13+ Sweet Valentine Treats

There’s not a day more deserving of sinfully sweet treats than Valentines Day. Here’s a selection of our favorite Valentine treats. You’re sure to find one that will sweeten the day of whomever you are crushing on. Hopefully you’ll find something fun to make and sweeten your day too.

Have a Happy Valentines Day!

Sweet Valentine Treats

Hidden Heart Cupcakes

Heart Cupcakes

These are slightly labor intensive, but the result is worth it. To make these, you bake a small loaf cake (same batter, but with the addition of food coloring) and then cut hearts out of slices of the cake. A heart slice is then placed in the center of each muffin and surrounded by the remaining batter. Quite clever, read the detailed instructions for hidden heart cupcakes for more information.

This idea can also be done with breads, although pink bread can be a little disturbing to some. I’ve also seen these used at a Reveal Party with either a pink or a blue heart in the middle. It’s a clever way to announce the sex of your unborn child to friends and family as they bite into their cupcake.

Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes

Cherry Cupcakes

These chocolate cupcakes with a cherry flavored frosting aren’t that difficult to make, but your sweetheart will think you labored all day. They are very sweet and excellent when served with strawberry milk.

Strawberry Cream Cake

Strawberry Cake

Bake this strawberry cream cake in a heart shaped pan for the full effect on Valentines Day.

Pretty Meringues

Meringues

These pretty meringues look more difficult than they are if you have the proper piping tools. This Valentine is a little lighter in the fats category (no butter involved), but is nothing short on presentation.

Cream Puff Heart

Puff Heart

You can make this fabulous dessert centerpiece … or you can cheat and buy a container of tiny cream puffs in your grocers freezer and shape them into a heart. Then drizzle them with strawberry syrup, cake decorating tubes of icing (red ones purchased on clearance after Christmas work great), sprinkle with valentine sprinkles and/or decorate with some raspberries or strawberries just before serving.

Love Letters

Love Letters

Use food markers to write on a frosted square cookie and make it look like a letter. Use your favorite sugar cookie recipe and this frosting recipe or cheat and use a pop tart and an edible ink pen or fine pointed squeeze tube of frosting for your message.

Molten Lava Cakes

Lava Cakes

Lava Cakes are special enough for Valentines Day but easy enough to make for any day. The hot molten “lava” that gushes from the middle when you cut into these little cakes is sure to please your sweetie. If you choose these Valentine treats, beware of a few things: 1) they must not be over-baked 2) they must be baked in a ramekin or other thick walled pan 3) they must be served hot out of the oven.

Valentine Treat Pretzels

Valentine Pretzels
Chocolate Pretzels picture credit

For those that like their salty & sweet in one bite, these pretzels are perfect and so easy to make. Just melt your chocolate in the microwave, dip and sprinkle.

Valentine Muddy Buddies

Valentine Muddy Buddies

This Valentine Treat mix not only looks pretty served in a red bowl, but is an addicting taste and crunch that your sweetie will have a hard time quitting. It is the Chex Muddy Buddy recipe, substituting white chocolate for the dark and adding some colorful Valentine M&Ms and sprinkles. We also added some peanut butter filled M&Ms to our mix.

Healthy Fruit Hearts

Fruit Hearts

These heart k-bobs are made by slicing lengthwise through a watermelon, cantelope, honeydew (and we suggest adding some strawberries cut the long way too). Once you have straight slices, then use your heart shaped cutter to make individual hearts. Serve them on a plate or pierce with coffee stirrers (child safe) or thin wooden skewers with a point for adults (we found popsicle sticks a little thick to use).

Strawberry French Toast

Strawberry French Toast

Start the day off right with a breakfast of hearts as a morning Valentine Treat. This strawberry french toast would be a great treat for breakfast in bed on Valentines Day!

Conversation Heart Cheesecakes

Heart Cheesecakes

For the adult Valentines in your life, keep the fun of conversation hearts, yet serve delicious cheesecake. Conversation hearts are a very cute idea, yet they don’t taste like much and the sayings are somewhat outdated or at least overused. So, imagine the delicate taste of naturally colored (that’s right – no food colorings used here!) cheesecakes topped with your own expressions. That’s a Valentine to treat most anyone! These are so cute, yet more involved to create, you really have to view the larger pictures on the Hungry Happenings website to get the full vision of these unique creations.

Valentine Rice Krispies

Valentine Rice Krispies

For kids (and the young at heart, of course) this stand by Valentine Rice Krispie treat that I blogged about a few holidays back still remains a show stopper. They’re easy to make and wrap nicely for individual packaging if desired.

Additional Valentine Treat Ideas

Well, that ended up being a bakers dozen and there’s still more that I’d like to share. So, quickly here are a few more suggestions:

  • Use our Kahlua Cream Cheese pie recipe for a real adult taste. Just use a heart shaped pan instead of a pie plate and reverse the layers if you like to put the yellow layer on top. Then bake as usual and decorate the heart with your heartfelt message by either squeezing some Hershey’s syrup or melting some chocolate and saying it with chocolate on top of the Valentine treat.


  • Dip strawberry wafer cookies into white and red melted chocolate pieces and then sprinkle on Valentine sprinkles.


  • Red velvet cupcakes taste especially good on Valentines Day.


  • If you have a tiny heart cut-out, flatten a large marshmallow and cut a heart out of the center. Both the inside and the outside cuts of the marshmallow look cute floating on top of hot chocolate.


  • Hollow out strawberries and fill with cream or chocolate mousse.


  • Make Quick fudge and then cut out heart shaped pieces. The same goes for brownies. If you cut small hearts, in either fudge or brownie, they look really cute laid on top of a red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting.


  • I don’t usually promote fried foods, but these chocolate strawberry waffle balls sure look good.
  • I better stop now.

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