We get it, a holiday all about pink and hearts isn’t for everyone. Like, we get it, but we don’t get it. Especially because these Valentine’s Day treats are so delicious and easy to recreate just in time for your annual V-Day party.
Romantic movie night? Try some strawberries and cream puppy chow. Love-themed party? Consider the red velvet churros. Galentine’s brunch? Make the raspberry Earl Grey croissants. They’re so simple to whip up, even your cat could do it. We hope you’re not allergic.
Whether you’re throwing a girls night or whipping up a treat for someone you love, you’re sure to find some fun ideas on this list. Even if your plan is just hanging out with said cat and eating your furball brownies in peace while streaming rom-coms on Netflix. Ah, heaven.
54 Valentine’s Day Treats to Sweeten Up The Holiday
1. Love Monster Cupcakes
If your idea of affection is more like tackling and less like snuggling, may we suggest these little love monster cupcakes as a Valentine’s Day treat? Cute aggression is real.
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2. Red Velvet Donuts
If you’re a sucker for sprinkles, this is the perfect recipe for you. Red velvet is pretty much the official cake of Valentine’s Day, and we truly donut know what we’d do without it. Probably write better food puns.
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3. Valentine M&M Cookies
Elevate a classic M&M cookie with pink, white, and red chocolate morsels. They’re chewy, chocolately, and perfect for a Galentine’s movie night. Anything with Ryan Gosling, please.
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4. Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream
Making pink (and fresh and delicious) ice cream at home has never been so easy. Have it on its own, or make some Valentine’s milkshakes or ice cream sandwiches.
The possibilities are truly endless. If only we could say the same thing about Hinge.
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5. Fondant Valentine’s Dragon
Get creative with fondant and make yourself a Valentine’s Day buddy. Hey, if the apps are drying up, at least you can DIY a new friend.
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6. Red Velvet Cheesecake Trifle
Ever wanted to eat a sweet strawberry cloud? You can now, thanks to this amazing trifle recipe. Even with strawberry cream cheese and whipped cream layers, the simple presentation makes this an easy Valentine’s Day party centerpiece.
And a much more edible one. Move aside, flowers.
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7. Easy Valentine’s Day Popcorn
For all you salty-and-sweet lovers out there, this Valentine’s-themed popcorn treat is the perfect movie snack. Because Ryan Gosling isn’t edible. Okay, we’ll stop now.
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8. Heart-Shaped Strawberry Hand Pies
This fun recipe is extra easy because it uses store-bought pastry. You could even use strawberry jam for the filling.
In pre-made flaky pie crust we trust. Did you catch our rhyme?
9. Raspberry Earl Grey Croissants
True, these look like they belong at the Queen’s high tea, but they’re actually made using store-bought croissants. You just make the filling and topping and give ’em a quick hit in the oven. Pinkies up.
10. Lychee Rose Heart Donuts
With a heart-shaped donut pan, these come together pretty quick. Take donuts to a whole new level, and impress that special someone with these delicate, ruby chocolate-glazed confections.
Or, like, if someone wanted to make them for us or something. That would be cool. Ahem.
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11. Red Velvet Churros
These red velvet churros are so on theme it hurts. Even better, they’re baked, not fried, so you can pipe them right onto the baking tray and then dip them in sugar for that beautiful frosty effect. Snowman who?
12. Heart Beignets with Chocolate Sauce
For a sweet breakfast or brunch addition, whip up these adorable heart-shaped beignets. They’re oh-so-fluffy, and you can use the accompanying chocolate sauce for more than just dipping.
What? We’ve heard it’s great for cleaning the oven.
13. Cherry Chip Cake with Cherry Frosting
Strawberries get all the attention on Valentine’s Day, but what about cherries? With this cherry chip cake, everyone can get the cherry on top. Unless you go for that middle piece. Sorry about that.
14. Fudgy Valentine’s Day Brownies
Nothing beats the classics, and you can make it on-brand with some cute pink, red, and white heart sprinkles. All that’s left to do is cut them up and put them on a cute serving plate and you’re good to go.
Like, after you bake them. Don’t sue us for salmonella poisoning, please.
