50+ Delicious Valentine’s Treats

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If you are looking for some special Valentine’s treats then you’ve totally come to the right place! From delicious cookies, to perfect cakes to delicious and classic pies, this post has it all!

Pick out something red, add in some sprinkles and voila! You have yourself a Valentine’s treat! Some of my favorites are Red Velvet Cupcakes, these amazing Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies, and these delicious Mini Cherry Pies.

Valentine's day collage of the best valentines day dessert recipes and treats!

Valentine’s Treats

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!

Baking Tips

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!

Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Delicious and chewy red velvet cookies with white chocolate chips. Rich, sweet, with a hint of tang, this is the dessert you'll be needing for all of your holiday parties!
Ingredients: all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, butter, vegetable shortening, granulated sugar, egg, egg yolk, white vinegar, vanilla extract, red food coloring, white chocolate chips

Chocolate Cherry Delight Cookies

All of the things that you love about a chocolate covered cherry in a delicious cookie! A chocolate cherry coconut cookie filled with vanilla frosting topped with a cherry and drizzled in chocolate!
Ingredients: butter, sugar, maraschino cherry juice, vanilla extract, all purpose flour, baking cocoa, flaked coconut, maraschino cherries, mini semisweet chocolate chips, vanilla frosting, maraschino cherries with stems, miniature semisweet chocolate chips, shortening

Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Delicious red velvet sugar cookie bars with cream cheese frosting without all of the hard work!
Ingredients: flour, unsweet­ened cocoa, salt, bak­ing pow­der, but­ter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, one 1-ounce bottle red food coloring, cream cheese, butter, sifted powdered sugar, vanilla

Strawberry Tiramisu

Strawberry Tiramisu is a fruity, delicious take on a classic dessert. This no-bake goodness is rich and airy and will impress with its luxurious flavor.
Ingredients: strawberry preserves, fresh orange juice, fresh lemon juice, mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, fresh strawberries, About 38 crisp ladyfingers

Brown Sugar Blondies

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

Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies

Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies are a sweet treat that are super fast and easy! Make these pink cookies for Valentines Day, baby showers or any special occasion.
Ingredients: vegetable oil, eggs, Strawberry Cake Mix, m&ms, white chocolate chips, or 1 cup melted white chocolate and sprinkles

Red Velvet Thumbprint Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling

These thumbprint cookies are buttery pillows of dreamy cookie goodness filled with rich cream cheese frosting and I have eaten WAY too many of them.
Ingredients: butter, sugar, egg, red food coloring, vanilla, flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, salt, butter, cream cheese, vanilla, powdered sugar

Cherry Pie Bars

Cherry pie in the best form possible: cherry pie bars! You can whip up a whole pan of these bars in minutes using cherry pie filling. They're pretty, easy to make, and always a hit to serve!
Ingredients: butter,, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, almond extract, all-purpose flour, salt, cherry pie filling, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract, milk

Red Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

These red velvet brownies are seriously the perfect brownie recipe! Perfectly moist and chewy with the bright red color. The cream cheese frosting is the perfect finishing touch! These are AMAZING!
Ingredients: 4-oz. bittersweet chocolate baking bar, chopped, butter, sugar, large eggs, all-purpose flour, 1-oz. bottle red liquid food coloring, baking powder, vanilla extract, 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract

Raspberry Pretzel Salad

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

Strawberry Cupcakes

Strawberry Cupcakes are made with fresh and freeze-dried strawberries to create an incredible burst of flavor. Pretty and pink, these cupcakes are sure to be the perfect treat!
Ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, unsalted butter, granulated sugar, egg, vanilla extract, sour cream, freeze dried strawberries, fresh strawberries, unsalted butter, powdered sugar, of salt, heavy cream, freeze dried strawberries, Fresh strawberries for topping

Sweetheart Valentine’s Buddies

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

Raspberry Peach Smoothie

Raspberry Peach Smoothie- a delicious and simple smoothie filled with raspberries, peaches and vanilla greek yogurt.
Ingredients: frozen raspberries, chopped fresh peaches, vanilla greek yogurt, vanilla almond milk

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries are a simple dessert that takes a ripe, juicy strawberry dipped in melted chocolate and drizzled or dipped in various toppings to make a sweet treat. Melt someones heart with this decadent dessert! 
Ingredients: semi-sweet chocolate or white chocolate, shortening, strawberries, Sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, chopped nuts, crushed candy bars, crushed peppermint

Red Velvet Pound Cake

This red velvet pound cake is filled with delicious and rich flavors. It is thick and heavy and absolutely delicious!
Ingredients: large eggs, box Red Velvet Cake Mix, 4.3 ounces white chocolate instant pudding mix, dry, vanilla extract, water, vegetable oil
strawberry shortcake recipe close up

Strawberry Shortcake

This Strawberry Shortcake is easy to make, with a simple sweet biscuit base, sweetened whipped cream and fresh strawberries! It's the perfect summer dessert and great for making ahead to serve to guests on a whim
Ingredients: all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cold unsalted butter, egg, buttermilk, egg, water, sugar, strawberries diced, granulated sugar, heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, vanilla extract

