Are you looking to sweeten-up your valentine this year? Strike the right mood with baked goods. You know what they say – the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach! Impress your significant other with some of these mouthwatering recipes:
Chocolate Chip Shortbread Hearts
First up are these heart-shaped shortbreads, with a chocolatey twist (because it’s Valentine’s Day; and what’s Valentine’s Day without a massive cocoa hit?). You can eat these biscuits plain, but we personally love the fact that they’re dipped in decadent white chocolate. And it gives you an excuse to buy heart-shaped cookie cutters!
Image and recipe from The Crazy Kitchen.
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Hearts
Not the brightest baker in the kitchen? You don’t need to have a degree from Cordon Bleu to master these strawberry treats. You can even get the kids involved! Just be sure they don’t pinch too much of the melted chocolate while you’re not looking.
Image and recipe from French Press.
Chocolate Valentine’s Sandwich
No sandwich jokes, please – it’s Valentine’s Day. These cute, bite-sized biccies come with gorgeous cherry frosting. Be careful to keep the filling thick, otherwise this lovely recipe could end up all over your shirt!
Image and recipe from Glorious Treats.
Chocolate Valentine Surprise Loaf
You may be noticing a bit of a chocolate theme here…and we’re not even a little bit sorry. This rich loaf is a great way to impress your valentine with your baking skills. Don’t worry; we wouldn’t give you anything too challenging – it’s actually super easy to make!
Image and recipe from Recipe Girl.
Honey Nut Cupcake For Valentine’s Day
Honey and nuts – a match made in heaven. This is perfect for that rare breed of valentine: chocolate haters (gasp!). Show your love with crushed pistachios and golden honey instead. We guarantee that it will be a hit.
Image and recipe from The Cupcake Project.
Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches For Valentine’s Day
Who doesn’t love Oreos? Seeing as Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, you might not have a lot of time to cook up a storm in the kitchen (or deal with the floury mess that’s left behind). These are perfectly quick and easy, so you can surprise your loved one with some delicious bites.
Image and recipe from Food Family & Finds.
Valentine’s Cream Wafers
Mmmm… melty. These light alternatives to heavy stacks of chocolate are not only pleasing on the eye, but pleasing on the palette. Cream is our one weakness.
Image and recipe from Betty Crocker.
Valentine’s Candy Bark
We know what you’re thinking: this looks crazy. But it’s actually a brightly-coloured, sugary delight! Especially when presented as chocolate shards in a beautiful bowl, this kid-friendly recipe is ideal for Valentine’s Day with the family.
Image and recipe from Life With The Crust Off.
Valentine’s Day Cake Balls
We’re getting hungry now – aren’t you? Stick with us. It only gets better! Do you love cake pops but can’t be bothered with the faff of getting it to stay fixed on the stick? Skip that step! They’re just as good in little cases.
Image and recipe from Skinny Taste.
Valentine’s Day Frosted Sugar Cookies
The great thing about sugar cookies is that you pretty much have free rein over decoration. Time to load your icing guns and equip your sprinkle grenades. Get creative – who cares about the mess anyway; it’s Valentine’s Day!
Image and recipe from Culinary Hill.
Valentine’s Day M&M Fudge
Double-take. This recipe has got to be love at first sight. Why didn’t we think of this magnificent combination? Do yourself a favour this year and try this at home.
Image and recipe from Creme De La Crumb.
Valentine’s Day Oreo Cake Pops
What can we say? We like Oreos, okay? We love the Valentine’s colours here, but feel free to decorate these sumptuous treats any way you like!
Image and recipe from A Cedar Spoon.
Valentine’s Pita Crunch
Yes, these chocolate masterpieces have been made with pita chips – but it doesn’t stop there! You can make them with pretzels too. There’s certainly one thing we’ve learned from our favourite round-up of Valentine’s recipes this year: you’re going to need a lot of sprinkles.
Image and recipe from Noble Pig.
Vanilla Bean Valentine’s Cookies With Chocolate Hearts
Vanilla bean packs a flavoursome punch, so we’re really excited about these cookies. Chocolate (tick), sprinkles (tick), cookies (tick) – what more do you want from a Valentine’s Day treat?
Image and recipe from Shugary Sweets.
White And Pink Meringues For Your Valentine
Otherwise known as ‘kisses,’ these meringue swirls require a little technique in the baking and piping department, but they are so worth it. The good news is that you probably have all the ingredients in your cupboards, so you can have a few practices until you’re happy with the results! Nobody need ever know…
Image and recipe from Eat Good 4 Life.
White Chocolate Dipped Valentine’s Fortune Cookies
Seeing as we celebrated Chinese New Year not so long ago, it seems right that you go for an oriental-romantic fusion. You could even create your own love-themed fortunes and tie them around your cookies with a ribbon. There’s a lot of fun to be had with these mouthfuls of heaven.
Image and recipe from Java Cupcake.