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20 Valentine's Day Desserts That Aren't Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

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February 12, 2017 · 3k Views

Valentine’s Day offers the opportunity to indulge in a treat or two with your loved one on this special day. While everyone has made chocolate covered strawberries their “go to” dessert, you can make this Valentine’s Day even more meaningful by veering away from the tried and true and going with a dessert that truly hits the heart.

These recipes are sure to spice up your Valentine’s Day and really make your loved one swoon. You’ll fall in love with these treats that are designed to get you in the mood to celebrate Valentine’s Day and with so many to choose from you’ll heat up your kitchen with more than one dessert for the day. Try one of these delicious desserts this Valentine’s Day and surprise your valentine with a treat they won’t forget.

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1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Valentine’s Hearts

chocolate chip cookie dough valentine's hearts

Source: Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts

This heavenly treat evokes love through everyone’s favorite cookie – chocolate chip. Mixed with peanut butter and more chocolate, you’ll have a recipe for a dessert that everyone loves that is truly delicious.

Get the recipe from Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts


2. Cherry Chocolate Kisses

cherry chocolate kisses

Source: The Curvy Carrot

Love chocolate and cherries? Cozy up to this kiss cookie recipe that will give you the best of both worlds. You’ll be able to share a kiss with everyone this Valentine’s Day as these creative cookies incorporate the Kiss candy and will please everyone’s taste buds.

Get the recipe from The Curvy Carrot


3. Heart-Shaped Strawberry Hand Pies

strawberry pie hearts

Source: Well Plated

Nothing says love like a strawberry pie and this one is perfectly created for Valentine’s Day. With the love and care, you will put into baking this delicious morsel, you’ll get much appreciation as your hard work won’t go unnoticed.

Get the recipe from Well Plated


4. Raspberry Brownie Cheesecake Trifles

raspberry brownie cheesecake trifle

Source: Garnish & Glaze

You’ll love these adorable trifles that make for a delicious treat on Valentine’s Day. You can prepare these ahead of time and assemble right before you eat. Plus, the cheesecake filling is no-bake, making them easy to prepare for your loved one.

Get the recipe from Garnish & Glaze


5. Pink Champagne Velvet Layer Cake

pink champagne velvet layer cake

Source: Wicked Good Kitchen

You’ll toast to how good this cake looks and tastes. It has hints of champagne as well as vanilla and almond for a truly decadent cake. Plus, the strawberry-raspberry filling will have you coming back for more. Share this cake with someone you love for a truly memorable moment.

Get the recipe from Wicked Good Kitchen


6. Red Wine Chocolate Cupcakes

red wine chocolate cupcakes

Source: Mountain View Vineyard

You’ll get the full embodiment of a glass of red wine with these delectable chocolate cupcakes. With wine in the batter, frosting, and filling, you’ll won’t be able to get enough of these sweet treats. Eat up or drink up as they are as divine as you can imagine.

Get the recipe from Mountain View Vineyard


7. Valentine’s Day Marshmallow Wands

valentine's day marshmallow wands

Source: Two Sisters Crafting

How sweet are these desserts? Not only are these marshmallow treats delicious, but they are easy to make. This is an easy one for the kids to get involved with as the decorating is a lot of fun. You can let your imagination go wild with this dessert that will turn out perfect every time.

Get the recipe from Two Sisters Crafting


8. Strawberry Glazed Doughnuts

strawberry glazed donuts

Source: Frugal Coupon Living

Who doesn’t love doughnuts? With real strawberries, you’ll find a way to anyone’s heart with this dessert. These doughnuts are perfect any time of the day and can be paired with ice cream for a real treat. They are baked and not fried which may make you feel less guilty about indulging in more than one.

Get the recipe from Frugal Coupon Living


9. Conversation Heart Chocolate Pretzels

conversation heart chocolate pretzels

Source: Living Locurto

Everyone loves those candied hearts from your childhood days. Send someone you love a special message with these easy to make treats. With only two to three minutes in the oven, you have the perfect Valentine’s Day treat to give to some your love or someone you have a crush on.

Get the recipe from Living Locurto


10. Creme Brulee Cookie Bars

creme brulee cookie bars

Source: Tablespoon

These might take some time to make, but for your Valentine, it's worth it, right? It's two delicious desserts in one - creme brulee and cookies bars!

