Would it really be Valentine’s Day without a sweet treat? These simple and easy Valentine’s Day desserts prove you can make a rich and decadent dessert without spending all the holiday in the kitchen.

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Let’s be real — baking a dessert that is out of this world isn’t always the easiest thing. That’s where these simple and easy Valentine’s Day desserts come into play. These sweet treats are quick to whip up, require simple pantry ingredients, and taste just as good as a cake that took all day to make.

If you are looking for simple and easy desserts to celebrate a day full of love, you’ve come to the right place. While some Valentine’s Day desserts like chocolate cake and molten lava cake require a delicate hand in the kitchen, these easy desserts below prove that simple baking can be just as impressive.

Easy Valentine’s Day Desserts To Enjoy This Holiday

Chocolate and red velvet are staples when it comes to baking for Valentine’s Day. From red velvet cake mix cookies to chocolate cream pie, you really can’t go wrong with any sweet treat on this list.

1. Red Velvet Brownies

Valentine’s Day would not be complete without something red velvet on the table. These red velvet brownies fit the bill and couldn’t be easier to make.

Two red velvet brownies with cream cheese frosting on a plate.
Red Velvet Brownies
Red Velvet Brownies are decadently fudgy and filled with pockets of melty white chocolate chips. Topped with a sweet and tangy cream cheese frosting, they're a scrumptious treat that looks beautiful on any dessert table!
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2. Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies

Strawberry cake mix turns these cookies the perfect shade of pink just in time for Valentine’s Day. The cake only takes four ingredients to make and turns out perfectly every single time you bake.

strawberry cake mix cookies served on a white plate garnished with fresh halved strawberries
Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies
These Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies only require 4 ingredients and they are oh-so-easy to make! Kids love them, but you will too!
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3. Valentine M&M Blondies

When you want a chocolate chip cookie with the texture of a brownie, turn to these Valentine’s M&M blondies. The pink, red, and white M&Ms add a nice chocolate crunch, making for a great Valentine’s Day treat.

Valentine M&M Blondies
Valentine M&M Blondies
Valentine M&M Blondies – The texture of a brownie and the taste of a chocolate chip cookie with M&M’s can’t be beat!
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4. Cake Mix Brownies

Need a Valentine’s Day dessert in under 30 minutes? Look no further than these cake mix brownies! The use of the cake mix allows this recipe to be made in a flash. Plus, it gives these brownies a soft, tender texture that’s truly unforgettable.

Two cake mix brownies.
Cake Mix Brownies
Brownies are always a hit, and when you make Cake Mix Brownies you'll have a delicious chocolatey pan of brownies ready in just 30 minutes! This quick and easy recipe could hardly be simpler.
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5. Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

Making a tasty red velvet dessert doesn’t mean you have to spend all day baking in the kitchen. Just look at these red velvet cake mix cookies, for example. The bright red cookies only require four ingredients and come together in just 30 minutes!

red velvet cake mix cookies
Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies
These Easy Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies only require 4 simple ingredients and are ready in less than 30 minutes. These cookies are the perfect easy Valentine’s Day treat or for any occasion!
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6. Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake

Good luck eating just one bite of this chocolatey dessert. This chocolate cherry dump cake combines the best parts of cake and cobbler to make a truly irresistible bite.

Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake
Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake is cherry pie filling is topped with devil’s food cake mix and butter for a sweet treat that’s one part cake, one part cobbler, and two parts irresistible.
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7. Slutty Brownies

More is always a good idea, especially when it comes to these slutty brownies. Combining three desserts into one incredible recipe, these brownies are the perfect option when just you can’t decide what to make!

A slutty brownie on a plate.
Slutty Brownies
These Slutty Brownies are a chocolate lover's dream! Chocolate chip cookie dough is topped with crumbled Oreo cookies, and brownie batter is layered on top. Three desserts in one, these brownies are rich, fudgy, and full of chocolate, of course!
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8. Easy Oreo Truffles

If you are looking to make a strong impression on Valentine’s Day, prepare a batch of these Oreo truffles. Simple and quick. this bakery-worthy dessert looks super impressive when complete. The little bite-sized treats are perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Easy Oreo Truffles
These easy Oreo Truffles With Cream Cheese are a decadent treat, but oh-so-simple to make! Cookies-and-creme crumbs and cream cheese are rolled into truffles, then dipped in melted chocolate to create this crowd-pleasing homemade candy.
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Simple and Easy Valentine’s Day Desserts

9. Red Velvet Cupcakes

Forget taking a trip to the bakery this Valentine’s Day. These red velvet cupcakes will be better than anything you can get from the store. The fluffy cupcakes topped with the rich frosting make the dessert perfect for holiday parties!

