16 Swoon-Worthy Valentine's Day Desserts
These delectable treats are simply lovely.
Feb. 10, 2021
The pink and white contrast of these
strawberry malt sugar cookies
makes them look professional, but they're actually very easy to make. All you need is a cookie cutter and a little food coloring.
popsicle-shaped cake pops
are fancier than the traditional balls, plus you get more cake. The red decorations really pop from the white candy melt, making them both delicious and gorgeous.
Pint Sized Baker
For a perfect red velvet
, include beautiful cookie toppers and all the cream cheese frosting. Whether you want to make it all from scratch or from boxed ingredients is totally up to you.
The Simple Sweet Life
What makes these
so gorgeous is their simple presentation. The floral liners, white frosting with pink sprinkles, and the marshmallow heart toppers make them look like they came straight from a high-end bakery.
My Baking Addiction
To make these
heart-shaped bark bites
, get some festive sprinkles, a bag of Valentine's Day M&Ms, some white chocolate melting candies, and a silicone heart tray. They take about five minutes to make but will look like they took much longer.
No. 2 Pencil
Create your own bakery-worthy
chocolate heart cake
using an inexpensive
and pile on all the raspberries and chocolate shavings.
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Sandwich marshmallows, frosting, or ice cream between heart-shaped cookies that are dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.
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Fill heart-shaped bowls with decadent
homemade orange chocolate pudding
. To make life easier, pick up some boxed pudding from the grocery store and garnish it with orange peels and chocolate shavings.
Who doesn't like chocolate fondue? In addition to the traditional strawberries and bananas, add some
heart-shaped marshmallows coated with graham cracker or Oreo crumbs
to your dipping platter.
If you've mastered the art of making macarons, take it up a notch by
making them heart-shaped
. Color them pink, red, and white for the ultimate Valentine's Day presentation.
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marbled sugar cookies
are just made from sugar cookie dough with a little food coloring added.
Baked by Rachel
Linzer cookies are delicious year-round, not just during the holidays. The cookies are buttery, the jam is tart, and the powdered sugar ties it all together with a little sweetness.
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Whip up some
homemade graham cracker conversation hearts
and sandwich them together with ice cream, buttercream, Nutella, or cool whip. Since they're homemade, you can totally customize the messages on the hearts.
The Merry Thought
recreate these beautiful cupcakes,
you need red velvet cupcakes, cream cheese frosting, and some candy hearts.
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You can recreate this
red velvet cake
with a box of cake mix, your favorite frosting, heart-shaped cookie cutters, and some red marzipan. Show off the finished product by displaying it on a cake stand before serving it up with a glass of Prosecco.