The big holidays are over, and we have a few weeks to recover before launching into Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re celebrating the day of love with friends, family, or a significant other, you’re probably going to need some festive desserts, right? We thought so. That’s why we’ve compiled some Valentine’s Day dessert recipes just for you!
Strawberry Sweetheart Cake Pops
Cake pops are basically balls of cake crumbs covered in a spherical shell of hardened icing. Add a lollipop stick and, voila, you have a cake pop! Cake pops are perfect for Valentine’s day, whether you want to tell that special someone how sweet they are, or for a family baking extravaganza full of decorating and laughter. You’ll have fun making these sweet treats, whoever you make them for! Get the recipe here!
Easy Strawberry Galette
There are two great things about making a galette: 1) it always tastes amazing, and 2) it looks rustically gorgeous every time you make it, no matter what happens in the oven while it bakes. Does it get any better than a fool-proof dessert that always delivers? We think not. The lemon zest and orange juice perfectly complement the berry and bring out all its bright flavor, and the flaky, buttery crust is really just the icing on the cake…this makes the perfect brunch dish, but don’t just take our word for it; make it and see for yourself! Get the recipe here!
Maraschino Chocolate Cherry Cookies
When it comes to cookies, we love them in just about any form we can get them, but we find we accidentally keep going back to tried-and-true favorites instead of continuing to try as many new variations as possible. Chocolate chip cookies are obviously a staple, never to be outdone, but what about when we put a fruity twist on things and turn these into a sweet treat that’s just as perfect for Valentine’s Day as it is for a birthday party or potluck? Get the recipe here!
Cherry Cheesecake Dip
Here, we decided to stick with classic cherry cheesecake as our inspiration, made shockingly easy in this case since there’s no worrying about a crust, or bake time, or getting cracks in your cheesecake. Easy-peasy over here with cream cheese, cool whip and marshmallow creme, just how we like it! Get the easy recipe here!
Red Velvet Cupcakes
What kind of Valentine’s Day list would this be without a shoutout to red velvet?! These cupcakes have the classic rich flavor and smooth texture of red velvet, but with a few easy substitutions, they are made low-cal! Don’t worry, we’d never skimp on the delicious cocoa or cream cheese frosting. Get the recipe here!