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Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes

Posted by: Mira Roberts

Whether you're celebrating Valentine's Day with your partner, your friends or your family, sweet treats are in order. After all, nothing says I love you quite like rich, gooey chocolate, light, creamy sorbet and skillet brownies (yes, we did). 

We've scoured the internet in search of the most decadent, delicious and swoon-worthy dessert recipes to help you show how much you care. Gather with the ones you love this Valentine's Day and whip up these sweet treats together, or spend some time baking with love and distributing to your kids' teachers, your neighbors or even your brand new, special someone.

Valentine's Day really is a day for giving from the heart, and we're pretty sure that most hearts speak the language of dessert. Dig in, and Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. Death By Chocolate Skillet Brownies. This rich and easy-to-make, almost flourless brownie recipe is simple indulgence at its best. Creamy, chocolatey and oozing with brownie goodness, you should expect zero leftovers when you serve this dessert to your friends or loved one(s).
  2. Red Wine Brownies. Your two favorite things just partnered up for dessert success like you've never seen before. These red wine brownies are sweet, gooey and bursting with deep flavors. Perfect for a Galentine's Party or to serve at a co-ed Valentine's bash, you'll want to keep this recipe close, as it'll stay in rotation throughout the year.
  3. Chocolate Sorbet. This easy, delightful recipe does not require an ice cream maker, and is the perfect sweet treat after a filling, made with love meal. Requiring simple ingredients and not much prep, most of the time spent on this recipe will be done in your refrigerator and freezer.
  4. Love Bug Cake Balls. Making Valentine's Day surprises for your kids and their classmates? These cake balls are cute to look at, fun to make and delicious to eat! Your kids will love helping you make them, and you'll love the looks on their faces when they see the finished product!
  5. Surprise Inside Valentine's Cupcakes. Combine your love for cookies with your love for cupcakes, and you've found the perfect dessert solution! These fun cupcakes can be cut open to reveal a heart shaped cookie inside, and make a perfect treat for kids, partners and special friends. 
  6. Strawberry Cream Cheese Heart Cookies. Sugar, strawberry and rich cream cheese make these cookies as good to eat as they are beautiful to look at. A perfect sweet treat to give to coworkers, teachers or neighbors, these cookies are an excellent Valentine's Day dessert for those who prefer an alternative to chocolate.
  7. Heart Pancakes. While these aren't technically a dessert, they are a perfect way to start Valentine's Day, and will fill your loved ones' bellies with sweetness and love. Easy to make and beautiful on the plate, you'll love whipping these up any time you want to show your family you care.
  8. Chocolate Eclair Hearts. An excellent treat for just the two of you, these eclair hearts will require more intense focus and prep time, but will be well worth it in the end. Wannabe pastry chefs will delight in working through this delicious recipe, and your loved one will be thrilled with the results!
  9. Valentine Heart Pops. These sugar cookie lollipops are a perfect treat for an office party, a kids' Valentine's Day bash or just to keep around the house for fun. Simple, delicious and so fun to eat, you'll love whipping these up for the ones you love.
  10. Chocolate Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches. Use your favorite store bought strawberry ice cream to stuff inside these dense, fudgy, heart shaped wafers, and you'll have your sweetie think you've gone gourmet. A perfect, seasonal twist on a traditional ice cream sandwich, your kids and your partner will swoon for seconds.


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Mira Roberts

Mira Roberts studied writing at New York University, graduating with a BA in English Literature before pursuing a career in media, marketing and management with PARADE Magazine, Portfolio Magazine, AltDaily, skirt! and lululemon athletica. A full time mother, writing instructor and part-time freelance writer, Mira lives and laughs with her family in Norfolk, VA. 


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