Be Mine! Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes to Steal Their Hearts

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Our Favorite Cookies, Sweets, and Other Valentine's Treats

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Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, everyone can get beyond luscious recipes! See our favorite desserts, from an easy strawberry hand pie to a chocolate lava cake. Plus, we’ve tacked on some mouthwatering breakfast and dinner ideas, too!

Valentine’s Day Dessert Ideas

Strawberry Hand Pies

Go old-school with these mini jam-filled Valentine’s heart pies. Fill with strawberry jam (or a similar filling of your choice). Serve warm and toasty.

Strawberry hand pies by Sam Jones/Quinn Brein
Strawberry Hand Pies
Photo by Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Valentine’s Day Brownies

Chocolate is always a good idea–so look no further than these scrumptious conversation heart brownies!

Valentine’s Day Brownies
Photo by Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Classic Sugar Cookies

Use this classic sugar cookie recipe to make delicious cookies that can be shaped and decorated however your heart desires!

Classic Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Truffles 

There’s no need to buy expensive truffles from a store when you can make your own luscious candies.

Chocolate Truffles 

Easy Turtle Candies

These “Poor Man’s Turtles” are easy and addictive!

"turtle candy"
Easy Turtle Candies

Best Butter Cookies

These cookies are crisp and buttery, and they keep well—if you can keep them hidden for long enough! 

Best Butter Cookies. Photo by Sam Jones/Quinn Brein.
Best Butter Cookies
Photo by Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

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.

Chocolate Lava Cakes 
Photo by Becky Luigart-Stayner

Toll House Cookie Pie 

This Toll House Pie recipe is an easy one that everyone loves. It tastes like a giant chocolate chip cookie!

Toll House Cookie Pie 
Photo by Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Raspberry Honey Cake

This raspberry honey cake is beautiful, isn’t it? Finding easy cake recipes that are this delicious (and not out of a box) is amazing! 

Raspberry Honey Cake

Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas

Strawberry Crepes

Cut the strawberries into heart shapes for added Valentine’s Day panache!

Strawberry Crepes

Valentine’s Day Dinner

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.

Chicken in Chocolate Sauce Piquante 

This recipe, similar to a chicken mole, is sure to spice up your Valentine’s Day dinner!

Chicken in Chocolate Sauce Piquante 
Credit: Playa del Carmen/Shutterstock

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.

Apple-Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Pair any main dish with one of these great salad recipes!

Related Content

Are you a chocolate lover? Check out our wickedly indulgent chocolate recipes!

Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day, anyway? Learn the holiday’s history (and find some romantic quotes for that last-minute card…) on our main Valentine’s Day page!

Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day with delicious food? Tell us what you love to make (or eat!).

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Sarah Perreault

Senior editor, Sarah Perreault, works on all things Almanac, but is especially proud to be the editor of our Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids series. Read More from Sarah Perreault

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