7 Valentines Day Desserts Worth Making

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No romantic dinner is complete without a sweet treat to end the night. If you’re looking for delicious Valentines Day desserts to make, you’ve found the right place.


Decadent Valentines Day Desserts to Try

Valentine’s Day — a special day that is almost synonymous with sweet desserts. Instead of buying something from your local bakery, why not pour your heart and soul into a homemade treat? Here are the best Valentines Day desserts ideas to try.


1. Chocolate Pots De Crème

When it comes to the best Valentines Day desserts, this pots de creme is certainly high up on the list.


  • Valentines Day Chocolate Pots De Crème6 oz bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp granulated white sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • Whipped cream (optional)



  1. Combine cream, sugar, egg yolks, and salt in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat without boiling, stirring often, until thickened.
  2. Turn off the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Add the chopped chocolate. Set aside for a few minutes to melt the chocolate. Whisk together to combine. If there are lumps, strain the mixture to remove the lumps.
  3. Transfer the mixture to the prepared ramekins. Place in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
  4. About 15 to 30 minutes before serving, remove the pots de creme from the fridge and let sit at room temperature. Top with chocolate shavings and whipped cream (optional).


2. Chocolate Lava Cakes

Lava cakes are delectable in all their oozing chocolate glory, making it one of the best Valentine’s Day desserts to prepare.


  • Valentines Day Chocolate Lava Cakes2 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 oz semisweet chocolate
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Baking spray
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving



  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Grease four ramekins with baking spray and line them on a baking sheet.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the bittersweet chocolate, semisweet chocolate, and butter. Microwave on high until melted, whisking every now and then. Add the sugar and mix well. Add the eggs and egg yolks. Whisk until combined. Add the vanilla and stir. Fold in the flour. Pour the mixture into the prepared custard cups.
  3. Bake in the oven for about 13 minutes or until the sides firm up and the center is still soft. Remove from the oven and let them stand for a minute before inverting them on plates. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.


3. Death by Chocolate Skillet Brownie

Brownies make for sweet Valentines Day treats, and this skillet version is easy to make and delicious, to boot.


  • 2 3/4 cups dark chocolate chips, divided
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • Ice cream and hot fudge, for serving



  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 10-inch cast-iron skillet with butter.
  2. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter and 2 cups of dark chocolate chips. Microwave until melted, stirring every now and then. Whisk in the sugars until combined. Add the egg and vanilla. Stir to combine.
  3. Add the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Fold in the white chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, and the remaining dark chocolate chips.
  4. Bake in the oven for 28 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Serve with ice cream and hot fudge.


4. Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Sometimes, you just don’t have enough time to make a complicated dessert. For easy Valentines Day desserts, these chocolate-covered strawberries are to die for.


  • Valentines Day Chocolate Covered Strawberries8 long-stemmed strawberries
  • 3 bars semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup pretzel rods, chopped
  • 1 cup almonds, chopped



  1. Place the chopped pretzels in a bowl. Do the same for the chopped nuts.
  2. Dip the strawberries into the melted chocolate before dipping them in either the chopped pretzels or chopped nuts.
  3. After dipping each strawberry, arrange them on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Let the strawberries set.
  4. Serve.


5. Flourless Chocolate Cake

Speaking of Valentines themed desserts, a flourless chocolate cake can satisfy your sweet tooth without being too indulgent.


  • Valentines Day Flourless Chocolate Cake1 stick unsalted butter, plus more for buttering the pan
  • 8 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for dusting the cake
  • 1/4 tsp fine salt
  • Whipped cream, for serving



  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease the inside of a spring-form pan with butter. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and chocolate over medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Add the cocoa powder, sugar, and salt. Stir to remove lumps. Turn off the heat and set it aside to cool.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
  3. Pour the egg yolks into the cooled chocolate mixture and combine. Spoon a quarter of the whipped egg whites into the mixture and fold gently. This will lighten the chocolate mixture. Then, pour the chocolate mixture into the remaining whipped egg whites. Fold gently until just combined.
  4. Pour the mixture into the greased pan. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until the center is set. Remove the pan and let it cool on a wire rack. Unlock the spring-form pan and sprinkle cocoa powder over the top.
  5. Slice the cake and serve with whipped cream.


6. Cheesecake Egg Rolls

One of the more unique Valentines Day desserts you can make is a cross between the classic cheesecake and Chinese food.


  • For the sauce:
    • 2 cups strawberries, chopped
    • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
    • Two tbsp water
  • For the egg rolls:
    • 2 blocks cream cheese (8 oz each), softened
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup sour cream
    • 12 egg roll wrappers
    • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
    • 1 pinch kosher salt
    • Vegetable oil, for frying
    • Powdered sugar, for topping



  1. Mix the strawberries, sugar, and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring often, and cook until thickened. Transfer to a bowl and set aside for now.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the sugar, sour cream, cream cheese, vanilla, and salt. Beat until combined.
  3. Take an egg roll wrapper and place it on a clean surface so that it makes a diamond shape. Spoon about 3 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture and place it at the center of the wrapper, forming a line. Fold up the bottom half and fold in the sides of the wrapper. Roll gently before sealing the egg roll with a few drops of water.
  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry the egg rolls until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Transfer the cooked egg rolls to a plate lined with a paper towel.
  5. Sprinkle powdered sugar over the top and serve with strawberry sauce.


7. Oreo Truffles

If you’re looking for no-bake Valentine’s Day desserts, these truffles are the way to go.


  • Valentines Day Oreo Truffles1 package (14 oz) Oreos
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips, melted
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract



  1. Crush the cookies into fine crumbs using a food processor or a rolling pin. Pour all but 2 tablespoons of the crushed Oreos into a bowl. Add cream cheese and vanilla. Mix well.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a spoon or a cookie scoop, form the dough into small balls. Arrange them on the prepared baking sheet. Place in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
  3. When the 30 minutes are almost up, melt the white chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave. Stir every now and then to avoid burning and clumping.
  4. Remove the frozen balls from the freezer. Dip each one into the white chocolate mixture until coated. Place back on the baking sheet and sprinkle semisweet chocolate over the top. Return to the freezer for 15 minutes or until completely hardened.
  5. Serve.


A Dessert for Every Level

As you can see, there are plenty of Valentines Day desserts worth trying. Whether you want no-bake and easy desserts or more complicated ones, there’s something here for everyone.



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