15. Mini Strawberry Bundt Cakes
These mini strawberry bundt cakes are oh-so-aesthetic and the perfect brunch treat. Popping a strawberry on top makes them even more fresh, but any Valentine’s decorations will do the trick.
Edible ones, preferably. Chipping a tooth is not on our 2024 Bingo card.
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16. Animal Print Heart Donut
Who needs a love when you’ve got donuts like this? Let us have this.
17. Conversation Heart Cupcakes
If you’re having some friends over for Valentine’s Day, why not decorate some cupcakes together? It works especially well if you have a crush on one of them, because you can reveal it in a casual way.
If they’re not receptive, just scarf it down. No one will know.
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18. Pink Tie Dye Cookies
These cookies are giving Lover-era Taylor Swift, so channel that album and go full pink for Valentine’s Day. The fact that Barbie and Mean Girls also approve is just a bonus.
19. Strawberries and Cream Valentine’s Puppy Chow
Whether it’s a romantic or anti-relationship movie night, this Valentine’s puppy chow is the perfect snack. It’s also a great treat to bring coworkers if you want to spread a little Valentine’s love. But none for Gretchen Wieners.
20. Mini Valentine’s Day Cheesecakes
These no-bake treats are almost too easy. They take a while to set in the fridge, but if you make them ahead you’ll have the perfect little bites for a Valentine’s or Galentine’s get-together. Yes, we just told you not to procrastinate it. It’s worth it, promise.
21. Valentine’s Day Dip
It’s party time, people. Get creative with your Valentine’s Day treat with this themed dip. Cream cheese, marshmallow, and whipped topping? No, you’re not having that distressing dream again. Seriously, relax. It’s just a snack.
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22. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Mini Cakes
Indulge in the holiday with these decadent mini chocolate-covered strawberry cakes. Chocolate and strawberries will always be in style.
23. Valentine’s Day Pretzel Treats
Get that perfect salty-sweet bite with these Valentine’s Day pretzel treats. It’s kind of like a handful of only what you want from the trail mix.
24. Valentine Snack Mix
This Valentine’s snack mix is so good, it just might become a staple in your house. Who says we can only have it on Valentine’s Day? The grown-ups make the rules, and that’s us. On a good day.
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25. Valentine’s Day Heart Cake
Serve up a delicious centerpiece with this Valentine’s Day heart cake. It’s a holiday classic: red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting.
Cutting into a heart works even better if you’re going through a breakup. Our condolences. Cake?
Get the Valentine’s Day Heart Cake recipe.
26. Red Velvet Marble Oreo Cake
Are we dreaming? Is this real life? This cake has red velvet, Oreos, Bavarian cream, and chocolate ganache, so we’re pretty much in Valentine’s heaven. Uh oh, did Cupid take it too far with his arrow again?
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27. Red Hot Brownie Squares
This completely unique Valentine’s dessert features cinnamon brownies and Red Hot-infused buttercream frosting for a ~spicy~ treat. Literally. Don’t forget the milk.
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28. Rose Truffles
Calling all classy ladies, theydies, and gents, this Valentine’s Day treat is elegant AF. And yes, the rose petals are edible. We’re pretty sure you’re not allowed to put non-edible things on food anymore. Buzzkills.
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29. Cupid’s Arrow Cupcakes
These cupcakes adorably honor the OG Valentine’s Day baddie – Cupid – with some little strawberry arrows. There is a love potion infused in them, though, so be careful how many people you share them with.
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30. Easy Strawberry Mousse
Whip up this super simple dessert for your Valentine with fresh strawberries, cream, and jam. Perfect for a picnic. We remembered it’s February after we said that.
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31. Classic Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
It doesn’t get any more classic than this Valentine’s Day treat. ‘Tis the season for this dynamic duo. Chocolate can truly do no wrong in our eyes.
32. Apple Rose Puff Pastry Tarts
Impress all your friends with these beautiful rose-inspired apple puff pastry tarts. It’s easier than it looks, and just takes one sheet of ready-made puff pastry. But you can tell your friends you worked for hours. Lying is how you keep friends, right?
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33. Valentine’s Day Pop Tart House
For a cute Galentine’s centerpiece, grab some strawberry Pop Tarts, conversation hearts, frosting, sprinkles, and go to town. Or literally create a little town of Pop Tart houses. You’ll know when to stop. (The limit does not exist.)
