Are you looking for dessert recipes for Valentine’s day? Need something you can whip up in your own 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 Valentine’s Day party or an office celebration? Keep reading for some helpful tips on choosing the best recipe for your situation.
How To Choose the Best Recipes To Take To a Party
Ask yourself these questions:
Do I have a good way to transport this recipe?
Will it still be good if I have to make it the day/night before?
Does this recipe need to be chilled ahead of time?
Will there be refrigerator space when I get there if recipe needs to stay cold?
Will the food be sitting out for awhile? If so, will it still be delicious (and safe) at room temperature?
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 goes without saying you should choose 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.
Personally, I like to take something that will most likely be cleaned up 100% so I can take my dish back home empty. When I take deviled eggs, this is guaranteed. Why do you think that is? Do you have a a guaranteed winner in your pocket?
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.
These miniature, heart-shaped shortbread cookies are covered with pink icing for Valentine's Day or a special occasion. Includes a secret method for rolling out the cookies that doesn't require flour and it's not a sticky mess.
Stay fresh for days and are easy to transport or pack for gift-giving.
Homemade chocolate or vanilla tart shells are filled with a decadent chocolate ganache and garnished with fresh fruit or whipped cream. Crusts can be made ahead but tarts should be filled the same day served.
Don't miss the video showing you exactly how to make the shortbread mini-tart crust shells.
Black and White Red Velvet Cookies are a fun and unique version of traditional black and white cookies. The red color makes them perfectly suited for Valentine's Day. The frosting process is a bit tedious so allow time for drying. (Practice helps.)
Easy candy made from baked and crumbled chocolate chip cookies and cream cheese. Form into balls and dip in melted chocolate. Spectacular taste and appearance. Makes a fun gift. Easy to make ahead and stays fresh for days.
Melt your favorite dark chocolate and add spiced pecans to make this Spicy Dark Chocolate-Pecan Bark--a sweet and spicy taste sensation for dark chocolate lovers. My personal favorite for an easy dessert.
Belgian waffles flavored with orange juice, zest ,and pecans would make a special breakfast. Of course, you don't have to use a heart-shaped waffle maker.
Did you try one of these recipes? If you liked it and have time, I would really appreciate if you would give that recipe a star rating located inside the actual recipe on the post below the picture. Thanks much! Happy Valentine’s Day.
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.
Sunday 3rd of February 2019
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.