11 Cute and Easy Valentine's Day Treats

The best gift you can give your loved ones this Valentine's Day is something homemade and delicious. It shows you spent time picking out just the right recipe and personalizing it. Trying something new on Vday may sound like a daunting task, but we have lots of super easy recipes that look completely adorable and will melt hearts. Try 11 tasty Valentine's Day dessert recipes that are a pleasure to make, plate, and share. 

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Strawberry Heart Bark

Strawberry Heart Bark
Photo by Stasty Cook.

Swirls of semi-sweet and white chocolate are studded with conversation hearts, candy sprinkles, and freeze-dried strawberries to make this colorful Valentine's Day bark. Break it into pieces to package up for easy gifting.

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Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Chocolate Truffle Cookies

"These are unbelievable!" raves KatieN. "If you like chocolate, you will love these. I am very grateful to the reviewer who recommended dipping your hands in cold water (and keeping them wet) when handling the dough- makes things much easier!"

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Home Made Top Tarts!

Home Made Top Tarts!

Start with this easy recipe (it uses refrigerated pie crust for a shortcut) and cut out mini tarts. Place a popsicle stick on the bottom cut-out, add a dab of filling to the center (not too much!) and wet the edges before positioning the top cut-out. Seal the edges with a fork and bake until golden brown. Cool and frost as desired - so adorable!

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Stuffed Strawberries

closeup of three strawberries with cream cheese filling lined up on a white plate

If your loved one adores strawberry cheesecake but you're short on time, these stuffed strawberries will do the trick. They're a cinch to make, and look lusciously fancy. To stuff the strawberries, cut off the stem ends to create a level surface so the fruit can stand up.

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White Chocolate Fondue

White Chocolate Fondue
Photo by Allrecipes.

"Rich creamy white chocolate fondue, made with real cream!" says recipe creator RusticJoyfylFood. "Perfect for a party or a romantic night in. Assemble tasty things to dip like pretzel rods, brownies, marshmallows and assorted fruits. Enjoy!"

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Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bites


So easy! Simply chill the peanut butter and cream cheese mixture before dipping it in white chocolate. Home cook Christina pressed the mixture into heart-shaped candy molds before chilling and dipping for decorative flair.

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Valentine's Day Strawberry Muffins

Valentine's Day Strawberry Muffins

Topped with a heart-shaped slice of strawberry, these muffins make a fun Valentine's Day breakfast bite or snack. "Wow, these are delicious!" raves flammaefata. "Just the right amount of sweet and sour — the lemon offsets the strawberries very, very well."

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Easy Oreo Truffles

close up view of Easy OREO Truffles on a platter
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Valentine's Slice-and-Bake Cinnamon Heart Shortbread Cookies

Valentine's Slice-and-Bake Cinnamon Heart Shortbread Cookies

You can slice this sweet and spicy cookie dough into disks or roll it out to cut with a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Decorate beautifully by dipping cooled cookies into melted dark or white chocolate or just drizzle them.

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Strawberry Napoleons

Strawberry Napoleons
Melissa Goff

This fancy looking desserts is ridiculously easy to make, thanks to frozen puff pastry dough and vanilla pudding.

"Maximum elegance for minimum fuss," says basg101. "This was super - easy to assemble, looked stunning, and tasted delicious. I made it one day ahead, keeping the cream in the fridge and the pastry squares in an air-tight container out of the fridge. It went over so well with my company I plan on making it again for the guest expected next week."

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Cake Balls

Cake Balls on a white plate

It takes only three simple ingredients to make these lovely little cake balls. Well, four, if you add a decorative drizzle. The recipe calls for chocolate cake mix, but Dianne used strawberry cake mix and strawberry frosting to get that pretty pink center. She dipped the balls in semi-sweet chocolate and drizzled them with pink icing.

Top tips from reviewers: 1) Let the cake cool for 30 minutes before mixing in the frosting. 2) Chill the cake and frosting mixture before rolling it into balls. 3) Freeze the balls for an hour before dipping in melted chocolate.

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Get More Sweets for Your Sweeties

Heart Cookies Decorated with Royal Icing
Photo by Allrecipes.
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