Valentine’s Day – the sweet tooth’s dream holiday. Every year, hundreds of food bloggers post their Valentine’s Day recaps, full of cakes, cookies, candies, and other sweet indulgences. Occasionally we’ll find some savory V-Day recipes, often utilizing beets or heart shaped cuts of steak, but let’s face it – Valentine’s Day is a sweets holiday. We’ve gone through tons of Valentine’s recipes, and narrowed down our list to 14 recipes that were too beautiful and delicious looking to pass up. While mostly sweet recipes, we’ve thrown in some savory and of course some adult beverages for your perusal.
1. Heart Shaped Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes
I mean, how can you not? Coming from one of our all time favorite websites, these heart shaped pancakes look absolutely scrumptious – and they’re low fat too! If I could have dragged myself out of bed before my spouse left for work at an ungodly hour this morning, I would have been whipping up a batch of these.
Get the full recipe for these banana chocolate chip pancakes over at SkinnyTaste.com.
2. Lemon & Strawberry Sour Cream Cookies
These remind me of a delicious cookie we make every year for the holidays. They’re so cute, and elegant, and the recipe seems pretty easy. I wish a dozen of these would bake themselves and show up in my cookie jar right now.
Get the full recipe for these Lemon & Strawberry Sour Cream Cookies over at LondonBakes.com
3. Red Velvet Cake Pops
Who doesn’t love cake pops? They are the perfect bite of cake, frosting, and sugary coating. My sister first introduced us to cake pops a few Christmases ago and we were hooked. Unfortunately she refuses to supply our arteries with any more deliciousness because she found them too time consuming to make. Please someone make us some cake pops!
Get the full recipe for these Red Velvet Cake Pops at ADelightfulDish
4. Black & White Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Chocolate covered strawberries are a classic go-to for the health conscious on Valentine’s Day. I thought the X & O sprinkles were a great touch on these strawberries and helped spruce up a good stand by.
Get the full recipe for these Black & White Chocolate Covered Strawberries over at Quick Dish
5. Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels
I know just by posting these that I will be forced to make them this weekend by my spouse, but how could I pass these up? Pretzel making is a lot of fun and I strongly recommend it if you haven’t attempted it yet.
Get the full recipe for these Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels over at TheSoho
6. Low Sugar Banana Split Parfait In Jars
I only wish I had all these ingredients in my house for tonight. I LOVE these, and putting them in jars? What a fantastic idea. These look delicious and HAD to be included in our top Valentine’s Day ideas.
Get the full recipe for these Low Sugar Banana Split Parfaits in Jars over at SeasonWithSpice
7. Beet Ravioli
We love beets, and this Beet Ravioli with goat cheese and hazelnuts looks out of this world! A nice Valentines themed dinner to take a break from your sweet tooth.
Get the full recipe for these Homemade Beet Ravioli over at TheItalianDishBlog
8. Heart Shaped Glazed Doughnuts
Speaking of sweet tooth, look at these doughnuts! I’ve yet to venture into doughnut making but recipes like this help inspire me to get moving (both in the kitchen and on the treadmill!).
Get the full recipe for these Heart Shaped Glazed Doughnuts over at RealMomKitchen
9. Champagne Cocktails
Champagne, check. Sugar, check. Bitters, check. Guess what I’ll be pouring later tonight?
Get the full recipe for these Champagne Cocktails over at SurlyKitchen
10. Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites
So I came across this recipe and can’t believe I’ve never thought of this before. A perfect pairing of 3 classic ingredients – peanut butter, chocolate, and banana. I’ll be making room in my freezer for these within the hour.
Get the full recipe for these Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites over at NeverHomeMaker
11. Raspberry Rose Pistachio Pavlova
I’ve never had pavlova, but I simply couldn’t resist listing this one. Look how beautifully done this pavlova is. A nice elegant touch to your Valentine’s dinner.
Get the full recipe for this Raspberry Rose Pistachio Pavlova over at TheKitchyKitchen
12. Red Velvet Ice Cream
I am a huge fan of red velvet AND making ice cream, so when I saw this recipe I knew I had to include it. I’m always up for trying to make new ice cream flavors, and will definitely be giving this one a whirl soon.
Get the full recipe for this Red Velvet Ice Cream over at BrownEyedBaker
13. Blood Mary Oyster Shots
A great appetizer idea for your Valentine’s day dinner! Raw oysters at the bottom of a shot glass filled with bloody marys. Seems like a great combo.
Get the full recipe for these Bloody Mary Oyster Shots over at Taste For Adventure
14. Valentine’s Day Smores
Our final list item, Valentine’s Day smores with heart shaped marshmallows. This is a great idea, and is especially wonderful and fun for kids.
Get the full recipe for these Valentine’s Day Heart Smores over at TheCakeBlog.com
There you have it, 14 great recipes for Valentine’s Day! Let us know if you’ve tried these recipes and what you thought. How will we climb out of this sugar coma?