Valentine Dessert Recipes

Try these Valentine Dessert Recipes easy enough to be fun Valentine recipes for kids or for kids to make for their Valentine.
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Valentine Dessert Recipes for Giving

Chocolate Kiss Cupcakes

  • Homemade cake mix or store bought cake mix
  • Chocolate kisses candy, unwrapped
  • Frosting
Make cake mix according to direction. Place muffin liners in muffin pan. Pour dough into each cup and place an unwrapped chocolate kiss in the middle of each cupcake. Bake according to directions. Allow to cool and frost. Your valentine will find a yummy hidden kiss inside their cupcake.

Heart Cupcakes

This is an easy way to make a Valentine recipe for your friend- Heart shaped cupcakes

Homemade Chocolate Kiss

  • 1/2 Cup butter
  • 5 cups marshmallows or 40 large marshmallows
  • 6 Cups crispy rice cereal
  • 6 oz. Package of chocolate chips
  • Funnels of desired size
In microwave safe bowl add butter, marshmallows and chocolate chips. Melt in microwave several minutes until chocolate and marshmallows are completely melted. Stirring occasionally. Place rice cereal into large bowl and pour chocolate mixture over top. Stir to coat evenly. Cool slightly so you can handle the mixture. Butter inside of large funnels. Press warm rice mixture into funnel and allow to cool. Place upside down and unmold from funnel. Wrap in plastic or tin foil. Write a little note to your Valentine on a long strip of paper and wrap up with the paper sticking out of the top.

Cookie Bouquet

Prepare sugar cookie dough according to directions. Cut out dough into heart or flower shapes with a cookie cutter. Place a sucker stick into each cookie. Bake according to directions. Allow to cool and frost. Place a stryfoam ball into the top of a vase. Press sticks into the stryfoam ball. Tie with a bow and attach a Valentine note.


Red Rice Treats

Prepare Rice Krispies treats from a recipe and add red food coloring. Spread into a 13x9 pan and cool. With a heart cookie cutter cut Rice Krispies out. This is a simple and easy kids recipe they can make for their friends this Valentine's day.

Divinity Recipe

Make Pink Divinity Recipe

Valentine Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies are spotted with Red (Craisins or dried cranberries) and white chocolate chips. This makes an easy Kids Valentine recipe.

  • 2/3 Cup butter
  • 2/3 Cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 Cups flour
  • 1 1/2 Cups oats
  • 1- 6 ounce package of Craisins dried cranberries
  • 1 Cup white chocolate chips

In mixing bowl cream together butter and brown sugar. Add in eggs, baking soda and salt. Mix together then add flour. Mix until well blended. Stir in white chocolate chips and Craisins. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll into small balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes until golden brown.


Make homemade chocolate truffles, an easy and fun candy recipe.

Candy Bark

Create an easy bark recipe.
peppermint bark

Oreo Chocolate Dipped Cookies

  • Oreo cookies or sandwich cookies
  • white or chocolate candy coating such as Wilton Candy melts
  • Red sprinkles, mini M&M's or other sprinkles
Melt candy coating in microwave several minutes stirring occasionally until melted completely. Dip cookies into melted chocolate then sprinkle with red sprinkles. Allow to dry on a sheet of wax paper. To deliver this Valentine recipe make a stack of several cookies and wrap up with plastic wrap. Tie a bow and add a note if you'd like.

oreo dipped with sprinkles
Try one of these for a Valentine dessert recipes -  Homemade Chocolates or try a homemade fudge recipe.

More Valentine Dessert Recipes

Heart Cookies

Using your favorite sugar cookie dough, color half your batter red and leave the other half white.
 cookie dough

Roll pieces of batter into a long rope. Press flat. Align pieces of red and white so you have stripes of red and white cookie dough. Press together gently. Cut out with a heart cookie cutter.
heart cookies

Place on cookie sheet and bake until golden brown.
red cookie hearts

Heart Shaped Cheesecake

Make a cheesecake in a heart shaped springform pan. Top the middle of the cheesecake with cherry pie filling making it into a heart shape. Leave about 1-2 inches around the edges for a decorative valentine look.

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Simple Cheesecake Recipe

  • lemon Jell-O gelatin, 4 serving size
  • ½ Cup boiling water
  • 8 ounces Cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Cup Cool whip or whipped cream
  • Graham Cracker crust or chocolate cookie crust- homemade
Prepare the graham cracker crust and press into a heart shaped pan. Set aside. In a bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. In separate bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth; gradually beat in gelatin. Add whipped topping into cheese mixture. Stir gently. Pour into heart pan. Chill several hours. Place cherries on top in the shape of a heart as mentioned above. 