Cherry Jello Coke Poke Cake

An easy and classic moist poke cake seeping with delicious cherry jello mixed with coke and topped with a cool and creamy vanilla topping. Perfect for potlucks and gatherings!
Ingredients: 16.5 ounce French Vanilla Cake Mix (plus ingredients to make cake), 6 ounce Cherry flavored gelatin mix, Coca Cola, cold water, 3.5 ounce instant vanilla pudding, milk, vanilla, 8 ounce frozen whipped topping, thawed, Maraschino cherries and chocolate jimmies for garnish

Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

A delicious raspberry cheesecake ice cream and no ice cream maker is required!
Ingredients: Cream Cheese, sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream, raspberry pie filling, whole graham crackers

Skinny Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

Wow. This was uh-mazing! This was my first experience baking a cheesecake and it turned out perfectly.
Ingredients: graham cracker crumbs, light butter, reduced fat cream cheese, sugar, fat free vanilla Greek Yogurt, large egg whites, lemon juice, vanilla extract, all purpose flour, strawberry jam, chocolate chips for drizzling on top

Red Velvet Cream Cheese Muffins

Delicious and moist red velvet muffins that are swirled with cream cheese and topped with a crumb topping!
Ingredients: all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, buttermilk, natural unsweetened cocoa powder, red liquid food coloring, vegetable oil, large egg, cream cheese, sugar, all purpose flour, unsalted butter

The BEST Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

A moist red velvet cupcake with a light texture and a slight chocolate flavor. Topped with a rich and creamy cream cheese frosting.
Ingredients: cake flour, 12 Tbl. unsalted butter, room temperature, sugar, large eggs, Tbl. liquid red food coloring, Tbl. unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla extract, salt, buttermilk, white vinegar, baking soda, 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature, 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, room temperature, salt, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, Tbl. milk

Homemade Cherry Pie

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

Strawberry Icebox Cake

Strawberry Icebox Cake is the cool, creamy, and moist no-bake dessert of your dreams. Add a pop of juicy strawberry and you will never want to make cake another way!
Ingredients: heavy cream, powdered sugar, instant vanilla pudding powder, vanilla extract, fresh strawberries, sleeves graham crackers

Chocolate Cherry Mousse Bars

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! 
Ingredients: Oreo Cookies, Butter, semi sweet chocolate chips, (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened, sugar, whipping cream, Lucky Leaf® Cherry Pie Filling

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp combines fresh sweetened strawberries and rhubarb with a delicous oatmeal topping. It's the perfect easy summer dessert recipe!
Ingredients: fresh strawberries , fresh rhubarb , sugar, corn starch, vanilla, lemon juice, rolled oats, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, unsalted butter

Cranberry Cheesecake Fluff

A creamy and delicious cheesecake fluff salad with cranberries and walnuts. It is so easy to make and a must make for the holidays!
Ingredients: package fresh cranberries, sugar, can crushed pineapple, walnuts, mini marshmallows, cream cheese, heavy whipping cream

Slow Cooker Cherry Chocolate Hot Fudge Cake

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
Red velvet cake on a plate

Red Velvet Cake Recipe

A classic Red Velvet Cake Recipe is a must-have in your dessert arsenal. The super moist and slightly chocolaty cake, covered in a tangy cream cheese frosting, is the perfect way to end a great meal.
Ingredients: all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder, granulated sugar, salt, buttermilk, vegetable oil, large eggs, vinegar, pure vanilla extract, liquid red food color, Melted butter for cake pans, cream cheese, unsalted butter, pure vanilla extract, powdered sugar

Sparkling Raspberry Limeade

Easy Raspberry Limeade with lime sparkling water
Ingredients: fresh raspberries, fresh lime juice, white sugar, cold sparkling limeade, Ice
Almond French Toast with Roasted Strawberry Syrup is the ultimate easy dairy free breakfast recipe! Our entire family loves this crunch french toast.

Almond Crusted French Toast with Roasted Strawberry Syrup

Almond French Toast with Roasted Strawberry Syrup is the ultimate easy dairy free breakfast recipe! Our entire family loves this crunch french toast.
Ingredients: frozen strawberries, sugar, large eggs, vanilla almond milk, pure vanilla extract or almond extract, brioche bread, finely chopped almonds, unsalted dairy free margarine

Raspberry Butter

Sweet, raspberry butter perfect for spreading on muffins, pancakes, toast, and more!
Ingredients: unsalted butter, fresh raspberries, powdered sugar

Cherry Clafoutis

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

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

Berry Swirl Cheesecake Bars

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
These cherry cheesecake bars are the perfect make-ahead dessert for any occasion! Creamy cheesecake sits atop a homemade graham cracker crust, and is finished off with a generous helping of cherries.