Get the recipe from Tablespoon


11. Vanilla Raspberry Cake Roll

vanilla raspberry cake roll

Source: The Idea Room

This cake mixes raspberry filling and cream cheese frosting to give you a taste that is out of this world. You’ll adore this cake roll and find making it quite easy. It is the perfect cake to share on Valentine’s Day with that special someone. You won’t be able to eat just one piece.

Get the recipe from The Idea Room


12. Gummy Bear Heart Cookies

gummy bear heart cookies

Source: One Little Project At a Time

These adorable cookies will melt your heart as they use gummy bears for the filling. Using a shortbread cookie recipe, you’ll have a delicious dessert for the all the ones you love on Valentine’s Day. Only seven ingredients make up these cookies that look like you spent ages creating.

Get the recipe from One Little Project At A Time


13. Hearts in Twists Candy Bark

hearts in twists candy bark

Source: WIlton

Make you own candy this Valentine’s Day with some candy bark. By mixing the saltiness of pretzels with the sweetness of chocolate, you will have a dessert that is addicting for everyone that tries it. They will come back for more and more, making it a delicious dessert to try on Valentine’s Day.

Get the recipe from Wilton


14. Red Velvet Dessert Lasagna

red velvet dessert lasagna

Source: The Cookie Rookie

Love lasagna? You’ll absolutely die for this dessert lasagna. Combining everything you love from chocolate to cheesecake and more chocolate, you’ll fall head over heads for this delectable dish. You’ll be making this one all year long.

Get the recipe from The Cookie Rookie


15. Nutella Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups

nutella cheesecake chocolate cookie cups

Source: Life, Love and Sugar

Your loved one will feel like they are in heaven when they take a bite of these cups. With the chewiness of a cookie and the filling of chocolate cheesecake, you can’t go wrong with these little bites. Plus, Nutella makes everything taste better.

Get the recipe from Life, Love and Sugar


16. Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes

molten chocolate lava cakes

Source: Cooking Classy

These little cakes are just oozing with chocolate and have a filled center that will surprise anyone. You can pair these with a variety of fruit toppings or add ice cream for a taste that truly delights. You certainly can’t go wrong with these delicious cakes.

Get the recipe from Cooking Classy


17. Easy Chocolate Italian Love Cake

easy chocolate italian love cake

Source: The Seasoned Mom

Italians do love better than anyone so why not try a cake inspired by the country with this Italian Love Cake. Easy to make and fun to do, this layered cake has ricotta and chocolate pudding as the filling – two ingredients everyone loves. You’ll be sure to put a smile on your family’s face with this dessert come Valentine’s Day.

Get the recipe from The Seasoned Mom


18. Valentine's Day Oreo Pops

valentine's day oreo pops

Source: The Pink Flour

Play up what everyone’s favorite cookies with some chocolate and sprinkles with these Oreo pops. They look adorable and taste great too. Your loved one will love dipping these in milk and be asking you for more.

Get the recipe from The Pink Flour


19. Marbled Valentine Sugar Cookies

marbled valentine sugar cookies

Source: Baked By Rachel

This is a twist on a sugar cookie that is perfect for Valentine’s Day. Your whole family will love these yummy cookies and feel the love that went into making these treats. Make a batch or two as they will go quickly as everyone loves sugar cookies.

Get the recipe from Baked By Rachel


20. Conversation Heart Mini Cheesecakes

conversation heart cheesecakes

Source: Hungry Happenings

Send your loved one a message on Valentine’s Day with these personal sized cheesecakes made to look like candy hearts. Each one is unique and shows how much you care. They look so perfect, you won’t want to eat them but when you do you will feel like you are in heaven with these moist and delicious bites.

Get the recipe from Hungry Happenings


Have the Valentine’s Day you always dreamed of with these incredible desserts that are sure to show that special someone you love them. Your only problem will be choosing which one to make as they all are delicious and perfect for Valentine’s Day.

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Dawn is a Milwaukee-based freelance writer that is a self-confessed shopaholic - always on the lookout for a great deal. She loves food, travel and binging on Netflix. She has a background in marketing and worked as editor-in-chief of a monthly magazine. Currently, she focuses her time on crafting copy that her followers love to read.