Red-Velvet Cupcakes
Red Velvet Cupcakes
The Very Best Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe! These cupcakes are so easy, you’ll wonder why you ever bought them from the bakery!
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10. Valentine’s Dessert Shooters

These Valentine’s Day shooters are sure to make an impression. The best part about these fancy desserts? They only take about five minutes to make!

Valentine’s Dessert Shooters
Valentine’s Dessert Shooters
Looking for a light, easy Valentine’s dessert after a decadent meal? These five minute shooters are a simple, fresh and sweet treat!
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11. Strawberry Frosting Fudge

Move over boxes of chocolates! This strawberry fudge frosting is about to take your place. The bites come together by combining frosting and chocolate. They’re seriously simple to make but taste gourmet.

Strawberry Frosting Fudge
STRAWBERRY FROSTING FUDGE — Combine frosting and chocolate for a pretty, pink, easy strawberry fudge with heart sprinkles for Valentine’s Day.
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12. Sparkle Sweetheart Cookies

Getting in the holiday spirit has never been so easy thanks to these sparkle sweetheart cookies! The festive cookies get topped with a chocolate heart to show off all the love on Valentine’s Day.

Sparkle Sweetheart Cookies
These beautiful sparkle sweetheart cookies are fun and festive Valentine’s Day cookies. Use red and pink sanding sugar and milk chocolate hearts on top!
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13. Oreo Pie

No matter who you are looking to impress on Valentine’s Day, this Oreo pie will surely do the trick. Assembled with five steps, you’ll be in and out of the kitchen fast, and your loved ones will feel like the luckiest people in the world.

oreo pie with crushed oreos on top
Oreo Pie
This quick and easy, 5-step Oreo Pie recipe is a delicious addition to any party, holiday, or weeknight dinner.
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14. Chocolate Cream Pie

Talk about an easy dessert! This chocolate cream pie uses a pre-made pie crust, instant chocolate pudding, and whipped topping. It’s a great recipe for those who want to bake something for Valentine’s Day and don’t have loads of time or baking experience.

Chocolate Cream Pie in pie plate
Chocolate Cream Pie
Made with a pre-made crust, instant chocolate pudding, and whipped topping this Chocolate Cream Pie recipe is a chocolate lover's dream!
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15. Brownie Fruit Pizza

Never doubt pizza for dessert, especially when the crust is made out of brownies. This easy recipe is a great way to get the kids involved by letting them finish their pizza with all the festive toppings. They’ll be just as excited to help as they are to eat!

Brownie Fruit Pizza
Using a boxed brownie mix and topped with a tangy and sweet cream cheese whipped cream and fresh berries, this easy dessert recipe is perfect for summer!
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16. Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate-covered strawberries are a staple when it comes to Valentine’s Day desserts. The traditional treats couldn’t be easier to make and always look impressive on a plate.

EASY Chocolate Covered Strawberries
EASY Chocolate Covered Strawberries
The perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day! These chocolate covered strawberries are super easy and taste absolutely delicious.
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17. Chocolate Fondue

Melted chocolate has never tasted so good. Go crazy with toppings for this giant pot of chocolate fondue. Dip in fruit, cookies, marshmallows, and more for a super simple Valentine’s Day Dessert.

Chocolate Fondue
What doesn’t taste good dipped in chocolate? 😍
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18. Nutella Crepes

If you think these Nutella crepes look too complicated to make, think again. All the ingredients mix up in a blender, allowing them to come together in a flash. It’s an easy Valentine’s Day dessert that looks like it took hours to create.

Nutella Crepes
Nutella crepes with berries are sweet and indulgent. These French pancakes are an easy to make blender recipe that will have you craving breakfast all day.
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Easy Valentine’s Day Desserts That Are Extra Tasty

19. Oreo Fluff

Oreos transform into a completely different and tasty dessert with this Oreo fluff recipe. The five ingredient creation basically makes a giant bowl of Oreo cream. It’s highly addicting in the best way possible.

