40+ of the Best Valentine’s Day Desserts
This collection of the best desserts for celebrating Valentine’s Day runs the gamut – everything from easy treats for work parties to elaborate desserts for home celebrations. Whether you just want to whip up some epic Rice Krispie treats with some red and pink sprinkles mixed in for the kids or to take to work, need an awesome red velvet-inspired recipe, or you want a good old-fashioned decadent chocolate dessert like flourless chocolate cake, you’ll find everything and more in the list below!
Is it just me, or do you feel like Valentine’s Day sneaks up on you every year – coming not too long after the Christmas holidays and immediately following the Super Bowl, sometimes it feels like the holiday that jumps out of the dark closet and yells, “Boo!”
This year, however, I got my ducks in a row and am giving you plenty of time to plan your Valentine’s Day desserts and sweet treats. Whether it’s a work party, a girl’s night in, a school party for your kids, or celebrating with your significant other, I’ve got you covered. There is a wide variety of desserts and sweet snacks appropriate for pretty much any Valentine’s-related occasion you can think of and they run the gamut from easy to more elaborate desserts.
This roundup will get you off to a great start, and I’ll be sharing more Valentine’s recipes with you over the next week, so keep an eye out! Enjoy!
Celebration-Worthy Valentine’s Day Desserts
Enjoy browsing the list and I can’t wait to hear what you’re planning to make. Leave a comment below and let me know!
- Strawberry Cheesecake Bars
- Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars (use pink frosting and/or decorate with Valentine’s-themed sprinkles!)
- Chocolate Babka (for breakfast or dessert!)
- Sweet and Salty Brownies
- Flourless Chocolate Cake
- German Chocolate Cake
- Classic Chocolate Cake
- Easy Strawberry Shortcake
- Traditional Devil’s Food Cake
- Chocolate Pound Cake
- Peanut Butter Cup Overload Cake
- Red Velvet Roll Cake with White Chocolate-Cream Cheese Filling
- Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake
- Snickers Cake
- Strawberries and Cream Angel Food Cake Roll
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte
- Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
- Brownie Mosaic Cheesecake
- Oreo Cheesecake
- Chocolate Lover’s Cheesecake
- Black Forest Cheesecake
- New York-Style Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberry Topping
- Red Velvet Cheesecake
- Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Filling
- Salted Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chocolate Sugar Cookies
- The Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes
- Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cupcakes
- Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Meringue Buttercream
- Chocolate Souffle
- The Best Creme Brulee Recipe
- Chocolate Bread Pudding
- Chocolate Pots de Creme
- Homemade Chocolate Pudding
- Chocolate Pavlova with Mascarpone and Raspberries
- Dark Chocolate Mousse
- Strawberry Pie
- Chocolate Cream Pie
- Salted Chocolate Caramel Tart
- French Silk Chocolate Pie
- No-Bake Creamy Peanut Butter Pie
- The Best Rice Krispie Treats (stir in some Valentine’s sprinkles for a festive look!)
Do you have a favorite Valentine’s Day tradition or sweet?
Thank you so much! These recipes are so cute! I want to try that red velvet cheesecake.
I’m opting for an Italian Chocolate Love Cake this year. I don’t think you’ve tackled it on your blog yet, but I think you’d like it.
That’s a lot of great ideas for Valentine’s Day! Home made gnocchi sounds great, excited to give it a try. Thanks!
Thank you so much for sharing! I was seriously at a loss on what to make tomorrow! Now I have ideas
Great recipes for Valentine’s and other occasions. Very creative and desserts look amazingly delicious. Thanks for sharing.
So many yummy choices – the french toast casserole, the whoopie pies, yummy. So much to choose from. I am going to make hubby some homemade chocolates and something yummy for breakfast before he leaves for work that day. Of course, I will make him a meal for dinner that is unforgetable – something he can talk about the next day to all his co-workers so they will be even more envious than usual. Should be fun.
gorgeous ideas :)
my favorite posts of yours are the ones where you list “TOP RECIPES” — then i get to see all these awesome recipes that youve done in the past on your blog.
Id like to make a small request. (well, 2 actually)
1) NEVER EVER stop blogging. like EVER.
and 2) PLEASE ask your techie person to make it that you can PRINT the recipe with a picture … it makes my recipe binder look so much yummier :)
I can handle #1 :) And #2 is currently being handled as part of my site upgrade that will be rolling out in a couple of weeks, so stay tuned! :)
Excellent collections indeed! Thanks
If you don’t mind, I was wondering if you could recommend some last-minute valentine’s day gifts I could buy for my boyfriend? Many thanks! :)
Ooh that’s hard Molly, everyone is so different! I can give you some of my go-to gift ideas though – tickets to something (sporting event, concert, musical, etc.), homemade sweets, espresso set (if he likes coffee), magazine subscription, books, DVDs, video games, board games, etc. Hope that triggers some ideas!
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Great round-up!! This will certainly come in hand, this weekend :) thanks
Sooo excited to try the Heart Message cookies! LOVE it!!!
What a beautiful round up and display!! These all sound wonderful! I would love to try them all! Blessings, Catherine xo
Great round up! I better get started!
I’ll take a dozen of each… please tell me you deliver!?
great list, there are so many options!
Holy Sweet Balls Batman! All these recipes look amazing, now I’ll have to go through everyone and figure out what I can conquer next!!
Another great simple idea is chocolate covered oreos. Easy and inexpensive.
What a gorgeous collection – one (or 4) for every valentines day to come :D
Choc Chip Uru
there’s no way I’m gonna eat something from the store on Valentines Day!
thank you for all the lovely ideas.
have a nice day
To say you have the holiday covered is an understatement…holy moly. Love it all!