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Easy Valentine’s Day Desserts

You’ll find something for everyone you love on this list of easy Valentine’s Day desserts! From cookies to cakes and chocolate dipped strawberries, there are SO many sweet Valentine’s desserts to choose from!

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Valentine’s Day Dessert Ideas

February 14th is the Day of Love and every year I excitedly find great Valentine’s Day dessert recipes to make for the special day! Maybe it’s all the pretty pink, the adorable hearts, or the fact that just plain old love in the air, but it always makes me eager to get in the kitchen and whip something sweet up for those I love.

This list has some of the easiest and most delicious Valentine’s Day desserts out there! Whether you’re looking for cookies, cupcakes, bars, candy or even no-bake desserts, you’ll find it all here. There’s even a recipe for Valentine Chex Mix that makes the cutest gift.

All of these Valentine’s Day dessert ideas are great for gifting and are the perfect way to show your loved ones just how much you care about them. Gifts from the kitchen are always the best kind of gifts in my opinion! ;)

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Desserts

Chocolate and Valentine’s Day are a match made in heaven. From cute-as-can-be cake pops to rich chocolate-y truffles, skip the box of chocolate this year and instead make something decadent for that special someone.

bite out of valentine cake pop

Valentine’s Day Cookies + Bars

Who doesn’t love a good cookie? That is what makes them such a perfect treat for this holiday. I love making a batch to share with my neighbors and friends, as a small way to show how much I care.

heart shaped empire biscuits
  • Valentine Empire Biscuits. Heart shaped cookies are sandwiched with a raspberry jam filling and topped with a powdered sugar almond icing.
  • Sugar Cookies. Use Valentine’s Day cookie cutters to make these cookies extra sweet.
  • Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe. When you want the cookies, but only have time for bars.
  • Valentine Sugar Cookies. Get out the sprinkles and make these super soft, tender on the inside and deliciously sweet cookies. 
  • Valentine M&M Cookies. A wonderful gift for the candy fan in your life.
  • Red Velvet Brownies. The color is so perfect for Valentine’s Day, but the taste is the real winner.
  • Strawberry Brownies. Just 3 ingredients to make these impressive and fruity bar.
  • Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies. Loaded with white chocolate chips, these cookies are super sweet (in the best way possible).
  • Cheesecake Bars. This dessert comes together in less than an hour, but will look like it took much longer.
  • Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies. The ease of these cookies is in the name (only taking 3 ingredients to make).
  • Swig Cookies. A no chill, no roll, drop cookie resulting in a chewy sugar cookie topped with a beautiful layer of frosting. 

Valentine’s Day Cakes, Pies + Tarts

Cakes, pies, and tarts have a way of making any day feel extra special. I especially love anything that comes in mini form or that is easy to decorate, and there are plenty on this list that make my heart skip a beat.

mini cheesecake with cherry pie filling

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Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cookies ...made with only 3 ingredients! These make the perfect Valentine's Day treat!

Valentine’s Day Desserts + Cookies

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Author: Jamielyn Nye
Valentine cookies made with only 3 ingredients! These make the perfect easy Valentine's Day dessert!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 24

Ingredients 

  • 15.25 ounce box strawberry cake mix
  • ½ scant cup vegetable oil , or 7 TB melted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • white chocolate melting wafers , optional
  • sprinkles , optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Combine the cake mix, oil and eggs in a large bowl. Stir together until combined. Refrigerate the dough for 15-20 minutes.
  • Using a medium scoop or spoon, scoop the dough onto the prepared baking mat. Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until the cookies are set. You don’t want the edges to brown. Allow to cool on the pan for a couple minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.
  • If desired, melt 1/2 cup chocolate and then dip half the cookie into the chocolate. Lay cookies onto a wax paper and add sprinkles on top if desired. Allow to cool.

