February is the month of love, so why not treat your family or that special someone to a few decadent Valentine’s Day desserts? Stick to classics like chocolate covered strawberries and red velvet cookies or spice it up with some red wine chocolate cake! Whether you’re spoiling your sweetheart or looking for fun recipes the little ones can help you make, this list has everything you need.
If you ask me, there’s no better way to say “I love you” than with chocolate or sweet treats. If you feel the same way, you’re going to fall head over heels for this collection of Valentine’s Day desserts!
Love the subtle romance of a classic? Try making some homemade chocolate strawberries or dark chocolate truffles. Want to spice it up a bit? Red wine chocolate cake or strawberry brownie kebabs are sure to keep things exciting!
Whether you’re looking to surprise your sweetheart with decadent desserts after a romantic dinner or spoil the whole family with some sweet treats, I’ve got you covered. This collection of 37 Valentine’s Day dessert recipes has something for everyone!
1. Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Looking for an easy dessert that still feels fancy and oh-so-indulgent? Thanks to one little trick, this is the simplest, most fail-proof recipe for homemade chocolate covered strawberries you’ll ever find!
2. Hidden Heart Chocolate Cake
This decadent chocolate loaf cake already looks gorgeous on the outside, but just wait until you slice into it to reveal the pink heart inside! Best of all, it’s even easier to make than you might think.
3. Red Velvet Cookies
While crinkle cookies are traditionally a holiday cookie, the red velvet flavor and color makes them so perfect for Valentine’s Day! The soft and chewy texture is downright crave worthy while the powdered sugar adds the perfect finishing touch.
4. Shortbread Cookies
Heart-shaped cookies with a maraschino cherry center are such a cute and tasty way to surprise a loved one! The white chocolate drizzle after the bake adds that extra level of flavor and melts into your mouth with every bite.
5. Linzer Heart Cookies
This is another traditional holiday cookie that is just as perfect to make for Valentine’s Day. Who can resist a buttery and crisp heart-shaped cookie and tart jam filling that adds just the right pop of color?
6. Red Velvet Cake
Red velvet cake is a classic for a reason, and this recipe is a celebration of everything that makes it unique! Ultra moist, buttery, tender cake with a tangy cream cheese frosting to balance the sweetness is absolutely irresistible.
7. Valentine Brownies
Red and pink M&Ms make these ultra-fudgy brownies a perfect Valentine’s Day dessert! Best of all, they take just about the same amount of time as a box mix even though they’re made from scratch.
8. Chocolate Fondue
Is there anyone in this world that doesn’t love dipping things in chocolate? I didn’t think so! All you need is two kinds of chocolate, some dairy, and a little vanilla. After that, grab all your favorite dippers and dig in!
9. White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
You’re going to fall in love with the combination of rich, creamy white chocolate cheesecake filling and tart raspberry swirls over a buttery shortbread crust! This easy dessert is as beautiful as it is delicious.
10. Molten Cake
Indulge in chocolate decadence with an elegant but easy lava cake. The crispy edges give way to a warm, gooey center that absolutely melts in your mouth. And it’s surprisingly simple to make!
11. Strawberry Sheet Cake
Feeding a crowd this Valentine’s Day? Sheet cake is made with fresh pureed strawberries plus a package of strawberry jello with a smooth and creamy strawberry frosting on top. The gorgeous pink color is oh-so-perfect for the holiday!
12. Valentine's Sugar Cookie Bars
Valentine’s frosted sugar cookie bars are way faster to make than cookies and turn out amazing every time! The soft and chewy texture, tangy cream cheese frosting, and festive sprinkles on top will remind you of bakery-style sugar cookies.
13. Cherry Oreo Cookie Balls
As if Oreo balls weren’t delightful enough on their own, this version has a maraschino cherry hidden at the center! You get all the flavors of chocolate-covered strawberries combined with the irresistible chocolate crunch of Oreos.
14. Chocolate Mousse
You won’t believe something so decadent could be so light and airy at the same time! Best of all, you only need a handful of ingredients for this Valentine’s Day dessert, and it can be made in advance so you have more time to spend with your sweetie.
15. Strawberry Cheesecake
If you’re looking for a show-stopper dessert that’s surprisingly easy to whip up, look no further! Simple ingredients and minimal hands-on time give you a thick and creamy cheesecake topped with fresh strawberries and a mouthwatering homemade strawberry-vanilla sauce.
16. Red Velvet Brownies
Decadent brownies in less than an hour? You read that right! Fudgy, chewy brownies with a bright red color plus silky smooth cream cheese frosting on top are oh-so-perfect for Valentine’s Day.
17. Sugar Cookie Fudge
Everyone will go wild for this white chocolate fudge with a Valentine’s Day twist! Sugar cookie mix makes it a super easy no-bake recipe that you can gift to friends and family to spread the love.