Strawberry Trifle

  • 1/2 C semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 C heavy whipping cream
  • 2 T orange juice
  • 2 C fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 4 slices pound cake, cubed
Place the chocolate chips into a small saucepan. Pour the whipping cream over the chips. Place the pan on low heat and stirring constantly melt the chips until they are smooth. Remove the pan from heat and blend in the orange juice. Cool the mixture about 30 or until room temperature. Place the sliced strawberries in the bottom of dessert cups. Layer the pound cake on top of the strawberries. Spoon the chocolate mixture over the top. Serving Size:4

Dessert Cookie Pizza

  • sugar cookie dough or brownie mix
  • 2 Cups chocolate chips
  • 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 Cups milk chocolate candies (M&M)
  • 2 Cups mini marshmallows
  • ½ Cups peanuts
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Press cookie dough or brownie mix into pizza pan. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. In saucepan, melt chocolate chips with condensed milk. Spread over crusts. Sprinkle with chocolate candies, marshmallows and peanuts. Bake 4 minutes or until marshmallows are lightly toasted.
~Shape your cookie dough into a heart shape.
Or decorate a cookie cake.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

  • 2 Cups chocolate chips
  • Fresh strawberries washed and patted dry
  • white chocolate or other toppings to roll strawberries in such as chopped nuts, coconut, etc.
In a microwave safe dish, melt chocolate chips. Stir every 30 seconds until melted. Immediately dip a strawberry into chocolate and then add toppings if desired. Let set on a sheet of waxed paper. Continue with more strawberries.
If you want to add a white chocolate drizzle melt white chocolate chips as you did the chocolate. With a spoon drizzle over the top of your dipped strawberry.
chocolate dipped strawberry

Fruit Pizza

  • sugar cookie dough
  • white cream cheese frosting
  • Sliced fruit, strawberries, kiwi, raspberries whatever you choose
Spread cookie dough onto pizza pan. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool. Then frost. Top with sliced fruit in whatever pattern you choose.
~You can shape your pizza dough into a heart shape too.
cookie pizza

Tunnel Of Love Cake

  • Angel food cake, already prepared
  • 8 oz. pkg cream cheese
  • 3/4 Cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 Cup lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 Cups strawberries, sliced
  • 16 oz. pkg. whipped topping
To create your tunnel cut off a 1 inch layer off the cake top. Set aside for later. Scoop out a tunnel leaving the sides of the cake intact and set cake pieces aside for later. Prepare filling by mixing together cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice and almond extract. Add insides of the cake you previously scooped out. Cut cake pieces into small pieces if needed. Stir sliced strawberries and cake pieces gently into cream cheese mixture. Spoon into tunnel. Replace top of cake layer and frost with whipped topping.

Brownie Heart

Prepare a brownie mix or homemade brownie recipe for this Valentine recipes. Pour into a greased heart shaped pan. Bake and allow to cool. With whipped cream spray an outline of a heart in the middle of the brownie. Place cherries or chopped strawberries inside the heart.

Cake Decorating Hearts

It is simple to make frosting hearts using tip #12. Start with one teardrop shape and finish it off with a second teardrop next to the first. Decorate frosted cupcakes with a frosting heart in the middle or little hearts all over your cake.
frosting heart step 1
Step 1
frosting heart
Step 2
cake with frosting heart

Heart Cake

Do you need a heart shaped pan for a recipe but don't have one?

Try this idea. Bake your recipe in a 8x8 square pan and a circle pan. If you are making a cake, for example, once it has cooled and you take it out of the pan, turn it sideways to resemble a diamond. Cut the circle cake in half and place one half on each side at the top of the diamond. Once you frost the cake or decorate it, you will not be able notice any difference. Now you can create many Valentine recipes with this idea.
For more ideas on homemade candy recipes that you can turn into Valentine recipes, visit our Christmas Candy Recipes.

More Valentine Dessert Ideas

Here are some ideas for Valentine's Day desserts kids will enjoy making and eating. Everybody loves chocolate or at least they should. Recent research shows that eating a little chocolate is good for you. Don't tell your kids though, or they'll never let you forget it.
dessert ideas
  1. Valentine's Day was made for chocolate. Let the kids make some chocolate cupcakes. Top them with icing fit for the occasion- red or pink.

  2. Jell-O has been a kid favorite since it was introduced to the world. Turn the popular treat into a Valentine’s Day treat with some cookie cutters. Cookie cutters shaped like hearts, kissing lips, cupid, or letters create holiday cut-outs for the kids. Let the kids cut the shapes after the gelatin has set.

  3. Kids love to decorate with icing and sprinkles and candy. If you make cupcakes, brownies, or cake for them this Valentine’s Day, let them decide how the finished confections will look. Put the icing in a bag designed for that purpose so the kids can pipe the icing through to create words or pictures on the dessert. A plastic storage bag with a small hole cut into the corner works just as well as a cake decorating bag.

  4. Cookies go well with any holiday. For Valentine's Day, use sugar cookies. With sugar cookies, they can be topped with icing, sugar, and sprinkles. Try to get sprinkles shaped like hearts. Our tried and true cookie cutters can be used again to cut the chilled dough into the same shapes as the gelatin treats.

  5. How about a dessert pizza? Using cookie dough, roll it out to the shape and diameter of a large pizza. Follow package instructions for baking the cookie. Once it's done and cooled, top with icing. White or vanilla icing can be tinted pink or darker with some red food coloring. Then, let the kids top the dessert pizza with their favorite candies. Plain M&M's, candy sprinkles, and other chewy sweets can top the pizza.

  6. Try a new twist on some dessert favorites. Add large candy hearts to the top of cupcakes. Create a cake shaped like cupid. Use heart-shaped foil cups to bake brownies. All of these ideas are easy enough for your kids to help you create them.

  7. Learn how to make homemade chocolates.

Valentine Printable Games

heart and valentine coloring pages
Hearts and Valentine's Coloring Pages
heart mazes coloring
Heart Mazes Printables

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