I have been loving making recipe roundups lately for you all, so let’s keep it up! Once a month, I will try to make some sort of fun recipe roundup to share. This month – seeing as it is February – it ONLY seems reasonable that we have a Valentine’s Day themed roundup! Here goes nothing: 14 Fun Valentine’s Day Desserts for February 14th.
Honestly, what a strange holiday! All about love, flowers, hearts, and candy. Some people LOVE it – some people HATE it. But there is no escaping it! Just as the New Years decorations are being taken down – up come the pink and red hearts!
Through the different stages of my life, I feel as though the reaction to Valentine’s Day has morphed:
I am a baby, I have no idea what’s going on – but I sure am cute 🙂
Why do I have to make Valentine’s for all my classmates? WAIT, I GET CANDY FROM EVERYONE! I LOVE THIS DAY!
This is awkward. I am awkward. Everything is awkward.
I hate everyone. Valentine’s Day is stupid.
Ages 16 – Adulthood
- Single: I HATE THIS HOLIDAY
- In a Relationship 0-6 months, scenario 1: THIS IS AMAZINGGGGGGG – I AM SO IN LOVE – I LOVEEEEE Valentine’s Day!
- In a Relationship 0-6 months, scenario 2: Must. Break up. Before. V-DAY!
- In a new relationship 6-12 months: What a magical day! You are so special – we are so special. Here is the best Valentine’s Day gift I may ever get you.
- In a long-term relationship: I am out of gifts, what the heck do I buy?
- In a long-term relationship/married, with kids in house: Crap – its Valentine’s Day? Love ya!
- In a long-term relationship/married, with grown-up kids: I have no idea what you all are thinking but congrats on making it this far!
I am a crazy person…
Seriously – I cannot believe how much time I just spent thinking about the above progression of thoughts and feelings towards Valentine’s Day. OY!
You could probably care less about my thoughts regarding Valentine’s Day so let’s get on to these fun recipes!
Chocolate Ganache Brownies by NOMaste Kitchen
Chocolate. Ganache. Brownies. What is not to like? I’ll be honest – I think that boxed brownies are pretty hard to beat. They are rich, fudgy, and full of flavor. Having said that – these brownies just meat beat the box! Try them for yourself!
Soft M&M Cookies by Fork in the Kitchen
Simple, easy, delicious, yet full of the Valentine’s Day spirit. This Soft M&M Cookie recipe by Fork in the Kitchen is a no-brainer.
Milk Bar Birthday Cake by Flour Covered Apron
I’ll be honest, this isn’t really a Valentine’s Day dessert – but it looks SO GOOD!!! I had to include it.
Strawberries Stuffed with Mascarpone Cheese by The Italian Dish Blog
I have no idea why, but strawberries have always been considered a romantic dessert. Here’s a fun “cheesy” twist on the romantic classic.
M&M Cookie Pie by Celebrating Sweet
Who doesn’t love a good cookie cake or cookie pie??? No one doesn’t! Because it’s amazing!!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Valentine’s Hearts by OMG Chocolate Desserts
How CUTE are these? And DELICIOUS!
Heart Shaped Strawberry Hand Pies by Well Plated
What is better than pie? MINI PIES! And these ones are HEART-SHAPED! Not into strawberry filling? There are plenty of other mini pie filling recipes out there to choose from – cherry, raspberry, apple – you name it, you can find it!
Salted Caramel Brownies by Pinch of Yum
Linzer Cookies by Cooking Classy
Valentine’s Day Saltine Toffee by The Idea Room
WOW – YUM!
Red Velvet Oreo Brownies by Sally’s Baking Addiction
OMG. Drooling. Drooling everywhere. Uncontrollably. I love Oreos. I love Brownies. Done.
Strawberry Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups by Life, Love and Sugar
I love these cheesecake cookie cups by Life, Love and Sugar! They are so fun and so perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day Muddy Buddies by Just Between Friends
Strawberry Brownie Kebabs by Sweet Tooth
Not everyone has the time or desire to spend hours creating a Valentine’s Day treat. I love the idea of these kebabs because they are so simple and easy! You could even buy pre-made brownie bites! Then simply skewer everything together. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!