Around Valentine’s Day, the aromas of chocolate, flowers, and love linger in the air! Whip up a sweet treat with our Valentine’s Day dessert recipes—including mini-heart pies, molten lava cake, Valentine’s Day sugar cookies, easy turtle candies, and more.
Valentine’s Day Desserts
There’s no need to buy expensive truffles from a store when you can make your own luscious candies.
Mini-Heart Hand Pies
These old-school mini-pies are so easy and thoughtful. Filled with jam, they’re best served warm and toasty.
Easy Turtle Candies
These turtle candies are quick, easy, and popular! See video recipe below.
Pecan Sticky Buns
Give your loved one some homemade hot buns! (And maybe some napkins, too…)
Classic Sugar Cookies
Decorate however your heart desires.
Chocolate Lava Cakes
An aura of mystery surrounds this showstopping dessert, which is probably why so few cooks try to make it at home. In fact, it’s easy to make if you pay close attention to the baking time.
Cut the strawberries into heart shapes for added Valentine’s Day panache!
Real Hot Chocolate
Serve breakfast or dessert with real chocolate—and add whipped cream.
Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas
A wise man once posed the question: “How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat your meat?” In light of this, here are a few Valentine’s Day dinner ideas to balance out the delicious desserts above.
Beef Tenderloin with Rosemary-Walnut Crust and Balsamic Reduction
An elegant and classic dish.
Chicken in Chocolate Sauce Piquante
This recipe is sure to spice up your Valentine’s Day dinner!
Apple-Glazed Pork Tenderloin
Marinate the meat the night before and just slip it in the oven when your special guest walks in the door.
Pair any main dish with a refreshing salad such as this Arugula and Watercress Salad with Orange-Poppy Seed Dressing. Also check out these other great salad recipes!
Are you a chocolate lover? Check our wickedly indulgent chocolate recipes!