Notes

Storage: To store, simply add to an airtight container or bag and keep at room temp for up to 5 days.
Freezer instructions: Let them cool completely, then place in a freezer bag or covered container and freeze for up to 2 months.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 5mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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Full List of Dessert Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Click on the links below to find the recipes for all of the decadent Valentine’s Day desserts mentioned above.

bite out of valentine cake pop
Valentine Cake Pops
Valentine's cake pops are so easy and so much fun. An outer layer of hardened sweet chocolate coating a chewy, brownie-like center on a stick. Then decorated in sprinkles, glitz, and glam!
Total Time: 1 hour
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chocolate covered strawberries on white plate
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
The perfect dessert for Valentine's Day! These chocolate covered strawberries are super easy to make and taste absolutely delicious.
Total Time: 30 minutes
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Chocolate Silk Pie
The ultimate chocolate silk pie made with a chocolate crust, silky smooth chocolate filling and topped with homemade whipped cream and chocolate shavings. This dessert is a chocolate lovers dream!
Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes
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bite taken from chocolate covered oreo
Chocolate Covered Oreos
Chocolate covered Oreos make the classic cookie even better! They're a simple way to satisfy any sweet craving and a fun and easy addition to your holiday dessert tray!
Total Time: 30 minutes
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Triple Chocolate Cookie Recipe
Soft and chewy triple chocolate chip cookies made with semi-sweet chips, chocolate chunks and cocoa powder.
Total Time: 30 minutes
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Chocolate Strawberry Dessert Kabobs
Chocolate strawberry dessert kabobs filled with strawberries, marshmallows, brownies and chocolate. So easy and perfect for entertaining! 
Total Time: 10 minutes
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chocolate truffles
Chocolate Truffles
Easy chocolate truffles made with only 3 simple ingredients! They are smooth, creamy, rich and seriously divine. The perfect festive and decadent treat to make for your Valentine!
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
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heart shaped empire biscuits
Empire Biscuits
Heart shaped empire biscuits (AKA imperial cookies) sandwiched with a raspberry jam filling and topped with a powdered sugar almond icing. The perfect Valentine's Day dessert!
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
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Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cookies ...made with only 3 ingredients! These make the perfect Valentine's Day treat!
Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies
Chocolate dipped strawberry cookies made with only 3 ingredients! These make the perfect Valentine's Day treat!
Total Time: 20 minutes
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homemade oreos recipe
Homemade Oreos
Two soft chocolate cake mix cookies filled with cream cheese frosting. These homemade Oreos are super easy to make and completely addicting!
Total Time: 26 minutes
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strawberry brownie with strawberry on top
Strawberry Brownies
Strawberry brownies are decadent, gooey, and bursting with strawberry flavor. So easy to make with just 3 ingredients and an optional strawberry glaze on top!
Total Time: 30 minutes
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stacked sugar cookies with pink frosting and sprinkles
Sugar Cookies
A tried and true recipe that has been made hundreds of times! This super soft sugar cookie recipe works great with cookie cutters and bakes up nice and fluffy. Best served with buttercream frosting!
Total Time: 1 hour 28 minutes
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stack of valentine's sugar cookies
Valentine Sugar Cookies
The easiest sugar cookie recipe that's perfect for Valentine's Day! These sprinkle sugar cookies are super soft, tender on the inside and deliciously sweet. Much easier than cut out cookies!
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
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red velvet brownies stacked
Red Velvet Brownies
Moist and chewy red velvet brownies topped with a rich cream cheese frosting. This delicious dessert is easy to make, packed with flavor and has a beautiful vibrant red color. 
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
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brownie cookies on counter
Brownie Cookies
Fudgy chocolate brownie cookies loaded with extra chocolate chips. Only requires one bowl and no refrigerating. The perfect easy and delicious cookie for any holiday!
Total Time: 20 minutes
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red velvet cookies with white chocolate chips
Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies
