Due to a busy January and early February, I’m not planning to go all out for Valentine’s Day this year. However, I do think it’s a wonderful holiday for creating unique and homemade treats to celebrate the ones you love.
In the past, I’ve shared several Valentine’s Day recipes here on IBC. Today, I thought it would be fun to bring all of those recipes together to give you a one-stop-spot for your Valentine’s Day planning.
So, whether you’re celebrating with that special someone, hanging out with friends, or watching your favorite romantic comedy at home on your couch (that’s what I’ll be doing), give one of these delicious ideas a try for a sweet handmade Valentine’s Day.
If you’re looking to impress, get creative with frosting by whipping up some of these Valentine-themed Sweater Cookies.
Red Velvet Waffle Cookies
Speaking of creative cookies, try “baking” cookies in your waffle iron with this recipe for Red Velvet Waffle Cookies.
Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispies Treats
If you’re tight on time, a few Valentine sprinkles go a long way in making these Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispies Treats a must-have for the holiday.
Mixed Berry Pot Pies
Give your heart away this Valentine’s Day in the form of these heart-shaped mini Mixed Berry Pot Pies. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for best results.
If you’ve never had potato chips drizzled with chocolate, you’re missing out. These Chocolate Chips are so easy and crazy delicious.
White Chocolate Chex Mix
This recipe for White Chocolate Chex Mix is so simple and yields a really delicious treat. It’s great for packing up in in little baggies and sharing as a gift for Valentine’s Day. Here, I packed mine with little shovels and a tag that reads “I dig you.” Too cute!
Side note: While this color combination is ideal for Valentine’s Day, you can simply change the color of the M&Ms to match any occasion or holiday.
Skillet Cookie Cake
In my Year of Skillet Series, I had fun creating this large cookie cake complete with Valentine M&Ms for a new spin on a classic treat.
No-Bake Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecakes
Valentine’s Day recipes don’t need to be complicated. Whip up these No-Bake Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecakes for an easy, but delicious way to celebrate the day.
Red Velvet Popcorn
Make your own flavored popcorn to enjoy and share with this Red Velvet Popcorn recipe. It’s made with real red velvet cake crumbles!
Heart Sugar Cookies wth Cotton Candy Frosting
These classic sugar cookies get a flavor upgrade thanks to a delicious cotton candy-flavored frosting. A heart cookie cutter and festive sprinkles complete the look.
Mini Skillet Brownies
If baking isn’t your in your skill-house, you can jazz up boxed brownies like I did here. These Mini Skills Brownies are all about presentation. A little peanut butter frosting and color coated candies don’t hurt either.
Spiked Chocolate Dipped Cherries
It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without something dipped in chocolate, right? I have to recommend these alcohol soaked cherries dipped AND drizzled with chocolate for the ultimate treat.
Raspberry Cheesecake Martini
Speaking of libations, how about a martini? This Raspberry Cheesecake Martini complete with a graham cracker rim is one of my favorites. (If you need a nonalcoholic treat, try this Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie!)
If you’re looking to go all out with your Valentine’s Day drink, then look no further than this Sweetie Martini. It’s an original recipe I created a few years ago that has become one of my most popular cocktails on Pinterest!
BONUS: Valentine’s Treat Bags
Once you have your treats all prepared, you’re probably going to want a beautiful way to present them. Try whipping up a few of these Valentine’s Treat Bags for that extra special touch.
I certainly hope you are feeling inspired to create something sweet and delicious for Valentine’s Day. No matter how you celebrate, I’m wishing you a happy, sweet, and love-filled day!
Which one of these Valentine’s Day recipe is your favorite?