With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, you might already be thinking about some festive treats for dessert. This list of 10+ Easy Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes will give you some great ideas.
For more ways to make this the best holiday, check out all of our Valentine’s Day posts.
Valentine’s Day (which is February 14th every year, in case you forgot) lends itself to the most fun and most adorable desserts. You can simply open a heart-shaped box of chocolates and that’s on theme.
But, maybe you want to put in a little bit more effort and make a homemade treat instead. Anything in a heart shape works. Or pink icing. Or chocolate and strawberry. It all works. But, it can be hard to narrow it down. So, to help, we put together this list of easy Valentine’s Day desserts so you can find the perfect sweet treat to make for your sweetheart (or just your own sweet tooth).
We wanted to make sure the dessert on this list was all Valentine’s Day-themed, or at the very least red or pink. Sure, you can make Chocolate Chip Cookies for dessert, and those are delicious, but we wanted something a little on theme since Valentine’s Day is more of a special occasion.
But whatever you serve, as long as there’s a little extra love in the recipe, will be a great choice.
If you’re making one of these Valentine’s Day dessert ideas because you’re not going out to celebrate this year, our Tips To Celebrate Valentine’s Day At Home will help you make it the perfect at home celebration.
There are ideas for decorations, your main course meal, and more.
10+ Easy Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes
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Love Bug OREO Cookies
An adorable dessert are these Ladybug OREO Cookies, which you can love bug cookies to make them sound more like they’re meant for Valentine’s Day than any random day.
OREO cookies are dipped in melted candy melts and decorated to look like the most adorable little love bugs. Making them perfect for your love bug.
Nutter Butter Cookie Hearts
If you want a real treat for a peanut butter lover, these Nutter Butter Cookie Hearts are perfect.
They’re not bake, so all you’re really doing is cutting the cookie, microwaving the almond bark, and decorating the store-bought cookies to look like an edible chocolate heart.
2 Ingredient Valentine’s Day Fudge
This Valentine’s Day Fudge is so incredibly easy because you only have two main ingredients in it: sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips.
Now, of course, you’re gonna need to add a little bit more for decorating (food coloring and festive sprinkles), but the fudge itself is made from those two simple ingredients.
Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies
Thumbprint cookies are such a classic recipe. They’re basically sugar cookies with filling. The most classic version has strawberry jam as the filling, which instantly gives it a Valentine’s Day vibe.
Most recipes have a circle thumbprint well in the center, but you could actually make a heart shape in the middle of the cookie if you wanted to give it a little more pizazz.
Candy Cane Fudge
If you’re looking for a pink recipe, this Candy Cane Fudge is it. It’s perfectly colored for Valentine’s Day. And a perfect way to use up those leftover candy canes that are still hanging around from Christmas.
You only need three basic ingredients to make this fudge, which makes it a super easy recipe.
Candy Cane Chocolate Hearts
If you still have mini candy canes left from Christmas, you can turn a pair of them (and some white candy melts) into these Candy Cane Chocolate Hearts.
Instead of candy melts, you could use vanilla almond bark or white chocolate chips, if you prefer the taste of those.
Elephant Ear Cookies (Palmiers Cookies)
Palmiers Cookies, also known as Elephant Ears, are the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day because the puff pastry is shaped in a way that makes these (unintentionally) heart-shaped cookies.
They’re a cinnamon and sugar flavored flaky cookie that’s going to impress every family member who tries it.
Valentine’s Day Graham Cracker Chocolate Bark
The closest this Valentine’s Day graham cracker bark comes to “cooking” is microwaving the white chocolate chips or vanilla almond bark for the coating.
The rest of the recipe is just decorating with icing, Valentine’s sprinkles, and conversation hearts.
Valentine’s Day Chocolate Covered Pretzels
If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day treat that’s easy to make in bulk and package for your Valentine, these Valentine’s Day Chocolate Covered Pretzels are it.
The recipe gives you two ways to decorate your chocolate covered pretzels, with sprinkles or with a red candy melt drizzle. You could make some of each and package them that way.
Thumbprint Cookies With Icing
If you’re like Thumbprint Cookies, but you’re not a fan of jam, you can fill them with icing instead.
In this Thumbprint Cookies With Icing version, cream cheese frosting is colored with red food coloring to make these the perfect Valentine’s Day cookie.
Valentine’s Day Chocolate Popcorn
Before sitting down to watch a Valentine’s Day movie as a family, you should make this Valentine’s Day Chocolate Popcorn.
It’s so much fun drizzling the chocolate over the popcorn, shaking the sprinkles, and dropping the candy pieces on top.
Chocolate and strawberries are synonymous with Valentine’s Day, so of course, our Chocolate Strawberry Dessert Kabobs had to make this list of the best Valentine’s Day desserts.
This is such an easy dessert idea because you’re just stringing store-bought doughnuts, marshmallows, and fresh strawberries onto a skewer, then drizzling them with melted chocolate. It’s so simple, it’s not even really a recipe. But it’s delicious dessert and one you definitely should make this year.
Red Velvet Pound Cake Hearts
Store-bought red velvet cake is cut into mini heart-shaped cakes with a cookie cutter and skewered with mini marshmallows on each side to make these adorable Red Velvet Pound Cake Hearts. These bite-sized treats come together in mere minutes.
Of course, you can make your own cake, either from scratch or cake mix, if you want. And you can make them your favorite flavors too. It doesn’t have to be red velvet. That just makes more sense because it’s red. And store-bought cake makes this a little easier. But you do whatever you want.
Purchase Valentine’s Day Treats Online:
If you want something special, but you’re just not in the mood to make any homemade Valentine’s Day desserts, you can order some online, like the Stuffed Red Velvet Cookies above, at the following stores:
Be mindful of a store’s minimum cart total to qualify for free shipping. Also, consider curbside or instore pickup to avoid shipping charges.
And, don’t forget, you can use Instacart if you’re ordering from your local grocery store. We have a great list of where to buy heart-shaped foods for Valentine’s Day if you need more ideas.
Which of these Valentine’s Day dessert recipes will you make this year? Let us know in the comments.