Valentine’s Day Desserts


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These Valentine’s Day desserts are easy to make and are sure to impress! No bake treats, desserts for two, and plenty of chocolate cakes and cookies, there are over 40 SIMPLE recipes to try!

valentine's day desserts.

Valentine’s day is the perfect excuse to enjoy plenty of desserts.

Sure, you can have desserts whenever you like, but I feel like on this day, it’s pretty much mandatory. Now, don’t fret if you are a singleton or don’t believe in it- You can use this day to celebrate any occasion, including galentine’s day, or just a day to spoil yourself.

What is a great dessert for Valentine’s day?

While many people enjoy a classic chocolate truffle or mousse, nothing beats Valentine’s day heart-shaped cookie. This dessert needs just two ingredients and can be iced or left as it is…your choice! Here is how to make it.

The Ingredients. 

  • Almond flourBlanched almond flour or superfine almond flour, not almond meal. I recommend choosing a good quality brand that is void of clumps, to ensure the cookies do not turn out gritty. 
  • Maple syrup– Acts as a binding agent with the almond flour, while providing sweetness. If you’d like to make these cookies lower carb, you can use homemade keto maple syrup. Avoid using store bought sugar free syrups as they don’t have the required thickness or viscosity to hold them together.
  • Icing– Optional, but you can add some royal icing in traditional Valentine’s day colors like pink, white, and red. 

The Instructions.

Start by adding both ingredients to a mixing bowl and mixing well until a thick dough remains. If the dough is too thin, add more almond flour. If it is too thick, add a dash more syrup. Using your hands, shape the mixture into a smooth dough.

Next, wrap the ball of dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate it for an hour. After an hour, roll out the dough between two pieces of parchment paper, about half an inch in thickness. Remove the top sheet of parchment paper and use a cookie cutter to cut out cookies.

Now, place the cookies on a lined baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden around the edges. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool completely, before adding icing, if desired. 

What are valentine’s day foods? 

These are the BEST Valentine’s day dessert ideas and recipes. You’ll find desserts with and without chocolate, desserts for two, mini desserts, romantic ones, and even more. There is truly something for everyone and every single recipe is quick to make and sure to impress! Now, some people expect Valentine’s day dessert recipes to be overly fancy and intricate, but these recipes prove otherwise- They’ve been made thousands of times and all have 5 star reviews!

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This six layer rainbow cake is as fun to eat as it is to look at! It’s easy to make using pantry-staple ingredients and decorated with vanilla frosting. The vanilla-flavored cake layers are fluffy, delicious, and so colorful!
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This simple cake batter dip is perfect for parties and gatherings. Lightened-up with greek yogurt and cool whip, it’s light, fluffy, and tastes like a cake batter.
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Cheesecake Cookies
These cheesecake cookies have the best of both worlds. They feature the most delicious crispy and chewy chocolate cookies with a rich cream cheese filling.
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This clafoutis recipe features a creamy custard-like batter filled with blueberries and cherries. It's a simple French dessert that comes together in no time!
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This no-bake chocolate slice is every chocolate lover’s dream. It’s rich, fudgy, and unapologetically chocolatey!
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This walnut cake is a moist and fluffy layered cake that is filled with crunchy walnuts! Made without eggs, butter, or milk, it’s an elegant yet simple dessert. 
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Made with gooey marshmallow bits and chocolate, these hot chocolate cookies provide the full flavor of our all-time favorite cozy drink. Soft, chewy, and ready in no time!
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This caramel apple cake is a fluffy and moist cake, layered with vanilla frosting and a drippy caramel sauce. Made without eggs or dairy, this is one deceptively easy dessert recipe.
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This caramel pecan cheesecake tastes like pecan pie, and requires NO baking! Rich and creamy and with just 5 minutes prep.
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Rich, chocolatey, and perfectly fudgy, this recipe will change your mind about black bean brownies. This one ingredient makes brownies so much healthier without sacrificing their decadent flavor and slightly chewy texture.
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This edible brownie batter is like a chocolate version of cookie dough! Made with just 4 ingredients, there is NO raw flour and NO raw eggs needed!
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the most popular Valentine’s Day chocolate flavor?

Dark chocolate is the most popular kind of chocolate for Valentine’s day, as it represents a more ‘romantic’ and ‘rich’ flavor. However, milk chocolate and white chocolate is just as popular.

How many desserts should I make for Valentine’s day?

One special dessert is more than enough for Valentine’s day, especially if you serve it after an elegant dinner (like chicken parmesan, chicken florentine, or one of these chicken pastas).

What is the best cake for Valentine’s day?

Any chocolate cake is fabulous for Valentine’s day, including a classic chocolate cake, death by chocolate cake, or a flourless chocolate cake.

valentine's day desserts.

Valentine’s Day Desserts + 2 Ingredient Heart Cookies

5 from 272 votes
Here are over 40 Valentine's Day Desserts and a recipe for heart shaped cookies.
Servings: 12 Cookies
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 12 minutes



  • In a mixing bowl, add your almond flour and maple syrup and mix until combined. If the dough is too thick, add a little extra syrup. If it is too thin, add more almond flour.
  • Using your hands, shape the mixture into a smooth ball of dough. Cover it in plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator for an hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Remove the dough from the refrigerator and place it between two sheets of parchment paper. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough until it is half an inch in thickness.
  • Remove the top sheet of parchment paper and use a cookie cutter to cut shapes out. Place the cookies on the lined baking sheet.
  • Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies begin to brown around the edges.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool completely, before adding your icing, if desired.


TO STORE: Leftover Valentine’s day cookies should be stored in an airtight container and room temperature for up to one week. If you’d like them to keep longer, store them in the refrigerator.
TO FREEZE: Place the cookies in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 139kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 28mgFiber: 2gCalcium: 53mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 10g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. All of these desserts look splendid! Just give me all the dark chocolate and I’d be a happy gal <3 happy Valentine's Day!