18. Cupid Bites
These little Valentine’s shortbread cookies are absolutely adorable! They’re super quick to make and require very basic ingredients. You can also bag them up and stuff them into a cute mug for a thoughtful and delicious gift!
19. Valentine's Kiss Cookies
Bright pink cookie dough is rolled in granulated sugar for a crunchy exterior, and each cookie gets a little Hershey’s kiss pressed into the center after the bake. The final step is a great way to get little ones involved!
20. Valentine's Chocolate Pretzels
Chocolate dipped pretzels are a fun and easy dessert or snack. Dip in chocolate or white chocolate and then cover in colorful sprinkles for a fun treat.
21. Red Wine Chocolate Cake
Super moist cake is filled with raspberry buttercream and topped with chocolate frosting before it’s covered with a decadent red wine chocolate ganache! The wine flavor isn’t overpowering but adds just enough to take your cake to the next level.
22. Valentine's Day Heart Cookies
Who can resist a delightful cookie version of the traditional conversation heart candies? The cookies are buttery and soft with nice, crisp edges and are great at holding their heart shape while baking.
23. Heart Macarons
Macarons are a little more challenging, but the result is so worth it! Bright pink heart-shaped exteriors are filled with a soft buttercream that has just a hint of cinnamon for a wonderful little bit of spice.
24. Cherry Bon Bon Cookies
Sweet maraschino cherries wrapped in a shortbread cookie with cherry frosting on top are always a hit! They’re relatively easy to prep and finish baking in about 15 minutes so you won’t have to spend forever in the kitchen.
25. Chocolate Covered Cherries
Also known as cherry cordials, this easy Amish recipe only requires 4 ingredients! If you or your sweetheart are a fan of chocolate covered cherries, you absolutely have to try making them at home.
26. Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pink cookies stuffed with maraschino cherries and plenty of chocolate chips are as pretty as they are tasty! The secret to really enhancing the flavor of the cherries is to add just a hint of almond extract.
27. Raspberry Chocolate Swiss Roll
Your loved ones will go crazy for this stunning and delicious roll! It may look like a complicated process, but all the steps are very straight-forward, and the result is the kind of dessert that looks almost too good to eat. Almost.
28. Strawberry Brownie Dessert Kebab
Strawberries, marshmallows, and brownies on a lollipop stick and drizzled with melted chocolate make the perfect easy dessert! You can bake your own mini brownie bites or buy them straight for the store to turn this into a no-bake recipe.
29. Valentine's Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
Ever wish you could enjoy red velvet cake on the go? How about in the form of adorable heart-shaped whoopie pies! The big taste and portable size make them great for gifting or putting together a gorgeous dessert platter.
30. Raspberry Chocolate Tart
A decadent Oreo cookie crust is filled with smooth chocolate ganache and then topped with beautiful fresh raspberries for a truly romantic dessert! The balance of the juicy raspberries and rich chocolate is nothing short of divine.
31. Valentine's Day Cookie Cake
Can’t decide between cookies or cake? Treat yourself to both! The extra egg yolk and light brown sugar gives the giant cookie a tenderness that helps satisfy both cravings, and the whole thing comes together very quickly.
32. Valentine Dessert Charcuterie Board
Move over, cheese and meat… this charcuterie board is all about the sweets! Mix and match homemade and store bought treats like Oreos, Circus Animal popcorn mix, candy-covered pretzels, and anything else your sweet tooth desires.
33. Dark Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate chips, heavy cream, and butter come together for the most luscious chocolate truffle filling! And you might be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to roll truffles. Add a drizzle of white chocolate on top for the perfect finishing touch!
34. No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake
This no-bake recipe is loaded with Reese’s and served over an Oreo crust for a rich cheesecake that can easily feed a crowd! Top with whipped cream, drizzled peanut butter and fudge, and more chopped Reese’s.
35. Chocolate Cream Pie
Did someone say 5-ingredient chocolate cream pie? Pre-made crust, instant pudding, and a creamy whipped topping are quick and easy to throw together and will have everyone coming back for more!
36. Angel Food Cake
If you’ve never made angel food cake from scratch before, this recipe has all the tips and tricks you need to feel like a pro on the first try! It turns out perfectly every time, and the texture and flavor are slices of pure heaven.
Perhaps one of the most classically romantic desserts, tiramisu is made with layers of espresso-dipped Ladyfingers and smooth mascarpone. The hint of Amaretto and dusting of cocoa powder give it such a complex and wonderful flavor!
Valentine's Dessert Recipes
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- 1 cup roasted peanuts
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper (or parchment paper).
- Add peanut butter and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 45 seconds and stir. Keep microwaving in 20 second intervals until chocolate melts.
- Mix in peanuts and marshmallows.
- Scoop mixture out on prepared baking sheets into clusters. Let harden.
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