This Oreo Fluff Dessert is a super simple no-bake dessert that is creamy and delicious with just the right amount of sweetness to tame that sweet tooth of yours with only 5 simple ingredients! 
Oreo Fluff
This Oreo Fluff Dessert is a super simple no-bake dessert made with 5 simple ingredients – Oreos, Cream Cheese, Instant Pudding, Cool Whip & Milk!
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20. No-Bake Oreo Dessert

Turning on the oven and baking a cake isn’t always an option when you’re running around delivering Valentine’s Day cards. That’s where this no-bake Oreo dessert comes in handy. The no-bake treat takes minutes to assemble and about 2-3 hours to chill, giving you ample amounts of time to deliver all your cards.

Oreo Dessert Recipe
This No-Bake Oreo Dessert is a quick and easy no-bake dessert you’re gonna love! The Oreos are the star of this tasty dessert.
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21. Yellow Cake Mix Cookies

These yellow cake mix cookies are a great treat for a simple and easy Valentine’s Day dessert. The cake mix cuts the cookie ingredients in half, making the baking process that much easier. Plus, it helps keeps the cookies soft and chewy, which ensures everyone reaches for seconds and thirds.

Yellow Cake Mix Cookies
Yellow cake mix cookies take all the fuss out of making homemade cookies! Customize them with your favorite mix-ins or toppings.
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22. White Hot Chocolate

You’ll never want a sip of traditional hot chocolate after taking a drink of this white hot chocolate. The decadent recipe is a simple and easy treat to whip up after school for a holiday celebration or a great way to end date night.

White Hot Chocolate
This is the only hot chocolate you should be making this Christmas.
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23. Valentine’s Popcorn White Chocolate Popcorn

When you want to get the kids involved in making an easy Valentine’s Day dessert, look no further than this Valentine’s popcorn with white chocolate. The white chocolate drizzle turns the traditional snack into a sweet and salty treat.

Valentine’s White Chocolate Popcorn
Everyone will “love” this fun and delicious white chocolate popcorn recipe for Valentine’s Day!
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24. Easy Valentine’s Day Chocolate Bark 

Running out of time to bake up a treat on Valentine’s Day? This easy Valentine’s Day chocolate bark recipe will be your savior. The simple dessert takes four ingredients to come together and always tastes great.

Easy Valentine’s Day Chocolate Bark Recipe
Easy Valentine’s Day Chocolate Bark Recipe
Get the kids together to surprise your loved one with this delicious Valentine’s Day Chocolate Bark recipe! It’s just 4 ingredients!
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25. No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

Looking for an easy Valentine’s Day treat that looks like you spent all day making in the kitchen? This no-bake chocolate cheesecake will fulfill those requirements. It looks complicated, but couldn’t be easier to make!

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake
This easy no-bake chocolate cheesecake is rich, creamy, and full of chocolate flavor!
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26. S’mores Brownies

S’mores are not just for summertime! These s’mores brownies combine all the texture and taste of classic s’mores with a decadent brownie batter for an indulgent dessert.

S’mores Brownies
You're going to love the taste and flavor of these s'mores brownies!
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27. Starbucks Cake Pop Recipe (Copycat)

Skio the trip to Starbucks, and make these copycat Starbucks cake pops instead! Made with a boxed brownie mix, they’re ready in less time than it takes to run through the drive-thru and are even more delicious than the original!

Copycat Starbucks cake pops with sprinkles.
Starbucks Cake Pop Recipe (Copycat)
This copycat Starbucks Cake Pop Recipe is fudgy and moist, made with box brownie mix and coated in melted chocolate with white sprinkles. It's so good, you'll think it's the real deal!
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Easy Valentine’s Day Desserts For The Whole Family

28. Chocolate Apple Slices

Not all Valentine’s Day desserts have to be decadent and over the top. Just look at these chocolate-covered apple slices, for example. The chocolate-covered apples turn a healthy treat into a simple Valentine’s Day treat everyone will love.

Easy Chocolate Apple Slices Valentine Treats
Chocolate Dipped Apple Hearts are easy to make Valentine Treats that your sweetie will love! They take no time at all and are fun to customize.
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29. No Bake Red Velvet Cheesecake

What happens when you combine a no-bake dessert with red velvet and cheesecake? You get the best and easiest Valentine’s Day treat. The classic red velvet flavor adds another layer to the cheesecake that you never knew you needed.

