12 delicious Valentine's Day treats

Looking for some sweet inspiration for your love? These Valentine's Day treats deliver with everything from gooey chocolate to tangy tarts.

12 delicious Valentine's Day treats

Photo: Craig Boyko

Strawberry Waffle Cake

This looks impressive, right? It’s ready in just 35 minutes. Less if you’re using boxed waffle mix, and if you are, we are not here to throw shade. Get the recipe: Strawberry Waffle Cake

stack of waffles with whipped cream and sliced strawberriesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Mocha Chocolate Mousse with Tofu

Here’s a fun new party trick: thick and creamy chocolate mousse made from silken tofu. Throw the ingredients in the blender and whirl your way to a decadant dessert. To make yours vegan, swap milk chocolate chips for dark. Get the recipe: Mocha Chocolate Mousse with Tofu

bowl of chocolate mousse with raspberriesPhoto: Erik Putz


Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

The hardest part about making these chocolate peanut butter morsels is waiting for them to be ready. This isn’t a last-minute treat, these babies need time to chill out in the fridge. #worththewait Get the recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Pink sheet with three chocolate balls topped with sprinkles and crushed nutsPhoto: Craig Boyko

S’mores Faux Ice Cream Sandwiches

What’s wrong with soft chocolate chip cookies sandwiching marshmallow fluff that’s been mixed with graham crumbs and chocolate chips? Nothing, that’s what. Get the recipe: S’mores Faux Ice Cream Sandwiches

Stack of chocolate cookies with marshmallow fluff in the middlePhoto: Vincent Noguchi

Valentine Heart Marshmallows

No need to get fussed, making marshmallows is a LOT easier than you think. Plop a few of these in a cup of cocoa and snuggle up on the couch with your love. Get the recipe: Valentine Heart Marshmallows

two cups of hot cocoa with marshmallowsPhoto: Erik Putz


Raspberry Sweetheart Cookies

What’s easier than filling out class valentines? This recipe. There’s only three ingredients. Three! Get the recipe: Raspberry Sweetheart Cookies

box of heart-shaped cookiesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Meringue Kisses

A pretty meringue kiss is OK by us. These little cuties are fun to dole out to the class. Get the recipe: Meringue Kisses

12 delicious Valentine's Day treatsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes with Icing

Try not to feel too smug when your little Valentine wolfs down this veggie-packed chocolate cupcake. Get the recipe: Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes with Icing

12 delicious Valentine's Day treatsPhoto: Jodi Pudge


Chocolate Crinkles

Free of eggs, nuts and dairy, chocolate crinkles have a brownie-like quality and are the perfect treat for the school lunchbox. Get the recipe: Chocolate Crinkles

closeup of chocolate crinkle cookies in a boxPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Lime and Raspberry Petits Fours

These are pretty, pink and perfect for your Valentine’s Day treat. They are a bit time-intense, so make it a weekend project with your kids. Hey, sometimes we have to work hard for a reward, kids. Get the recipe: Lime and Raspberry Petits Fours   

small pink cakes on pretty china platePhoto: John Cullen

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Fudgy brownies? Check. Decadant ice cream wedged inbetween? Oh, we’re doing it. Get the recipe: Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

A brownie surrounding ice cream on a white platePhoto: Jodi Pudge


Mini Meringue Tarts

This portable twist on a classic is ideal for a potluck or a guilt-free two-bite snack. If you’re short on time, skip the homemade filling in favour of store-bought. Get the recipe: Mini Meringue Tarts

mini lemon tarts topped with meringuePhoto: Jodi Pudge

Read more:
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This article was originally published on Feb 09, 2019

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Amy is a freelance writer and editor based in Toronto, Ontario. Her work can also be found in publications like Chatelaine, Toronto Life and The Globe and Mail