12 Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes To Delight Your People

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Sneak Preview: Don’t miss this collection of 12 delicious dessert recipes you will want to make for Valentine’s Day. You’ll also find tips for choosing the right recipe to transport to a party.

Variety of chocolate, heart-shaped, or pink desserts for Valentine's Day

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Are you looking for dessert recipes for Valentine’s day? Need something you can whip up in your kitchen to please someone you love? Maybe you want to surprise somebody, thank them, or show your appreciation. Browse these tested recipes for ideas.

Need something to take to a party or an office celebration? Keep reading for some helpful tips on how to choose the best recipe for your situation.

How to choose the best recipes to take to a party:

Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Do I have an easy way to transport this recipe?
  2. Will it still be good if I have to make it the day/night before?
  3. Does this recipe need to be chilled ahead of time?
  4. Will there be refrigerator space when I get there if the recipe needs to stay cold?
  5. Will the food be sitting out for a while? If so, will it still be delicious (and safe) at room temperature?
  6. Will this recipe still look appetizing after several people have served themselves? Mini-tarts, cookies, nuts, or cupcakes might be good choices for a buffet situation.

It would help if you chose something others besides yourself would like to eat. Unless that is, you want to take it all back home and have a party of one.

I like to take something so delicious that I take an empty plate home. When I make deviled eggs, this is guaranteed. Why do you think that is? Do you have a guaranteed winner in your pocket?

Start here:

Check out the collection of Valentine’s dessert recipes below for inspiration. You’ll find pink, heart-shaped, fancy, simple, elaborate, and chocolate. Lots of chocolate!

There’s something for all kinds of cooks and all kinds of tastes.

Don’t procrastinate. Valentine’s Day is closer than you think.

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Chocolate Ganache Mini-Tart Recipe
These mini chocolate tarts start with chocolate or vanilla-flavored shortbread crusts and are filled with a decadent but easy bittersweet chocolate ganache.
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Kay’s Swiss Chocolate Cake Mix Recipe
Kay’s Swiss Chocolate Cake is a feather-light Swiss chocolate cake (mix) iced with whipped cream. It is my sister’s most requested cake.
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swiss chocolate layer cake with whipped cream icing
Easy French Silk Pie Recipe
This recipe makes a silky smooth chocolate pie with a crumbly pecan crust. Top it with chopped chocolate covered toffee candy bars.
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Frosted Strawberry Cake Donuts Recipe
Frosted Strawberry Cake Donuts are flavored with strawberry jello and strawberries, then frosted with a cream cheese frosting. Sprinkle with colored sugar if kids will be eating them.
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Microwave Chocolate Pie Recipe with a Graham Cracker Crust
Whip up this chocolate cream pie with a filling made in the microwave, then nestled into a graham cracker pie crust. Top with whipped cream and more chocolate.
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slice of microwave chocolate pie
Leftover Cookie Truffles Recipe
Truffles made from crumbled baked chocolate chip cookies then dipped in chocolate
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leftover cookie truffles in small foil cups
Microwave Candied Pecans Recipe
Use a microwave to caramelize whole pecans. They will be shiny, sweet, crunchy, and irresistible.
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bowl of candied pecans
Spicy Chocolate Bark Recipe with Pecans
Tempered dark chocolate is studded with spicy pecans for a memorable sweet and spicy flavor delight. It's a great way to meet your chocolate requirement.
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dark chocolate pieces with spicy pecans in a dish.
Easy Orange Waffles with Pecans Recipe
Orange Pecan Waffles are Belgian waffles flavored with orange juice, zest and pecans. Breakfast was never so much fun.
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orange waffles with powdered sugar on top
Mini Black and White Cookies Recipe
This Black and White Cookie recipe is smaller in size than the classic cookie but fresher and tastier than the average store-bought black and white cookie.
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Iced Shortbread Cookies
A simple but delicious shortbread cookie with a smooth butter icing. Kids and adults alike love these.
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If you have questions or suggestions, email me privately to Paula at saladinajar.com. Hope to see you again soon! Paula

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  1. Get thee behind me, Paula! All of this looks so good, and saying it is easy to make just makes it worse! LOL These recipes look fabulous, and I much appreciate you providing them. Now, if I can just decide which one to make. Mmmmm…

    I still have my eye on that pork tenderloin as well. I have even purchased some raspberry chipotle sauce. I guess I better get busy. As you say, it’s just around the corner. Thanks again for all the great ideas.

    I think of you every night when I have my cup of Sweet and Spicy.

    1. Hi Becky,

      Hope all is well with you.

      That pork tenderloin is so good. It is my favorite thing to take to sick people or new-baby parents because everybody seems to love it.

      Speaking of Sweet and Spicy, in the last couple months, I have adopted the whole Intermittant Fasting routine. For me, that means skipping breakfast and all snacks. Sweet and Spicy gets me through the morning.

      1. I have been doing intermittent fasting for a few years. I fall off the wagon occasionally (especially when it is very cold), but I find I feel better when I limit my eating window. I did Fast 5 for about a year when I started. It’s liberating for me. I hope it works for you.

        I will be making that pork tenderloin soon. It’s one of my favorite cuts of meat these days.

        1. Thanks Becky,
          I’ll check it out and let you know.