Valentine's Day is just around the corner. If you're scrambling to find something to buy for your sweetie, it might be worth considering making something instead. Baking sweet treats is a damn good—and damn delicious—way to show our affection and love. If you'd like to attempt making something tasty for your honey, read on for some perfect-for-Valentine's-Day recipes.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

chocolate covered strawberries

Chocolate-covered strawberries are the ultimate sensual dessert—which makes them the perfect make-at-home treat for Valentine's Day. Just about everyone loves this fruity, chocolatey deliciousness and they're easy to whip up.


Gourmet Caramel Pecan Turtles made with milk chocolate and whole pecans.

Turtles are another super easy, super popular treat. What a great snack for the upcoming holiday of all things love. Their nutty, caramelly, chocolatey deliciousness is hard to beat. If you want to try out this simple but tasty dessert, give Lil' Luna's recipe for Homemade Turtle Candy a go.

Bear Claws

huckleberry bear claw with almonds and icing

Yummy and widely loved, Almond Bear Claws are slightly more complicated than some other homemade dessert options. But they're well worth the effort and are also sure to impress your S/O.

Tiger Butter Fudge

tiger butter fudge

If you've never heard of tiger butter fudge before, you are definitely missing out. Tiger butter fudge is just the fancy name for chocolate peanut butter fudge. Its lovely, appetizing swirls of chocolate and peanut butter give the fudge its eponymous look.

Heath and Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark

Peppermint bark and Heath bark are both great desserts for all seasons. And they're surprisingly easy to make. Neither recipe requires many ingredients, but feel free to play around, experiment, and make it your own! There are all kinds of ways to dress up, add to, or tweak "bark" recipes.

Almond Toffee

almond toffee

What's not to love about almond toffee? The crunchy texture; the heavenly combo of sweet and salty; the chocolatey goodness that melts in your mouth. If you're a toffee fan but have never made it yourself, it's actually fairly doable—and there aren't many things that are better than fresh toffee. Want to try your hand at it? Make Grandma Nash’s Best Butter Almond English Toffee.

Cookie Dough Truffles


If you've never had cookie dough truffles, you're missing out. Truffles are fantastic, and cookie dough is (obviously) delicious—and the combo is just that much better. Try them out for a fun, sure-to-please treat for Valentine's Day. You won't regret it, promise!

Rocky Road

rocky road candy

Rocky Road is one of those classic, nostalgic desserts that is always hard to turn down. This enchanting combo of chocolate, marshmallows, and nuts can be even better when you make it yourself—so why not try it out for your loved one?

Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

chocolate dipped pretzels

If you want to avoid complicated and go for an easy but reliably good sweet treat, chocolate-covered pretzels are a pretty good bet. A great snack for all times of the day and all occasions, they're so easy, you might as well make them yourself!

Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Icing

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For a twist on the classic chocolate-covered strawberries, try our drool-worthy chocolate cupcakes with strawberry icing.

Red Velvet Peanut Butter Blossoms

Red Velvet Peanut Butter Blossoms
Brittany Baxter/Oola

Red velvet anything is perfect for Valentine's Day, but our red velvet peanut butter blossoms take the cake!

Easy No-Bake Cheesecake

cherry cheesecake

Simply mix cream cheese, sour cream, heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, vanilla, and a little lemon juice and you are four hours of refrigeration away from a delectable Valentine's day dessert.

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