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Top 20 Valentine’s Dessert Recipes {a whole lot of chocolate}

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I’m trying not to overwhelm you with Valentine’s Day recipes but….it’s really hard. I love Valentine’s Day so much! It never mattered if I was single or not, Valentine’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. I mean, what other day do you get a free pass to eat all the chocolate you want? I rest my case.

So yeah. Not to overwhelm you or anything, but here are 20 desserts that would be great Valentine’s Day options! And just wait — tomorrow I have one more treat for you. Sorry I’m not sorry.

We’re laying low this Valentine’s Day. We originally were going to get away this weekend but then decided that seemed, well, a tad frivolous considering our babymoon is right around the corner. I’m definitely going to be picking one of the below desserts to make though! I kicked off the third trimester the other day by waking up at 6am with an intense craving for chocolate cake with vanilla frosting. Someone help me. Or not…just send cake and I’ll love you forever. 🙂

Sweetheart Chocolate Cake Roll

Triple Layer Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate Cake with Pinot Noir Frosting

Chocolate Spice Cake with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

Buttermilk Chocolate Cupcakes

Homemade Lofthouse Cookies {so, so, so good}

Vegan Holiday Sugar Cookies

Classic Linzer Cookies

Double Chocolate Fudge Cookies

Soft White Filled Cookies {would be so pretty for V-day!}

Fudge Striped Shortbread Cookies

Jam Crumb Bars

Vegan Thin Mint Cookies

Salted Fudge Brownies

Mexican Hot Chocolate Puppy Chow

Valentine’s Day Truffles

Moscato Strawberry Shortcakes

Raspberry Meringue Parfaits

Merlot Hot Fudge Sauce

French Silk Chocolate Pie with Hazelnut Crust









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  • Maryea {happy healthy mama}
    February 12, 2014 at 3:54 am

    Ain’t nothing wrong with a whole lot of chocolate. 😉

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    February 12, 2014 at 4:10 am

    Oh wow… you had me at cinnamon buttercream. Checking all of these out today for sure!

  • Madison
    February 12, 2014 at 5:05 am

    Oh yeahhhhh….this is a great post to wake up to! Love all of them!

  • Chicago Jogger
    February 12, 2014 at 5:07 am

    Yum! Mexican Hot Chocolate Puppy Chow is top on my list 🙂 I love love – happy V Day week!

  • Nicole
    February 12, 2014 at 5:09 am

    Ahhh all these amazing recipes. Thank you!!!!!!!!

  • Dana
    February 12, 2014 at 5:31 am

    Mmm I love that wine is also a main ingredient in several of these! I got a bottle of Moscato last weekend as a party favor and I think I know what to do with it now 🙂

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs
    February 12, 2014 at 5:46 am

    Great list! So much delicious chocolate! 🙂

  • Paige @ Your Trainer Paige
    February 12, 2014 at 6:18 am

    Must. try. the Mexican hot chocolate puppy chow!

  • Shannon @ A Dash of Sparkle
    February 12, 2014 at 6:21 am

    OMG, these are all amazing, I don’t even know where to start!

  • shelly@ohshellsbells
    February 12, 2014 at 6:57 am

    the trouble with making the sweets by the time its finished, i’ve already overloaded on sugar because i sneak too many bites of the batter….

  • Aishah @ Coffee, Love, Health
    February 12, 2014 at 7:17 am

    “Sorry not sorry”- LOL I love your humor. And any excuse to eat chocolate is a win for me too. I love chocolate with my coffee- such a wonderful combo, and two of my favorite things 🙂

  • colleen
    February 12, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Wow, ammunition to throw a dessert party sometime! I’m making plain old heart shaped sugar cookies to donate to my daughter’s kindergarten class to decorate, but I’ll come back to this post someday soon!

  • Cassie
    February 12, 2014 at 7:35 am

    I love chocolate and molasses and cookies… and all of it!

  • erin @hooleywithaz
    February 12, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    we’re staying in too, crab legs and sparkling wine! might need one of these for a dessert…my appetite is on its way back, and i am taking full advantage!

  • stevie
    February 12, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    I made your red velvet whoopie pies for our first valentine’s day three years ago. I will never forget that!

  • Alissa @ Eat Clean Beauty Queen
    February 12, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    How could someone NOT click on a post with this title?! As I PATIENTLY await my Girl Scout cookie order I’m going to have to try your Vegan Thin Mint recipe!! Thanks for sharing!

  • Jill @ Fitness, Health and Happiness
    February 13, 2014 at 2:15 am

    Chocolate [LOVE]! I haven’t had chocolate cake in forever!

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  • Lisa
    February 14, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Wonderful list to choose from! 🙂 When you mentioned you woke up craving chocolate cake with vanilla frosting I thought of this recipe:
    It is completely amazing, and since it starts with a cake mix as a base it is super simple. I use a different ganache recipe than hers though, because I wanted something with dark chocolate rather than milk, and with a little more thickness than hers. I hope I’m not using incorrect protocol for posting another site’s recipe, so just feel free to delete if you need to, but check out the recipe first! All the best to you and Adam and little cream puff. 🙂

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  • Emily @ Life on Food
    February 15, 2014 at 10:56 am

    I am all about chocolate for Valentine’s Day. I hope you had a good one.

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    April 25, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Everyone loves chocolate, of course all these recipes I have to try.
    I want to make the best for valentine next year.