35+ Valentine’s Day Dessert Ideas

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These easy Valentine’s Day desserts are sure to make your special day one to remember! From cakes to cookies to chocolates and more, we have it all. See our bonus recipe for Chocolate Covered Strawberries below.

Try any of these fun dessert ideas for your next Valentine’s Day or Date-Night In. Pair your dessert with a fancy steak dinner or a delicious fish entree.


Chocolate covered strawberries on a plate

Best Valentine’s Day Desserts

Looking for Valentine’s Day dessert ideas? We have over 35 desserts that will make your Valentine’s Day (or night) one to enjoy and remember. With over 35 recipes, you can make a different dessert for every day in February and then some! We will break it all down all of the Valentine’s Day dessert recipes by category to help make the decision easier.

Valentine’s Day Cakes and Pies

When it comes to Valentine’s Day cakes, the possibilities are endless. You can make anything from decadent chocolate cakes, to rich and smooth cheesecakes, to flavorful ice cream cakes and more! Click the links below to try some of our favorites!

Chocolate Cakes

Chocolate cake takes the cake on Valentine’s day. Cakes are so easy to dress up and they serve a lot of people. This is a great choice for a group date or a couples party.

Cheesecakes, Pies and More

Valentine’s Day Cookies and Brownies

We love decorating cookies for Valentine’s Day. It is a fun tradition where we can get the kids involved. You can make simple sugar cookies with frosting or go all-out and make fancy cookies with royal icing. Then, add festive sprinkles and deliver them to your Valentine.

Bite-Sized Valentine’s Day Desserts

These cute bite-sized Valentine’s Day desserts are perfect for anyone who wants a fancy dessert or sweet treat with little mess. Most of these desserts can be eaten without a fork or spoon so cleanup is easy. Also, they can be eaten standing up! We love these kinds of desserts because they are easy and perfect for parties.

Valentine’s Chocolates and Truffles

Nothing quite says Valentine’s Day quite like chocolate, am I right? These tasty chocolates and truffles can be enjoyed as a dessert or boxed up to be given as gifts. Also, they can be made days (or even weeks) ahead of time. That way you can spend your Valentine’s Day doing… whatever you like doing on Valentine’s Day.

  • Easy Mint Oreo Truffles – A little work goes a long way when making these rich Oreo truffles. The recipe makes a ton!
  • Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – These taste like the real thing and are very fun to make and eat.
  • Homemade Almond Joys – These candies are a family favorite. We think they are better than the actual candy bar.
  • Easy Chocolate Truffles – These look and taste impressive, but they are basically fool-proof. And only 3 ingredients are needed!
  • Caramel Pecan Truffles – This decadent caramel treats look and tastes like chocolate truffles from an expensive candy store. They make a beautiful gift for Valentine’s Day.

Chocolate + Fruit = True Love

Fruit and chocolate combined is just… sexy. Also, the combination is downright delicious. Prepare your chocolate-covered fruit ahead of time or simply make chocolate fondue and dip your favorite fruit as your dessert course.

  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries (see recipe below) – Place on a cupcake for a party dessert option. Use combinations of white chocolate, dark chocolate, and milk chocolate for some color variety to your platter. The perfect treat for Valentine’s Day!
  • Chocolate Fondue – You can’t go wrong with fondue for Valentine’s day of any other special occasion. Only two ingredients!
  • Cheesecake Filled Chocolate Covered Strawberries– Try the cheesecake filling with raspberries too! It tastes like a mini cheesecake in every bite.
  • Chocolate Covered Cherries – Because these take some time to set, be sure to plan ahead! Trust me, they are totally worth the wait.

More Valentine’s Day Dessert Ideas

Want to try something different and new for your next Valentine’s Day party? Try our delicious Valentine’s Day charcuterie board because it is gorgeous! It’s a beautiful way to display all your favorite Valentine’s treats. Looking for something fun for the kids? Definitely check out our Valentine’s-themed gingerbread house, so cute! Want something easy that you can throw together in minutes and eat while watching your favorite rom-com? Our white chocolate popcorn is for you.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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These Chocolate Covered Strawberries are the perfect Valentine's Day dessert. The rich chocolate topping on a sweet, juicy strawberry is simply irresistible!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 servings

Ingredients

  • 20 fresh strawberries (more or less depending on the size)
  • 12 ounces melting chocolate (chocolate melts or chocolate bark)
  • 6 ounces white chocolate melting chocolate (optional)
  • decorating sprinkles to taste

Instructions

  • Wash and dry strawberries. Set aside.
  • Melt chocolate according to package instructions or use a double-boiler method.
    We did the double-boiled method using a pressure cooker. We placed 1 cup of water in the pressure cooker and pressed "saute" then placed a large glass bowl over the top. This allows the chocolate to melt and too hot.
  • Stir chocolate until smooth and melted.
  • Dip each strawberry into the chocolate and rotate until covered in chocolate. Allow excess chocolate to drip off.
  • Place strawberries on a sheet of parchment paper of wax paper to cool and harden.
  • Melt white chocolate (optional) and place in a plastic Ziplock bag. Using sharp scissors, snip off a tiny bit of the corner and drizzle over the top of the strawberries. If you prefer, you can sprinkle sprinkles over the strawberries as a decoration as well.
  • These chocolate covered strawberries can be cooled and refrigerated for up to 2 days before serving.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 136kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 10mgPotassium: 92mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg

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Erica Walker

Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her beautiful three girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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  1. 5 stars
    So many yummy ideas!! I’m excited to make Valentine’s Day feel special even if we’re not going anywhere so these ideas are great

  2. 5 stars
    This is such a great collection of snacks and treats! I have yet to try anything from it that we didn’t love!