Valentine’s Day is all about love. It represents love for your partner, love for your family, friends, and even yourself! These recipes are perfect to share with those you love any time of the year, but especially on Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day is always on February 14th, no matter what day of the week it falls. There are a few stories about how we came to celebrate this mid-February day of love. One story is that a man named Valentine secretly held marriage ceremonies for soldiers who were banned from marriage by the emperor of Rome. (The emperor wanted the soldiers to focus on being soldiers.)
Once discovered, Valentine was killed on February 14th. But, right before his death, he supposedly wrote a love letter, a valentine, to his jailer’s daughter. In the 5th century, February 14th was declared Valentine’s Day. But, even before Valentine and before this day was declared, there were celebrations and festivities of love.
Today, over 20 billion dollars is spent on Valentine’s Day. But, instead of going out and buying something, make something from the heart to give a gift with a lot of meaning. These Valentine’s Day recipes are kind and tasty ways to show someone you care. Click on the title to jump to the recipe page.
Start your Valentine’s Day on the right foot with breakfast in bed! Who says strawberry cheesecake has to be just for dessert? These pancakes give you that strawberry cheesecake flavor in a soft and fluffy pancake. And, it’s topped with homemade strawberry syrup and a dusting of confectioners’ sugar to really sweeten the deal! This recipe will be sure to make the rest of your day just as sweet.
Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a pink heart. Whipped Cream Hearts are made with a homemade whipped topping that has been frozen and cut into heart shapes. Imagine the joy you would give to someone by adding a whipped cream heart to his or her coffee. Or, add one to your own drink or dessert to sweeten your day.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes are peanut butter cupcakes topped with a strawberry glaze and covered in sweet, strawberry frosting. Once you taste these sweet treats, you will want to make them as often as you can, and not just on Valentine’s Day!
Strawberry Shortcake Fudge is two layers of strawberry fudge with vanilla wafers nestled between the layers and topped with crushed wafers. If you have ever had strawberry milk, this is exactly what it tastes like! This is the perfect pink sweet treat for a special day like Valentine’s Day.
Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft chocolate chip cookies made more colorful with red food coloring and packed with all the chocolate sweetness. This cookie has all the flavors and textures of a soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie, but with a red tint to give it some color (perfect for Valentine’s Day Recipes)!
Not every sweet treat on Valentine’s Day has to be pink or red. Cookie Dough Balls are sweet treats with chocolate chip cookie dough coated in melted semi-sweet chocolate. These candies are the perfect size to bite into and satisfy that sweet tooth.
Red Velvet Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are peanut butter crinkle cookies with festive red coloring and rolled in sugar for added texture and sweetness. They are 100% based on my Red Velvet Peanut Butter Blossoms for another treat that looks as beautiful as it tastes! It gives you the flavors of a red velvet cake with added peanut butter.
This is the perfect Valentine’s Day Recipe. This is a fun and easy way to surprise anyone you love… there is even a secret message in the design! These Love Monster Cupcakes are the perfect way to treat the people you love with a sweet treat with a special meaning.
Always a kid favorite, this Sugar Cookie Recipe with a pink sugar cookie frosting is my go-to recipe when I want to impress! Perfect pink frosting swirls paired with the best basic sugar cookie… it’s SO GOOD! And, it’s pretty enough to share on Valentine’s Day!
To ’round out’ (literally, with this round pound cake) this list of Valentine’s Day treats, last, but certainly not least, is the red velvet pound cake. It is a delicate, yet dense, cream cheese pound cake that has a slight, but not too sweet chocolate flavor with a cream cheese frosting as the icing on the cake.
I hope everyone has a lovely Valentine’s Day and you treat yourself to something sweet!