Cherry Cheesecake Bars

These cherry cheesecake bars are the perfect make-ahead dessert for any occasion! Creamy cheesecake sits atop a homemade graham cracker crust, and is finished off with a generous helping of cherries.
Ingredients: graham cracker crumbs, sugar, melted butter, cooking spray, cream cheese, sugar, heavy cream, eggs, pure vanilla extract, cherry pie filling

Raspberry Baked Brie

Raspberry Baked Brie is the perfect holiday appetizer with just FOUR ingredients. Perfect for Christmas and New Years Eve!
Ingredients: puff pastry, Brie cheese, raspberry preserves, egg

Cherry Almond Cream Cheese Breakfast Braid

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!
Ingredients: refrigerated crescent dough, cream cheese, sugar, Lucky Leaf Cherry Fruit Topping, egg, powdered sugar, Milk, almond extract, slivered almonds

Red Velvet Peppermint Brownies with Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Peppermint Brownies with Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting are the perfect holiday brownie! A rich and chewy vibrant red peppermint brownie piled high with peppermint cream cheese frosting.
Ingredients: 4-oz. bittersweet chocolate baking bar, chopped, butter, sugar, large eggs, all-purpose flour, 1-oz. bottle McCormick Red Food Color, baking powder, McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract, McCormick Pure Peppermint Extract, 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened, butter, powdered sugar, McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract, McCormick Pure Peppermint Extract, Crushed peppermint candy canes for garnish
strawberry brownies cut in squares overhead

Strawberry Brownies

These 2 INGREDIENT Strawberry Brownies are perfect for strawberry season! Made with cake mix and fresh strawberries, they are dense and chewy with a light strawberry glaze.
Ingredients: fresh strawberries, vanilla cake mix, no pudding added, powdered sugar, milk

Sparkling Pomegranate Lemonade

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

Strawberry Cookies ‘n Cream Cookies

Easy and delicious cookies that are made with a cake mix and pudding mix with delicious cookies and cream pieces hidden inside!  They are a fun pink color with a crisp edge and chewy center!  
Ingredients: 15.25 oz. strawberry cake mix, 3.4 oz. strawberry creme instant pudding mix, large eggs, vegetable oil, red food coloring, snack-size cookies ‘n cream candy bars, white chocolate chips

Strawberry Streusel Bars

Strawberry Streusel Bars are buttery, sweet and the perfect summertime treat! With a tasty shortbread and mouth watering crumble top, everyone is going to love these!
Ingredients: Flour, powdered sugar, salt, butter, cornstarch, sugar, fresh strawberries, strawberry preserves, lemon zest, flour, oats, brown sugar, salt, butter

Peppermint Bark

Layered semi-sweet and white chocolate flavored with mint and topped with crushed candy canes. This is so easy to make and a holiday classic!
Ingredients: good-quality semisweet chocolate, peppermint extract, good-quality white chocolate, candy canes

Black Forest Cake

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! 
Ingredients: vegetable oil, warm coffee, large eggs, vanilla, all purpose flour, granulated sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, tsp baking soda, salt, Water, Granulated sugar, Cherry liqueur, Heavy whipping cream, Powdered sugar, Vanilla extract, fresh sweet cherries

Cherry Cheesecake Brownies

Cherry cheesecake brownies are fudgy brownies with cheesecake and premium cherry pie filling swirled on top! These brownies are rich and creamy and have three delicious desserts in one!
Ingredients: cream cheese, sugar, egg, vanilla, butter, unsweetened chocolate, sugar, vanilla, salt, eggs, flour, Lucky Leaf® Cherry Pie Filling
Mini Cherry Pies

Mini Cherry Pies

A delicious mini version of your favorite cherry pie!
Ingredients: refrigerated pie crusts, cherry pie filling, whipped topping

Chocolate Peppermint Dipped Shortbread Cookies

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!
Ingredients: butter, sugar, salt, flour, bag semi sweet chocolate chips, peppermint candy canes

Strawberry Smoothie

Strawberry Smoothie is creamy, refreshing, and the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth! It tastes just like a milkshake, but more nutritious!
Ingredients: frozen strawberries, greek yogurt, Honey, apple juice

Strawberry Tart

A summery Strawberry Tart made with a buttery crust, a smooth cream cheese-based filling, and fresh summer berries!
Ingredients: all-purpose flour, sugar, salt, cold butter, cream cheese softened, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, salt, heavy cream, strawberries

Homemade Strawberry Cake

Strawberry Cake. This made from scratch strawberry cake recipe has big natural strawberry flavor, and a natural color. All topped with a smooth strawberries and cream frosting. 
Ingredients: freeze dried strawberries (pureed), strawberry puree (divided), cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, white sugar, Large eggs, vanilla extract, vegetable oil, cream cheese (room temperature), unsalted butter (room temperature), strawberry puree , powdered sugar

Cherry Pie Cookies

Delicious butter thumbprint cookies with delicious cherry pie filling in the center. This is the perfect holiday cookie!
Ingredients: butter, margarine, flour, powdered sugar, vanilla, Lucky Leaf Cherry Pie Filling, white chocolate baking chips

 

 

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. When I click on the link for the CONVERSATION HEART COOKIES, it sends me to Averie’s SNICKERDOODLE COOKIE BARS. (which look great.) Can you please let me know who made the heart cookies so I can get the recipe! Thanks so much!

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