Treats from the Heart

Whether you're taking treats to the classroom or making goodies for family and friends, here are sweet treats that say, "I love you".

  • Stupid Cupid Cupcakes
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Stupid Cupid Cupcakes

    Strawberries look uncannily like hearts; that's why we named this recipe Stupid Cupid. Top one with a fresh strawberry or a chocolate dipped one- either way, it's a sweet way to say, "You have my heart."
  • Be Mine Cherry Brownies
    Gooseberry Patch

    Be Mine Cherry Brownies

    Make these too-cute cherry brownies for your sweetheart.

  • Raspberry-White Chocolate Cheesecake Bars
    Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Karen Tack

    Raspberry-White Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

    Heart-shaped cheesecakes are the way to show that special someone your love this Valentine's Day, but they're also delicious the rest of the year. Bake a batch to celebrate your sweetie today.
  • Sweetheart Sugar Cookies
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Sweetheart Sugar Cookies

    Show your sweetheart your love year-round with these cute cookies. Slip one in a child's lunchbox, beside a spouse's morning coffee, or to a much-appreciated friend. Nothing says "You're Loved!" like a heart-shaped sugar cookie.
  • First Kiss Cupcakes
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

    First Kiss Cupcakes

    As sweet as love's first kiss, our chocolate and cherry cupcake is special. One bite and you'll fall in love, all with a cherry on top!
  • Lemon Butter Cookies
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Lemon Butter Cookies

    Cut this lemon-flavored sugar cookie dough into heart shapes and decorate with icing and glaze for Valentine's Day treats.
  • Heart-Shaped Marshmallows
    Photo: Kate Sears

    Heart-Shaped Marshmallows

    Give the gift of homemade marshmallows to your loved ones for a sweet treat. Wrap the marshmallows in cellophane and pair with hot cocoa mix for a festive Valentine's Day teacher gift.
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Chocolate Chip Cookies

    This classic chocolate chip recipe calls for two cups of chocolate chips. Get ready for one sweet, delicious cookie. Wrap the cookies in decorative tins to share with your friends for Valentine's Day.
  • Chocolate-Frangelico Fondue
    Photo: Francesco Tonelli; Styling: Thom Driver

    Chocolate-Frangelico Fondue

    This is pure chocolate indulgence, with a whiff of hazelnut. Keep in mind that fondue is more versatile than you may think—it's a warm sauce to drizzle over cake, ice cream, or yogurt. Be sure to start with a high-quality chocolate for the best flavor and texture.
  • Mini Grilled- Cheese Hearts

    Mini Grilled-Cheese Hearts

    At just $0.58 per serving, these mini grilled cheese sandwiches are an adorable and affordable recipe for your Valentine's Day party. Serve alongside creamy tomato soup.
  • Chocolate Pots de Crème
    Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Karen Tack

    Chocolate Pots de Crème

    Six ingredients are all you need to show someone you care. Make this oh-so cute recipe for Valentine's Day, or anytime you need a special dessert.
  • Chocolate-Dipped Hazelnut Shortbread Hearts
    Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Toni Brogen

    Chocolate-Dipped Hazelnut Shortbread Hearts

    Who can resist a heart-shaped shortbread cookie that's dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with nuts? The bonus is that you can make the dough ahead and freeze until you're ready to make the cookies.
  • Mocha Truffle Cake
    Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams

    Mocha Truffle Cake

    A quick spin in the food processor makes this cake's prep easy enough for a weeknight dessert for your family. Its bold chocolate flavor is so satisfying that it's unlikely you'll be able to think about seconds.
  • Berry Hearts with Chocolate-Orange Cream
    James Carrier

    Berry Hearts with Chocolate-Orange Cream

    Make a Valentine version of strawberry shortcakes by cutting a cream puff dough into heart shapes. Fill the hearts with an orange-scented cream cheese mixture that's speckled with bits of chocolate.
  • Chocolate Panini
    Photo: Kate Sears; Gerri Williams

    Chocolate Panini

    Warm your heart with warm melted chocolate sandwiched between buttery bread. Sprinkle with powdered sugar for a sweeter flavor.
  • Meringue Hearts
    Annabelle Breakey; Karen Shinto

    Meringue Hearts

    These airy 5-ingredient cookies makes just 4 servings so double the recipe if you're making the treats for a crowd.
  • Chocolate Truffles
    James Carrier

    Chocolate Truffles

    These cognac-kissed truffles are the ultimate Valentine's Day indulgence. Who can resist a cream-filled, liqueur-flavored chocolate candy that's lightly rolled in cocoa?
  • Sweetheart Jamwiches

    Sweetheart Jamwiches

    Make heart-shaped pastries using refrigerated pie crust dough, then assemble sweet sandwiches by spreading a sweet cream cheese mixture and jam between the hearts. Top with a drizzle of melted white chocolate.
  • Crispy Chocolate Hearts

    Crispy Chocolate Hearts

    Celebrate Valentine's Day with a chocolate version of classic crispy rice cereal treats. This one is extra-special because, in addition to the cereal, it has chocolate, peanut butter, and marshmallows.
  • Raspberry Strippers

    Raspberry Strippers

    Make a basic butter cookie and fill with preserves for a colorful cookie that's great for Valentine's Day parties. Vary the color and flavor by using a different kind of fruit preserves.
  • Chocolate-Almond Hearts

    Chocolate-Almond Hearts

    You need only two ingredients to make these nutty, heart-shaped candies.
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