I love Valentine’s Day! And not just because it’s the holiday of love but because the treats are so scrumptious and cute!! Plus, the food is full of my favorite ingredients! You can’t beat chocolate, strawberries, raspberries, cakes, cookies and delicious white frostings! Go ahead and toss on some sprinkles and you have yourself a themed Valentine’s treat! This post has them all and will give you SO many options to choose from! Whether you need something for a school party or a romantic dessert, you’ll find something delicious!
I have rounded up some of the BEST Valentine’s treats! They range from something simple that you can make at home with your kids like these 3 ingredient cookies. Or, you can try out something that takes a little more more time and love like this absolutely stunning and delicious Black Forest Cake. I also love to make a bunch of different types of festive cookies and put them together on a tray as an after school, festive snack! Really, it’s wide open for you to pick something that best fits you! There are 50 options so start looking through them all! The hardest part is going to be picking which one (or one’s!) that you are going to make!
It doesn’t matter if you are baking cakes, cookies or anything else that is amazingly delicious, these tips will help you with them all! I want your Valentine’s treats to turn out perfectly! Try these things out because I’m sure that they will help!
Room temperature ingredients: Try to remember to set out your ingredients a few hours before you plan on baking with them. When you bake with room temperature ingredients, everything mixes better! You will get a smooth finish with your batter and frosting and then your treats will look and taste professional!
Toppings: I like to buy a few holiday themed candies at the beginning of each season and keep them on hand. Then, I can add in sprinkles or holiday m&m’s to any dish and it suddenly looks more festive! That way, I don’t have to run to the store for little details like these! And details will make all the difference in your Valentine’s treats!
Don’t open the oven: Keeping the oven door closed and just using the light is the way to go! If you open and close your oven during baking, then you let out all of the heat! This results in uneven baking and your baking time will change. Use the light to check on anything!
These were so quick and easy to put together and the family absolutely loved them! I thought they turned out pretty cute with a little Valentine M&M's added to them. They didn't last long in our house that is for sure!
Ingredients: all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla extract, M&Ms
The Famous Raspberry Pretzel Salad is a classic sweet and savory dessert or side salad that everyone goes wild over. Plump raspberries, creamy whipped topping and a crunchy caramelized pretzel layered together making this a real treat!
Ingredients: box instant raspberry jello, pretzels, brown sugar, butter, container of fresh raspberries, package cream cheese, sugar, container of cool whip
Sweetheart Valentine's Buddies are a delicious and addicting snack of Chex covered in white chocolate and coated in a strawberry flavored cake mix powdered sugar. The perfect treat for Valentine's Day!
Ingredients: white almond bark or white chocolate chocolate chips, red candy melts, shortening, chex cereal, strawberry cake mix, powdered sugar, package valentines chocolate M&M’s
Chocolate-covered strawberries are ripe, juicy strawberries that are dipped it into melted chocolate. Then, you garnish them with a variety of toppings to really make this treat for just about everyone!
Ingredients: semi-sweet chocolate or white chocolate, shortening, strawberries, Sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, chopped nuts, crushed candy bars, crushed peppermint
Strawberry Shortcake is an easy-to-make, simple sweet biscuit base, sweetened whipped cream, and fresh strawberries dessert! It's the perfect summer dessert and great for making ahead to serve to guests on a whim.
These red velvet cupcakes are perfectly moist cake with the most beautiful and deep red color. They are topped with classic cream cheese frosting, and once you eat one, you will agree that these are the best!
Homemade cherry pie is about as classic as they come and this recipe is no exception! Absolutely delicious, this mouthwatering pie has a tart filling and flaky crust that is so tasty that you won't be able to stop at just one slice!
Ingredients: Homemade, fresh or frozen sour cherries and their juice, granulated sugar, cornstarch, almond extract, lemon juice, unsalted butter, egg yolk, water
Delicious light and fluffy chocolate mouse with hidden cherries busting inside. This dessert is rich and creamy on top of an oreo crust and drizzled in chocolate. It will become an instant favorite with the first bite!
Slow Cooker Cherry Chocolate Hot Fudge Cake is a perfectly tender chocolate cake with hidden cherries inside. It creates a magical fudge sauce while it is in the slow cooker and is completely irresistible!
Ingredients: all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking cocoa, baking powder, salt, milk, vegetable oil, vanilla, 21 ounce Lucky Leaf® Cherry Fruit Filling, packed brown sugar, baking cocoa, hot water
Cherry Clafoutis is a surprisingly easy yet elegant french dessert that everyone is going to love! This custard-like base is studded with sweet pitted cherries and flavored with vanilla and almond, so scrumptious!
Ingredients: Eggs, sugar, salt, milk, vanilla extract, almond extract, unsalted butter, all purpose flour, sweet cherries, Powdered sugar for dusting
Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are juicy fruit bites filled with the perfect cream cheese filling and sprinkled with a graham cracker crumb. This easy and quick dessert is unbelievably delicious and impossible to resist!!
Ingredients: cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, strawberries, crushed graham cracker
These Berry Swirl Cheesecake Bars are made with a lush, creamy layer of classic cheesecake. I’m serving today’s recipe over a simple golden cookie crust and then topping everything off with vibrant swirls of sweet berries!
Ingredients: Golden Oreo cookies, butter, salt, cream cheese softened, sugar, sour cream, large eggs, vanilla extract, berry pie filling
Cherry Almond Cream Cheese Breakfast Braid is a sweet and savory, premium cherry filled crescent roll baked golden brown with an almond glaze drizzled over topped and garnished with almonds. This holiday breakfast will become a favorite!
Sparkling pomegranate lemonade is the perfect sweet and tangy holiday beverage!
Ingredients: water, full cup white granulated sugar*, ~4-6 large lemons freshly squeezed lemon juice, unsweetened pomegranate-cranberry juice, and ½ cups sparkling lemon-flavored water, Pomegranate, Ice and additional lemons, Fresh mint
Black forest cake is just as beautiful as it is delicious! Topped with cream, cherries, and beautifully curled chocolate, this cake is a total show stopper! It will definitely get a "WOW!" out of your guests!
Chocolate Peppermint Dipped Shortbread Cookies are buttery, melt in your mouth shortbread cookies that get dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with crushed peppermint. These cookies make the perfect holiday treat!