Hearts, strawberries, chocolate, Champagne—all are tried and true ways to your lover's heart on Valentine’s Day. Whether you've orchestrated an intimate evening with bae, or plan to celebrate with your Galantines, we have sweet treats just for two and for a crowd. To paraphrase Mary Tyler Moore, “Dessert is all around. Why don’t you take it?”
Start your Valentine's Day off with these awesome heart-shaped cinnamon rolls from The Gracious Wife! These are super easy and completely adorable—perfect whether you're making breakfast in bed for your sweetheart or whipping up a fun Valentine's Day treat for your kids.
For a perfectly decadent finish for a romantic Valentine’s dinner, it doesn’t get much better than Chocolate Fondue. First, it’s chocolate. Second, it’s food you can play with.
Champagne is always celebratory, and it’s a key ingredient (see what we did there?) in colorful Champagne Soaked Berries with Whipped Cream. The berries can be soaking up the Champagne goodness while you enjoy your dinner!
Most bread pudding recipes are designed to feed a dining room full of people. But for just the two of you? With no leftovers to lead you into temptation? This recipe for Caramel Bread Pudding makes just right amount for an intimate dessert.
Let's talk about another awesome breakfast/brunch option. These beautiful red velvet waffles from Kevin is Cooking are infused with chocolate, topped with a cream cheese glaze and sprinkled with pecan pieces to create a waffle that looks as good as it tastes. It's the perfect way to start your day by treating yourself and the one(s) you love.
Chocolate fans will love these heart-shaped Valentine’s Day Chocolate Cookies! These are the real thing with cocoa powder and confectioner’s sugar. Give them a fancy look without the bother of frosting by sprinkling with heart-shaped decorating candies.
Make leftover Christmas candy work for Valentine’s Day! Mini candy canes form the heart-shaped frames for Sweet Heart Valentine Pops. Tweak the heart shapes to perfection while warm, then finish with candy filling.
You will win Parent-of-the-Year when you make Easy Valentine’s Day Chocolate Filled Hearts for the class Valentine’s Day party! Kid favorite crispy rice treats, chocolate, peanut butter and sprinkles - what’s not to love?
When you really want to impress, Red Velvet Valentine’s Macarons are well worth the effort! Cinnamon buttercream filling adds a bit of unexpected spice for a Valentine’s Day sweet surprise.
A cute surprise is waiting to be revealed when you slice into Valentine’s Day Peek-A-Boo Pound Cake! Who knew you could bake a cake within a cake? Make the pink heart first, then surround it with white batter to hide the sweet secret.
Fill the cookie jar with love! Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies are a classic, well-loved sweet treat for after dinner or after school. (Or with coffee while the kids are at school - we won’t tell!)
Did we have you at peanut butter cup? The best of both worlds, Peanut Butter Cup Heart Valentine Cake starts with a made-from-scratch chocolate cake and is frosted with prepared ready-to-spread frosting. Peanut butter cups for a heart right on top!
Kevin has loved cooking since he was a teenager, and on his blog, Kevin is Cooking, he gets to share that with the world. He loves putting his own spin on classics and comfort food with "big, bold flavors," and can also teach you a thing or two about cooking for special diets without leaving those big bold flavors behind.
Michelle runs The Gracious Wife with a focus on all things domestic. She loves making new recipes, especially ones that incorporate comfort food. You can also find posts on crafts & DIY, parenting, budgeting, and more—her blog is particularly great for those exploring being a wife and mother.