’s Pretzel Bites
Valentine’s Pretzel Bites
Whip up these easy, sweet, and salty Valentine’s treats to share with everyone you love! Crunchy, chewy, salty, and sweet, they’re the perfect homemade treat!
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Valentine Pretzels
Valentine Pretzels
These easy to make pretzel rods make the perfect gift or dessert. Plus, it’s another recipe that’s easy enough for kids to help!
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Red Velvet Cakesicles
Red Velvet Cakesicles
These Red Velvet Cakesicles, made from scratch with frosting and pink candy melts, will be a hit with kids and adults alike.
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How to Make a Strawberry Heart
How to Make a Strawberry Heart
These fresh strawberries, adorably designed in the shape of a heart, make the perfect Valentine’s Day party treat.
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Cream Cheese Raspberry Chocolate Mousse
Cream Cheese Raspberry Chocolate Mousse
This Valentine’s day mousse recipe is super easy to make and the perfect dessert for your Valentine's Day celebrations.
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Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
These luxurious red velvet treats are almost too pretty to eat…but we’re not letting that stop us!
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Mexican Chocolate Cake
 Mexican Chocolate Cake
This rich cake is an insanely delicious dessert that is sure to satisfy all your sweet tooth cravings.
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Red Velvet Sheet Cake
Red Velvet Sheet Cake
This moist red velvet cake is so easy to make and absolutely delicious. It's the perfect dessert to make for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day.
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Chocolate Marshmallow Hearts
Chocolate Marshmallow Hearts
Share the love with homemade marshmallow hearts. With their cute heart-shaped designed, they’re the perfect bite size treat for the holiday.
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No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bars
No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bars
These Strawberry Cheesecake Bars are creamy, smooth, and easy too. If you’re a fan of no-bake desserts, you’ll definitely want to give this one a try.
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Strawberry Cake
Strawberry Cake
Drizzled with rich chocolate ganache and loaded with sweet strawberries, this delightfully decadent cake is a show-stopper.
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Easy Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Easy Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
This dessert is a classic! Ruby-red strawberries are swirled in melted chocolate, then garnished chopped hazelnuts, for a treat as pretty as it is tasty!
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Peanut Butter Hearts
Peanut Butter Hearts
These delicious Peanut Butter Hearts taste like a Reese’s Cup with all that peanut butter goodness! Enjoy them on Valentine’s Day or anytime you have a sweet craving!
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Chocolate Covered Cherries
Chocolate Covered Cherries
These homemade cherry bites are a classic! Perfect for Valentine’s day, they’re great for giving too!
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Heart Cut-Out Valentine’s Day Cupcakes
Heart Cut-Out Valentine's Day Cupcakes
This recipe makes super delicious but simple dessert that's sure to be a crowd pleaser!
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Small Batch Valentine Cupcakes With Fluffy Buttercream Frosting
Small Batch Valentine Cupcakes With Fluffy Buttercream Frosting
This fun and flavorful recipe makes some of the prettiest pink cupcakes you’ll find! Share these with someone you love and they’re sure to feel extra special!
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Chocolate Raspberry Tarts
Chocolate Raspberry Tarts
This quick tart dessert combines the creaminess of chocolate with the tang of a raspberry sauce, for the perfect romantic treat on Valentine's Day.
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Flourless Chocolate Cake
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Rich, creamy, and decadent, this sinfully delicious cake is the perfect dessert for any celebration.
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Easy Red Velvet Cookies
Easy Red Velvet Cookies
These delicious cookies are loaded with white chocolate chips and M&Ms. They're a triple chocolate treat, perfect for the most romantic day of the year.
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Valentine Sugar Cookies
Valentine Sugar Cookies
These Valentine sugar cookies are soft and buttery cookies that are easy to decorate with sweet icing and fun sprinkles.
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Strawberry Layered Jello Dessert
Strawberry Layered Jello Dessert
This delicious layered jello dessert is perfect for any holiday – just switch out the colors and flavors! It’s creamy and delicious.
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50 of the Best Valentine’s Day Desserts


These delicious Valentine's Day Desserts are the perfect way to celebrate the sweetest day of the year. From colorful cakes and cookies to chocolate pretzels and more, these decadent valentine treats are always a hit!

Ingredients
 

  • Valentine Candy Hearts
  • Red Velvet Brownies
  • Valentine Cake Pops
  • Valentine Brownie Truffles
  • How To Make Chocolate Hearts
  • Valentine Chex Mix
  • Valentine's Day Popcorn Recipe
  • Valentine's Day Bark
  • Valentine Rice Krispie Treats
  • Valentines Charcuterie Board
  • Strawberry Jello Parfait
  • Red Velvet Fudge
  • Easy Valentine’s Day Milkshake
  • Mini Valentine’s Day Cake
  • Valentine Gnome Cookie Cups

Instructions

  • Choose your favorite sweet treat.
  • Gather the ingredients.
  • Make and enjoy your delicious dessert.
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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