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Dessert ideas perfect for Valentine's Day

Sweet ways to show your love

From SheKnows Canada
Valentine's Day is, of course, about love, but it's also a little bit about sweet treats! And what better way to combine the two than with one of these homemade desserts that will show your loved ones just how much you care in a delicious new way?

conversation hearts cheesecake

Conversation heart cheesecakes

These are not your average candy hearts you pick up at the grocery store. Nope, these are in fact cheesecake conversation hearts. You heard that right, folks — cheesecake. We couldn't be more excited that Beth over at Hungry Happenings managed to come up with something so delicious and just plain cool! Whatever you want to say to that special someone this Valentine's Day, they'll certainly get the message when it's written on one of these scrumptious-looking treats.

heart pastries

Cherry and cream cheese heart pastries

Even better than your average pie are personal pies. And what's even better than that at this time of year? Heart-shaped pies, of course! Luckily for us, Jamie over at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom has created just that! These cherry and cream cheese heart pastries are the perfect bite-sized ways to show all the special people in your life how much you care.

pina colada dessert

Slow cooker pina colada lava cake

Are you wondering if you read that title wrong? Don't worry, your eyesight isn't failing you. This delectable dessert is in fact made in your slow cooker! Karen at 365 Days of Slow Cooking is the genius behind this pina colada lava cake. It's the perfect treat if you or someone you love is in the mood for something more tropical this Valentine's Day. Plus, cooking a fancy-looking dessert doesn't get much easier!

heart rice krispies

Valentine's dipped Rice Krispies treats

Kids in particular love their Rice Krispies treats, so if you're cooking for any little ones this Feb. 14, you can pretty much count on their being ecstatic to see these Valentine's dipped Rice Krispies treats from Kathy at Cooking on the Side. After all, they're crispy marshmallows dipped in chocolate. What more could kids ask for?

Relaxing on your own this Valentine's Day? Enjoy this delicious chocolate cake in a mug >>

strawberry cupcakes

Strawberry cupcakes

No Valentine's Day is complete without a few adorably decorated cupcakes. These pink strawberry cupcakes made by Lori at Recipe Girl perfectly capture the fun colours and sweet flavours of the holiday. Lori herself says they're among her favourite all-time cupcake recipes, so get baking!

red hot cupcakes

Red-hot cream cheese cupcakes

If you think candy is something you eat on its own, then you're in for a super-cool surprise with these red-hot cream cheese cupcakes. Megan at Bake It in a Cake created a recipe that actually bakes red-hot candies right into a batch of cupcakes. So if you love a little spice with your sweet treat, this is one recipe you simply must try!

If you prefer plain vanilla, shake some pink and red hearts over these sprinkle cupcakes >>

M&M blondies

M&M's Samoa blondies

Plenty of folks are likely to make brownies at this time of year, so why not shake things up with these M&M's Samoa blondies from Six Sisters' Stuff? They're every bit as easy to throw together as brownies are but offer an adorable Valentine's flair. Kids and adults alike won't be able to get enough of these sweet treats!

homemade truffles

Simple homemade truffles

When you're creating a dessert for someone who isn't a fan of many of the fruity or spicy flavours that go along with Valentine's Day, a basic chocolate treat might be the way to go. These simple homemade truffles created by Jamie at My Baking Addiction are sure to be crowd-pleasers!

fruit dipped in chocolateChocolate-dipped fruit on a stick

If you're trying to establish healthier eating habits and have been enviously looking down this list at all the treats you're trying to avoid, don't worry — we have something for you! Marla over at Family Fresh Cooking created these delectable chocolate- and sprinkle-dipped fruits on sticks. They're totally customizable, so if you want to go the super-healthy route, simply dip your favourite fruits in dark chocolate, sprinkle with crushed nuts, and enjoy. Now that's a guilt-free dessert you can feel good about indulging in!

Can't get enough desserts on sticks? Check out these scrumptious cookie dough pops >>

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Healthy fruit cobbler

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