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!

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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!

  1. Strawberry Cheesecake Bars
  2. Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars (use pink frosting and/or decorate with Valentine’s-themed sprinkles!)
  3. Chocolate Babka (for breakfast or dessert!)
  4. Sweet and Salty Brownies
  5. Flourless Chocolate Cake
  6. German Chocolate Cake
  7. Classic Chocolate Cake
  8. Tiramisu
  9. Easy Strawberry Shortcake
  10. Traditional Devil’s Food Cake
  11. Chocolate Pound Cake
  12. Peanut Butter Cup Overload Cake
  13. Red Velvet Roll Cake with White Chocolate-Cream Cheese Filling
  14. Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake
  15. Snickers Cake
  16. Strawberries and Cream Angel Food Cake Roll
  17. Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte
  18. Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
  19. Brownie Mosaic Cheesecake
  20. Oreo Cheesecake
  21. Chocolate Lover’s Cheesecake
  22. Black Forest Cheesecake
  23. New York-Style Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberry Topping
  24. Red Velvet Cheesecake
  25. Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Filling
  26. Salted Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Chip Cookies
  27. Chocolate Sugar Cookies
  28. The Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
  29. Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes
  30. Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cupcakes
  31. Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
  32. Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Meringue Buttercream
  33. Chocolate Souffle
  34. The Best Creme Brulee Recipe
  35. Chocolate Bread Pudding
  36. Chocolate Pots de Creme
  37. Homemade Chocolate Pudding
  38. Chocolate Pavlova with Mascarpone and Raspberries
  39. Dark Chocolate Mousse
  40. Strawberry Pie
  41. Chocolate Cream Pie
  42. Salted Chocolate Caramel Tart
  43. French Silk Chocolate Pie
  44. No-Bake Creamy Peanut Butter Pie
  45. 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?