Lori's Valentine's Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
"It took me four batches of ice cream to get this recipe right (due to a finicky ice cream maker), but I finally have the perfect Valentine's treat. Creamy fresh raspberry ice cream is sandwiched between Valentine's M & M cookies."—Lori Y.
Kailley's Valentine's Day Doughnut Cupcakes
"These strawberry-infused pink velvet cupcakes are topped with pink marshmallow buttercream, freeze-dried strawberries, and mini vanilla glazed doughnuts"—Kailley L.
Robyn's Romeo and Juliet Cookies
"This is my attempt to recreate my hubby's favorite cookie from our favorite market, Wegmans. In my opinion it's one of the best possible chocolate delivery systems. What is Valentine's day about if not chocolate. The raspberry preserves in the middle just sends it over the top. And of course the name, was there ever a more romantic couple?"—Robyn F.
Annie's Flourless Pastry Hearts
"This pastry batter is made of just bananas and eggs. Beating the egg whites gives these pastries a light, airy quality, while keeping the pastry stiff enough to form into a sandwich. They are filled with a sweet, dreamy spiced coconut cream. They're gluten-free and can be made paleo."—Annie A.
Kayle's Molten Chocolate Lava Cake
"In my opinion, nothing says romance like decadent, rich, delicious chocolate molten lava cakes. This recipe is foolproof (and courtesy of my fiance's stepmother), deceptively simple, and the perfect treat for a perfect Valentine's Day!"—Kayle B.
Heather's Chocolate Truffles
"For me, there isn't a more romantic dessert than chocolate truffles. Sinfully rich and elegantly smooth, all in a small little package. Give me a box of these for Valentine's Day and you'll have my heart forever!"—Heather H.
Kavita's Black Cherry Clafoutis
"It seems that the advice of the glossy women's magazines is always pushing aphrodisiacs and food light enough to dance and "romance" afterwards. But in the cold, wet and dark weather that is February in London, I'd much rather share something warm and comforting with my other half - preferably something hearty and tasty but more unusual than our regular crumbles, pies and chocolate pudds. This cherry clafoutis isn't authentic, because I've opted to use tinned black cherries in syrup rather than French griottines with the stones still in, but it is delicious."—Kavita F.
Chelsea's Red Velvet Marble Cream Cheese Pound Cake
"Swirled layers of red velvet and cream cheese pound cake make for a lovely Valentine's Day treat!"—Chelsea D.
Jen's Vanilla Coconut Ice
"When I think of Valentine’s Day I never think of romance – I think of sweet little school kids handing out cartoon character Valentine’s cards to their classmates, putting them into those little mailboxes that have been made out of paper plates. So the Valentine’s sweet I’ve chosen to share had to be reminiscent of that for me – and it’s another easy slice/bar recipe that is a great crowd pleaser and a no bake recipe to boot!"—Jen R.
Christina's Moscato Gelee
"Moscato Gelee with blood oranges and whipped cream. Sounds fancy, but we're really just talking about wine jello with fruit."—Christina L.
Coco's Almond Scones with Grand Marnier Glaze
"These fluffy scones get their tender texture from two unusual ingredients: Greek yogurt and coconut oil. Grand Marnier glaze is the perfect boozy touch for a Valentine's Day breakfast treat!"—Coco H.
Emily's Gluten-Free, Vegan Chocolate Covered Coconut Hearts
"I really wanted to make something special for my friends for Valentine’s Day, so I decided to make these Chocolate Covered Coconut Hearts cause they taste especially delicious, have some of my favorite ingredients like coconut, chocolate and cacao butter, plus they are a bit addictive. The coconut gooey inside covered with a hard chocolate outside make for the perfect combo."—Emily T.
Devany's Ramen Crispy Treats
"A ramen hack I couldn't resist trying: dry instant ramen gets turned into a sweet treat by making it into a Ramen Crispy Treat with butter and marshmallows. I used a heart cookie cutter and dipped it in bittersweet chocolate for Valentine's Day."—Devany A.
Sharon's Fudge Covered Chocolate Cherry Cake
"Chocolate covered cherries? I think not. Fudge Covered Chocolate Cherry cake? Oh baby, I'm yours."—Sharon G.
Stephanie's Chocolate Shadow Cake
"This chocolate shadow cake pairs a wonderfully moist, chocolate layer cake with seven-minute icing, which is very much like the fluffiest marshmallow you've ever tasted. When you think that's enough, you top the icing with a chocolate glaze that makes the cake shiny, and tastes delightful."—Stephanie P.
Tristan's Chocolate Covered Strawberries
"Made these for the wife for Valentine's a few years ago. Fairly labor intensive, but turned out pretty well in the end. Recipe is simple, just white and dark chocolate and a whole lot of patience."—Tristan B.
Emily's Port Wine Panna Cotta with Blood Orange Gelée
"I made this "sweet" for my boyfriend as an early Valentine's Day present. He loves panna cotta, so I wanted to try something new, while also using up the blood oranges hanging out on top of the fridge. What’s really great about this dessert is that it’s relatively easy to make, not too sweet (a big plus for him since I have a massive sweet tooth!), and comes out beautiful! And now, the boyfriend refers to it as “the best dessert I’ve ever made”—Emily D.
Natalie's Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes
"This cupcake is a great variation of the traditional chocolate-strawberry valentine combo, but here there is a chocolate brownie layer topped with a strawberry cake and white frosting."—Natalie P.
Amanda's Chocolate Mousse
"What goes better with chocolate than roses, especially on Valentine's Day? This is a lovely dark chocolate mousse topped with softly whipped rosewater whipped cream, perfect for sharing."—Amanda H.