34. No-Bake Valentine’s Oreo Truffles
Warning: these no-bake Oreo truffles are dangerously addictive. Best to make sure your local Target has enough Oreos in stock to fuel you for the next ten weeks.
35. Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake
This Valentine’s centerpiece features fluffy chocolate sponge and light raspberry mousse. Pretty sure we’d fall head-over-heels for whoever makes us this cake. Just waiting on someone to take the hint.
36. Valentine’s Rice Krispie Treats
We love a shareable snack, and these Valentine’s Rice Krispie treats are pretty much perfect. The strawberry jello mixed with marshmallow adds a nostalgic fruity bubble gum flavor.
Come to think of it, you may not want to share. It’s okay to invite people over and then kick them out without feeding them, right?
37. Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
This treat could literally be a valentine, right? A couple piping bags make shaping and filling these cakey cookies super straightforward, and the result is a Pinterest-ready Valentine’s Day treat.
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38. Valentine Cake Pops
Who needs Starbucks? Make these Valentine’s cake pops with box cake mix, pink candy melts, and all the fun sprinkles you can find. You can even dye the batter with food coloring for a fun surprise when you take a bite.
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39. No-Bake Strawberry Tiramisu
There’s no coffee in this tiramisu, but there is strawberry liquor, jam, and a touch of balsamic vinegar. Just trust us on this one.
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40. Strawberries and Cream Crepe Cake
Make this totally unique, completely delicious crepe centerpiece for a Valentine’s brunch. Even if they turn out bad, at least they’ll be pretty.
41. Pink Champagne Cake
This elegant cake is perfect for anyone with a Valentine’s Day birthday, or a shindig celebrating the day of love. Make sure to grab an extra bottle of pink champagne to drink while you bake. You’ll thank us later. Slurring is fine.
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42. Chocolate Ravioli with Mascarpone and Raspberry Sauce
Try something new for date night with this chocolate ravioli filled with mascarpone and drizzled with fresh raspberry sauce. It’s a unique dessert for the adventurous-at-heart, and a sneaky way to have cheese for dessert. You’re welcome.
43. Heart-Shaped Cookie Dough Truffles
Cookie dough? Covered in chocolate? Say less.
44. Valentine’s Day Fortune Cookies
This extra cute Valentine’s Day treat also tells your fortune. The recipe uses store-bought cookies to dip in melted candy and cover in sprinkles. Whoever said baking was hard?
45. Valentine’s Day Pop Tarts
Be extra bougie this Valentine’s Day and make your own Pop Tarts. Grab some ready-to-bake pie crust from the store, and some heart cookie cutters, and you’ll be off to the races. Wait, the Kentucky Derby isn’t in February?
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46. Red Velvet Cake Roll
This red velvet cake roll is so fluffy, and the perfect treat for your crew this Valentine’s Day. You’ve watched them do it a thousand times on the Great British Bake Off. You got this.
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47. Strawberry Shortcake Parfait
Cutting strawberries into little hearts? Genius. Make one for your each of your pals for a Galentine’s brunch, because platonic love is the real MVP. That’s what we tell ourselves, anyway.
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48. Vegan Jammy Dodgers
Is your valentine vegan? Make these adorable jammy dodger cookies for them, and they’re sure to love you forever. Or at least until they finish the batch.
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49. Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies
Red velvet and cheesecake and brownies? We’ll be making these on Valentine’s Day, and then every week after that.
50. Conversation Heart Cookies
Whether you make these for your coworkers, friends, or a special someone, they’re sure to spread some Valentine’s Day love. Just be sure you’re sending the right…message.
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51. Valentine’s Day Macarons
French patisserie is entering the chat. Why not master macarons this Valentine’s Day and make a treat everyone will love? Careful though, you might get a reputation for baking excellence. You’ll never live it down.
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52. Sugar Cookie Valentine Bear Cookies
We’ve never seen anything so cute. Just be sure to keep a steady hand while decorating those bears, or they could turn into cursed cookies. Eh, someone will eat them either way.
53. Individual Strawberry Cheesecake
If you’re hosting a Valentine’s Day dinner party, these little cheesecakes are the perfect dessert treat. You know, in addition to the other 52 ideas on this list.
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