These are some of my favorite easy valentine’s day desserts! I love baking something special for the ones I love and when it looks impressive for little effort, all the better!
Every year around Valentine’s day I have a really difficult time thinking of what to do for my husband. I bake for a living, so baking him a treat doesn’t seem that special to me. But it truly is. He loves it every time I do it.
Homemade gifts that are from the heart are really the best! Below are 12 of my favorite easy Valentine’s day desserts! The best thing about all of these is that they look really impressive, but are all quite simple to make.
My favorite idea is the homemade fortune cookies! How fun would it be to have your partner open them up with custom fortunes in the middle? You could even incorporate some inside jokes or some of your favorite memories!
This recipe for homemade fortune cookies is so fun to make! You can customize the fortunes for your sweetie for Valentine's Day! These cookies are super crispy and slightly sweet with a hint of almond extract.
Chocolate truffles are made with literally only two ingredients: Chocolate and cream. Roll them in cocoa powder for a classic look or roll in colorful sprinkles for a fun Valentine's treat that is sure to impress!
This recipe for molten chocolate lava cake is incredibly simple to put together and is so impressive once it comes out of the oven! Cut into the cakes while still hot and the center will flow with melted chocolate lava!
I have figured out the texture of an Oreo for a homemade version! A rich chocolate crunchy and crumbly cookie with a creamy but stiff filling! These are so much better than the store bought version. Keep them plain or add freeze dried raspberry powder to give them a pretty pink color and to add tartness to the filling!
This is a basic chocolate mousse recipe. It can be chilled and served as an elegant dessert all on it's own, or used for fillings in cakes, tarts, or pies. It can also be piped as frosting on cupcakes!
Start your Valentine's day with simple baked mini cinnamon sugar donuts. These light and fluffy mini cake donuts are tossed in a cinnamon sugar for sweet start to the day. This recipe can be used with a mini donut pan or with a mini donut maker!
These raspberry hand pies (also known as turn overs) start with a buttery and flaky crust and are filled with a tart fresh raspberry filling. The sweetness of the filling contrasts perfectly with the saltiness of the crust.
These easy homemade marshmallows are made with just a few simple ingredients and come together very quickly. Use this to make vanilla marshmallows or as a base to flavor however you like! I love cutting them into heart shapes and floating them in a big mug of hot cocoa or coffee.
Kristin "Baker Bettie" Hoffman is a trained chef, baking science geek, and the baking instructor here at BakerBettie.com. Kristin's approach to baking is to teach foundational recipes, baking techniques, and approachable baking science. Her belief is that gaining an understanding of the processes and the "whys" in baking helps foster confidence in the kitchen.