Easy No Bake Red Velvet Cheesecake
This Easy No Bake Red Velvet Cheesecake is the perfect simple dessert for Valentine’s Day! It’s creamy and smooth with a hint of chocolate and that classic Red Velvet flavour!
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30. Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Just because these chocolate crinkle cookies are a Christmas-time favorite doesn’t mean you can’t make them on Valentine’s Day. The chocolate cookies are rich and fudgy, and are sure to please all the chocoholics in your life.

A plate of chocolate crinkle cookies.
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are a little bit like brownies in cookie form! They’re rich, fudgy, and chewy in the middle, and dusted in a coating of powdered sugar.
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31. Valentine Cookies

Why make classic chocolate chip cookies on Valentine’s Day when you can make these Valentine’s Day cookies? The traditional chocolate chips are swapped out for the holiday M&Ms for a bit of festive flair.

Valentine Cookies
Valentine cookies are soft and chewy with chocolate pops of pink, red, and white M&M’s. They are Valentine’s perfection!
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32. Chocolate Pudding Cake

If you love chocolate pudding, you are going to be obsessed with this chocolate pudding cake. The rich cake is a chocolate lover’s dream come true!

chocolate pudding cake with a serving missing.
Chocolate Pudding Cake
Fudgy chocolate pudding cake is a chocolate lover's dream! Gooey chocolate cake is paired with a rich chocolate sauce that layers chocolate upon chocolate for the ultimate decadent, yet super simple, dessert. So good!
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33. Chocolate Banana Pudding Bars

Banana pudding may not be the most traditional Valentine’s Day dessert, but you’ll question why after taking one bite of these chocolate banana pudding bars. The rich flavor of the chocolate and banana pudding makes for the ultimate combo.

Chocolate Banana Pudding Bars
These decadent no-bake Chocolate Banana Pudding Bars use pantry ingredients and fresh bananas to create a truly special dessert!
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34. Valentine’s Day Mini Berry Trifle

These Valentine’s Day mini berry trifles are almost too pretty to eat. The heart-shaped strawberries and cake pieces make this a truly perfect dessert for the Valentine’s Day holiday.

Valentine’s Day Mini Berry Trifle
These Valentine’s Day mini berry trifle are the perfect dessert for two, or for a whole family. Make them in under 15 minutes. It’s worth a tri(fle)!
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35. Strawberry Icebox Cake

It only takes three ingredients to make this strawberry icebox cake come to life. The only hard part is having the restraint not taste test it while it is chilling in the fridge!

Strawberry Icebox Cake
You’re only three ingredients away from the perfect strawberry icebox cake! Layer Cool Whip, strawberries, and graham crackers and pop it in the fridge for the most magical no-bake dessert!
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36. Chocolate Lasagna

Lasagna is now on the dessert menu thanks to this clever chocolate creation. Instead of being layered with sauce and cheese, this sweet treat layers cream cheese, Oreos, pudding, and chocolate chips to turn the classic Italian dish into a Valentine’s Day dessert that tastes like a dream.

Chocolate Lasagna
It doesn’t get much more fun than chocolate lasagna! You’ll love the layers of cream cheese, Oreos, pudding, and chocolate chips—and how easy it is to make!
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37. Strawberry Dump Cake

Dump cakes might not be the prettiest item on the dessert menu, but they are the tasties! Plus, they’re unbelievably easy to make. If you want to make this recipe even more festive and decadent, swap out the yellow cake mix for a box of chocolate cake.

strawberry dump cake serving.
Strawberry Dump Cake
Strawberry Dump Cake is made with only need 3 ingredients – yellow cake mix, strawberry pie filling, and butter for an easy, delicious dessert!
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Are these Valentine’s Day desserts easy to make with kids?

Yes! Lots of these recipes can be made with your mini chef in the kitchen. Read the recipe ahead of time to plan how your kids can help when making these easy Valentine’s Day desserts.

What chocolate is best to use for these Valentine’s Day desserts?

Follow the recipe to see what type of chocolate is used in any partiular dessert. Most chocolates are interchangeable if you prefer milk to dark, but the recipe will guide you in the right direction.

Can these Valentine’s Day desserts be made ahead of time?

Most of the desserts can be made 1-2 days ahead of time and still be super tasty the day of serving. Be sure to read the recipe card for the complete details.

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