Soft and delicious red velvet cake mix cookies are loaded with white chocolate chips in every bite. Ready in less than 30 minutes with only a handful of ingredients, they will become a new holiday favorite!
Total Time: 25 minutes
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close up of valentine m&m cookie
Valentine M&M Cookies
Soft and chewy Valentine M&M cookies filled with gooey chocolate in every bite. This recipe is easy, festive, delicious and the perfect way to celebrate your Valentine!
Total Time: 25 minutes
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swig cookies on table
Swig Cookies
This Swig sugar cookie recipe is the best copycat version of one of their most popular signature cookies. A no chill, no roll, drop cookie resulting in a chewy sugar cookie topped with a beautiful layer of frosting. Bonus points for being able to eat them straight out of the freezer!
Total Time: 40 minutes
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Pink Velvet Cupcakes - These velvety smooth one-bowl cupcakes are delicious and easy, too! Perfect for Valentine's Day or any day!
Pink Velvet Cupcake Recipe
Pink Velvet Cupcakes – These velvety smooth one-bowl cupcakes are delicious and easy, too! Perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day!
Total Time: 1 hour
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Slice cut out of strawberry cream pie.
Strawberry Cream Pie
This homemade strawberry cream pie is made with a flaky crust, cheesecake filling and is bursting with fresh strawberries. One of our favorite Summer desserts!
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
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no bake cheesecake
No-Bake Cheesecake
This no-bake cheesecake recipe is perfect for beginners! Only 5 ingredients and absolutely no baking. It's everything a cheesecake should be…silky, smooth, light, creamy and decadent!
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
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mini fruit tart recipe
Mini Fruit Tarts
Delicious mini fruit tarts made with a buttery shortbread crust, creamy vanilla custard and topped with fresh fruit. The perfect bite-sized sweet treat for spring and summer! 
Total Time: 1 hour
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A close up of a glazed mini bundt cake with a fresh raspberry in the middle
Raspberry Bundt Cake Recipe
This raspberry bundt cake with cream cheese glaze is super soft and full of the most delicious flavors. This is a must make dessert that everyone will love!
Total Time: 1 hour
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bite taken from lemon raspberry cupcake
Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes
Delicious lemon cupcakes topped with a fresh raspberry buttercream frosting. The easiest lemon cupcakes from cake mix that are perfect for spring and summer!
Total Time: 30 minutes
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sliced strawberry cake
Strawberry Sheet Cake
Strawberry sheet cake is made with vanilla cake batter, a few pantry staples, sour cream, and fresh strawberry purée for a light cake with a beautiful pink hue. Top it with a strawberry version of my cream cheese frosting or strawberry buttercream for the ultimate strawberry-flavored dessert!
Total Time: 35 minutes
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Bite taken from mini cheesecake with vanilla wafers
Mini Cheesecakes with Vanilla Wafers
These delicious mini cheesecakes with vanilla wafers are the perfect bite-sized sweet treat! So easy and made with only 5 simple ingredients. The best quick and yummy dessert!
Total Time: 1 hour
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sugar cookie bars
Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe
Amazing sugar cookie bars that are soft, fluffy and absolutely delicious! Half the work of traditional sugar cookies and taste just as good! Topped with a rich buttercream frosting to make the ultimate sweet treat!
Total Time: 25 minutes
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chocolate bundt cake
Chocolate Bundt Cake
This ultimate chocolate bundt cake is a rich, tender and fudgy cake topped with an irresistible chocolate glaze. This bundt cake is so easy to make and is always the showstopper at any party.
Total Time: 1 hour 2 minutes
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Strawberry Shortcake Trifle
Strawberry shortcake trifle that's made with a delicious blend of buttery pound cake, sweet whipped cream and juicy strawberries. The perfect no-bake summer dessert to make for a crowd!
Total Time: 25 minutes
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Strawberry Mousse Recipe
This strawberry cheesecake mousse is perfectly light, creamy and full of fresh strawberries. Quick to whip up and great for entertaining!
Total Time: 45 minutes
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Brownie Strawberry Trifle
Brownie strawberry trifle made with layers of strawberries, chocolate pudding, cream and brownies. This trifle dessert has the perfect combination of flavors and tastes absolutely delicious.
Total Time: 1 hour
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valentine chex mix in red striped bowl
Valentine Chex Mix
This Valentine chex mix is made with just 5 simple ingredients. This is the perfect no-bake dessert recipe to have when you need a last minute dessert!
Total Time: 20 minutes
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